Zone President, Mr. Paris Klerides welcomed the delegates of ESNA and gave his report on recent activities. Mr. Fred Hamperl expressed greetings on behalf of the Guernsey Chess Federation and wished everyone a pleasant stay.
Minutes from last meeting were confirmed. Statutes prepared by Mr. Graham Boxall and Mr. Finnbjørn Vang were put out for discussion and the participants agreed to make some amendments, especially the section referring to the approval of new members. Mr. Graham Boxall and Mr. Finnbjørn Vang will present a new proposal after discussion with other members.
All members of ESNA were happy with ESNA financial support and appreciated the continuous support from ECU and FIDE, which is crucial to our tournament. As proposed by FIDE, a draft proposal for financial support was sent, but this was rejected by FIDE.
Forthcoming Events of ESNA:
Mr. Olivier Jeitz (LUX) reported on the progress of the preparations for the ESNA Individual Championship. Things were going according to plan, but issues around the new structure of the Zonals caused some concerns for the organisers. Discussion about the subject did not find any solution and only time will tell. Probably after ECU General Assembly in Montenegro things will be more clear.
Andorra raised some concern about funding for the next team championship. Mr. Finnbjørn Vang explained that the ECU General Assembly has to approve the funding for the tournament and emphasized that the ECU will fulfill their commitment. Honorary President and FIDE representative, Mr. Willy Iclicki, proposed the criteria for new members. The members agreed to further discuss and finalize the details.
Mr. Paris Klerides presented a sample of logo for ESNA which was unanimously approved.
Attendees of ESNA Meeting, from left to right: Olivier Jeitz, Patrick van Hoolandt, Colin Pace, Paris Klerides, Louis Jouault, Finnbjorn Vang, Fred Hamperl, Willy Iclicki, Danilo Volpinari, Frencesc Rechi, Joan Obregon and Renato Frick.