High-ranking officials addressed to partcipants and players from 66 federations. Hesham Elegndy - Preisdent of ECF, Mayor of Sharm El Sheikh - General Ramah Hashim, Akaki iashvili - FIDE Special Task Director, Ramy Galal - Senator of Egypt parliament and Deputy minister of Sport - Mohamed Fathi Deputy Minister of Sports Egypt made welcomed speeches.
The captain’s meeting was held today at 17:00 in Sport Center in Sharm El Sheikh. Representatives of 66 federations were participating. FIDE Technical Delegate, Akaki Iashvili welcomed the participants. The President of ECF made a speech. The chief arbiter Mahdi Abdulrahim informed captains about the new technical regulations and selected members of AC. The President of Namibia chess federation, Khoa Goodwill underlined importance of Fair Play rules.
FIDE would like to officially confirm that the World Cadet U8, U10, U12 Championships 2023 in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, was rescheduled. Round 1 will start with a one-day delay, on October 16, for technical reasons and to ensure the tournament organisation meets all FIDE standards and requirements.