The General Purpose
The Continental Assembly (hereinafter referred to as CA) is
established under FIDE for chess development in each Continent. America, Asia,
Europe and Africa will each establish an operating organisation to strengthen
ties between countries and establish mutual goals and representation. The CA
will be responsible for the organisation of Continental championships under the
auspices of FIDE.
Any National Federation on the respective Continent as defined
in FIDE Statutes Art 2.1 is considered a member of the CA. Any International
association can be accepted as an associate CA member with observer status.
Each Continental Assembly will be responsible for choosing a
President (then confirmed by the General Assembly) and 4 Representatives to the
Executive Board, other officers may be chosen by the CA include but are not
limited to a treasurer, and Secretary
Continental Assembly meeting
At least Annually at the FIDE Congress a Continental Assembly
Meeting will be held. this meeting will be the official annual meeting at which
time business of the Continent may be be conducted. (Each Continent will be
responsible for drafting statutes provisions that mateh cultural and economic
diversity of the Continent. these Statutes are subject to approval by the FIDE
General Assembly and will be published as an Annex of the FIDE Statutes.
Financial Regulations should be drafted by the Continents to address revenues,
accounting and expenses. these too will be published in the Annex. the FIDE
Statutes and associated regulations can serve as model for this drafting
process.) (Note--until such time that each CA has drafted these documents--these
statutes will serve as the interim model)
- the CA meeting is the highest authority of the CA
- the CA meeting is composed of all member federations
- associated members do not have the right to vote
- every member federation is represented by a permanent delegate or another
- a representative may have a proxy from only one additional federation beside
- each member federation bas one vote
- the officers and Executive Committee delegates must represent the cultural
and economic diversity of the entire Continent.
- the CA meeting is permitted to pass resolutions if it bas been convened
according to the statutes. A quorum of 50% of the affiliated federations
(including proxies) is required for votes on elections and changes of the
statutes. If the quorum is not fulfilled no actions can be taken.
- Votes are made orally unless a secret ballot is agreed to by the majority
- votes on elections are cast by secret ballot
- the annual meeting is convened by the President with 4 months notice
- the agenda must be sent to member federations by email, fax of regular mail
6 weeks prior to the meeting
- an additional fee may be charged member federations not to exceed 10% of the
FIDE fee. this will be established to help the Board communicate to member
federations. Entry fees for Continental events should be deposited in the CA
accounts and managed by the treasurer
- the annual CA meeting has the following duties that cannot be delegated to
- Election of the board and the auditor(s)
- Election of the Executive Committee representatives
- Annual budget
- Vote on financial regulations
- Change of the statutes
- Change of the tournament regulations
- Vote on the new associate members
- Exclusion of members acting against CA interests
- Other duties defined as non transferable by the CA or the statutes
- the affairs of the CA are managed by the Board in the period between the
- the Board consists of the President, the treasurer and at least four other
members. The President and the treasurer are elected in function. the Board will
appoint one of its members as Deputy President
- the Board members are chosen for a period of four years.
- the Board can elect from its midst a Steering Committee. The Board will
establish regulations concerning the powers of the Steering Committee. The Board
can nominate special Committees and officials. The Board defines the duties of
and supervises these special Committees and officials.
- the members of the Board should belong to different federations.
- the Board meets whenever the President deems necessary or when three Board
members eau for a meeting.
- the Board can make decisions by letter, fax or email if no Board member
demands a meeting. Minutes of the decision have to be made in all cases.
- the financial year shall coincide with the calendar year.
- the CA budget and accounting will be based on the US dollar.
- all CA bank accounts shall be in the name of the CA. the Board decides on
- each year at the annual CA meeting the treasurer shall present the final
balanced account for approval by the CA.
- the CA's revenues are generated through:
- membership fees
- Entry fees for tournaments organised by FIDE
- Fees for services provided by the CA
- Other revenues
- the amount of membership and entry fees shall be fixed by special
regulations that are approved by the CA.
- members, who have not paid their current fees, lose their vote at the CA.
the Board can exclude them from CA events.
- the CA decides on the location of a permanent office at the motion of the
- the official language of the CA is English. In documents containing versions
in more than one language, the English version is the official one.
- Communication within the CA shall be by letter, fax or email.