1. SECTION 1 – STATUS, PRINCIPLES AND AIMS
1.1. ICCF-Europe is the organization for correspondence chess that
joins the national correspondence chess federations of ICCF “Zone 1
1.2. ICCF-Europe is a democratic organization that completely
supports the principles stated in the ICCF Statutes.
1.3. The aims of ICCF-Europe are to organize and develop
international correspondence chess in Europe and to promote its
practice in those countries who are not yet ICCF members.
1.4. ICCF-Europe organizes European Championships, both individual
and team, and also promotional tournaments. ICCF-Europe also fields
representative teams in team tournaments organized or authorized by
ICCF and can also organize such tournaments.
1.5. English is the working language of ICCF-Europe. In instances
where divergences may occur in documents issued in more than one
official ICCF language, the English version shall be considered to
1.6. ICCF-Europe has its own emblem: a white dove of peace, holding
an envelope in its beak, over a background of the map of Europe.
2. SECTION 2 – MEMBERS, THEIR RIGHTS AND
2.1. ICCF-Europe members are those national correspondence chess
federations within ICCF “Zone 1 - Europe”.
2.2. A national federation which is not a member of ICCF or which
belongs in another ICCF Zone may not hold membership of ICCF-Europe.
2.3. Players from European countries who are not ICCF members may
apply to compete in ICCF-Europe individual tournaments.
2.4. Any ICCF member federation who is suspended or expelled by ICCF
automatically forfeits any membership of ICCF-Europe.
2.5. Membership may be suspended of any national federation which
fails to meet its financial obligations to ICCF-Europe.
2.6. Member federations hold the right to nominate representatives
or proxies who may attend and vote in ICCF-Europe Meetings.
2.7. If not otherwise stated by a national federation, its official
delegate to ICCF is automatically its official delegate to
ICCF-Europe, with the same rights and duties.
3. SECTION 3 – STRUCTURE OF ICCF-EUROPE
3.1. The Senior Officers of ICCF-Europe are the Zonal Director, the
Deputy Zonal Director, the Finance Director and the European
3.1.1. The Zonal Director is elected in accordance with ICCF
Statutes. He or she is responsible to ICCF for all zonal activities,
including the organization of individual and team championships. The
Zonal Director may delegate some of his or her tasks to other
3.1.2. The Deputy Zonal Director shall be appointed by the Zonal
Director. His or her appointment is effective 15 days after the
Zonal Director’s official announcement to member federations, unless
if during this period a majority of the member federations submit
any written objection to the appointment. The Deputy Zonal Director
shall collaborate with the Zonal Director and shall replace him or
her during any period of absence. The Zonal Director may dismiss the
Deputy Zonal Director only in exceptional circumstances which must
be fully explained to the member federations.
3.1.3. The Finance Director shall be appointed by the Zonal Director
in consultation with the Deputy Zonal Director. His or her
appointment is effective 15 days after the Zonal Director’s official
announcement to member federations, unless if during this period a
majority of the member federations submit any written objection to
the appointment. The Finance Director shall be responsible for all
financial matters and shall annually provide the Auditor with the
financial accounts, statements and any other information pertaining
to ICCF-Europe accounts for their audit; he or she shall also
prepare and distribute annually detailed financial reports to the
members. He or she shall be responsible for the collection of
membership and other fees from member federations and shall maintain
contact with the ICCF Finance Director. The Finance Director may
submit proposals to ICCF-Europe to suspend membership of any member
federations who fail to fulfil their financial obligations to
ICCF-Europe. The Zonal Director may dismiss the Finance Director
only in exceptional circumstances which must be fully explained to
the member federations.
3.1.4. The European Tournament Director shall be appointed and by
the Zonal Director in consultation with the Deputy Zonal Director.
He or she shall be responsible for the organization and the
management of the European Promotional Tournaments and, subject to
the approval of the other senior officials of ICCF- Europe, may
appoint Tournament Directors for the various ICCF-Europe
3.1.5. The Annual General Meeting of ICCF-Europe shall appoint an
Auditor who shall normally be the Auditor of ICCF. The Auditor shall
be responsible to the Member Federations for the audit of
ICCF-Europe accounts and financial statements and shall provide a
3.2. The ICCF-Europe Meeting may appoint the chairmen of the Appeals
Commission (Playing Rules), Appeals Commission (Other ICCF Rules)
and Arbitration Commission. If the Meeting does not appoint one or
more of these, the chairmen of the analogous ICCF Commissions will
also act as chairmen of the ICCF-Europe Commissions.
4. SECTION 4 – THE MEETING
4.1. The ICCF-Europe Meeting will be held during the ICCF Congress.
4.2. The voting members at the Meeting are the official delegates of
the affiliated member federations.
4.3. Proxies may be conferred to an ICCF-Europe member federation or
to an ICCF-Europe Senior Officer (with exception of the Auditor).
ICCF Senior Officers have no right to a personal vote. Unless a
member federation decides otherwise, a proxy for the ICCF Congress,
conferred to an ICCF-Europe member, is automatically valid for the
ICCF-Europe Meeting. Proxies conferred to a federation from another
ICCF zone or an ICCF Honorary Member are not valid for ICCF- Europe
4.4. Member Federation have the right to send written voting
declarations on single items. Such written declarations are
pre-eminent on the proxy.
4.5. Each voting member has one vote. In any case, no person may
register more than three votes in total.
4.6. Unless other agreed, a simple majority vote is required to
decide any resolution. If required, the Zonal Director (or, in his
absence, the Deputy Zonal Director) shall exercise the casting vote.
4.7. Member Federations may submit proposals relating to the Agenda
of the Meeting to the Zonal Director not less than 45 days before
the scheduled date of the Meeting. The Zonal Director will
distribute details of the Agenda of the Meeting to the member
federations not less than 30 days before the scheduled opening of
the ICCF Congress.
4.8. In exceptional circumstances during the year, the Zonal
Director may call for a vote to be conducted by e-mail. Subject to
the agreement of at least one-third of the member federations, such
a procedure may also be requested by a member federation and will be
arranged by the Zonal Director.
4.9. In instances of votes conducted by e-mail, votes should be
submitted to the Zonal Director, with the exception of secret
ballots when votes should be submitted to the Auditor. Secret
ballots are mandatory for elections or if they have been requested
by at least one-third of the member federations.
5. SECTION 5 - TOURNAMENT FEE STRUCTURE
Tournaments Organised by Zone Europe
• European Open Class: 3,50 Euros per entry
• European Championship Preliminaries: 6 Euros per entry
• European Championship Semi-finals (WS): 25 Euros per entry
• European Championship Semi-finals (PO): 7 Euros per entry
• European Championship Candidates (as 1st stage: 15 Euros per entry
• European Championship Final: free
• European Championship Chess 960: 6 Euros per entry
• European Amateur Cup: 5 Euros per entry
• Memorial Tournament: 12 Euros per entry
• School events: free
• European Team Championship: free
• European Team Championship Chess 960: 2 Euros per board
• Memorial Team Tournament: 5 Euros per board
• School events: free
Tournaments Organised by Zones
• Interzonal Tournament: 5 Euros per entry
• Schools events: free
• International Friendly Match: free †
• Team schools events: free
† “International Friendly Match” defined by 18.104.22.168 of the ICCF
DE fees, Rebates and Reduction Developing Nations
Direct Entry fees
• If applicable, multiplier 1,56 of the tournament fees
• If DE is applicable, multiplier 0,75 of the tournament fees
Reduction Developing Nations
• The reduction of 50% tournament fees is applicable
6. SECTION 6 – OTHER MATTERS
6.1. ICCF Statutes, if applicable, are valid for any other matter
not included in this Regulation.
6.2. Changes to the Regulation require the approval of the majority
of the member federations.