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FEDERACIÓN INTERNACIONAL DE AJEDREZ

CONFEDERACIÓN DE AJEDREZ PARA AMÉRICA Zempoala 415 Col. Narvarte Deleg. Benito Juárez C.P. 03020 México, D.F.

Tel/Fax (52) (55) 55433436

CONFEDERATION OF CHESS FOR AMERICA’S BOARD MEETING January 25-28, 2008

In the city of San Salvador in El Salvador, the members of the Continental Bureau of the CCA conducted their annual meeting according to the requirement in the bylaws.

Present at the meeting was Continental President and member of the FIDE Presidential Board, Mr. Jorge Vega; General Secretary Beatriz Marinello, USA; Treasurer of CCA and Chairman of the FIDE CACDEC Commission Allan Herbert, Barbados; Member of the FIDE Executive Board and Chairman of the FIDE Chess in the Schools Commission, Uvencio Blanco, Venezuela; 2.3 Zonal President and President of the EL Salvador Chess Federation, Erick Hernandez; President and Chairman of the Guatemalan Chess Federation, President of the Bolivian Chess Federation and Vice-Presidents of the Costa Rica and Panama Chess Federations.

We also welcomed a special guest Mr. Manuel Arriaga, Vice President of the EL Salvador Olympic Committee, who spoke on behalf of national authorities. Later Mr. Hernandez gave the official welcome on behalf of the EL Salvador Chess Federation.

The President gave an extensive report on the activities during the year 2007, explaining the achievements of America in this period, worldwide, especially securing the headquarters of the Men's World Championship held in Mexico, the Women's World Championship to be held in Argentina this year, the World Under 20 2009, and , the adoption of the rotation of the sites for the World Youth Championships into a four- year cycle, which ensures that the World Youth Championship will take place in our continent in the year 2011.

This, he said, is a result of the respect the Americas has earned in FIDE because of the support provided by the national federations and the unity, which ensures promoting the interests of the Continent.

Mr. Vega explained the projections and work that needs to be accomplished in 2008, as well as the plan leading up to 2012.

Highlights included, the progress and importance of the Regional Youth Festivals in the North, Central and South America, which, were designed to promote regional chess.

Another important event is the School Championship which will be held in Brazil.

The success of the Central and South American U-20 allows obtaining international titles and Grand Master norms.

These events created by the CCA, are not being hosted in other continents and are a result of collaborative efforts.

In connection with the website, the President provided a great deal of information,

W e b p a g e : h t t p / / w w w .f i d e a m e r i c a . c o m e-mail:fideamerica@prodigy.net.mx

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