Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ECU mishandling of 2013 events bids prompts court case in CAS

Turkish Chess Federation has started legal procedures against ECU in the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport). The case entered in Lausanne on the 10th of October, 2011. The main reason is mishandling of 2013 events bids and the procedures for naming the bid winners.

The appeal of the Turkish Chess Federation is filed for:

1. ECU's decision to award the 2013 European Youth Chess Championship to Budva, Montenegro without making proper bid evaluation
2. The refusal to award TCF the 2013 Senior Team Championship despite having won the evaluation, and the postponement for the decision for the General Assembly

Catalogue of criteria for the bid procedure is indeed at places showing some ridiculous evaluation points award.

The TCF already sued the ECU for similar reasons in the Judicial Court in Lausanne in October 2007. On April 2009 the court ruled for TCF.

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