The Protocol of General Assembly 2003
5.08.2003, Vadstena, Sweden
1. The General Assembly was declared open by Peter Jonsson.
2. Peter Jonsson was elected as Chairman of the General Assembly
3. Anders Henningsson was elected secretary of the General Assembly.
4. Three persons who should check the minutes.
5. Election of three scrutineers.
6. The agenda was approved.
7. Roll call:
Armenia Albert Pogosyan
The above countries has the right to vote in the General Assembly, 2003.
8. Adoption of new RIF members. Canada was adopted as RIF-member from 2003-08-05. The 50 USD should be paid ASAP.
9. Annual reports from the President, the Treasurer and the Auditor. See separate documents.
10. The work of the Central Committee for the last two years was approved.
11. Budget and the membership fee. Changes in membership-fee status since June 2003.
The budget was adjusted with 1800 SEK for Renju Class and approved.
The membership fee would be same as before.
12. Election of the Central Committee
Peter Jonsson was elected president.
It was decided that Anders Henningsson is one out of 3 candidates for Vice President.
It was decided that there can be 3 Vice Presidents.
General Secretary: Pavel Salnikov
Treasurer: Stefan KarlssonAuditor: Lillemor Paulander
13. Proposal from the General Secretary:
14. Proposal from Yuriy Tarannikov (through the President):
The assembly voted to approve as a basis the list of requirements for new opening rule.
The list of requirements for new opening rules:
II. Simplicity and attraction
IV. The new Renju opening rules after the acceptance must be unchanged during a long historical period. For this we must be guaranteed that these rules have not any problems.
The assembly decided that the time schedule of opening rules selection for next two years will be developed by RIF Rules Commission.
15. Proposal from the President: The commissions are given a specific
task (from the GA or the Central Committee) and a specific date
when it should be ready together with the report.
The assembly voted to approve the proposal from point 15.
16. Proposal from the President: RIF should be registered as an
The assembly voted to approve the proposal from point 16.
17. Proposal from the President: RIF should have an official Swiss
system to be used in all RIF championships. The Referee
Commission makes a suggestion and the Central Committee decides.
The assembly voted to approve the proposal from point 17.
18. Proposal from the President: RIF should reprint the book "Five-In-
A-Row/Renju". In the same time the book should be updated with
new information in the end of the book (pages 152 – 154).
The assembly voted to approve the proposal from point 18 and the cost was adjusted to 15.000. The cheapest option will be choosen. Poland and China are identified options.
19. Proposal from the President: "The Sport Committee should a month
before a new rating period starts declare what tournaments during
this period that should be counted on the RIF official rating
list. The declaration should be announced in the Renju Newsletter.
Moreover, the first rating period of a year should be from Jan 1
– May 15.
The assembly voted to approve the proposal from point 19.
20. Proposal from the President: "RIF should re-establish a list of
connection men and publish this list on RIF home page. The
President should at minimum once every sixth month ask the
connection men about the situation of Renju in the country
concerned and also ask if he/she wants to continue as a
The assembly voted to approve the proposal from point 19 except "The President can during the next two years use maximum 4000 SEK for this task"
21. Decision of the place for future RIF official championships.
a) Tyumen in Russia has asked for being the host for the Team World Championship in 2004.
b) Tallinn in Estonia has asked for being the host for the World Championship in 2005.
c) Asian Championship
d) Youth World Championship
e) European Championship
The following locations was decided:
a) Tyumen, Russia
b) Tallinn, Estonia
c) 2004 will be decided by cc. (Beijing, China, 2003, October already decided).
d) Armenia (August prefered)
e) Will be decided by cc
22. No report from the commissions
23. Elections for delegates in all RIF commissions.
The Asian Commission: Chairman Nara, Vice Chairman Na Wei, Members Mr. Khramov, Uzbekistan, Mr. Chang, Chinese Taipei, Mr. Pogosyan, Armenia, Mr. Nosovsky, Russia, Mr. Eibatov, Azerbadjan, Mr. Kwon, Korea, Mr. Hasegawa, Japan, Mr. Glukovsky, Israel, Mr. Henningsson, Sweden.
The Correspondense Commision: Chairman Mr. Salnikov, Russia, Members Mr. Tarannikov, Russia, Mr. Nosovsky, Russia.
The sports Commission: Chairman Stefan Karlsson, Vice Chairman Lu Xiao Chun, Members Pavel Salnikov, Ants Soosõrv, Iio, Japan.
The Referee Commission: Chairman Skuridin, Members Ants Soosõrv, Yao Zhiyong, China.
The Youth Commission: Chairman Ants Soosõrv, Members Skuridin, Metreveli, Ono, Pogosyan.
The Rules Commission: Chairman Ando Meritee, Members Peter Jonsson, Kawamura, Zhang Jinyu, Tarannikov, Mr. Chung.
The Qualification Commission: Chairman Oleg Stepanov, Member Smirnov.
The Translation Commission: Chairman Anders Henningsson, Members Ando Meritee, Peng Jian Guo.
The European Commission: Chairman Mr. Pelikan, Members Ants Soosõrv, Peter Jonsson.
The Internet Commission: Chairman Ando Meritee, Mr. Chen Wei, China, Ester Eggert, Frank Arkbo
24. The General Assembly was closed
Appendix: FINANCIAL REPORT BY TREASURER
Notes: (1) Renju World for all 2001 is included in the SEK 8908, meaning that there are costs for more than 2 years.