The Renju International Federation

MEMBERS OF RIF
CountryStatus
JapanFounder Member
RussiaFounder Member
SwedenFounder Member
CanadaMember
P.R.C. (China)Member
Macao, ChinaMember
Chinese TaipeiMember
Czech RepublicMember
EstoniaMember
FinlandMember
GreeceMember
KoreaMember
PolandMember
TurkeyMember
UzbekistanMember
ArmeniaIdle
AzerbaijanIdle
BelorussiaIdle
LatviaIdle
UkraineIdle

The Renju International Federation is the international overall organization in the domains of Renju, was founded in August 8, 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden.

RIF unites national federations and directs the renju world. RIF also includes the game of Five In A Row as an additional game.

The main tasks of RIF are to unite renju countries, carry out important international title competitions such as World Championships and others, to spread renju in world.

The Renju International Federation consists of member countries, three of them are the founder-members. The active member countries are shown in the table. Besides the member countries, there is some renju activity in many other countries as well. You can find more information about the players from such countries in World Players section of this website.

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The General Assembly, being the highest authority of RIF, exercises the legislation and also the executive power. It supervises the activities of the Central Committee, the President and also of the other RIF officials. It sets up the RIF budget, elects the President and the other RIF officials. It sets up the schedule of RIF activities.
The General Assembly consists of: Member Countries (see above), members of Central Committee, chairmen of commissions.
The General Assembly is usually held once in two years, during the time period of Renju World Championship.

THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE
The Central Committee concerns itself with the general situation of RIF, the activities of the President and those of other officials. It deals with the annual reports of the President and the Treasurer as well as further subjects listed on the agenda for the General Assembly and submits recommendations on those subjects to the General Assembly.
Currently there are 6 active positions in The Central Committee: The President, three Vice-Presidents, General Secretary, Treasurer. The Auditor may also be elected as a member of Central Committee by General Assembly.

PositionNameCountry
PresidentAnders HenningssonSweden
Vice-PresidentNorihiko KawamuraJapan
Vice-PresidentDmitry EpifanovRussia
General SecretaryAnts SoosõrvEstonia
TreasurerStefan KarlssonSweden
PR ManagerIlya KatsevRussia

THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS OF RIF

THE COMMISSIONS OF RIF

RIF TITLE COMPETITIONS

RIF RATING LIST

HONORABLE RIF MEMBERS IN THE PAST