Published by Ants Soosõrv on 2018-08-08

Huskvarna, Sweden, 2018-08-08

Dear officials, players and other Renju and Gomoku friends.

Today is a very happy day as it is 30 years since the Renju International Federation (R.I.F.) was founded in Stockholm by Japan, Russia (Former Sovjet Union) and Sweden.

The Five in a Row games has an amazing history that streches for more than 2700 years and the basic game of Five in a Row has been invented in many places in our world and it is great that we all are united into the R.I.F.

Digitalization has opened up endless opportunities to play, communicate and organize through internet and since 1998 a lot of new countries has joined the community and the trend continues.

I call upon all interested people to make sure that the positive development continues over the years to come.

Thank you all for your contributions to our community.

Best Regards

Anders Henningsson
President, R.I.F.

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