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At last long-awaited world championship in 100-square draughts among
the men has started. And merit in it, undoubtedly, only of president
of Russian Federation of checkers R.Klimashev, taken on itself all
functions of not created Organizing committee.
Having replaced for a short period of time some places of realization
- Riga (Latvia-my note), "Space"(hotel in Moscow-my note),
"Sports"(hotel in Moscow- my note), the championship of
2000 has appeared in the Moscow hotel "Narrow".
For your information, the carry from Riga in Moscow has taken
place that the Latvian organizers could not supply required prize-winning
fund at a rate of 20000 US dollars. R.Klimashev has given such warranty
. However, as has shown the future, having confirmed not vain fears
of the many draughts players, would not follow for the sake of the
illusive promises " of golden mountains " to the president
FMJD " to change sewed on a soap".
Obvious non-prepareded championship has changed imagine from
the festival of checkers which already for a long time was waited
by all fans of this game.
Evident turn of impermissible misses from the party Russian
Draughts Federation began already from the invitations - they were
deported to the participants only for one week prior to the beginning
competition! Certainly, in the circumstances had not time in any way
to come in time on a championship 4 representatives of Africa. According
to this issua the president FMJD mr. van Beek has given the instruction
to delay start for 2 days. But it was ignored, and the championship
began with four empty lines in the tourney's table!
Very disrespectfully in relation to our game opening of the
most important competition in checkers - looked. There was no practically
everything, that there should be on similar measures - poster, programs,
flags of participated countries, flowers, a performance of the actors,
qualified interpreters and much other. By the way, the translation
from the English language in the rather brief form was realized by
the deputy the main judge H. Durdeyev. There was also on " solemn
opening " no official person from our country or city, and the
fact of absence on it of the representatives of Sport's Commitee of
Russia, Moscow and even managements of hotel "Narrow". This
situation looked simply indecent.
In completion to all and itself "identical Organizing
committee" has shown the contempt to draughts movement. So, in
relation to the deputy of the main editor of the journal "Draughts
world " E. Zubov he has undertaken "battle" actions
- called protection armed bludgeons, and attempted to expel the journalist
from a building of hotel. And R. Klimashev has not invited the vice-president
FMJD V.Ptitsyn in the presidium. The reasons? There is the "serious"
claims to them - they did not help in preparation of a championship.
Though, we shall add, that the same claims RKlimashev constantly presents
Apparently, he is right. The simply present chapter of
the Russian checkers can not rally around of itself the people, which
can and are able to work.
So, 4 international referees, 2 referees of FMJD live
at Moscow, there is a lot of the referees of other categories, some
former coaches of USSR and Russia, which possess experience in realization
of similar competitions. And the urban federation of checkers is headed
by the experienced organizer Alexey Salnikov.But federation of checkers
of Moscow, any experienced expert have not involved in organization
of this championship. It is surprising also, that in structure of
the referee assembly and the attendants has not appeared of any Muscovite.
We do not know, whom R.Klimashev asked about the help
and who has given up to him, however it is known, that some offered
the help, but he has not taken advantage of them.
Mister К.Klimashev has not found time to charge itself
and preparation of game stock - all have brought to him from Holland:
boards, draughts pieces, desktop flags and even the forms!
But also strange a puncture has happened here! Who could
know, that the beginning of the first round will be delayed at 1,5
hours... The reason - has not appeared of chess clocks!? Was found
out, as here have counted upon the Dutchs!? But under the mutual arrangement
they have brought only the three clocks for additional matches, and
have found out about it for some reason only before the beginning
of the first round!
It was necessary ask to A.Salnikov, which urgently has
brought hours of domestic production.
The posters and programs on a world championship have not appeared.
There were no compliments, and the tournament table have hung out
only to the fifth round. The questions of demonstration of games and
work of press centre at such the provision of businesses would look
The tournament hall has appeared small for competitions
of such level - place sufficed only for the players, and that was
smally. The spectators could place only on a balcony, but also that
was contained from force with the person 20. Though, to tell the truth,
fans on tournament was slightly. The inaccessibility of hotel "Narrow",
disposed so far from centre of Moscow, "only" 30 minutes
by walking from the underground station Yasenevo" has had an
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