Not a loose interpretation at all in my view.Originally Posted by Keong Ang
Really? It was accepted by FIDE as an affiliated organisation to advance the interests of chess in the region. There was nothing in the FIDE decision (which was incredibly brief) to say that it was being accepted as a controlling organisation. If the Oceania Zone President chooses to organise all the events he would normally organise through it then that is his prerogative. But it doesn't follow automatically.Since the OCC is now the controlling body that organises all Oceania zone events,
Now, if the OCC president really wanted to get nasty he could try to ban us from participating in Oceania events at all unless we joined the OCC. I can think of no end of similarly nasty responses we could employ if it ever came to that, so hopefully no-one is going to be so silly.
I doubt he fears criticism anywhere near as much as he fears working out an adequate electoral procedure.Originally Posted by Denis_Jessop
I'm not necessarily opposed to the OCC Pres appointing officebearers provided there is a mechanism for the PB to easily sack any found to be incompetent, insufficiently active or corrupt.