OF ICCF PROGRAMME
Josef Mrkvička, ICCF President and Chairman of the Webserver
The 2003 ICCF Congress in Ostrava,
approved the establishment of a new Development Fund and
designated that the first development project would be the
also unanimously approved the introduction of individual,
group and/or national federation patronage of ICCF, with
specific benefits, as one source of funding and it directed
the Webserver Steering Group to make detailed arrangements
to initiate and progress such funding.
The ICCF Webserver Steering Group and Executive Board have
already announced the general outline of the programme, with
specific details of two elements of the programme.
The purpose of
the Patron of ICCF programme is threefold:
1. Provide a
significant initial contribution to the ICCF Development
2. Provide an ongoing source of revenue for the ICCF
a framework for future sponsorship arrangements between ICCF
and individuals and/or
The Patron of ICCF programme will consist of three
classifications, consisting of Individual, National
Federation, and Corporate Patron of ICCF.
benefits will be common to all patrons. Each classification
of patron will have free use of a "Patron of ICCF" logo on
their personal/organisation material and websites and will
receive prominent recognition on the ICCF website and in
other official publications.
designation of patronage will be the
Patron of ICCF.
The minimum contribution for this designation will be CHF
500. This patronage will be considered to be for the
lifetime of the patron. The name of each patron will be
displayed on the square of his/her choice, on a 64 square
chessboard, which will be prominently featured on the ICCF
Webserver. If patrons prefer, they may, of course, remain
Squares on the chessboard will be allocated based on the
order of requests received by the contact person. When
reserving your square please provide at least three
alternative squares you would be willing to accept. Once a
request has been acknowledged, arrangements will be made for
payment of the contribution. Upon receipt of payment, the
square will be guaranteed for that specific patron.
The second designation of patronage will be
the Corporate Patron of ICCF. The
minimum contribution will be CHF 3000 and the duration of
the patronage will be five years.
Patron will be given priority use of the ICCF Webserver
system (after ICCF and Member Federation events), for their
promotional tournaments. Normally, the standard fee will
apply for such events, but Corporate Patron will have a
right to organise the equivalent of three Category XIV (or
above) and three Category XIII (or below) events of not more
than 15 players per tournament, without the payment of any
handling fee. These "free" events should be started in the
5 year period.
person for the Patron of ICCF programme will be ICCF Finance
Director, Grayling Hill. You may contact him with any
enquiries at the following Email address: