Tuesday, 06 September 2011
The technical meeting of the second stage of Women’s Grand Prix took place in the press conference hall at 3 pm before the opening ceremony. The CEO of FIDE, Mr. Geoffrey Borg and the players discussed the regulations and the tournament conditions of the Women Grand Prix.
Geoofrey Borg drew the attention of the participants to the “no-draw offer” which means that players will not be allowed to offer draws directly to their opponents. Any draw claim will be permitted only through the chief arbiter in the cases of the triple-repetition of the position, perpetual check, in case of theoretically drawn position and the 50 moves rule. He also reminded "zero tolerance" rule which require chess players to be seated at their boards when the games are scheduled to start. Mr. Borg proposed Elina Danielian and Zhu Chen as members of the Appeal’s Committee and if there is any conflict in any of the games, then he suggests nominating Viktorija Chmilyte and Zhao Xue. Mr. Chu Bo is the Chairman of the Appeals Committee. There was no objection from the side of the players and the technical meeting was ended.
CEO of FIDE Geoffrey Borg and the member of the organizing committee Lin Lin explain the rules and organizing details during the technical meeting
Particpants of the Women`s Grand Prix during the technical meeting
A new partipant of the event Tan Zhongyi and Ju Wenjun
Pictures by He Long