Monday, November 09, 2009

Setting Up a Breakaway Fed

Talk of a breakaway national chess body that will replace the Australian Chess Federation pop up now and then, mostly these days in local online chess forums. But they are mostly that: talk and more talking. This is because a breakaway is, quite frankly, unrealistic.

For a rival body (to the ACF) to succeed, it would require popular support. Plus, the conditions that make a breakway popular simply do not exist, other than perhaps in the minds of a handful of disgruntled chessers. They know who they are.

Well, if anyone out there wants to set up a new Australian national chess fed, you could take a few tips from the so-called Chess Association of India. The CAI isn't recognised at any level, but they know exactly how to attract attention: lure people with money.

There's more from the Hindustan Times.

2 comments: said...

I don't think I have heard of any talk of replacing the ACF with another chess organization (on either Australian chess forum), at least within the past 2 years.

I have, however, from time to time, heard of talk of replacing certain ACF officer holders (they know who they are).

Anonymous said...

May be cordover wans to set up and/or replace ACF....