Azerbaijan Chess Federation

The Azerbaijan Chess Federation (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Şahmat Federasiyası, AŞF) is the governing chess organization in Azerbaijan and is affiliated to the World Chess Federation FIDE.[1] The Azerbaijan Chess Federation was founded in 1920 when Azerbaijan became a member of the Soviet Union as the Azerbaijan SSR the same year, and was reorganized in 1992, after Azerbaijan attained its independence with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and became a member of FIDE the same year. Its headquarters are in Baku.[2]

Azerbaijan Chess Federation
Azərbaycan Şahmat Federasiyası
AbbreviationAŞF
Formation1920 (1992)
HeadquartersXaqani küçəsi 1, Baku
Region served
Azerbaijan
President
Dr. Elman Rustamov
AffiliationsFIDE
Websitewww.chess.az

Dr. Elman Rustamov is the President of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation since 2007.[3]

President of the Azerbaijan Chess Federation Elman Rustamov (left) with the President of the World Chess Federation FIDE, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov.

Executive committeeEdit

The executive committee includes:[4]

  • President – Dr. Elman Rustamov
  • Vice-president – Faiq Hasanov
  • Vice-President – Mahir Mammadov
  • General Secretary – İbrahim Mammadov

MembersEdit

Its members include:

Grandmasters[5]

International Masters[6]

Women Grandmasters[7]

Women International Masters[8]

CompetitionsEdit

The federation organizes the following chess competitions:

International eventsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ World Chess Federation – Azerbaijan
  2. ^ Azerbaijan Chess Federation – History – Federation (in Russian)
  3. ^ Azerbaijan Chess Federation – Federation – President Archived December 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (in Azerbaijani)
  4. ^ "Azerbaijan Chess Federation – Federation – Management". Archived from the original on 2012-09-13. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  5. ^ Azerbaijan Chess Federation – Chess Players – Azerbaijani Grandmasters Archived 2012-08-10 at the Wayback Machine (in Azerbaijani)
  6. ^ Azerbaijan Chess Federation – Chess Players – Azerbaijani International Masters Archived 2013-07-24 at the Wayback Machine (in Azerbaijani)
  7. ^ Azerbaijan Chess Federation – Chess Players – Azerbaijani Women Grandmasters Archived 2013-07-24 at the Wayback Machine (in Azerbaijani)
  8. ^ Azerbaijan Chess Federation – Chess Players – Azerbaijani Women International Masters Archived 2012-08-10 at the Wayback Machine (in Azerbaijani)

External linksEdit