IMSA Executive & Organizing Committee

Uniting five federations of the traditional mind sports: Chess, Bridge, Draughts, Go and Xiangqi with over 400 National Associations and close to 500 million players.

Founded under auspices of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), in cooperation with International Olympic Committee and other global organizations.

Chen Zelan

Zelan Chen

President; Vice President of WXF; China

Harry Otten

Harry Otten

Deputy President; President of FMJD; the Netherlands

Thomas Hsiang

Thomas Hsiang

Secretary General; Vice President of IGF (USA)

Marc Depauw

Marc Depauw

Treasurer; Treasurer of WBF (Belgium)

Geoffrey Borg

Geoffrey Borg

Executive Director; CEO of FIDE (Malta)

Nigel Freeman

Vice President; Executive Director of FIDE; Bermuda

Frank Ng

Vice President; President of MIL; China

Yi Wang

Board Member; Secretary General of IGF; China

Adrian Siegel

Board Member; Treasurer of FIDE; Switzerland

Jacek Pawlicki

Board Member; Tournament Coordinator of FMJD; Poland

Gianarrigo Rona

Gianarrigo Rona

Board Member; President WBF (Italy)

Jose Damiani

José Damiani

Founding President; former IMSA and WBF President (France)

May 9, 10 months ago
First ever World Draughts Tournament in Africa
The first ever World Cup Draughts tournament in Africa was held in Abidjan in Ivory Coast and was a great success. This was organised with the much appreciated help from IMSA. Winners were Mbongo with the men as before, and current World Champion Ale...