Uniting seven federations of the traditional mind sports: Bridge, Federation of Card Games, Chess, Draughts, Go, Mah Jong and Xiangqi with over 500 National Associations and close to one billion players.
Founded under auspices of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), in cooperation with International Olympic Committee and other global organizations.
PRESIDENT SHEIKH MUSAAD ALZWAIHRI (SAUDI ARABIA)
DEPUTY PRESIDENT JOHN SUN HO (HONG KONG, CHINA)
TREASURER MARC DEPAUW (BELGIUM)
GENERAL SECRETARY WENLONG LI (CHINA)
VICE PRESIDENT GUO LIPING (CHINA)
VICE PRESIDENT CHANG HAO (CHINA)
VICE PRESIDENT DARCY LIMA (BRAZIL)
VICE PRESIDENT VLAD MARINESCU (USA)
MEMBER JAN KAMRAS (SWEDEN)
MEMBER MOHAMED AL MODIAHKI (QATAR)
MEMBER RICHARD PRZEWOZNIAK (FRANCE)
MEMBER TOM URASOE (JAPAN)
A new Management Board was also nominated. Mr David Xiao is Chairman of the Management Board and Mr Geoffrey Borg is Chief executive Officer.
IMSA have also created Continental Associations which will now look after National Mind Sports Federations
Full information will follow shortly.