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IECG: The International Email Chess Group
IECG: free email and web server chess for all players


We are a professionally run organisation offering free email and web server chess for players of all standard.

We have been providing free email chess since 1994. Beeing always at the front end of new developments in 2002 we started to offer our server tournaments.

IECG Commissions page


The IECG commissions are working groups formed by the IECG council and reviewed each year. This page gives the composition of the commissions for 2006, and a short description of their mission.

Arbiters Commission



Ton Van Bommel (chair)

Jim Billsborough

Gordon Evans

Goran Grkinic

Hector Mujica


The Arbiters Commission (AC) is an autonomous and fundamental decisional board of the IECG that works independently from the Council:

  • The AC is the Appeal Instance that the players refer to when they disagree with a Tournament Secretary’s decision.
  • The AC decides and keeps tracks of the suspensions to apply to offending players (withdrawals, abuses). It studies requests to be reinstated from suspended persons.
  • The AC is also the IECG adjudication board.

Some AC members are specialized in a given task (Ton manages the suspension list, and Mats is the main adjudicator). The five men format of this group allows backup when a responsible is on leave or when a conflict of interest may occur. It also facilitates internal votes must be conducted on difficult decisions.

Title Commission

Contact: restricted access



Ortwin Paetzold (chair)

Jean-Luc Duriez

Richard Kyllo

Goran Grkinic

Pascal Paris

Ton Van Bommel


The Title Commission (TC) formation and missions are detailed in the item F2 of the IECG title rules. The TC checks the validity of norms achieved by our players, and approves the official delivery of the titles.




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