Individual candidate for ECU board member
The European Chess Union elections will take place in Khanty Mansiysk during the Olympiad 2010. Besides the ticket members of the candidates (Danailov, Yazici, and Weizsäcker), three more board members will be elected individually.
One of the candidates for the individual board member positions is the current marketing director of ECU, Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou. He is one of the most prominent members of the European chess community and a well respected organizer and manager of sports and chess events. In the past days he has received strong support and endorsments from famous people, among which
(FIBA (World Basketball Federation) Vice President,
President FIBA Europe 2002-2010)
Achilleas Mavromatis (Dr. of Sports’ law, member of WADA
Secretary of FIVB legal Commission (World Volleyball Federation),
and Secretary of CEV legal Commission (European Volleyball Federation)),
Nona Gaprindashvili (First President of the National Olympic Committee of Georgia, Grandmaster, 5th World Women Champion, who won five world championship matches and eleven Chess Olympiads, also FIDE Honorary Member),
Israel Gelfer (FIDE Honorary Vice President
International Master, FIDE Senior Trainer),
(European Chess Union Deputy President,
Adviser FIDE Chess Commission for the Disabled, International Arbiter),
Panagiotis Nikolopoulos (Chairman of FIDE Arbiters’ Commission,
Gen. Secretary of Greek Chess federation),
Pavel Tregubov (Grandmaster, European Champion (2000),
ACP Board Director),
Alexander Kostyev (Professor of Moscow University,
President of International School Chess Union,
Director of Moscow Chess Open),
and Jan Nepomniachtchi (Grandmaster and European Champion 2010).
Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou is nominated for the position by the chess federations of Greece and Cyprus according to articles 33 (a) and (b) ,34 (b) 35 (a) and (b).
About Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou
Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou graduated from Thessaloniki University in Business Administration work force scheduling. He specialized in Internet marketing and Marketing Sports Management. Besides working in construction areas, he is owner of the real estate services E-Properties, manager director of Event Consulting, e-marketing consultant of G-Hotels group, administrative director of one of the biggest Sports and Culural clubs in Thessaloniki, and a business consultant for European Funding Programs.
Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou is a FIDE master, chess trainer, and FIDE instructor. He was a member of the Greek Chess National Teams (1987 – 1993), Member of FIDE Events Committee (2006 – 2010), Marketing Director European Chess Union (2008 – 2010).
He is the organizer of more than 20 FIDE chess open tournaments, 3 FIDE Congresses (2001 -2003 – 2009), World Youth Champ (2003), World School Championships (2005 – 2007 – 2009), European Club Cup (2002 and 2008), and European Youth Championships (1999 and 2001).
Expect an interview with Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou conducted during a recent meeting with the Chessdom team.