Dear Chessfriends of ICCF: Africa/Asia Zone (zone 4),

Today we start a new calendar year and I wish you all a prosperous 2008.

I want to congratulate dr Olé Jacobsen of Ghana who has been elected as our new Zonal Director for the next four year period - Good luck Olé!  

2007 was a good year for our zone as two new MF’s (Member Federations) - Togo and Ivory Coast - joined us. Once again welcome to ICCF and our zone.
The past year saw the start of the traditional tournaments such as the 10th Africa/Asia Zonal Championship Preliminaries and the 9th Africa/Asian Zonal Championship Final. Other events in the form of the 2nd and 3rd Sport for All invitational tournaments also saw the light.

My report to congress (held during October in Benalmádena - Spain) is on our website for those of you who want to read it.

Finally I want to hand over to Olé and wish him and his team all the best of luck.

Dinand Knol
Retiring Zonal Director: Africa/Asia
1 January 2008