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On Saturday September 29th during the World Cup in Sydney, Australia the pioneer of Belgium, Frank Vanberghen, was promoted to GrandMaster IX°degree. He is now the first and only GrandMaster in Belgium.
GM Vanberghen received his certificate on the stage during the closing ceremony from the ITF President GM Pablo Trajtenberg and the ITF Senior Vice-President GM Paul Weiler.
No need to say this is a very great honour for GM Vanberghen, but also for ITF-Belgium.
The congress voted for a change in the disciplinary rules, with the implementation of an extra article on (sexual) harrasment. The disciplinary committee worked on this item last summer, the congress confirmed the need for this adapation as within ITF-Belgium this kind of behaviour is not accepted.
The update of the disciplinary rules can be found under ‘Documents’, for now only in Dutch, the version in French will be published as soon as the translation has been completed.
ITF-Belgium also decided to appoint 3 confidential advisers, persons with whom members (or their parents) can take contact in case of a problem. Their contact details: click here.