Official EAF Directorate meeting

4.06.2009, Sofia, Bulgaria


List of presence:

1.Assen Hadjitodorov (Bulgaria)

2.Igor Mazurenko (Poland)

3.Vladimir Petrenko (Ukraine)

4.Alexander Filimonov (Russia)

5.Ahmet Hadimoglu (Turkey)

6.Harri Naskali (Finland)

7.Peter Veres (Slovakia) - not present


Topic of discussion:


1.According to the last year's decision of the EAF directorate on request of Harri Naskali (EAF Head Referee) Willy Deneumostier has been suspended for two years for his behavior during the European Championships as well as for his behavior during the official banquet after the World Championships 2007 in Bulgaria. Willy Deneumostier has been suspended of the period of 2 years and cannot perform any stated functions:


2.Writing protocols

3.Running competitions

4.Representing the EAF

and has been fined 500 Euros.


Willy Deneumostier has not paid the fine before the beginning of the EAF congress during the European Championships 2009 in Bulgaria. He had participated in the national championships in: Italy, Slovakia, Holland and Turkey. He has ignored the EAF decision. As a result Harri Naskali has proposed to sustain the 2 year suspension and the 500 Euro fee. Willy Deneumostier will stay suspended until he recognizes his fault and pays the 500 Euro fee. A 2 year suspension will follow.

All federations have been informed about the suspension of Willy Deneumostier. If any federation does not apply to the suspension and will invite Willy Deneumostier for a competition the EAF will react and panelize those federations.


2.As an answer to the official request of the Turkish Armwrestling Federation, The European Armwrestling Federation (EAF) would like to inform that the "Murat Boyraz Championship 2009" event, organized on the 25th of July 2009 in Istanbul (Turkey) is not organized under the patronage of the Turkish Armwrestling Federation, as well as the EAF.

During the meeting of the EAF, the vice president of the EAF who is also the president of the Turkish Federation - Ahmet Hadimoglu, has informed the board of the EAF that this event is illegal. As an answer to this, every EAF member has to accept this and not let any athlete form the EAF member countries to compete.

The board of the EAF would like to inform all athletes, as well as referees and activists that competing or any form of help in the organization of this event could result in a suspension in the EAF.

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Official minutes from EAF Congress meeting

1.06.2009, Sofia, Bulgaria


At the beginning: 20 countries

After few minutes joined us: Georgia & Azerbaijan

Total: 22 countries


Belgium provided proxy - gave away their vote to Slovakia.

France provided proxy - gave away their vote to Slovakia.

Proxy has not been accepted due the fact that Belgium and France have not paid for their membership.


1.Official welcoming for all the countries - Assen Hadjitodorov (EAF President)

2.Review and acceptance of minutes from European Federation Congress Meeting during 30 World's Canada 2008

for: 17 - against: 2 - abstain: 1 Minutes accepted


3.Acceptance of new members.

Albania didn't provide us any documents about their registration - Albania is not accepted as an EAF Member.


Georgia joined the EAF Meeting.


4.Report covering the 2008/2009 EAF activity

Assen Hadjitodorov - EAF President

Igor Mazurenko - EAF General Secretary

Alexander Filimonov - EAF V-ce President

A proposal for the European Championships 2010 to take place in Moscow between May the 31th and June the 6th 2010 has been given

For: 18 - Against: 2 - Abstain: 1


5.Submission of the budget for 2008/2009

For: 19 - Against: 0 - Abstain: 2


Azerbaijan joined the EAF Meeting


6.Proposals for new points and alteration in the EAF rules of:

1.proposal from POLAND

a)to increase yearly payment from 100 Euros to 200 Euros for each country membership

For: 12 - Against: 8 - Abstain: 2

b) To split the 40 Euros payment for the category to 2 separated payments per hand in each category (30 euro per hand per class for man, woman and 15 euro per hand per class for juniors)

For: 12 - Against: 6 - Abstain: 4

2.proposal from HUNGARY

to create the licenses for competitor memberships in the EAF

For: 22 - Against: 0 - Abstain: 0

3.proposal from BULGARIA

To move the EAF official place of residence from Belgium to Bulgaria

For: 16 - Against: 3 - Abstain: 3

7.Examination of the offers for conducting the European Championships in 2013 in Lithuania

For: 21 - Against: 0 - Abstain: 1

8.New business - prepare licenses for referees.

9.David Sheed - will be representing Finland as a referee.

For: 20 - Against: 0 - Abstain: 2

Congress ended.

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Polish athletes banned

According to the decision of the Polish Armwrestling Fedration (FAP) athletes listed below are banned for 1 year from competing in national and international events:

1. Grzegorz Piotrzkowski (Chariman of the UKS Iron Starogard Gdanski club)

2. Karol Piotrzkowski (UKS Iron Starogard Gdanski club athlete)

3. Lukasz Rudnicki (klubu UKS Szaki Club Zary athleta)

The cause:
Alcohol abuse during the trip from the "19th European Championships - Bulgaria 2009", unsportsmanlike behavior, not complying with the FAP rules.

The decision to sustain or extend the penalty will be made during the next meeting of the FAP congress during this year's Polish National Cup.

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