Saturday, August 8, 2009

Breaking News

Susan Polgar and Paul Truong have just been expelled from the US Chess Federation. The Executive Board started the process last month; a final hearing was held last night; and the Delegates rejected the final appeal this afternoon. Susan and Paul appeared with their lawyer shortly after 2 p.m. Eastern Time. The meeting lasted until after 6:30.

The preliminary numbers we have to uphold the EB action was:

Paul Truong: 58 for, 18 against, 5 abstaining
Susan Polgar: 55 for, 21 against, 5 abstaining

Bill Hall, the USCF Executive Director has banned any discussion of the meeting from the USCF's Forums. This does not prevent this blog or any other independent news organization from reporting the news about events they deem the public has a right to know.

1 comment:

  1. Just to be precise, Hall stated that no discussion of the details of the meeting would be permitted on USCF forums. Because the meeting was in executive session, everyone present at the meeting was bound to keep the details confidential. If details are going to leak, USCF doesn't want the leaks to take place on its own forums.