The FIR Board of Arbitration has the task, according to FIR Statutes section 13, "To sort out all conflicts and disputes inside and among members of FIR", when these cannot satisfactorily be resolved through the normal FIR Council channel. The BoA members need to understand our sport, be able to discuss openly and unemotionally with involved parties, and to analyse situations objectively. In the past few years, this has only been necessary once, to clarify the way Tournament Status Fees should be calculated.
Following the resignation of Phil Reid, FIR is seeking a third volunteer to join the other two members (Zoltan Albert and Volker Sach) to complete the team. FIR would like to hear from anyone who feels they fit this role. Even if never called on to do anything, it is important to have such a function available if needed - it is too late to start hunting, once an issue is starting to escalate!
If so, please contact Kresten Hougaard - Kresten.Hougaard@racketlon.net