About Us

THE WORLD ZONE launched on January 2018 and has been delivering high class and quality services to our chess membership ever since. Our goal is to provide both a superior customer experience and tremendous value for our member federations and players.

The World Zone board is made up of several volunteers from the countries that make up the zone. We are the following:

GARVIN GRAY (AUS), our DEPUTY ZONAL DIRECTOR has been an ICCF player since 2007 and holds the ICCF title of CCM. He also serves as National Delegate for Australia. At this point in time he works in event and sports management fields and also volunteers with some community groups in these areas as well. He has also completed a dual diploma in event management. Lives in Brisbane, Australia and at what is a rather young age for iccf of 42, he looks forward to being involved with our new team for World Zone.

GINO FIGLIO (PER), our ZONAL DIRECTOR has been continuously involved in ICCF since 1995 as a TD, but he was most recently the CADAP Zonal Director, ICCF Services Director, Help Desk Administrator and Web Master for the ICCF Server. Gino is a pediatrician, SIM and International Arbiter. He has been awarded the Bertl von Massow Gold Medal.

FERDINAND BURMEISTER (USA), our AUDITOR has been an active correspondence player in ICCF, has a financial background for over 50 years and owns an Accounting, Audit, International Tax and Financial consulting firm on Oxnard, CA.

HERMANN RÖSCH (PAN), our INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER has been involved in ICCF since 2005 as a player. He currently serves as the National Delegate from Panama. He is a systems engineer and holds the ICCF title of IM and FIDE CM.

JUAN ALBERTO MARTELLO (ARG), our TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR has been a player in ICCF since the 1980’s. He volunteered as TD and TO in many CADAP events. He also has served on the ICCF Disciplinary Committee since 2011, and the Rules Commission since 2015. He is an agricultural engineer by trade and has the titles of IM and IA. He also has been awarded the Bertl von Massow Silver Medal.

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