Introduction to the Renju International Federation (RIF)


MEMBERS OF RIF
Country/Non-CountryStatus
JapanFounder Member
Russian Renju AssociationFounder Member
SwedenFounder Member
CanadaMember
P.R.C. (China)Member
Macao, ChinaMember
Chinese TaipeiMember
Czech RepublicMember
EstoniaMember
GreeceMember
Republic of KoreaMember
PolandMember
TürkiyeMember
UkraineMember
UzbekistanMember
ArmeniaIdle
AzerbaijanIdle
Belarusian Renju AssociationIdle
FinlandIdle
LatviaIdle

The Renju International Federation is the international overall organization in the domains of Renju, was founded in August 8, 1988 in Stockholm, Sweden.

RIF unites national federations and directs the renju world. RIF also includes the game of Five In A Row as an additional game.

The main tasks of RIF are to unite renju countries, carry out important international title competitions such as World Championships and others, to spread renju in world.

The Renju International Federation consists of member countries and non-countries, three of them are the founder-members. The active member countries and non-countries are shown in the table. Besides the member countries, there is some renju activity in many other countries as well. You can find more information about the players from such countries in World Players section of this website.

 

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY       
The General Assembly, being the highest authority of RIF, exercises the legislation and also the executive power. It supervises the activities of the Central Committee, the President and also of the other RIF officials. It sets up the RIF budget, elects the President and the other RIF officials. It sets up the schedule of RIF activities.       
The General Assembly consists of: Member Countries (see above), members of Central Committee, chairmen of commissions.       
The General Assembly is usually held once in two years, during the time period of Renju World Championship.

THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE       
The Central Committee concerns itself with the general situation of RIF, the activities of the President and those of other officials. It deals with the annual reports of the President and the Treasurer as well as further subjects listed on the agenda for the General Assembly and submits recommendations on those subjects to the General Assembly.       
Currently there are 6 active positions in The Central Committee: The President, three Vice-Presidents, General Secretary, Treasurer. The Auditor may also be elected as a member of Central Committee by General Assembly.

PositionNameCountry
PresidentMadli MirmeEstonia
Vice-PresidentNorihiko KawamuraJapan
Vice-PresidentDmitry EpifanovRussian Renju Association
Vice-PresidentTunnet TaimlaEstonia
General SecretaryAivo OllEstonia
TreasurerStefan KarlssonSweden

THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS OF RIF  

THE COMMISSIONS OF RIF 

RIF TITLE COMPETITIONS 

RIF RATING LIST 

HONORABLE RIF PRESIDENTS FOR LIFE 

OTHER INFOMRATION