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The International Carrom Federation

Formation of an international governing body for carrom was first discussed back in the fifties, but the ICF was not formed until October 1988. Delegates from India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Germany and Switzerland met in Madras, India, for the first World Carrom Congress. The ICF was formed and an international set of Laws of Carrom was adopted.

ICF Milestones

  • 1988, First International Carrom Congress, Board of Management (BOM) meeting, Madras, India
  • 1988, Laws of Carrom codified and adopted, Madras, India
  • 1989, First ICF Cup Tournament, BOM meeting, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1989, International Invitation Tournament, Dubai, U.A.E.
  • 1990, International Invitation Tournament, Basel, Switzerland
  • 1990, BOM meeting, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1991, Second International Carrom Congress, BOM meeting, Male, Maldives
  • 1991, International Youth Tournament, Male, Maldives
  • 1991, First World Carrom Championships, New Delhi, India
  • 1992, First U.K. Open Carrom Championship, London, U.K
  • 1993, Second ICF Cup Tournament, London, U.K.
  • 1993, Third International Carrom Congress, BOM meeting,London, U.K.
  • 1993, First indo-German Test Series, Wettenberg / Bad Reichenhall / Berlin, Germany
  • 1994, Indo-Sri Lanka Test Series, Bombay / Agra / Nagpur / Hyderabad / Guntur, India
  • 1995, First Asian Carrom Federation Congress, Male, Maldives
  • 1995, Second World Carrom Championships, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 1996, First U.S. Open International Carrom Tournament, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1997, 5th World Carrom Congress, July London
  • 1997, 3rd ICF Cup Tournament, July Luton, England
  • October 16, 1998, ICF 10th Anniversary celebrations and dinner, House of Commons, London,
  • 1998, French Open International Carrom Tournament, Palaiseau, France
  • 1999, Malaysian Open International Carrom Tournament, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2000, Third World Championships, New Delhi, India
  • 2001, World Cup Carrom Tournament, London, England

Author: dave
Last updated: 2001-10-14 00:00:00
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