RIP Nol van ´t Riet
Saturday, November 7, 2020: It is with sadness that I will let you know that our chessfriend, „member of the Hall in Fame“, Honorary member of the NBC and the ICCF, Nol van t Riet has passed away last week.
Nol was 75 years.
Nol has founded, in 1966 with, Henk Mostert, the NBC!
Please look at the “Hall of fame:
Nol van ´t Riet (1945) played his first correspondence game in May 1966. When the NBC (Nederlandse Bond voor Correspondentieschakers = Dutch Association for Correspondence Chessplayers) is founded on 19 November 1966, he is one of the founding members. Due to his preference for lists and rankings he soon joins the ranking committee of the NBC. Soon afterwards, by mediation of Dick Smit and Henk Mostert, he is also participating in the working group of the ICCF, to investigate possibilities and to prepare a rating system. In 1980 he is asked by Hans-Werner von Massow to personally create a full ratings system and to organise the calculating. Around 1985 his system is almost completed. At the Congress of 1987 the ratings system that Nol had created is fully endorsed. Soon afterwards rating also becomes an additional criterion for titles, like IM and GM.
His role in realising this ratings system is immense.
From 1983 onward Nol is tournament director for the European competition. With no less than 2500 annual participants in the tournaments, this is also an extraordinary job, which he continued until 1988.
In 1987 he is appointed IA, International Arbiter.
In 1996 the Board of the NBC assigned him the international relations. Following this assignments he visits all Congresses of the ICCF, until 2009.
In 2001 Nol becomes Honorary Member of ICCF. He continued to work on ratings and norms system advising the working group for new title norms system in 2015 and 2016.
ICCF Delegate for the Netherlands