November 13th-14th saw the 1st TD meeting to discuss preparations for the upcoming 2014 Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand.
Elias Dolapstis who was appointed TD for the games by FAMA and IFMA traveled to Phuket where he met with IFMA Senior Technical Official Paiboon Srichaisawat and the PABGOC for the initial discussions.
Important issues that were discussed included the Technical Handbook to which some important changes and amendments have been proposed. Other important points included the necessity to hold an R&J workshop, especially for those R&Js that would be sent by their respective NOCs in addition to those that would be nominated by IFMA/FAMA. It was also pointed out that workshops for R&Js would be most beneficial if they were held as early as the upcoming IFMA World Championships in Malaysia.
They then went on the site inspection of the muaythai venue on Patong Beach central after which the venue and set up were confirmed and agreement signed.