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 The World Association for Logging Championships
The ialc is the world association of national organisations working for Logging Championships - they organise the world championships in logging. The number of participating national teams at the World Championships is now so great that the hosting of the World Cup reqires a professional organisation with a powerful, international planning. That applies for the sponsors as well. The International Association Logging Championships ialc is an association established according to Swiss law and with headquarters in Basel. The ialc is supported by its members.
 Tasks and Goals
The aim of the ialc is professional, effective and successful organisation of the World Logging Championships every two years. The ialc offers an attractive competition, which appeals to many people, raises public interest for forest work and attracts the sponsors. The negotiation with the sponsors and the signing of binding contracts is another task of ialc. A lively sports spirit, internationally binding rules and precise measurement instruments are other elements of the ialc work.
The regulations worked on from the frankfurter circle, were presented on the 16. september 2004 in turin, to the nations and as basic rules accepted. Translated into three languages, were these basic rules first the work of the ialc until estonia, the duties and right's of the participent's, the comittee and other activists of the association's rules. In Estonia the participant's had the right's to change the basic rules. In the committee meeting in Estonia, there were no alteration's made, so the rules of the ialc were legitimate. You can find here the statutes and a request form to change the statues: http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/statuten_en.html 
 Organizational Chart
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- United Kingdom
Member of the ialc can become every national organization,
- which is entitled, to set up a national team in its own country
- which is paying the prescribed Membership fee
- which is obliged to keep to the regulations of the ialc Further information about the membership you can find in the statutes: http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/statuten_en.html
In the paragraphs 5-8 you can find all information about the acceptance-conditions, duties and rights of the members and all other necessary regulations. Until today, 26 nations joined the ialc. It is a goal of the ialc that as many countries as possi-ble unite in the ialc. Interested nations can subscribe at our office and make a proposal of membership. Of course also not member countries can take part at the world-championships. These not-members must pay a starting fee for the eligibility. You can find Information about the member countries and the addresses of the members on the ialc website: http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/mitglieder_en.html 
 Executive Committee
Detailed information about the executive committee: http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/vorstand_en.html
 Max Fischer – President ialc
Ergolzstrasse 18 CH-4414 Füllinsdorf Eidg. dipl. Förster
 Daniel Kleger – Manager department technology
Rotenhof 3 CH-5012 Schönenwerd Eidg. dipl. Förster
 Johan van Rhenen – Manager department administration
Wieken 14 NL-6852 BS Huissen G General manager civil works
 Christian Grahn – Unit referee services
Bünnhildestrasse 6 D-12159 Berlin Forstwirtschaftsmeister / Lehrausbilder
 Ratko Matosevic – Sponsoring
Hrvatske sume consult LJ. F Vukotinoviceva 2 10000 Zagreb Direktor
 Dr. Janos Golya – Rules and Analyses
Roth Gy. u. 3. H-9400 Sopron Dipl. Forsting., Universitätsdozent
 Juhani Pöllanen – Unit measuring tools
Mariankatu 36 A 4 33200 Tampere Forstwirtschaftsmeister 
 History of the ialc
When in 1970, the countries of Hungary and Yugoslavia decided to organise a championship, they probably have not guessed what this action will trigger. What probably could be regarded merely as a regional competition in those days, has become a world championship, with competition scored both in the disciplines and in individual ranking. The founders of this competition probably had following objectives in mind:
- transboundary, nations binding event in a sporting spirit.
- exchange of information especially in the areas of occupational safety and technology.
- care of comradeship between the participants and nations.
- to facilitate the exchange of experience and information on the development of new machinery and equipment across the state boundaries.
- The founders also created a flag that follows us even today, with the names of all organising countries immortalized on it.
- Unfortunately, nobody had the time and effort to put the development of the association on paper. So today it is still quite difficult to collect concrete data and detailed information. Regardless of that, this event was organised for almost 30 times so far.
- A highlight was surely the moment, and we rejoiced us especially, as Princess Anne opened the World Cup in Scotland
In the beginning, the championship was organised every year, later, probably for cost reasons it has continued as a biannually event. During this long period, from 1970 to present, the regulations were adapted and improved. Essentially, the changes were necessary for the following reasons:
- The ever-improving and increasingly sophisticated technology made it harder to classify the differences. The rankings lists on these webpages show clearly that many participants often achieved the same number of points. For example, during 1974 competition in Norway, in combined cut event, five participants held the first place with the same number of points. The maximum number of points of 660 in felling has also been repeatedly cracked. So it was necessary to measure in more accurate smaller units, which always asked for the development of more accurate measurement instruments and eventually has led to changes to the regulations.
- The regulatory framework must also take into account the new requirements from the provisions of the occupational safety in different countries. A not simple, but meaningful task.
- The ever-advancing knowledge in the work technology and the development of more efficient new machinery and equipment had to be taken into account.
You can finds PDFs wirth Rankinglists of individual and team standings, Rankings in disciplines and Rankings in relay race. http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/history_en.html
Since its establishment, the ialc supervises and monitors the World Championships. In contrast to the previous ioc, the ialc has taken over following tasks and can thus help the organising country:
- It makes changes to the rules at the request of Nations , and makes them available to organising country. It translates the rules in one of the host country understandable language and translates the rules in as many languages possible.
- It leads the negotiations between the sponsoring pool and the host country and makes guaranteed contributions from sponsoring pool available to the organising country.
- It monitors the statutes of the association, and changes them at the request of nations.
- It organises and develops appropriate measuring devices and instruments for determining the results and delivers it to the organising country. Nations can also purchase measuring devices through the ialc at the cost price.
- It assists in training of the referees and is responsible for a correct evaluation of the performance of the participants. It also makes available to the ialc nations the methodological and educational aids necessary for a good training of the referees.
- It makes available to the organising country the appropriate evaluation program and the protocols for the recording of the event results.
- It informs the nations and the sponsoring pool about championship and the association's activities.
- It designs and maintains the website of the Association.
- It tries to make the competition attractive to the viewers, to design and develop new disciplines, including the necessary regulations and evaluations.
- It is also assisting nations in the organisation of their national championships.
- It maintains a technical Commission, which provides the organising country all necessary assistance to control and set up event fields before the championships.
- As a supreme body, it organizes and leads the jury, makes the final decisions on appeals relating to measurements or assessments. *It is committed to find a new host country every 2 years.
- It organizes and conducts meetings by members etc.
Even from this certainly not complete list of activities of the association can be seen that synergies from past championships are used and made available to the organising country. This allows for many costs to be saved. In the short time since the founding, the association has done a great job, and this was recognized by the member countries today and made a good reputation.
It is not easy to say in advance how the Association and the LOGGING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS will develop in the future. The mechanisation in forestry is clearly moving towards full mechanisation of the work with the suitable work procedures. The trees are cut more and more with harvesters and the manual felling is used less and less, mostly on such terrains where large machines cannot be used. The training of forestry staff goes also in this direction, there will be fewer all-rounders, but more trained specialists, who could operate eventually these machines. Even the financing of such major events always cost more money, and it is not easy to provide the necessary resources. The effort will be put to make the disciplines and, above all, the evaluation criteria comparable so that measurable world records can be identified. It will be the task of the association, to track such achieved results as world records and to harmonise it with the national and international championships.
 Sponsoring Pool
The companies represented in the ialc-Sponsoring Pool demonstrate by their membership in this ialc-Sponsoring Pool their declared intention to support the aims and projects of the ialc, especially the organization and realization of world logging championships, in a long-term and sustainable manner. Each member of the Sponsoring Pool has in principle the same rights and duties. All members of the Sponsoring Pool enjoy within the ialc the status of a „Permanent Sponsor of the ialc" This status has absolute exclusiveness which means that neither the ialc and its sub-organizations, nor a member nation of the world association are allowed to grant or use this status for further purposes internally or publically in conjunction with an event of the ialc.
Permanent Sponsors of the ialc:
|BU||Sven Löfving||Anders Kragner||Hans-Peter Nowy|
|Firma||Lantmännen Aspen Petroleum AB||Husqvarna AB||ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG|
|Adresse|| Iberovägen 2|
SE 430 63 Hindås
| S-561 82 Huskvarna|
| Badstrasse 115|
- ↑ http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/ialc_en.html
- ↑ http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/ialc_en.html
- ↑ http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/statuten_en.html
- ↑ http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/organigramm_en.html
- ↑ http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/mitglieder_en.html
- ↑ http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/vorstand_en.html
- ↑ http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/history_en.html
- ↑ http://www.ialc.ch/index.php/sponsoring-pool_en.html