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2016 ARBITERS’ AWARDS
Monday, 04 July 2016 10:12
LIST OF NOMINEES

The FIDE Arbiters' Commission has the pleasure to announce the nominees of the 2016 Arbiters' Awards.
The requirements for the Arbiters to be awarded were:
(a). to have obtained the IA title before 1981 (35 years of service as an IA)
(b). to have worked as an Arbiter in at least three (3) FIDE Major Events (Olympiads, World Championships).

The Arbiters to be awarded are (in alphabetical order):

-DREPANIOTIS, Panagiotis (GREECE) (IA title awarded in 1980)
-GASANOV, Faik (AZERBAIJAN) (IA title awarded in 1980)
-GIJSSEN, Geurt (NETHERLAND) (IA title awarded in 1979)
-KAMESWARAN, V. (INDIA) (IA title awarded in 1980)
-LOBANOV, Yuri (RUSSIA) (IA title awarded in 1979)
-MELIKSTET-BEK, Evgeny (GEORGIA) (IA title awarded in 1979)
-VEGA, Jorge (GUATEMALA) (IA title awarded in 1979)
-WELCH, David (ENGLAND) (IA title awarded in 1977)
-ZHARIC, Borivoje (SERBIA) (IA title awarded in 1970)

The Awards Ceremony will take place during the General Assembly of the 2016 Baku FIDE Congress and the awarded Arbiters, or their representatives, are kindly requested to be present, in order to receive their awards.


Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters' Commission
 
2016 FIDE Arbiters' Commission Councilors’ Meeting Madrid, Spain, 10-13 June 2016
Friday, 17 June 2016 11:04
2016 FIDE Arbiters Commission Councilors Meeting in  Madrid-1

The Spanish Chess Federation hosted the annual Councilors' Meeting of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission.
The meeting was held in the Meeting Hall of the Abba Hotel in Madrid.

You can find the Agenda of the Meeting here.
You can find the Minutes of the Meeting here.
You can find the proposal for the amendments of the regulations for the titles of Arbiters here.
You can find the proposal for the amendments of the regulations for the training of the chess Arbiters here.
You can find S. Muradian's proposal for the training of NAs, FAs and IAs here.
You can find the proposal for the amendments of the regulations for the classification of the Arbiters here.
You can find the list of the 2016 FIDE Arbiters' Awards nominees here.
You can find the list of the new FIDE Lecturers to be approved here.

We would like to thank very much the Spanish Chess Federation and especially the President Javier Ochoa, the Secretary Ramon Padulles and the FIDE Arbiters' Commission Councilor Jesus Mena, for the excellent organization of the Meeting and the great hospitality they provided to all participants during the Meeting.

With best regards,

Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters' Commission

2016 FIDE Arbiters Commission Councilors Meeting in  Madrid-2

2016 FIDE Arbiters Commission Councilors Meeting in  Madrid-3
 
LECTURES ON INTERNET about Anti cheating regulations and guidelines for Arbiters
Friday, 17 June 2016 10:44
REPORT

The FIDE Arbiters' Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Anti Cheating Committee, organized four (4) lectures on Internet, in English, Russian, Spanish and Arabic languages, in order to present the Anti cheating regulations and the Anti cheating guidelines for Arbiters that are in effect from 1 January 2014.

The participation was free for all Arbiters.

The lecture in English was held in 23 February and the Lecturers were IA Takis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission and IO Yuri Garrett (ITA), Secretary of the FIDE Anti Cheating Committee. The Technical Organizer was IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE).

In total seventy five (75) Arbiters from sixty five (65) Federations participated in the lecture. Thirty five (35) of them attended the lecture live, while forty (40) more followed the recordings of the lecture.

Additionally a forum had been created to answer possible questions from participants, which was followed by fifty seven (57) of the Arbiters who participated in the lecture (live or through recordings).

You can see the lists of the participants in the FIDE Arbiters' Commission website.

The lecture in Russian was held in 25 March and the Lecturers were IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM), Chairman of the FIDE Rules Commission and GM, FST Konstantin Landa (RUS), Member of the FIDE Anti Cheating Committee. IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE) was the Technical Organizer of the Lecture.

In total, twenty eight (28) Arbiters from nine (9) federations took part in the Lecture.

You can see the list of the participants in the FIDE Arbiters' Commission website.

The lecture in Spanish was held in 19 April and the Lecturer was IA Jesus Mena (ESP), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission. IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE) was the Technical Organizer of the Lecture.

In total, twenty four (24) Arbiters from eight (8) federations took part in the Lecture.

You can see the list of the participants in the FIDE Arbiters' Commission website.

The lecture in Arabic was held in 4 June and the Lecturer was IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission. IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE) was the Technical Organizer of the Lecture.

In total, sixty eight (68) Arbiters from twenty (20) federations took part in the Lecture.

You can see the list of the participants in the FIDE Arbiters' Commission website.

The participants of all Lectures showed high interest and were very active during the discussions.

Due to the extremely high number of applicants, it was decided the lectures to be recorded and those Arbiters, who could not had the chance to attend them live, to get the possibility to follow the recordings of the lecture. The recordings are available to any Arbiter per request to the FIDE Arbiters' Commission.

As the issue of Anti cheating is considered very important and the training of the Arbiters of high priority, the FIDE Arbiters' Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Anti cheating Committee, will continue organizing on Internet Anti cheating lectures for Arbiters in official FIDE languages, covering any updates will come in effect after 2016 Baku FIDE Congress on anti cheating issues.


Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters' Commission
 
IA Stephane Escafre elected President of the French Chess Federation
Monday, 25 April 2016 12:49
The FIDE Arbiters' Commission is expressing its congratulations to IA Stephane Escafre for his election to the position of the President of the French Chess Federation and wishes him a successful term in the office!


Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters' Commission
 
R.I.P SEVAN!
Friday, 19 February 2016 08:51
Muradian-Sevan-1With great sadness the FIDE Arbiters' Commission was informed that IA Sevan Muradian passed away on 18 February 2016.

The Commission expresses its sincere condolences to his family and to the US Chess Federation.

Sevan was a well known International Arbiter, International Organizer and FIDE Lecturer. He was the founder of the Chess IQ Academy and Chess Center in Chicago, USA and he was very active having organized many tournaments and FIDE Arbiters' Seminars.

His contribution to the Chess community was really great.

Rest in peace Sevan!
 
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