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

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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!
 
FIDE Arbiters’ Magazine No 2
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 12:48
Dear friends,

The FIDE Arbiters' Commission has the pleasure to publish the second issue of the Arbiters' Magazine.

We continue our efforts to offer to all the Arbiters around the world the necessary knowledge and information, to enable them to exercise their duties in the best way.

Many thanks to the Arbiters' Commission Editorial Subcommittee of IA Aris Marghetis (CAN), Secretary of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission, and IA Carlos Dias (POR), Member of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission, who collect and prepare the material for publication in the Magazine, as well as to IM Anastasia Karlovich (UKR), FIDE Press Officer, for her kind offer of the photos of this issue and to IA Efi Saltamara (GRE), for the compilation of the edition.

You are welcome to send to the Commission your comments, opinions and ideas, as well as any incidents that have come to your knowledge and you believe are worth publishing.

Your assistance to our attempt will be highly appreciated.

Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters' Commission
 
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