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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
 
Internet Lectures for Anti cheating regulations and guidelines for Arbiters
Thursday, 31 March 2016 08:30
REPORT

The FIDE Arbiters' Commission, in cooperation with the FIDE Anti Cheating Committee, organized two lectures on Internet, in English and in Russian language, 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 2016, 17.30-20.30 Eastern European Time.

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 and the Technical Organizer was IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE).

Due to the extremely high number of applicants, it was decided the lecture to be recorded and those who could not had the chance to attend it live, to follow the recordings of the lecture.

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 two (42) 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 list of the participants here.

The lecture in Russian was held in 25 March 2016, 14.00-17.00 Moscow time.

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 here.

All participants of both Lectures showed high interest and were active during the discussions.

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 Commission, will continue organizing on Internet Anti cheating lectures for Arbiters in Spanish and Arabic languages and will repeat the lectures in English and Russian.


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
 
2016 ARBITERS’ AWARDS
Monday, 18 January 2016 10:22
The FIDE Arbiters' Commission has the pleasure to announce the starting of the procedure for the 2016 Arbiters' Awards.

The requirements for the Arbiters to be awarded are:

(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, etc.).

National Federations and Officials are kindly requested to send their proposals to the FIDE Arbiters' Commission (Chairman Takis Nikolopoulos: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Secretary Aris Marghetis: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) until 15 May 2016.

The proposals shall include the name of the candidate, the year he/she was awarded the International Arbiter title and the FIDE Major Events where he/she has worked.

The Awards Ceremony will take place during the General Assembly of the 2016 Baku FIDE Congress.



Takis Nikolopoulos
Chairman
FIDE Arbiters' Commission
 
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