Monday, 30 July 2012 16:07

The 1st Quarter of 2012 FIDE Presidential Board that was held in Al Ain (UAE), decided to introduce Awards for Arbiters, referring to their long service as officials in major FIDE events (Long Service Meritorious Awards).

The requirements for an Arbiter to be awarded were to have obtained the IA title before 1975 and to have worked in FIDE major events at least three (3) times.


The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission is pleased to announce the first FIDE Arbiters’ Awards for 2012.


The awarded Arbiters are:

Yuri     Averbakh (RUS) (IA title 1969)

Lembit Vahesaar (EST) (IA title 1969)

Philip   Haley (CAN) (IA title 1973)

Zvi Bar- Shira (ISR) (IA title 1974)


The Awards Ceremony will take place during the Closing Ceremony of the General Assembly of the Istanbul FIDE Congress (09.09.2012) and the awarded Arbiters or their representatives are kindly requested to be present, in order to receive their awards.

Friday, 08 June 2012 09:53

1. IA and FA TAs

-Recommendations for the GA.

2. FA titles and norms from FIDE Arbiters’ Seminars for approval


-Upcoming Seminars

3. Internet based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar:

-Proposal for organizing Internet FIDE Arbiters’ Seminars in annual basis.

4. Amendments of the Regulations

- Regulations for the titles of Arbiters (including Rapid and Blitz tournaments as norms for FA/IA) (see attachment)

- Regulations for the classification of the Arbiters – Proposals from A. Filipowicz and from the Polish Chess Federation (see attachment1, attachment2)

5. Update of the List of Lecturers

- Recommendations by the Federations

6. Classification of the Arbiters

- Final lists of Categories (A’, B’, C’) for approval in the Congress

7. Proposal for the Arbiters’ Stipends in FIDE events  

see attachment

8. License for Arbiters

-Dutch Chess Federation’s letter to the GA (see attachment).

9. FIDE Arbiters’ Commission’s website

10. Arbiters’ Manual

11. Arbiters’ Awards


12. FIDE Arbiters’ Commission’s Budget for 2012-2013

13. Other

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