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Training of the International Arbiters
AMMAN Workshop
Monday, 05 May 2014 08:26

for the training of International Arbiters

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From 18 to 20 April 2014 a Workshop for the training of the International Arbiters was organized in Amman, Kingdom of Jordan, by the Jordan Chess Federation and the Arab Chess Federation, in cooperation with the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and under the auspices of FIDE.

 

The venue of the Workshop was the conference hall of the Arena Space Hotel, in Amman, where all the participants were accommodated.

 

The lecturers were IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer and IA Shaker Alafoo (BRN), Member of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer.

 

The lectures were in Arabic language.

 

The subjects that were discussed during the lectures included the changes of the Laws of Chess that will be in effect from 1 July 2014, the changes in the titles and ratings regulations that are in effect from 1 July 2013 and those that will be in effect from 1 July 2014, the regulations for the titles of Arbiters, the regulations for the Dutch Swiss system, the cheating in Chess and Anti cheating guidelines for the Arbiters and incidents that happened during the games and the Arbiter’s decisions.

 

Twenty four (24) Arbiters from twelve (12) Federations (Kingdom of Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Algeria, Kuwait, UAE, Egypt, Somalia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Russia) participated in the Workshop and received certificates of attendance after the end of the lectures.

 

You can find the list of participants here.

 

 

IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos

Chairman

FIDE Arbiters’ Commission

 
MOSCOW WORKSHOP
Monday, 05 May 2014 08:19

For the training of the International Arbiters

 

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission announces the list of participants of the Brussels workshop for the training of the International Arbiters.

The workshop will be held from 23 to 25 May 2014 in Moscow.

 

The venue of the workshop will be the Office of the Russian Chess Federation (Gogol Bulevard 14, Moscow) and the accommodation of the participants will be in Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel.

 

See the list of participants here.

The International Arbiters who will participate in the workshop are kindly requested to contact the coordinator of the workshop IA Alexander Tkachev (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), regarding their accommodation.

 

 

TAKIS NIKOLOPOULOS
CHAIRMAN

FIDE ARBITERS’ COMMISSION

 
New Delhi workshop
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 13:48

Invitation


Dear friends,

 

FIDE, the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and the All India Chess Federation announce the Asian workshop for the training of the International Arbiters in English language.

The workshop will be held in New Delhi, India, from 27 June 2014 (arrival) to 29 June 2014 (departure).

The venue will be Park Plaza Delhi Hotel (4*), where the accommodation of the participants will be arranged.

The schedule of the workshop will be as follows:

Saturday, 28 June: 10.00 -14.00: Laws of Chess and Tournament regulations

16.00- 20.00: Titles, Ratings and Swiss pairings regulations

Sunday, 29 June:   10.00 -14.00: Incidents happened in tournaments

Anti cheating recommendations for Arbiters

Discussion

The Lecturers will be: IA Casto Abundo, Deputy President of the Asian Chess Federation and FIDE Lecturer and IA Prof. R. Anatharam, FIDE Lecturer.

The maximum number of the participants will be 25.

The final list of the participants will be approved by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission.

The priority for the participation in the workshop will be as follows:

  1. Lecturers
  2. IAs of A’ Category
  3. IAs of B’ Category
  4. IAs of C’ Category
  5. IAs of D’ Category

FIDE will reimburse twenty (maximum) of the participants with up to 300 euros each, for covering their expenses, based on receipts.

The International Arbiters who want to participate in the workshop are kindly requested to register their participation, by sending an email 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 Dirk De Ridder: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).The dead line for the registration will be 6 June 2014 and the final list of participants will be published on the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission website on 9 June 2014.

For accommodation details please contact Mr. Bharat Singh Chauhan, ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), who is the coordinator of the workshop.

 

 

 

With best regards

Takis Nikolopoulos

Chairman

FIDE Arbiters’ Commission

 
AMMAN WORKSHOP
Monday, 14 April 2014 09:56

For the training of the International Arbiters

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission announces the list of participants of the Amman workshop for the training of the International Arbiters.

The workshop will be held from 18 to 20 April 2014 in the Arena Space Hotel, in Amman, Kingdom of Jordan.

See the list here.

The International Arbiters who will participate in the workshop are kindly requested to contact IA Mahdi Abdulrahim, coordinator of the workshop (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), for their accommodation.

 

 

TAKIS NIKOLOPOULOS
CHAIRMAN

FIDE ARBITERS’ COMMISSION

 
BRUSSELS WORKSHOP
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:18

For the training of the International Arbiters

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission announces the list of participants of the Brussels workshop for the training of the International Arbiters.

The workshop will be held from 25 to 27 April 2014 in the Novotel Airport Hotel, in Brussels.

See the list here.

The International Arbiters who would like to participate in the workshop (there are still places available) are kindly requested to contact IA Dirk De Ridder, coordinator of the workshop (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ,   tel.: +32477268112).

 

 

TAKIS NIKOLOPOULOS

CHAIRMAN

FIDE ARBITERS’ COMMISSION


 
Amman, Jordan workshop
Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:52

Invitation


Dear friends,

 

FIDE, the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, the Royal Jordanian Chess federation and the Arab Chess Federation announce the first workshop for the training of the International Arbiters in Arab language.

The workshop will be held in Amman, Kingdom of Jordan, from 18 April 2014 (arrival) to 20 April 2014 (departure).

The venue will be Arena Space Hotel (4*), where the accommodation of the participants will be arranged.

The schedule of the workshop will be as follows:

Saturday, 19 April:    10.00 -14.00: Laws of Chess

16.00- 20.00: Titles, Ratings and Swiss pairings regulations

Sunday, 20 April:     10.00 -14.00: Incidents happened in tournaments

Anti cheating recommendations for Arbiters

Discussion

The Lecturers will be: IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer and IA Shaker Alafoo (BRN), FIDE Lecturer.

The maximum number of the participants will be 25.

The final list of the participants will be approved by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission.

The priority for the participation in the workshop will be as follows:

  1. Lecturers
  2. IAs of A’ Category
  3. IAs of B’ Category
  4. IAs of C’ Category
  5. IAs of D’ Category

FIDE will reimburse twenty (maximum) of the participants with up to 300 euros each, for covering their expenses, based on receipts.

The International Arbiters who want to participate in the workshop are kindly requested to register their participation, by sending an email 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 Dirk De Ridder: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).The dead line for the registration will be 1 April 2014 and the final list of participants will be published on the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission website on 3 April 2014.

For accommodation details please contact IA Mahdi Abdulrahim ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), who is the coordinator of the workshop.

 

 

With best regards

Takis Nikolopoulos

Chairman

FIDE Arbiters’ Commission

 
Monastir, Tunisia workshop
Thursday, 27 March 2014 10:24

Invitation


Dear friends,

 

FIDE, the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and the Tunisian Chess Federation announce the first workshop for the training of the International Arbiters in French language.

The workshop will be held in Monastir, Tunisia, from 20 June 2014 (arrival) to 22 June 2014 (departure).

The venue will be the Monastir Hotel (4*), in Monastir, where the accommodation of the participants will be arranged.

The schedule of the workshop will be as follows:

Saturday, 21 June: 10.00 -14.00: Laws of Chess

16.00- 20.00: Titles, Ratings and Swiss pairings regulations

Sunday, 22 June:   10.00 -14.00: Incidents happened in tournaments

Anti cheating recommendations for Arbiters

Discussion.

The Lecturers will be: IA Dirk De Ridder, Secretary of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer and IA Stephen Boyd, FIDE Lecturer.

The maximum number of the participants will be 25.

The final list of the participants will be approved by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission.

The priority for the participation in the workshop will be as follows:

  1. Lecturers
  2. IAs of A’ Category
  3. IAs of B’ Category
  4. IAs of C’ Category
  5. IAs of D’ Category

FIDE will reimburse twenty (maximum) of the participants with up to 300 euros each, for covering their expenses, based on receipts.

The International Arbiters who want to participate in the workshop are kindly requested to register their participation, by sending an email 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 Dirk De Ridder: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).The dead line for the registration will be 31 May 2014 and the final list of participants will be published on the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission website on 2 June 2014.

For accommodation details please contact IA Bechir Messaoudi ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), who is the coordinator of the workshop.

 

 

With best regards

Takis Nikolopoulos

Chairman

FIDE Arbiters’ Commission

 
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