Team ARB: Shohreh BAYAT

Shohreh Bayat

Shohreh Bayat is a well-known International Arbiter, a Woman FIDE Master and a Chess Organizer. She is Asia’s first and only female Category-A IA and FIDE Lecturer. Shohreh is one of the few women in the chess world who is operator of DGT boards.

As a player, she has been a participant of the Iranian national team which won the 3 rd Women’s World Islamic Games (2001), also achieved 5 th rank in the Asian Girls U18 Championship (2004). She has won numerous Iranian tournaments such as the Iranian woman chess festival championship, the Iranian woman blitz championship, the Iranian Junior championship and the Iranian Universities chess championship.

The list of official world events for which she was an arbiter is quite extensive: World Olympiads 2014 ,2016 & 2018, Women’s World Championship 2017 & 2018, FIDE World Cadet Rapid & Blitz Championship 2018, World Junior Championships 2017 , World Senior Team Championships 2017, World Youth Championships  2015 etc.

Shohreh has a Master’s degree in Natural Resources engineering and she has published three articles in international journals.