From 21 to 24 October 2015 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Dresden, Germany, by the FIDE Commission for Chess for the Disabled (DIS), in cooperation with the German Chess Federation and under auspices of FIDE.
The seminar was held during the World Chess Championship for Disabled in the same venue. All participants got also practice as Arbiters in this World Championship.
The lecturer was IA Juergen Kohlstaedt (GER), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturers were IA Jamie Kenmure (AUS), IA Juergen Klueners (GER), and IA Egmont Poenisch (GER).
Thomas Luther (GER), Chairman DIS, gave a guest lecture about special issues for disabled players.
The lectures were in English and German language.
Sixteen (16) National Arbiters and one International Arbiter from Switzerland participated in the seminar. Fifteen (15) national arbiters participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures.
The following succeeded in the test and will be awarded a norm for the FIDE Arbiter title, after the approval of the next FIDE Congress:
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IA Takis Nikolopoulos
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission