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: takisnik@yahoo.com and Secretary Aris Marghetis: Arismarghetis@rogers.com) 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
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission