FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Mecca, SAUDI ARABIA


From 1 to 5 February 2011 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, by the Arab Chess Federation, in cooperation with Saudi Chess Club and under the auspices of FIDE.

The lecturer was IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer.

The lectures were in Arabic language.

25 people from 10 Federations (KSA, SOM, EGY, SYR, MTN, TUR, SUD, AFG, INA and BAN) participated in the Seminar

17 of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures and the following succeeded in the test and will be awarded a norm or the FIDE Arbiter title (according to the art. 3.10 of the Regulations of the titles of Arbiters) and after the approval of the next FIDE Presidential Board:

Dumairia, Basem (SYR) FA Norm
Al-Otaibi, Talaq (KSA) FA Title
Suliman, Hamed (KSA) FA Title
Adel, Haitham (EGY) FA Norm
Al-Habeeb, Emad (KSA) FA Title
Al-Ahmadi, Assim (KSA) FA Title
Al-Nhier, Abdulla (KSA) FA Title

IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos


FIDE Arbiters’ Commission