ARB Report to the 91st FIDE Congress 2020

Dear Friends,

Please find the report of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission that was approved by the 4th Quarter 2020 FIDE Council meeting online, December 4, 2020. The Council decided to collect comments from federations before giving a final approval on the new regulations (Appendix E & F) and this will be covered in early 2021.

Table of content:

  1. Meetings and Representation
    • ARB Monthly online meetings
    • Online Task Force
    • ARB & RC Meeting
    • ARB & PDC Meeting
    • Webinar for FIDE Lecturers
  2. Administration and KPI’s
    • Operational Processes
      • Licensing Process
      • Seminar Management
      • Title Management
    • Internal Organisation
  3. Projects
    • Streaming on the selection of arbiters in FIDE tournaments
    • IT developments
    • Other sport federations’ processes
  4. Regulations and Publications
    • Arbiters’ Manual
    • Regulations for Arbiters
  5. Education of arbiters
    • Education Team
    • FIDE Arbiter Seminars
  6. Arbiters Selection in FIDE Events
  7. Communication
    • Website
    • Social Media
  8. Complaints and Disciplinary
  9. Applications to be validated by the Council (see appendices A-D for details)
    • Recommendations for IA and FA Title Applications
    • Recommendations for Arbiters’ Classification Upgrades
    • Recommendations for Additions to the List of FIDE Lecturers

Appendix E: Executive summary of changes in ARB regulations and details of changes

Appendix F: New regulations for Arbiters (Titles, Training, Classification)

Appendix G: Presentation made during the webinar on the selection of arbiters in FIDE tournaments

Laurent FREYD
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission