RIP IA Carol Jarecki (1935 – 2021)

With great sadness, the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission was informed that IA Carol Jarecki from the British Virgin Islands passed away on 13th June 2021. The Commission expresses its sincere condolences to her family and to the IVB Chess Federation.

Carol was Honorary Member of FIDE and an active category A International Arbiter and FIDE Lecturer.

She last officiated as the Chief Arbiter in the 3rd World Junior Championship for players with disabilities and was planned to reiterate in the 4th edition, postponed to 2022 due to the pandemic.

As a lecturer, she contributed to the development of arbiters, mainly in the USA. She recently took part in the Lecturer Training Programme sessions organised in November 2020 and shared her enthusiastic support to that new initiative of our commission.

We will always remember her great energy and commitment for FIDE and the arbiters’ community.

Let her rest in peace.