Brussels workshop


Dear friends,

FIDE, the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and the Antwerp Chess Clubs Union (Antwerps Schaak Collectief) announce the first workshop for the training of the International Arbiters in English language.

The workshop will be held in Brussels, Belgium, from 25 April 2014 (arrival) to 27 April 2014 (departure).

The venue will be Novotel Airport Hotel, where the accommodation of the participants will be arranged.

The schedule of the workshop will be as follows:

Saturday, 26 April: 10.00 -14.00: Laws of Chess

16.00- 20.00: Titles, Ratings and Swiss pairings regulations

Sunday, 27 April:   10.00 -14.00: Incidents happened in tournaments

Anti cheating recommendations for Arbiters


The Lecturers will be: IA Geurt Gijssen, Chairman of the FIDE Rules and Tournament Regulations Commission and FIDE Lecturer and IA Takis Nikolopoulos, Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer.

The maximum number of the participants will be 25.

The final list of the participants will be approved by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission.

The priority for the participation in the workshop will be as follows:

  1. Lecturers
  2. IAs of A’ Category
  3. IAs of B’ Category
  4. IAs of C’ Category
  5. IAs of D’ Category

FIDE will reimburse twenty (maximum) of the participants with up to 300 euros each, for covering their expenses, based on receipts.

The International Arbiters who want to participate in the workshop are kindly requested to register their participation, by sending an email to the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission (Chairman Takis Nikolopoulos: and Secretary Dirk De Ridder: ).The dead line for the registration will be 5 April 2014 and the final list of participants will be published on the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission website on 7 April 2014.

For accommodation details please contact IA Dr. Dirk De Ridder, who is the coordinator of the workshop.

With best regards

Takis Nikolopoulos


FIDE Arbiters’ Commission