6th IA Seminars – Report

The 6th Internet Based International Arbiter Certification Seminars were held from 22nd to 23rd June 2024. It was organized by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, under the auspices of FIDE.

The Lecturers Lecturers were IA Shohreh Bayat (ENG) and IA Sabrina de San Vicente (URU), both FIDE Lecturers.

The Language of the Seminar was English.

The lectures lasted in total for sixteen (16) hours and during them, the following subjects were presented and discussed:

a) The changes of the Laws of Chess (including Rapid, Blitz and Appendices) in 2023 and in 2018, with analyzed study cases.
b) The role and the duties of the Arbiters and the Chief Arbiter in tournaments    
c) The System of games and the tie breaks regulations with the recent changes.
d) The Swiss system and the pairing rules, with practical examples
e) The Fair Play regulations for Arbiters with analyzed study cases
f) The Regulations for the titles of Arbiters.
g) The use of electronic clocks, the electronic boards, and the basic chess terms.
h) The FIDE Rating and over‐the‐board titles with the recent changes, with practical examples.

Twenty-five (25) arbiters from seventeen (17) national federations (ALG, ARG, AUT, COL, CUB, DEN, ENG, ESP, FRA, HUN, IND, IRI, KAZ, LBA, NOR, PAK, USA) participated in the Seminar, and all of them participated in the evaluation test that was held after the end of the lectures.

The following succeeded in the test and they will be awarded a norm for the title of the International Arbiter, after the approval of the next FIDE Council:

FIDE IDName (as on FIDE Profile)FED
45144729Gobert, StephaneFRA
3510417Miranda Rodriguez, TaniaCUB
25956485Amrish Ambadas TalluIND
752630Nagy, NoemiHUN
1206435Hamdouchi, Adina-MariaFRA
1503626Bentsen, OyvindNOR
343403930Bowley, John GordonENG
35042971Ashish RajIND
7804806Muhammad ShahzebPAK
1506021Marcussen, ClausDEN
7906986Oukid, SoumiaALG
1621432Froewis, AnnikaAUT
30986613Chavez, Carlos AlbertoUSA
2286211Montes De Santiago, FernandoESP
35050931Kazmi S Athar AbbasIND
12558001Mohammadi, MohsenIRI
22535659Heydarian, NiloofarIRI
13706195Mezentsev, IvanKAZ


Ivan Syrovy, ARB Chairman

Nebojsa Baralic, ARB Secretary

Alex McFarlane, Leader of the ARB Education Team