Get the ECU Arbiters’ Outfit

It is now possible to purchase the unique ECU Arbiters’ Outfit. It consists of a blue jacket with pocket ambroidery and either a tie or a scarf. It should normally be worn with your favourite white shirt, and black trousers or a black skirt. The price is €170 for one set (jacket and a tie or a scarf).… Read More »

Arbiters Corner September

An article from the September edition of the ECU E-Magazine: “Future of chess competitions” by IA Jirina Prokopova.

FA Seminar in Slovenia

The European Chess Union with the cooperation of the Slovenian Chess Federation and FIDE Development Commission invites you to a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar. Basic information: Dates: November 14–18, 2021 Capacity: 25 participants (possible to participate in person or remotely) Venue: Terme Čatež, Slovenia Lecturer: IA Jiřina Prokopová Language: English Applications: by email to, Application form available here… Read More »

Arbiter Appointments Guidelines for ECU Organisers

ECU Arbiters’ Council Chairman informs: According to the new FIDE regulations, there are some changes regarding the appointments of arbiters based on their category. ECU Tournaments are divided into two groups, category B tournaments and category C tournaments, as shown in the below table. IA Tomasz Delega Read the full article here

Arbiters Corner August

An article from the August edition of the ECU E-Magazine: “Finally, ECU Arbiters Council can appoint arbiters for OTB Events!’” by IA Geert Bailleul.

Arbiters Corner July

An article from the July edition of the ECU E-Magazine: “Let’s talk ‘Hybrid’” by IA Tania Karali.

Arbiters Corner June

An article from the June edition of the ECU E-Magazine: “Once upon a time in Belgium…” by IA Geert Bailleul.

Arbiters Corner May

An article from the May edition of the ECU E-Magazine: “BE HERE, BE THERE, BE FAIR” by IA Marco Biagioli.

Report from the NOA Course

On April 12th – 13th the ECU Arbiters’ Council organised the first Certification Course for National Online Arbiters. 25 arbiters attended, from which 5 were IAs, 4 FAs and 16 NAs. The lecturers were the members of the Council, Geert Bailleul, Marco Biagioli, Tania Karali and Jirina Prokopova. During the Course, the attendants were introduced to the FIDE/ECU… Read More »

Arbiters Corner April

An article from the April edition of the ECU E-Magazine: “Missed translation…” by IA Tomasz Delega.