Arbiters Corner January

An article from the January edition of the ECU E-Magazine: “The difference between a good arbiter and not the best one – episode 2” by IA Tomasz Delega.

2022 Call of interest has been launched!

After the first Call of Interest for arbiters to be appointed by ECU Arbiters’ Council in European Championships was launched in 2019, pursuant to the relevant regulations (available here) the Arbiters’ Council launches the second Call on Interest for 2022 European Championships. From the first ones, there are several news: Following a lot of comments regarding the languages’… Read More »

Arbiters Corner October

An article from the October edition of the ECU E-Magazine: “The difference between a good arbiter and not the best one” by IA Tomasz Delega.

Council’s meeting materials

The meeting of the European Arbiters’ Council took place yesterday evening in Terme Catez, Slovenia. The Council would like to thank all arbiters and other attendees for their interest, active participation and a good atmosphere. All presented materials can be found below. Presentations of ECU AC members:

Council’s meeting in Slovenia

The ECU Arbiters’ Council will meet during the ECU General Assembly 2021. The meeting will take place in Terme Catez on November 12 at 8 pm CET. The meeting Agenda is available below and will include Annual reports and other segments presented by the Council members: Regulations for the appointments GDPR collection status ECU AC Website and online… Read More »

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 »

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.