Category Archives: Announcements

ECU Call of Interest – World Cup Hybrid

European Hybrid Qualification Tournament for the FIDE World Cup will take place from 22nd-30th May and will be played Online as a hybrid event, through Tornelo online platform. Taking into account current travel restrictions (that may remain or lifted in May) because of COVID-19, the ECU Arbiters Council need to collect data of arbiters, who are interested to work… Read More »

National Online Arbiter Certification Course

European Chess Union Arbiters Council National Online Arbiter Certification Course 12–13 April 2021 For whom is the course? The course is for any arbiters who are licenced as NA or higher and are interested in learning about the FIDE and ECU regulations for Online events, various playing zones and Video Conference Systems. The course language is English. In… Read More »

3rd OA certification course results

The 3rd OA Certification Course, which was organised by the ECU Arbiters’ Council from February 23rd to 26th, has been concluded. 21 participants attended the course and were informed about the FIDE/ECU Online Chess Regulations, Fair Play Regulations, handling Zoom calls and managing online chess platforms. As in the previous courses, Tomasz Delega, Chairman of the ECU Arbiters’… Read More »

2nd OA certification course results

The 2nd OA seminar, concluded on Saturday 30th January. We are proud we have another 14 certified online arbiters! This time, what can happen during online events, we had some disconnection cases during the exam and a results of few people are in progress. Those who didn’t succeed are invited for the next exam. I would like to… Read More »

3rd OA certification course

European Chess Union Arbiters Council On-line Arbiter Certification Course 3rd seminar and exam 23 – 26 February 2021 For whom is the course? The course is for any FAs or IAs who are interested in getting a certification of online arbiters. For the European arbiters, the OA certification will be required to work as an arbiter during the… Read More »

1st OA certification course results

The 1st OA seminar successfully ended on Tuesday 19th January, when 30 people took part in the first exam. The course started on Saturday with lectures about online regulations, continued on 2nd day with introduction and practical demonstrations of major platforms. 3rd day participants dived into more advanced features of the Tornelo platform. 33 people attended the seminar… Read More »

2nd OA certification course

European Chess Union Arbiters Council On-line Arbiter Certification Course 2nd seminar and exam 27-30 January 2021 For whom is the course? The course is for any FAs or IAs who are interested in getting a certification of online arbiters. For the European arbiters, the OA certification will be required to work as an arbiter during the ECU online… Read More »

OA certification course

European Chess Union Arbiters Council On-line Arbiter Certification Course First seminar and exam 16-19 January 2021 For whom is the course? The seminar is for the European arbiters, having FA or IA title, who are interested in to work as an arbiter during the ECU online tournaments. What are the cost of the certification? The cost is 30… Read More »

ECU Arbiters’ Council Meeting

ECU Arbiters’ Council Meeting will take place online on 17 December 2020 at 19:00 – 21:00 CET. The ECU Arbiters’ Council invites representatives of the European Federations for an open meeting of the council. Each National Chess federation, member of ECU can register two participants for the AC meeting. Meeting’s Agenda: 1. Annual report of the council 2.… Read More »

Arbiters Riddle – Results

In the latest issue of the ECU E-Magazine we published the results of Arbiters Riddle prepared by IA Tania Karali and announced the winner. We would like to thank everyone, who sent us their answer and participated in the competition. And of course, congratulations to the winner IA David Gonzalez Gandara from Spain! See the solution in the… Read More »