Category Archives: Announcements

ECU Arbiters’ Council meeting in Budva, Montenegro

The ECU Arbiters’ Council’s will be held during the ECU General Assembly 2023, in Hotel Splendid, Budva, Montenegro. The meeting Agenda, the annual report that has been submitted to the General Assembly and the list of arbiters who have officiated in ECU tournaments in 2023 is available below: Meeting Agenda (download in pdf) Report to the ECU General Assembly… Read More »

Call of Interest for events in 2022 – Interested arbiters

The ECU Arbiters Council has finalised the list with the arbiters who applied after the “Call of Interest 2022”. This list has been published on the ECU Arbiters Council website and can be found here. According to the “System of appointment of the Arbiters in official ECU Championships” Section III-10, every national federation has to opportunity to send… Read More »

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Terme Catez, Slovenia – Report

From 14th to 18th November 2021, a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Terme Catez, Slovenia, by the European Chess Union, under the auspices of FIDE. The Lecturer was IA Prokopova, Jirina (CZE), FIDE Lecturer and the Assistant Lecturer was IA Karali, Tania (GRE). The language of the Seminar was English. Sixteen (16) participants from nine (9) Federations (BLR,… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »