Category Archives: Announcements

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 »

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 »