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Appointment system for arbiters for ECU Events

by Tomasz Delega Dear colleagues, dear arbiters, I don’t like to use big words, but this time something important happened for chess society, especially for chess arbiters in Europe. During the European Chess Union General Assembly in Batumi, Georgia (26 October 2019), the delegates unanimously approved the proposal by ECU Arbiters’ Council regarding the system of appointments of… Read More »

Message to the delegates of all ECU Federations

The ECU Arbiters’ Council made some proposals to be discussed and hopefully to be approved during the ECU General Assembly in Batumi. Our main proposal concerns the appointment of match arbiters by ECU Arbiters’ Council during all ECU Events as mentioned in the ECU Tournament Regulations (Annex 6: List of Arbiters to be appointed by the ECU President… Read More »

New Rules valid from 1 July 2019

IA Tomasz Delega In the previous FIDE management there was a good habit, to inform federations in advance by email about new rules or regulations, valid from 1 July, next year after the FIDE Olympiad. This important reminder has been an inspiration for federations to translate all novelties to the national languages. Then, arbiters and organizers around the… Read More »

TO BE OR NOT TO BE (ILLEGAL)? THAT IS THE QUESTION!

IA Marco Biagioli Some of the changes in FIDE Laws of Chess occurred in the last two years, brought big news for us Arbiters. First, since July 2017, moving a piece with two hands is considered and penalised as an illegal move; and second, since January 2018, illegal moves in Rapid and Blitz games are penalised as in… Read More »

Workshop during the EWICC

During the Women Individual Chess Championship in Antalya (April 2019, Turkey) the ECU Arbiters’ Council organized an online video workshop for all the arbiters of the tournament, together with all arbiters who were interested. Lecturer of the workshop was IA Tomasz Delega, Chairman of the ECU Arbiters’ Council. The following topics were discussed:  the functioning and the working… Read More »