Category Archives: Articles

Arbiters Corner April

An article from the April edition of ECU E-Magazine: “The confusing case of the “virtual opponent” by Tania Karali. The current lockdown, however unfortunate it is, could be an opportunity to revise some chess and/or tournament rules. In chess tournaments, it is often that unplayed games cause various irregularities. These may include a player waiting for his opponent… Read More »

Arbiters Corner – Call of interest

(UPDATE – March edition included) Articles from the January edition of ECU E-Magazine by Geert Bailleul and February and March edition by Jirina Prokopova and Marco Biagioli sum up all you need to know about the Call of Interest and everything it envolves.

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 »