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Praise for the ECU…from the USA

Article by: By André Harding On May 3rd I attended the online ECU Arbiter Seminar held just before the 74th Internet-based FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar. Being a National Arbiter from the USA, I had no previous exposure to the ECU Arbiters Council. I’m impressed specifically with how the ECU Arbiters Council has made evaluating and selecting Arbiters as objective… Read More »

Swiss-Manager guide from IA Tania Karali

Distinguished international arbiter Tania Karali from Greece created a thorough guide to one of the most frequently used pairing softwares – Swiss Manager. Tania explained her reasons to dedicate so much time to create something, which she will share with all of us: “I decided to write a complete guide for Swiss-Manager, a manual to help both new… Read More »

Chess Arbiters’ thematic crossword – solution

In case you didn’t catch the solution of the Chess Arbiters’ thematic crossword in the April issue of the ECU Magazine, you can find out the right answers here. Click on the picture to open or download the pdf version. Prepared by: IA Tomasz Delega

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 »