FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Terme Catez, Slovenia

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, ENG, FIN, GRE, IRQ, ITA, POL, RUS, and SLO) participated in the Seminar and twelve (12) of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures.

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Online Arbiter and National Online Arbiter Certification Courses

Online Arbiter Certification Courses

In early January 2021, the FIDE Online Chess Regulations and the ECU Annex for Online Chess Competitions were published and the ECU Arbiters’ Council had a new responsibility: To train arbiters who would work as officers in online events.

Three Certification Courses for Online Arbiters designated for IAs/FAs were organised. Each course included 6 hours of theory and practice and a 2-hour exam.

1st Course → January 16-19, 2021

2nd Course → January 27-30, 2021

3rd Course → February 23-26, 2021

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Refreshing courses

ECU Arbiters’ Council firmly believes that refreshing courses and workshops are very important for the quality of the arbiters. For that reason we would like to built a system of nominations for ECU events based on qualifications of arbiters, evaluations of their work and with some preferences for those who are attending courses.

Educational online workshops

FIDE Arbiters’ Commission organized two educational workshops for arbiters, both were managed by the Commission chairman IA Laurent Freyd. First one was for Arbiters in online chess events in cooperation with the ECU Arbiter’s Council chairman IA Tomasz Delega. The second workshop was dedicated to Arbiters’ title applications.

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74th Internet based FIDE Arbiters Seminar organized by the ECU Arbiters’ Council

From Monday May 4th until Thursday May 7th, the ECU Arbiters’ Council organized an internet based FA Seminar, in cooperation with the Education Team of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission.

The lecturer was IA Jirina Prokopova (CZE), FIDE lecturer, member of the ECU Arbiters’ Council and member of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission.

The assistant lecturers were IA Marco Biagioli (ITA), member of the ECU Arbiters’ Council and IA Geert Bailleul (BEL), secretary of  the ECU Arbiters’ Council. The observer was IA Tomasz Delega (POL), chairman of the ECU Arbiters’ Council.The language of the seminar was in English.

Prior to the FA seminar, on Sunday May 3rd , there was also a workshop for all ECU arbiters, organized by the ECU  Arbiters’ Council with the same lecturers as for the FA seminar.

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IA-Workshop, IO-Seminar and FA-Seminar in Trieste

During 7 day Triest (Italy) was the centre of everything which has to do with arbiters and organizers in chess.

The Arbiters Workshop took place on the 3rd and 4th of September.

The workshop was organized by the ECU Arbiters’ Council in cooperation with the Italian Chess Federation Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE. 18 very experienced IA’s attended, among them 5 IA A’ Cat., 2 IA B’ Cat., 4 IA C’ Cat. and 7 IA D’ Cat.

The workshop was led by IA Takis Nikolopoulos, Honorary Chairman of FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, and by IA Tomasz Delega, Chairman of ECU Arbiters’ Council.

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Online Video Workshop during the EWICC 2019 in Antalya

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 plan of the ECU Arbiters’ Council; the New Rules of Chess valid from July 1st 2019; discussion on anti-cheating and anti-cheating measures.

List of participants.

Refreshing course in Skopje

ECU Arbiters refreshing course took place on 26th and 27th of March in Skopje.

The course was held simultaneously with European Individual Chess
Championship 2019 and the lecturer was the chairman of the ECU Arbiters Council, Mr. Tomasz Delega.

Participants discussed and were informed about the activities of ECU Arbiters Council, Tie-break system of the events, General Regulations for Competitions 2019. They have also watched case studies from chess
tournaments and spoke about anti-cheating measures which are being applied and developed.

List of participants.