Chess bits

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Durban, South Africa

Official FIDE logoFrom 25 to 28 September 2014 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Durban, South Africa, by the Chess South Africa and under auspices of FIDE.

The venue of the Seminar was the International Convention Center, in Durban. The Seminar was held concurrently with the World Youth Chess Championships.

The lecturer was IA Alex McFarlane (SCO), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant lecturers were IA Gunther van den Berg (RSA) and IA Lara Barnes (ENG).

Eighteen (18) people (7 from South Africa, 5 from Zimbabwe, 1 each from Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, India, Kenya and Latvia) participated in the Seminar and in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures.

The following succeeded in the test and will be awarded a norm or the title of the FIDE Arbiter and after the approval of the next FIDE Presidential Board:

van Wyngaard Larissa RSA 14317800 FA norm
Veldsman Johannes RSA 14311038 FA norm
Gumbe Farirai Masimba Arthur ZIM 11000996 FA title
Sookdeo Divesh RSA 14319047 FA norm
Reyneke Anneline RSA 14319128 FA norm
Chimbamu Victor ZIM 11001330 FA title
Ottervanger Johannes Cornelis RSA 14310970 FA norm
Putka Verners LAT 11600659 FA norm
Msukwa Kezzie MAW 20500203 FA title
Shane Maartens RSA 14309254 FA norm
King’Oina Peter Duke Michieka KEN 10801880 FA title
Mthunzi Clive RSA 14308460 FA norm
Alapati Vinaya Choudary TAN 21600015 FA title

IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission

Chessdom is dedicated to professional and independent coverage of chess news and events from all over the globe! Join us for live chess games, interviews, video and photo reports, and social media reactions. Follow the development of the strongest chess software, which affects all chess today, via the Top Chess Engine Championship with its 24/7 live broadcast with chat.

Copyright © 2007-2022

To Top