From 5 to 9 December 2016 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Marrakech, Morocco, by the Royal Morocco Chess Federation, in cooperation with the Arab Chess Federation and under auspices of FIDE.
The venue of the Seminar was the Zalagh Kasbah Hotel & SPA Hotel in Marrakech.
The lecturer was IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was IA Akkour Abdelfattah (MAR).
The lectures were in Arabic language with translation in French and English.
Seventeen (17) National Arbiters from Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Palestine and Jordan participated in the Seminar and thirteen (13) of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures.
The following succeeded in the test and will be awarded a norm of the FIDE Arbiter, after the approval of the next FIDE Presidential Board:
Elhaouti, Ahmed 9004017 MAR
Bamafi, Hamid 9013296 MAR
Alqwasma, Mohamed 11501227 PLE
Almasry,Ziad 11504650 PLE
Aabadli, Youssef 9013300 MAR
Saifi, Walid 7901666 ALG
El Fazari, Mohamed Amin 9002545 MAR
Elbount, Abdelaziz 9013288 MAR
Regui, Abdenbi 9013164 MAR
Adraoui, Mbarek 9003924 MAR
Ahmad, Saadah 8101779 JOR
IA Takis Nikolopoulos
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission