From 14 to 17 April 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, by the Saudi Chess Association, in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation and under auspices of FIDE.
The Lecturer of the seminar was IA Yaser Motlaq Al Otaibi (KSA), FIDE Lecturer and Assistant Lecturer was FA Ahmed Agami (EGY).
The venue of the Seminar was the Mira Hotel in Riyadh.
The lectures were in Arabic language with translation into English.
Sixteen (16) people from Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Jordan, Sudan, Syria and Egypt participated in the Seminar and all of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures.
The following succeeded in the test and they will be awarded a norm for the title of the FIDE Arbiter, after the approval of the next FIDE Presidential Board or Congress:
Aref Sufyan 9402837 YEM
Almustafa, Tareq JOR
Emad, Tania (F) 8102007 JOR
Alharthi, Wael 21511098 KSA
Mohammed, Mamdooh Shaban 10639225 EGY
Alqarni, Ali A 21511764 KSA
Nacim,Lazkani 7605587 SYR
Fathi, Ali JOR
Haikal, Mohammed M 7604939 SYR
Abokamel, Feras 21511756 SYR
AbduljaIil, Tamer M 10642773 EGY
Alsafi, Osama SUD
IA Takis Nikolopoulos
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission