From 3 to 10 August 2014, during the 41th Chess Olympiad, a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Tromso, Norway, by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission in cooperation with the Norwegian Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE.
The seminar was held in the venue of the Olympiad, in the DVIR Building.
The lecturer was IA Dirk De Ridder (BEL), Secretary of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant Lecturer was IA Jamie Kenmure (AUS).
The lectures were in English language.
Twenty eight (28) people from Norway, Botswana, Fiji, Ghana, Guam, Guyana, Malawi, Ireland, Pakistan, Palau, Poland, Rwanda, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Yemen, Mongolia, Georgia and Netherlands Antilles participated in the Seminar and twenty two (22) 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 or the title of the FIDE Arbiter (according to the article 3.10 of the regulations for the titles of Arbiters), after the approval of the next FIDE Presidential Board:
Tshepiso Lopang 11300515 BOT, FA title
Vincent Masole 11300990 BOT, FA title
Yolander Persaud 19700431 GUY, FA title
Gabriel Mirza 2503093 IRL, FA norm
Erling Skjelstad 1508695 NOR, FA norm
Geir Brobakken 1511270 NOR, FA norm
Oyvind Pedersen 1501666 NOR, FA norm
Roger Lovaas 1514237 NOR, FA norm
Shahzad Mirza 7800088 PAK, FA title
Adam Dzwonkowski 1110373 POL, FA norm
IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission