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Monastir Workshop for the International Arbiters

From 20 to 22 June 2014 a Workshop for the training of the International Arbiters was organized in Monastir, Tunisia, by the Tunisian Chess Federation, in cooperation with the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and under the auspices of FIDE.

The venue of the Workshop was the Monastir Center Hotel (4*) in Monastir, where the participants were accommodated.

The lecturers were IA, IO & FIDE Lecturer Dirk De Ridder (BEL), Secretary of the Fide Arbiters’ Commission and IA, FM & FIDE Lecturer Stephen Boyd (FRA). The Coordinator of the Workshop was IA, IO & FI Béchir Messaoudi (TUN).

The lectures were in the French language.

The subjects that were discussed during the lectures included the changes of the Laws of Chess that will be in effect from 1 July 2014, the changes in the titles and ratings regulations that are in effect from 1 July 2013 and those that will be in effect from 1 July 2014, the regulations for the titles of Arbiters & Players, the regulations for the Dutch Swiss system, Swiss Manager & Chess base, the cheating in Chess, anti-cheating guidelines for the Arbiters, incidents that happened during the games and the Arbiter’s decisions.

Monastir Workshop for the International Arbiters

Eighteen (18) International Arbiters from five (5) Federations (Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Libya and Tunisia) participated in the Workshop. All participants were satisfied by the training and the Seminar.


1. Chaabani, Abdelkader TUN IA C 5501958
2. Bechir Messaoudi TUN IA D 5501067
3. Benyamina, Ali ALG IA D 7902638
4. Baktache, Mohamed Ali TUN IA D 5500850
5. Cherif, Khemaies TUN IA D 5502004
6. Chouari, Wajdi TUN IA D 5500184
7. El Hafdhi, Taoufik TUN IA D 5500958
8. Hammami, Slim TUN IA D 5502080
9. Marzouk, Amira TUN IA D 5501148
10 Slami, Zoheir MOR IA D 9002073
11 Zidi, Abdullah TUN IA D 5502128
12 Ben Saïd, Hamda TUN FA D 5502934
13 Bouzir, Khelifa TUN FA D 5502926
14 Cherif, Mondher TUN FA D 5502969
15 Hammouda, Salam TUN FA D 5502900
16 Jemai, Akram TUN FA D 5500591
17 Matoussi, Amina TUN FA D 5501164
18 Zobida, Saeid Tbuot LBA FA D 9202510

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