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FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Saudi Arabia

1 to 5 February 2011, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, by the Arab Chess Federation

From 1 to 5 February 2011 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, by the Arab Chess Federation, in cooperation with Saudi Chess Club and under the auspices of FIDE.

The lecturer was IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer. The lectures were in Arabic language.

25 people from 10 Federations (KSA, SOM, EGY, SYR, MTN, TUR, SUD, AFG, INA and BAN) participated in the Seminar.

17 of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures and the following succeeded in the test and will be awarded a norm or the FIDE Arbiter title (according to the art. 3.10 of the Regulations of the titles of Arbiters) and after the approval of the next FIDE Presidential Board:

Dumairia Basem (SYR) FA Norm

Al-Otaibi Talaq (KSA) FA Title
Suliman Hamed (KSA) FA Title
Adel Haitham (EGY) FA Norm
Al-Habeeb Emad (KSA) FA Title

Al-Ahmadi Assim (KSA) FA Title

Al-Nhier Abdulla (KSA) FA Title

IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos
Chairman, FIDE Arbiters’ Commission


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