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Training of the International Arbiters – New Delhi workshop

Official FIDE logoFIDE, the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and the All India Chess Federation announce the Asian workshop for the training of the International Arbiters in English language.

The workshop will be held in New Delhi, India, from 27 June 2014 (arrival) to 29 June 2014 (departure).

The venue will be Park Plaza Delhi Hotel (4*), where the accommodation of the participants will be arranged.

The schedule of the workshop will be as follows:
Saturday, 28 June: 10.00 -14.00: Laws of Chess and Tournament regulations
16.00- 20.00: Titles, Ratings and Swiss pairings regulations
Sunday, 29 June: 10.00 -14.00: Incidents happened in tournaments
Anti cheating recommendations for Arbiters

The Lecturers will be: IA Casto Abundo, Deputy President of the Asian Chess Federation and FIDE Lecturer and IA Prof. R. Anatharam, FIDE Lecturer.

The maximum number of the participants will be 25. The final list of the participants will be approved by the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission.

The priority for the participation in the workshop will be as follows:
1. Lecturers
2. IAs of A’ Category
3. IAs of B’ Category
4. IAs of C’ Category
5. IAs of D’ Category

FIDE will reimburse twenty (maximum) of the participants with up to 300 euros each, for covering their expenses, based on receipts.

The International Arbiters who want to participate in the workshop are kindly requested to register their participation, by sending an email to the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission (Chairman Takis Nikolopoulos: and Secretary Dirk De Ridder:

The deadline for the registration will be 6 June 2014 and the final list of participants will be published on the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission website on 9 June 2014.

For accommodation details please contact Mr. Bharat Singh Chauhan, (, who is the coordinator of the workshop.

Takis Nikolopoulos
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission

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