FIDE Trainers' Seminar in Kallithea, Greece Print
Thursday, 17 June 2010 07:11
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1. Objective: To educate and certify Trainers and Chess-Teachers on an international basis. This FIDE Trainers Seminar for FIDE Trainer Titles Diploma is approved by FIDE and the FIDE Trainers Commission (TRG). The seminar is co-organised by the FIDE Trainers Commission (TRG), the Greek Chess Federation and the Club ‘AMO Galaxias’.

2. Dates: 26th June to 1st July 2010. 

3. Location: Kallithea/Khalkidiki, Greece (Athos Palace). 

4. Participants - Qualification / Professional Skills Requirements: 

FIDE/TRG will award the following titles, according to the approved TRG Guide:

1.2. Titles’ Descriptions / Requirements / Awards:

1.2.3. FIDE Instructor (FI)

1.2.3.1. Scope / Mission:

a. Raised the competitive standard of national youth players to an international level.

b. National examiner.

c. Trained players with rating below 2000.

1.2.3.2. Qualification / Professional Skills Requirements:

a. Proof of National Trainer education and recommendation for participation by the National Federation.

b. Proof of at least 2 years activity as a Trainer.

c. Achieved a career top FIDE or National ELO rating of 2000 (strength).

d. TRG seminar Norm.

1.2.3.3. Title Award:

a. By successful participation in a TRG Seminar.

1.2.4. National Instructor (NI)

1.2.4.1. Scope / Mission:

a. Raised the level of competitive chess players to a national level standard.

b. Instructed/trained players with rating up to 1700.

c. School teacher.

1.2.4.2. Qualification / Professional Skills Requirements:

a. Minimum two years experience as Developmental Instructor (level).

b. Achieved a career top FIDE or National ELO rating of 1700 (strength).

c. Trainees have minimum top-10 placing in recognized national level competitions.

d. TRG seminar Norm.

1.2.4.3. Title Award:

a. By successful participation in a TRG Seminar.

1.2.5. Developmental Instructor (DI)

1.2.5.1. Scope / Mission:

a. Spread the love for chess among children and methodically bring them to a competitive level.

b. Instructions for Beginners, Elementary, Intermediate and Recreational level players.

c. School teacher.

1.2.5.2. Qualification / Professional Skills Requirements:

a. Knows the FIDE Laws of Chess (Basic Rules of Play and Competition Rules).

b. Achieved a career top FIDE or National ELO rating of 1400 (strength).

c. TRG seminar Norm.

1.2.5.3. Title Award:

a. By successful participation in a TRG Seminar.

5. Number of Participants: Maximum of 25 Trainers based on first-come first-serve basis.

6. Order of Events:

Sunday 

June 27th

Day 1

17:00-20:00

Monday 

June 28th

Day 2

16:30-19:30

Tuesday 

June 29th

Day 3

17:00-20:00

Wednesday 

June 30th

Day 4

16:30-19:30

Thursday 

July 1st

Day 5

16:30-19:30

7. Lectures / Exercises: The FIDE Trainers Seminar will take-up 15 hours. The lectures will be conducted in the Greek language and a lesson hour equals to 45 minutes. A projector and a microphone will be in use during the lectures.

8. Trainer Certificate / Diploma:

1.3. Procedures / Financial:

a. After successful graduation from the seminar course, each participant will receive a participation certificate signed by the Lecturer / Seminar Leader.

b. After the detailed report submission by the Lecturer / Seminar Leader to TRG, the later will submit the titles’ applications/proposals to FIDE for approval by an official body (PB, EB or GA).

c. Following approval, the trainer will receive the official diploma badge (the badge shall include the photograph of the trainer and the license validity) from FIDE, if the following conditions are fulfilled:

c1. Requirements (Qualification) for each title as described above.

c2. Diploma of the successful participation in the FIDE Trainer Seminar (except for FST).

c3. Written examinations (except for FST).

c4. Payments of FIDE fees (participation and titles), according to the following table:

Title Awarded

Title Award (one-time)

Licence Fee (valid for 4 years)

FIDE Instructor

100 Euros

60 Euros

National Instructor

50 Euros

30 Euros

Developmental Instructor

50 Euros

30 Euros

d. The FIDE fee by a participant to a TRG seminar is 100 euros and it must be paid to the affiliated federation/body, co-organiser of the Seminar. The affiliated federation/body, co-organiser will be invoiced by FIDE for the total amount of the participants’ fees.

e. It is allowed for a participant to pay for his Title Fee in advance to the affiliated federation/body co-organiser or to FIDE directly. In this case he/she must inform FIDE in written form for his action. In case that his/her Title fails to be approved by FIDE, the Title Fee is not refundable.

f. A titled Trainer will be charged a ‘Licence Fee’ after two calendar years have passed since the title was awarded. Each licence will be valid for four (4) years. (ex) World Champions and the FST of the 2004 Direct Approval (founders) are exempt from these licence regulations. Failing to fulfil the licence’s obligations will lead to a suspension from the trainers’ titles lists.

g. English language is the official language for communication and applications between TRG and Trainers.

9. Costs: The costs for travel, board & lodging will be born by the sending federation, club or participant. The FIDE seminar’s fee is 200 euros per participant (includes the 100 euros FIDE fee). All handouts (Greek & English) and examination will be free.

10. Enrolment: The deadline for enrolment / payment: 26th June 2010.

11. Board and Lodging: According to special announcement by the Greek Chess Federation and Club ‘AMO Galaxias’.

12. Lecturers: The program would be fullfield by FST & GM Efstratios Grivas (15 hours). The lectures were prepared by TRG members.  

13. Seminar Plan: The detailed plan of lectures / examinations will be as follows:

Day 1

Grivas

17:00-17:45

 

18:00-18:45

 

19:00-19:45

Welcome Speech - FIDE Trainers Commission

A Look in the Past

Trainers’ Ranking - FIDE Guide

Nutritional Practices of Chess Grandmasters

Physical and Psychological Factors

Nature or Nurture

Day 2

Grivas

16:30-17:15

 

17:30-18:15

 

18:30-19:15

 

Differences Between Boys and Girls in Chess

Chess Literature

Getting to Know Ourselves

Building a Repertoire

Middlegame & Endgame Theory

The Role of Classics

Day 3

Grivas

17:00-17:45

 

18:00-18:45

 

19:00-19:45

Chess Intuition

Basic / Typical Plans

The Role of Prophylactic Thinking

Trainers’ Common Mistakes

Working with Classical Games

Technique of Analysis

Day 4

Grivas

16:30-17:15

 

17:30-18:15

 

18:30-19:15

 

The Golden Rules of the Endgame

Pawn Endings

Queen Endings

Rook Endings

Bishop Endings

Knight Endings

Day 5

Grivas

16:30-17:15

 

17:30-18:15

 

18:30-19:30

How to Think in Endgames

Mixed Endings

Attacking the King

The Bishop-pair

Written Examinations


14. Information:
Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglu ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

15. Payments: When making Bank Transfers please kindly include the following details:

Bank Name:                 Eurobank EFG

Address:                      Greece

Account Holder:          Savvas Mavromoustakos

IBAN Euro:                 0026.0138.93.0200332816

SWIFT CODE:           EFGBGRAA

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Participant’s Personal ID / Registration
 
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