The FIDE Arbiters Commission and the North American Chess Association (NACA) are proud to present the first ever FIDE Arbiters Seminar utilizing Internet conferencing technology. In efforts to reduce the financial burden to those wishing to organize the required Arbiters Seminar, the Arbiters Commission and the NACA are jointly cooperating in the evaluation of Internetconferencing technology to deliver the required seminar for individuals seeking to become accredited as FIDE Arbiters.
The Chief Lecturer will be the FIDE’s Chairman of the Arbiters Commission and International Arbiter, Mr. Panagiotis Nikolopoulos. The Assistant Lecturer will be International Arbiter and International Organizer, Sevan A. Muradian.
The following participants have been selected for the pilot program for delivery of the FIDE Arbiter Seminar via Internet conferencing:
- Boyd Reed (USA)
- Payam Afkham-Ebrahimi (USA)
- William Broich (USA)
- Tom Langland (USA)
- David Kuhns (USA)
- Ken Ballou (USA)
- Chase Watters (USA)
- Harish Parwani (USA)
- Enrique Huerta (USA)
- Michael Belcher (USA)
- Hanniegn Pitre (USA)
- Matt Phelps (USA)
- Andre Harding (USA)
- Jeffrey Vollmer (USA)
- Chris Kim (USA)
- Bob Ballard (USA)
- Kevin Hyde (USA)
- Simon Ong (CAN)
- Andrei Botez (CAN)
The arbiter seminar is a requirement for individuals seeking recognition as a FIDE Arbiter. An examination is given on the final day of the series which requires a minimum score of 80%.
The seminar schedule is as follows:
The seminar will take place over the course of 4 weekend dates, with 3 days of lectures and 1 day of the exam. The dates and times are as follows:
- 10‐July‐2010 beginning at 10:00 Chicago time until 15:00 Chicago time (lecture)
- 11‐July‐2010 beginning at 10:00 Chicago time until 15:00 Chicago time (lecture)
- 17‐July‐2010 beginning at 10:00 Chicago time until 15:00 Chicago time (lecture)
- 18‐July 2010 beginning at 10:00 Chicago time until 13:00 Chicago time (exam)
Upon completion of the seminar a full report will be delivered during the FIDE Congress in Khanty-Mansiysk to the Arbiters Commission.