From 18 to 20 April 2014 a Workshop for the training of the International Arbiters was organized in Amman, Kingdom of Jordan, by the Jordan Chess Federation and the Arab Chess Federation, in cooperation with the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and under the auspices of FIDE.
The venue of the Workshop was the conference hall of the Arena Space Hotel, in Amman, where all the participants were accommodated.
The lecturers were IA Mahdi Abdulrahim (UAE), Councilor of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer and IA Shaker Alafoo (BRN), Member of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and FIDE Lecturer.
The lectures were in Arabic 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, the regulations for the Dutch Swiss system, the cheating in Chess and Anti cheating guidelines for the Arbiters and incidents that happened during the games and the Arbiter’s decisions.
Twenty four (24) Arbiters from twelve (12) Federations (Kingdom of Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Algeria, Kuwait, UAE, Egypt, Somalia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Russia) participated in the Workshop and received certificates of attendance after the end of the lectures.
You can find the list of participants here.
IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission