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Kevin Bonham
04-06-2020, 12:47 PM
Dear colleagues,

The Arbiters Commission is pleased to announce two new workshops: the first one (June 10, co-organized with ECU) will be dedicated to educating arbiters on best practices to fulfill their role in the new context of online competitions. The second one (June 18) will provide some guidelines to arbiters in the process of title applications, with the aim of helping arbiters and federations to have their title applications approved timely and smoothly.

Both webinars are free of charge, and we will appreciate it if you could forward this announcement to all the arbiters in your respective federations.



FIDE and ECU Workshop for arbiters in Online Chess

The conference will be held on Zoom. To register, simply send an email to chairman.arbiters@fide.com. Prior to the start, the organizer will provide a link to join the webinar.

Schedule: 10.06.2020 [Wednesday], 18:00 - 20:00 CEST

Title - Workshop for arbiters in online chess events

Hosts - IA Laurent Freyd, Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters' Commission and IA Tomasz Delega, Chairman of the ECU Arbiters' Council

Description - the hosts will share about online events and best practices to help arbiters fulfilling their role in this new context.

Topics to be discussed:
- What's the role of the arbiter in online tournaments.
- How to get prepared for different kinds of online tournament formats.
- How to deal with the challenges that an arbiter may face online.
- What are the useful processes and tools for arbiters online.
- How to implement fair-play measures and tools.

Kevin Bonham
04-06-2020, 12:48 PM
This is, I think, 2-4 am Thursday Friday 11 th Australian eastern time, for those who are really keen!