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    IA/FA title regulations

    Which tournaments in Australia currently meet the regulations at the bottom of this posts to allow an arbiter to get the required norms for IA/FA title?

    1 Introduction

    1.1 The following regulations can only be altered by the General Assembly following recommendation by the Arbiters Council.

    1.1.1 Changes to the regulations shall only be made every fourth year, commencing from 2004 (unless the Council agrees urgent action is required).

    1.1.2 Any such changes shall take effect from 1 July of the year following the decision by the General Assembly.

    1.1.3 The titles for award are International Arbiter (IA) and FIDE Arbiter (FA).

    1.1.4 the titles are valid for life from the date awarded or registered.

    1.1.5 the judging unit is the FIDE Arbiters` Council.

    1.1.6 The Arbiters` Council is appointed by the General Assembly for the same period of office as the FIDE President. The Council shall include a chairman and not more than 16 experts who shall have voting rights in the Council. No Federation shall have more than one representative in the Council. The Council may subsequently include new members who shall have consultative voice but no voting rights.

    1.1.7 The Presidential Board or Executive Board may confirm the titles under 1.1.3 in clear cases only, after consultation with the Arbiters Council chairman.

    1.1.8 The Council usually makes its decisions in the sessions immediately preceding the opening of the General Assembly.

    1.1.9 In exceptional circumstances, the Council may recommend a title by correspondence voting.

    2 General Regulations for Arbiter norms

    Code:
    2.1.1 	
    
    Format 		- 	Swiss, Round Robin or other
    Level 		- 	World, Continental, Open, National
    Type 		- 	Individual, Team
    Certificates 	- 	number of norm certificates to be issued
    Norms 		- 	number of norms that can be used in application
    Code:
    Format 		Level of Event 		Type 			Certificates 		Norms
    
    = 		World 			= 			No limit 		=
    = 		Continental 		= 			No limit 		=
    Swiss 		International 		= 			1 per 50 players 	No limit
    Swiss 		National Championships 	Individual (adult) 	Maximum 2 		No limit
    Swiss 		National Championships 	Team 			Maximum 2 		One norm
    Rapid Chess 	World / Continental 	= 			= 			one norm

    2.1.2 An arbiter in the highest division of the National Team Championship, whereby the following requirements are met: a minimum of four boards per team;

    1. a minimum of 10 teams;
    2. at least 60% of the players are FIDE rated.

    2.1.3 Applicants for the title of IA/FA must be at least 21 years old.


    3 Requirements for the title of International Arbiter (IA).

    All of the following:

    3.1 Thorough knowledge of the Laws of Chess, the FIDE Regulations for chess competitions, the Swiss Pairing Systems, the FIDE Regulations regarding achievement of title norms and the FIDE Rating System.

    3.2 Absolute objectivity, demonstrated at all times during his activity as an arbiter.

    3.3 Obligatory knowledge of English language, minimum at conversation level; and of chess terms in other official FIDE languages.

    3.4 Minimum skills at user level to work on a personal computer. Knowledge of pairing programs endorsed by the FIDE Swiss Pairing Committee, Word, Excel and E-mail.

    3.5 Skills to operate electronic chess clocks of different types and for different systems.

    3.6 Experience as chief or deputy arbiter in at least four FIDE rated events such as the following:

    1. The final of the National Individual (adult) Championship (maximum two norms).
    2. All official FIDE tournaments and matches.
    3. International title tournaments and matches.
    4. International chess events with at least 100 players.
    5. All official World and Continental Rapid Championships (maximum one norm).

    3.7 The title of the International Arbiter for each of the IBCA, ICSC, IPCA shall each be equivalent to one IA norm.

    3.8 Being a match arbiter in an Olympiad is equivalent to one IA norm. No more than one such norm will be considered for the title.

    3.9 The title of International Arbiter can be awarded only to applicants who have already been awarded the title of FIDE Arbiter.


    4 Requirements for the title of FIDE Arbiter (FA).

    All of the following:

    4.1 Thorough knowledge of the Laws of Chess, the FIDE Regulations for chess competitions, the Swiss Pairing Systems.

    4.2 Absolute objectivity, demonstrated at all times during his activity as an arbiter.

    4.3 Sufficient knowledge of at least one official FIDE language.

    4.4 Experience as chief or deputy arbiter in at least four FIDE Rated events. These can be either national or international.

    4.5 The title of FIDE Arbiter for each of the IBCA, ICSC, IPCA shall each be equivalent to one FA norm.

    4.6 For a candidate, being a match arbiter in an Olympiad is equivalent to one FA norm. No more than one such norm will be considered for the title.

    4.7 Applicants from federations which are unable to organize any tournaments valid for titles or rating, may be awarded the title on passing an examination set by the Arbiters` Council.

    5 Application Procedure

    5.1 Application forms for the titles listed in 1.1.3 are annexed hereto. They are:

    Code:
    Tournament Report Form with cross-table and decisions on appeals - 	TRF (one for each norm)
    Arbiter Norm Report Form 					 - 	ANR (one for each norm)
    Arbiter Title Application Form 					 - 	ATA
    5.2 The norm reports supporting a title application must be for at least two different types of tournament, or at least one international rated event according to 3.6(d), and achieved in events with starting dates that fall within a six-year period. The application must be submitted not later than the second FIDE Congress after the date of the latest event listed.

    5.3 Applications must be submitted to the FIDE Secretariat by the federation of the applicant. The national federation is responsible for the fee.

    5.4 All title applications together with full details must be posted on the FIDE website for a minimum of 60 days prior to finalisation. This is in order for any objections to be lodged.


    6 List of Application Forms:

    1. Tournament report form IT3.

    2. International Arbiter norm report form IA1.

    3. Application for award of the title of International Arbiter IA2.

    4. FIDE Arbiter norm report form FA1.

    5. Application for award of the title of FIDE Arbiter FA2.

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