All India Chess Federation’s Arbiters Refresher Course started today at GSC Bank Guest House Naranpura, Ahmedabad. In a brief opening ceremony International Master Sekhar Sahu, Vice President All India Chess Federation along with Shri. Bhavesh Patel, Secretary Gujarat State Chess Association inaugurated the event in presence of Shri. Mayur Patel and Shri. Yashpal Patel.
This is the first refresher course and three more such refresher courses will be held at Chennai, Delhi and Bhubaneswar in the coming months to enhance the knowledge of Arbiters about the recent changes in FIDE Laws as well as other regulations. AICF made this refresher course mandatory for Arbiters and with effect from 01 Apr 2018, Arbiters undergone refresher course are only allowed to officiate in FIDE Rated events.
International Arbiters MS Gopakumar and Dharmendra Kumar are the lecturers and 21 Arbiters from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Kerala are taking part in this course.