Senior Arbiter Examination at Vellore, Tamil Nadu 

As per FIDE rules from 01.01.2013 onwards, all FIDE Rated tournaments and Grandmaster tournaments should have only licensed Arbiters.

Only the three categories of Arbiters – IA, FA & Senior Arbiter will be recognized as technical officials to conduct FIDE rated tournaments by AICF. As per AICF decision, all the arbiters have to register with AICF with annual fee of Rs.1000/-. Henceforth, only those arbiters who are registered with AICF and subsequently with FIDE are being allowed to participate in tournaments as technical officials.

On behalf of the All India Chess Federation, Tamil Nadu State Chess Association and Vellore District Chess Association will be organising a Senior Arbiter Examination at Vellore, at 02.00 PM on Saturday, 18th February, 2017. However, the Tamil Nadu Chess Association will conduct a doubt clearing session for the benefit of aspiring arbiters from 09.00 AM to 01.00 PM on the day of the examination.

Interested persons, who have completed 18 years of age, may kindly send the attached registration form filled and duly forwarded by their respective state association along with a fee of Rs.4000/- by Demand Draft favouring All India Chess Federation payable at Chennai. The same may be sent to All India Chess Federation, 70, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Periamet, Chennai – 600 003, on or before 10th February 2017. Please be informed that you will attend the examination at your own cost including boarding & lodging.  Last date to receive registration is 10th February.

Course material for the examination may be downloaded from the website and participants are requested to come prepared for the examination.

Organizers    :  Tamil Nadu State Chess Association and Vellore District Chess Association

Resource person for doubt clearing session: Prof.R. Anantharam IA, Chairman, Arbiters’ Commission, AICF

Date      :  18/02/2017

Venue   : Annai Meera College of Engineering, Chennai Highway, Vellore

Vellore is about 120 KMs from Chennai on the Chennai – Bangalore highway and 220 KMs from Bangalore. The college is about 4 KMs from the city.

Contact persons:Mr. Shanmugam: +91 99940 68677 and Mr.Manogar: +91 94434 21249

e-mail: All India Chess Federation:

VDCA Secretary: Mr. SHANMUGHAM E.,

Treasurer: Mr. Manogar Bhell




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