As per FIDE rules from 01.01.2013 onwards, all FIDE Rated tournaments and Grandmaster tournaments should have only licensed Arbiters.
In view of the above the AICF would like to arm itself with adequate number of Senior Arbiters along with the existing International Arbiters & FIDE Arbiters. AICF has been organizing FIDE Arbiter Seminars regularly for the past six years with view to broad base the number of FIDE Arbiters. Many Grandmaster tournaments are encouraged by AICF not only to help players to get FIDE title Norms but also to help many gain FA & IA Norms. Only the above 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 from 01.01.2013 onwards.
Earlier this year, AICF had conducted the Senior Arbiter Examination at four centres namely Chennai, Kolkata Guwahati and Thrissur. Further to the above the AICF will be conducting one more Senior Arbiter Examination which is organised by Maharashtra Chess Association at Ahmednagar, at 02.00 PM on 12th January, 2014. However, the MCA will organise two days seminar on 11th and 12th January for the benefit of aspiring arbiters. Interested persons 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 on or before 5th January, 2014. Please be informed that you will attend the examination at your own cost including boarding & lodging.
Course material for the examination may be downloaded from the website and participants are requested to come prepared for the examination. Those who do not attend the seminar on 11th, may clear their doubts on the syllabus by interacting with Prof. R. Anantharam IA, Chairman, Arbiters’ Commission on the morning of the examination day.
Organizers : Maharashtra Chess Association & Ahmednagar Dt. Chess Assn.
Date : 12/01/2014.
Venue : Iris Premiere Hotel, Ahmed Nagar
Nearest railway station : Ahmednagar
Nearest airport : Pune/Aurangabad
Contact person : Yashwant Bopat, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Mobile: 093260 92501, 096659 32165