Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Canadian delegation is getting bigger!

I am happy to announce that Mr. Aris Marghetis from Ottawa will join our team as an arbiter! Some of you already know him from North American Youth Championship, held in Montreal in August. He has the title of Fide Arbiter and was invited directly by the Greek Chess Federation. Another thing that I believe is worth mentioning is the fact that Aris speaks Greek!

Welcome Aris! - Kαλωσόρισμα Aris! 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Team shirts are here!

Great news: Canada will have two arbiters at WYCC!

Happened before for Canada to have one arbiter at WYCC, but this is the first time when we will have two arbiters.

It is my pleasure to inform you that Organizing Committee of WYCC 2010 together with the head arbiter of WYCC 2010 Mr Georgios Mastrokoukos agreed to accept Mr. Parmjit Sohal and Mr. Oleksandr (Alex) Kalaydin in the arbiters team at WYCC. They are experienced TD, here in Canada and also outside in Europe, Asia and North America.

Congratulation and good luck!


Monday, September 20, 2010

European Youth Chess Championship 2010

Today is starting EYCC in Batumi (Georgia). Take a look how some of your possible future opponents are playing.



Monday, September 13, 2010

FIDE Arbiters' Seminar in Porto Caras, Halkidiki, Greece

The FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, in cooperation with the organizing committee of the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships 2010 and the Greek Chess Federation, is going to organize a FIDE Arbiters' Seminar in Porto Caras, Halkidiki, Greece, during the World Youth Chess Championships.

The dates of the Seminar will be 22, 23, 25, 26 and 27 (examination test) October 2010 and the lectures will be at 10.00 – 13.00, so that it will be no conflict with the games.

The Lecturer will be IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos (GRE), Chairman of the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission, and Assistant Lecturers will be IA Sotiris Logothetis (GRE) and IA Mihail Prevenios (GRE).

The lectures will be in English language.

The Seminar will give FIDE Arbiter norms and titles (according to the article 3.10 of the Regulations for the titles of the Arbiters) to the participants who will get 80% or more in the examination test.

The participation is free for all representatives of any Federation belonging to FIDE.

For more detailed information please contact:

IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos: takisnik@yahoo.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

IA Panagiotis Nikolopoulos


FIDE Arbiters’ Commission

FIDE website