The seminar targets those who wish to become chess arbiters or already have moderate practice in the field.
The objective is to learn foundational concepts and techniques, so that the participants get enough background to officiate as an arbiter on their own and build their experience before aiming for the international levels (FIDE Arbiter).

The topics covered in the seminar are :
• Chess Arbiter: an introduction to the duties and responsibilities
• The Laws of Chess
• Organising a Chess Tournament
• Using an Electronic Chess Clock

Duration: 8 hours, split into 2 sessions of 4 hours + practice in tournament

The lecturer will be Laurent FREYD, International Arbiter.

Laurent has 25 years of experience as an arbiter, including more than 15 years as a lecturer, first in France and then internationally. He has held various positions in chess governing bodies, national and international. In particular, he chaired the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission between 2018 and 2022 and leads an ambitious policy in the training sector. His ultimate goal is to improve the player experience in tournaments through contact with well-prepared arbiters.

Session 1: Monday 29th May 5:00pm-8:00pm

Session 2: Tuesday 30th May 6:00pm-8:00pm
(Practical session will be conducted at the Central Vikings Indian Arrival U20 Day Rapid)

Session 3: Wednesday 31st May 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Participant's Information


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  • The contact telephone number will be for the player or parent if the player is a minor and will be used by the organizers as required for providing information only. As parent/guardian or player, I have completed this pre-registration form with information that is accurate to the best of my knowledge.


Keelan Hunte


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