FIDE Arbiters Seminar

A FIDE Arbiters seminar will be held the 3 days before the National Open.  Anyone who wishes to become a FIDE Arbiter or International Arbiter must attend one of these seminars. This is likely to be the only seminar in the U.S. this year.

Anyone may attend but the US Chess Federation will only submit arbiter licenses for Senior Tournament Directors and above.  If you pass the course you may apply for your license after becoming a Senior TD.  Other Federations have different rules.

Each attendee for the FA Seminar will be given the 2018 FIDE Arbiter Manual from which to work.

The seminar will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day with a break for lunch.

Below is an excerpt from the official announcement on the FIDE web site.

FEDERATION: US Chess Federation

ORGANIZERS: US Chess Federation and Vegas Chess Festivals, LLC

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:  Alan Losoff, Enrique Huerta, and Carol Jarecki

OBSERVER: IA David Hater

DATES: Tuesday June 19th to Thursday June 21st 2018

PLACE: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

VENUE: Westgate Resort & Casino, 3000 S Paradise Road, Las Vegas NV 89109


Day 1 – Laws of Chess valid since 2017-07-01 emphasizing changes followed by  Tournament Rules.

Day 2 – Systems, Tie Breaks, Pairing Procedures, Title and Rating Regulations, Anti-Cheating.

Day 3 – Electronic Clocks, general review, questions and answers followed by Exam.

LECTURER: IA Carol Jarecki



PARTICIPANTS: 15 – 20 participants most expected from USA but all Federations welcome on first-come first-served basis.

PARTICIPATION FEES: $195 USD with $50 late fee for participants registering after May 31st  June 20th.


Phone: 1-702-930-9550; E-Mail:


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