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
ASSISTANT LECTURER: IA Boyd Reed
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 31 st June 20th.
Phone: 1-702-930-9550; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org