Principal Correspondent :
SEVEN chess arbiters of Nagpur attended the online arbiters refresher course to update and upgrade their knowledge. The course was organised by All India Chess Federation on Zoom platform. The refresher course is mandatory for all arbiters who wish to work in FIDE rating tournaments which are going to be held from April 2021 to March 2022. International Arbiters and FIDE Lecturers Anantharam R of Tamil Nadu, Dharmendra Kumar of Bihar who is also the Chairman of Arbiters Commission of AICF and MS Gopakumar of New Delhi were chief lecturers of the refresher seminar. IA Swapnil Bansod was assistant lecturer for this refresher seminar.
Total 400 arbiters from all over India including (International Arbiters, FIDE Arbiters and National Arbiters) took part in the seminar. In this seminar various topics on game such as The FIDE Laws of Chess, Title Regulations, FIDE Rating, General Regulations for Competitions, Online Chess Regulation and Role of Arbiters. Offline and Hybrid online format, which is new system inducted by FIDE to overcome and run the game of chess on online format, were discuss. From Nagpur, three International Arbiters Pravin Pantawane, Anurag Singh and Deepak Chavan, and three National Arbiters namely Shital Panbude, Swati Kumbhalkar and Amit Tembhurne attended their respective online seminars in different batches for International Arbiters and National Arbiters. FIDE Arbiter Umesh Panbude attended the course on Saturday.