Welsh Chess Union National Arbiters Seminar

We are looking for suitable persons to become Welsh Arbiters. All applying must be WCU members. A Seminar will be held during January over two evenings (dates to be confirmed). Those seeking to become Welsh National Arbiters need to take part in such a seminar and sit and pass an examination at the end of the Seminar (pass mark 80%).

The Seminar will be given by Peter Purland (WCU Chief Artbiter) using “Zoom”. The first session will be 3 hours (over one or two evenings) and a further 2.5 – 3 hours will be needed to undertake the examination during a further final session.

Completing this does NOT qualify anyone as a Welsh Arbiter. The second part of the qualification is to assist at various over the board events (at both junior and adult level at a variety of time controls from standard to blitz. A record is kept and once it is felt trainee arbiters are competent the WCU then applies to FIDE to have that person licensed as a National Arbiter.

Naturally, at present we do not know when OTB chess will resume but, for those interested, the lack of OTB chess could be a good time to take part in the Seminar.

Anyone interested in undertaking this Seminar can contact the Home Director (kevin.staveley@btinternet.com) to book a place or for further details. There is a limit on numbers so places will be allocated on a “first come, first serve” basis.