FIDE Arbiters and Trainers Seminar

2017 FIDE Arbiter Seminar in Melbourne
Chess Victoria is organising a FIDE Arbiter Seminar in Melbourne. The dates are Sat 22 July and Sun 23 July. See details here

2015 FIDE Arbiters Seminar in Melbourne organised by 
Chess Victoria

From 28 February to 1 March 2015 a seminar for the training of the FIDE Arbiters was organized in Melbourne, Australia, by Chess Victoria, in cooperation with the Australian Chess Federation and FIDE Arbiters’ Commission under the auspices of FIDE.

The venue of the Workshop was the Melbourne Chess Club in Melbourne.

The lecturers were IA N Y Wong (SIN), and IA Peter Tsai (AUS) Vice-President of Chess Victoria.

The lectures were in English language.

The subjects that were discussed during the lectures included Laws of Chess, tournament rules, systems of games, tie breaks, regulations for the rating and over-the-board titles, swiss system and pairing rules, regulations for the titles of the arbiters, use of the electronic clocks, the anti-cheating guideline and the disciplinary regulations for arbiters. It also include incidents that happened during the games and the Arbiter’s decisions.

Seven (7) participants from two (2) federations (Australia & Botswana) participated in the seminar and received certificates of attendance at the end of the seminar.

The following succeeded in the examination and they will be awarded a norm of the FIDE Arbiter:




Danilo Basobas



Reginald Chong



Bevan Clouston



Simon Dale



Thai Ly



Boipuso Samuel



Christopher Zuccala



FIDE Arbiters Commission has approved the 2015 FIDE Arbiters Seminar in Melbourne. Details are as follows:

Dates: Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March 2015

Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Venue: Melbourne Chess Club, 66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065.

Lecturers: IA N Y Wong and IA Peter Tsai

Participation fee: $300 (FIDE Arbiter Examination included). For participants living in Australia, Chess Victoria will subsidise $200 of the fee, meaning they have to pay only $100.

Seminar topics:
a) Laws of Chess.
b) Tournament Rules.
c) System of Games, tie breaks.
d) Regulations for the rating and the over-the-board titles.
e) Swiss system and pairing rules.
f) Regulations for the titles of the Arbiters.
g) Use of the electronic clocks.
h) Examination.

Please e-mail your registration to N Y Wong at with name, contact number and e-mail address.

The registration is only confirmed upon payment.

Players (and parents) are welcome to attend to familiarise themselves with the topics mentioned above.

N Y Wong
Chess Victoria
Seminar Co-ordinator

2014 Chess Victoria FIDE Trainers Seminar

Results of the above seminar is published on the FIDE Trainers Commission website at

Congratulations to the participants on achieving their respective FIDE Training Titles.

1 Balasubramanian Mangalaganesh DI

2 Birchall Ian FI

3 Chong Reginald NI

4 Davis Tony FI

5 Huang Jimmy Ching-Chih NI

6 Illingworth Max FT

7 Minty Kenneth DI

8 Morris Peter FI

9 Nemeth John FI

10 Stead Kerry FI

11 Tan Kim NI

12 Tsai Peter NI

13 Vahtra Tuuli FI

14 Villalon Alexander DI

15 Yueh Elsa Wei Chung NI

16 Yung Jamie NI


N Y Wong

2014 Chess Victoria FIDE Arbiters Seminar

Results of the above seminar is published on the FIDE Arbiters Commission website at

Congratulations to the participants on achieving their respective FIDE Arbiters Norm.

Birchall, Ian                               (AUS)              FIDE I.D. :   3210901

Huang, Jimmy Ching-Chih      (TPE)              FIDE I.D. : 16300408

Nemeth, John                            (AUS)             FIDE I.D. :   3203131

Oswald, Franz                            (AUS)             FIDE I.D. :   3206807

Sandler, Leonid                         (AUS)             FIDE I.D. :   3201805

Vahtra, Tuuli                              (EST)               FIDE I.D. :   4502060

Villalon, Alexander                   (AUS)              FIDE I.D. :   3224660

Yung, Pearl                                 (AUS)             FIDE I.D. :   3215261


N Y Wong