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Thread: National Arbiters Seminar in Toronto, 28 September 2024

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    Default National Arbiters Seminar in Toronto, 28 September 2024

    Annex Chess Club is pleased to announce an upcoming National Arbiter (NA) Seminar for Saturday, September 28, 2024. This seminar will be in person. The seminar is open to all interested in chess arbitration, and can be counted towards the requirements for the National Arbiter title. Space is limited to 20 participants.

    The seminar will be led by IA/IO Hal Bond, FIDE Lecturer, assisted by FA-elect Heidi Gay.

    Hal Bond is Canada's leading arbiter. Amongst his many accolades, he was appointed as the Chief Arbiter at the 2012 Women’s World Chess Championship, Deputy Chief Arbiter at the 2012 World Chess Championship, and as the Chief Arbiter of the 2017 World Youth Chess Championship.

    WHEN: Saturday, September 28, 10am to 8pm
    WHERE: 918 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5R 3G5 (2 blocks north of Bathurst station) -- The Sun Room
    FEE: $100 (via e-transfer to info at annexchessclub dot com)
    CAPACITY: 20 participants
    LANGUAGE: The language of the seminar will be English.
    ORGANIZERS: Annex Chess Club
    EQUIPMENT: All materials provided; we recommend bringing your laptop to refer to the FIDE Arbiters' Manual and/or a notebook for note-taking.

    The seminar will cover the following topics:
    Role of Arbiters, Laws of Chess
    Tournament Management (Swiss Manager, SwissSys, Tie Breaks, CFC/FIDE Rating Reports)
    Competition Rules, Equipment Standards, and Clocks
    Fair Play
    NA Title Regulations and Application Procedure
    Refund policy: Fees are non-refundable. Should the seminar be cancelled due to low registration, we will refund all fees paid within 30 days of the cancellation date.


    This is the first NA seminar in Canada to be organized in person since the pandemic, and we expect spaces to fill out quickly, so please register soon to avoid disappointment!

    SEATS REMAINING: 2 (updated 6/20, 9:00 EDT)
    Last edited by Heidi Gay; 06-20-2024 at 08:56 AM.

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    Dec 2023


    2 seats remaining, also updated in the original post.

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