B.10. Arbiters and other officials

B.10. Arbiters and other officials

B.10.1.1 Each organiser of an ECU competition will propose two persons for the position of Chief Arbiter, two persons for the position of each Deputy Chief Arbiter (in case more than one should be appointed) and one person for the position of Pairings Officer (can be one of the arbiters proposed before). This proposal should be send European Chess Union Tournament Rules 2016 Page 7 to the ECU Arbiters’ Council at least three months before start of the competition and all proposed persons should be FIDE licensed arbiters.

B.10.1.2 ECU Arbiters’ Council will make a choice from organiser’s proposal, taking into account arbiters’ experience and other tournaments, and will propose to ECU President one person for each position.

B.10.1.3 In case of lack of proposal in the term from the organiser mentioned above, Arbiters’ Council will make their own proposal to ECU President.

B.10.1.4 ECU Arbiters’ Council can make their own proposal of the other candidates to ECU President.

B.10.2 The Chief Arbiter, one or two Deputy Arbiters and the Pairings Officer (Annex 6) shall be appointed by the ECU President. If deemed necessary the ECU President may consult the organising chess federation, the ECU Board, ECU Arbiters’ Council and/or the ECU Tournament Director(s).

B.10.3 The organising chess federation is responsible for the expenses of appointed arbiters and pairings officer mentioned above (travelling costs – either air travel or first class rail travel with sleeping car – living expenses and pocket money) and shall also foresee a stipend.

B.10.4   The organising chess federation will appoint the necessary FIDE licensed assistant arbiters and other officials (cf. 10.5). The minimum of male or female arbiters in each European Championship is 25%. The total number of arbiters to be appointed for each Championship is Annex 6. The final list of Arbiters shall be approved by the ECU Arbiters Commission.

B.10.5 If the organising federation wants to appoint a Tournament Director for an ECU competition she will ask the approval of the ECU President.

B.10.6 If the organising federation wants to appoint an official as defined sub 10.5 from another Federation than the organising federation, she will be responsible for the expenses (travelling costs – either air travel or first class rail travel with sleeping car – living expenses and pocket money) and shall also foresee a stipend.

B.10.7 The Chief Arbiter is responsible that the competition will be played according to the FIDE Rules and the ECU Tournament Rules. He shall have the task of overseeing and co-ordinating the work of all the arbiters and technical staff.

B.10.8 The Tournament Director shall be competent for all matters of organisation outside the tournament hall.

B.10.9 The Pairings Officer is responsible to the Chief Arbiter.

B.10.10 Assistant arbiters shall be placed at the disposal of the Chief Arbiter. They shall be instructed in their duties and supervised by the Chief Arbiter and – if present – the Deputy Chief Arbiter(s).

B.10.11 The general responsibility of all arbiters is the trouble-free conduct of the playing sessions in the tournament. The arbiters shall ensure overall compliance with the Laws of Chess and the supplementary regulations.

B.10.12  After the tournament is over the Chief Arbiter shall provide the ECU Board and ECU Arbiters’ Council with the Tournament Report about how the event was held and with the attached ECU Arbiter’ Report (Annex 7). It can be a copy of this same report prepared for the FIDE.