ECU Arbiters’ Council during the European Club Cup 2018 in Porto Carras, Greece has organized ECU Arbiters’ Refreshing Course for International and FIDE Arbiters.

The Refreshing Course took place in the Porto Carras Conference Center on 13-14 October, 2018 with the participation of arbiters from 9 Countries. In total, 14 arbiters took part in the Refreshing Course, including 6 International and 2 FIDE Arbiter. Lecturer of the Refreshing Course was IA Ashot Vardapetyan (Armenia), Chairman of ECU Arbiters’ Council and FIDE Lecturer.


The program of Refreshing Course included the following issues:

1. FIDE Laws of Chess 2018
2. General Regulations for Competition.
3. Anti-Cheating Rules
4. Case studies from chess tournaments

All participants have shown high interest and activity during the discussions of above mentioned issues. The List of participants is below. Herewith, I thank the European Chess Union and Organizer of European Club Cup 2018 for organization and successful implementation of this Refreshing Course.

list of participants

The Lecturer
IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM)
Chairman of ECU Arbiters’ Council