During the European Chess Union General Assembly in Batumi, Georgia (26 October 2019), the delegates unanimously approved the proposal by ECU Arbiters’ Council regarding the system of appointments of arbiters for the ECU events. According to the new regulations, the ECU Arbiters’ Council will have a right to appoint foreign arbiters (20% of all match arbiters) for each ECU events. It means that first time ever a part of arbiters’ team will be nominated directly by the Arbiters’ Council. It gives us a possibility to create on European level a nomination system for arbiters, based on qualification, experience and evaluations of arbiters.

Therefore we are announcing the call of interest for the arbiters who are interested to be appointed for ECU events in 2020.

The appointments will be made according to the relevant Regulations which can be found here (the table with concrete points given will be published later).

Any qualified (FA or IA) arbiter, having a regular arbiter’s license, registered under any Federation included in ECU Statute Annex 1 may apply for one or more ECU official championships by submitting his application directly through the Arbiters’ Council website

Below you can enter the application form which will require you about your qualifications, languages, skills, preferences regarding positions and tournaments. 

Please fill the form between 10 December 2019 and 10 January 2020. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Application form