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All India Chess Federation is going to organise three days Online Arbiter Refresher Course for all FIDE Licensed IAs, FAs & SNAs on 27 Feb-01 Mar 23, 11-13 Mar 23 and 14-16 Mar 23 through Zoom (4-hour session on each day from 6 pm to 10 pm).

Undergoing Refresher Course is mandatory for all Arbiters to become eligible to officiate in FIDE Rated events with effect from 01 April 23.

Arbiters desirous to undergo subject Refresher Course required to fill the below Google Form before 5 pm on 15 Feb 23.


The following topics will be covered during Refresher Course

1.       General Administration and AICF Regulations: Before, After and During tournament.

2.       Handling Swiss Manager

3.       Laws of Chess Case Studies including changes after 2022

All the Arbiters are to submit their doubts regarding any above topics (if any) while filling the Google Form so that lecturers can address the same during class.

There will be a fee of Rs. 500/- to undergo the Refresher Course and the same can be paid online https://aicf.in/other-payments/. Please fill the Google Form only after making the payment as you need to mention the Order ID.

In case you face difficulty in online mode payment gateway, you can use the mentioned Bank Account of AICF to make the payment and need to mention UTR/UPI number at Order ID place of Google Form.

Account No: 432422331
Branch Name: New Delhi Main Branch, G 41 Connaught Place, New Delhi
IFS Code: IDIB000N022

Once all registrations for the course is done, the list will be forwarded to respective State Associations for their recommendation and then Batch & Schedule for all recommended Arbiters will be intimated.

No application will be entertained after the deadline.

All ‘A’ Classified International Arbiters are exempted from undergoing Refresher Course. However, there will be common discussion session with all the ‘A’ category Arbiters with respect to General Administration and AICF Regulation.

Further, after the refresher course, AICF Arbiters’ Commission will grade the Arbiters and form panel similar to FIDE for further appoint in championships/tournaments.