Senior National Arbiter Seminar was successfully organized by Sambalpur District Chess Association under the aegis of All Orissa Chess Association and on behalf of All India Chess Federation & AICF Arbiters     Commission.

These Two days SNA Seminar followed by an examination was held at Hotel The Club, Sambalpur from 21st to 22nd May 2023. IA, FL Shri Dharmendra Kumar, Chairman Arbiter Commission AICF was The lecturer and examiner for the said camp. Shri Debabrata Bhatta, Hon Secretary of the All Orissa Chess Association presided over the opening ceremony. District Sports Officer of Sambalpur District has graced the occasion as Chief Guest while IA, FL Shri Dharmendra Kumar served as the inaugural event’s special guest. Shri Bidu Bhushan Mishra, Secretary, Sambalpur District Chess Association has ably coordinated the inaugural function. 2nd day. after the examination, Mr. Ranjan Mohanty, Jt. Secretary of All India Chess Federation visited the venue and met all the participants. During the conclusive program, he expressed his happiness towards this organization and efforts made by Sambalpur and Orissa Chess Association.

After the test, following participants are qualified for SNA Title & Arbiters license from FIDE:

1Nagarkar AnshulMaharashtra350382815868MH2021A
2Abhisek AcharyaOdisha48765333169830OR2022A
3Chandranshu ChattopadhyayWest Bengal3331179075464WB2021A
4Sanjib Kumar MohantaOdisha50627724488OR2021A
5Sayak ChakrabortyWest Bengal25114603104185WES2018A
6Arun KumarJharkhand25743287160031JH2022B
7Sandip KarmakarWest Bengal88154556195889WB2023B
8Sarangi Susanta KumarOdisha250290701016OR2021B
9Kshirodra Kumar DalaiOdisha25050517195744OR2023B
10Prasannakumar NayakOdisha50766684464OR2021B
11Hembram ShyamuOdisha2502854512379OR2021B
12Bighneswar JoshiOdisha25707574191543OR2023B
13Niraj Suresh Kumar PatelGujarat88119378183482GJ2023B
14Sahoo Prakash KumarOdisha25093266104125ORI2018B
15Rajeshwari DhruwanshiChhattisgarh3344624599160CT2021B
16Swarupamayee DashOdisha88156010196294OR2023B
17Muktikanta MohapatraOdisha3339183187003OR2021B
18Pritam Kumar GhoshWest Bengal350052432648WB2021B
19Joshi DebendraOdisha25707582193616OR2023B
20Sandeep SamantarayOdisha88156028196279OR2023B
21Kar SatyabrataOdisha2502425644540ORI2013B
22Bhatta DebabrataOdisha4669367054672ORI2014B
23A Janki RaoAndaman88156036192235AN2023B
24Hema NageshwarChhattisgarh3344563099152CT2021B

All the participants awarded with SNA title are required to be registered with AICF as Arbiter as well as get their FIDE NA License prior to officiating in any FIDE rated event.  They must be licensed before officiating in any FIDE Rated event or attending FIDE Arbiter Seminar.  To get NA License please pay an amount of Rs. 3210/- at and intimate the details (Name, FIDE ID and Screenshot of payment) by email to &

Note: All other participants shall be eligible for NA title and not for Arbiters license.

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