MANILA, Philippines -- The Chess Arbiters Union of the Philippines (CAUP) will hold its first chess arbitration seminar on February 22 to 24 at the Alphaland Southgate Mall in Makati City.
CAUP chairman of the board and international arbiter Gene Poliarco said the three-day seminar is open to all coaches, public and private school teachers, amateurs, professionals or individuals who want to learn the rudiments of proper officiating in chess tournaments.
Poliarco, fellow arbiter Rolando Yutuc and other noted FIDE and national arbiters will serve as lecturers and facilitators.
Topics include the FIDE laws of chess, regulations for Swiss system tournaments, FIDE rating systems, manual and other pairing systems, rules of Chess 960 or Fischerandom chess, varied tournament time controls, determination and awarding of norms and titles, among others.
Seminar fee is pegged at P2,200 including manuals, handouts, certificate, ID and snacks. The seminar is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.
For details, please contact Miles Samaniego 7812483 or Alex Dinoy 0922 8288510. Registration can also be done online at CAUP [email protected]
Alphaland managers Marvie Paule and May Ann Unay welcome the hosting of the CAUP arbitration seminar. The mall also hosted the well-attended monthly Isulong Mo! chess tournaments last year. - by Marlon Bernardino