From 3 to 6 May 2017 a FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was organized in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, by the Uzbekistan Chess Federation and under the auspices of FIDE.

The lecturer was IA Ashot Vardapetyan (ARM), Chairman of the FIDE Rules Commission and FIDE Lecturer, and Assistant lecturer was IA Husan Turdialiev (UZB).

The venue of the Seminar was the Chess Academy of Uzbekistan, in Tashkent.

The lectures were in Russian language.

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Nineteen (19) Arbiters from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan participated in the Seminar. Eight (8) of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures and the following succeeded in the test and will be awarded a norm for the FIDE Arbiter title and after the approval of the next FIDE Presidential Board or Congress:

Amanov, Zhanibek 13700189 KAZ FA norm
Bigabylov, Zhuban 13701495 KAZ FA norm
Ghafoori, Mohammad Naeem 11701188 AFG FA title
Khamdamov, Suhrob 14700042 TJK FA norm
Kholmirzaev, Bakhodir 14200830 UZB FA norm
Nadirjanova, Nodira 14201232 UZB FA norm

FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

IA Takis Nikolopoulos
FIDE Arbiters’ Commission