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English FIDE Arbiters
Regulation No 3. The Arbiters and Coaches Regulations
Made by the Board of English Chess Federation (ECF) 2006 pursuant to Article 82 of the Articles of Association of English Chess Federation
(a) The Board of ECF (“the Board”) shall be responsible on the recommendation of the Director of Home Chess for the appointment of the ECF Chief Arbiter, ECF Senior Arbiters and ECF Arbiters (collectively or individually referred to as “the Arbiter(s)”).
(b) No Arbiter shall be appointed to his or her post unless the Board is satisfied that he or she has previously conducted himself or herself in a manner befitting such appointment and also he or she satisfies all of the following pre-conditions:
(i) Membership of ECF; and
(ii) Possession of Enhanced CRB Disclosure* at the time of appointment; and
(iii) In the case of ECF Arbiters and ECF Senior Arbiters fulfilment of the appropriate qualifications current at the time of appointment, or re-appointment.
(c) The appointment of the ECF Chief Arbiter shall be for a period of one year from the date of the Annual General Meeting of the Federation until the date of the following year’s Annual General Meeting.
(d) The appointment of the ECF Senior Arbiters shall be for life.
(e) The appointments of the ECF Arbiters shall be for a period of three years and may be renewed for successive periods of three years provided that the pre-conditions set out in 1(b) above are satisfied at the time of each such re-appointment.
(f) All such appointments are subject of the right of the Director of Home Chess to suspend an Arbiter from entitlement to such appointment with immediate effect or to revoke such appointment at any time for good cause. Good cause shall include but not be limited to:
(i) The Arbiter ceasing to fulfil any of pre-conditions set out in 1(b) above; or
(ii) Breach by the Arbiter of the ECF Child Protection Policy current at the relevant time; or
(iii) Failure to perform his or her duties in an impartial and responsible manner; or
(iv) Any conduct likely to injure or discredit the reputation of ECF, its events, organisers, participants or sponsors.
(g) The Director of Home Chess shall give written notice with grounds to any Arbiter suspended from entitlement to such appointment and shall give not less than thirty five days written notice with grounds to any Arbiter whose appointment it is intended to revoke and shall consider any written submissions received from the Arbiter within thirty five days of such written notice. If the appointment of the Arbiter is suspended or revoked he or she has a right of appeal to the Board (excluding the Director of Home Chess). The appeal shall at the option of the Arbiter be either a written appeal or a personal hearing. The decision of the Board shall be final.
* For the purposes of this Regulation, the ECF will not accept CRB Enhanced Disclosure Clearances that are more than three years old
Qualifications for the Award of ECF Arbiter and ECF Senior Arbiter Titles Regulations
The regulations for the appointment of ECF Arbiters and ECF Senior Arbiters are set out in “ECF Regulation No 3 The Arbiters and Coaches Regulations”. ECF Arbiters and Senior Arbiters must comply with the requirements set out therein in addition to training and qualification requirements set out below.
After satisfactory completion of such enquiries as the ECF Chief Arbiter deems necessary, he shall put forward the name of the applicant for the title of ECF Arbiter/Senior Arbiter to the ECF Board via the Director of Home Chess for ratification.
Required Qualifications for Arbiters of the English Chess Federation
Responsibility for the training of arbiters in England has been assumed by the Chess Arbiters’ Association (CAA). To become an ECF Arbiter an applicant must:
1. Pass a formal test (the syllabus of which will be set by the CAA);
2. Gain practical experience and work to the satisfaction of at least two ECF Arbiters, one of whom must be an ECF Senior Arbiter.
When these conditions have been met the test result and the written report of the two Arbiters must be sent to the ECF Chief Arbiter.
The title of Arbiter will be valid for three years, subject to compliance with the appropriate ECF Regulations (see above).
From time to time the ECF will seek information about the competence and activity of Chess Arbiters. The validity of the title may be extended for a further period of three years, or the Arbiter may be required to re-take the formal test (item 1) or satisfy experienced arbiters that his or her work is still up to standard (item 2).
Qualifications for Senior Arbiters of the English Chess Federation
The title of ECF Senior Arbiter will be awarded to Arbiters of particular experience and is not restricted to residents of England. No examination is required, but any nomination must be supported by at least three Senior Arbiters and agreed by the ECF Chief Arbiter. This title is held for life, subject to compliance with the appropriate ECF Regulations (see above).
In addition to arbiter qualifications, all ECF arbiters are required to:
1) Hold an Enhanced CRB Clearance, which is less than three years old.
2) Be a member of the English Chess Federation.
Further information on the regulations and qualifications concerning the appointment of ECF arbiters can be found here. The ECF arbiters below have satisfied the ECF arbiter requirements as at 9th January 2009.
The process of confirming CRB clearance is on-going. The most up-to-date list of ECF arbiters can be found here, which is updated regularly as more ECF arbiters are appointed.
How to become an Arbiter
The stages are that you need to attend a course for arbiters, pass the exam, and gain experience at a variety of events. At some of these, you will be assessed by a senior arbiter who, with the arbiter who has worked with you most, will then recommend your name to go to the Chief Arbiter.
If he is satisfied with the reports and you are an ECF Member, your name will then be placed before the ECF Board who will, if they are satisfied, appoint you as an ECF arbiter, subject to you obtaining an Enhanced CRB clearance, for which at this point, the ECF will pay.
The following people are experienced and have the necessary skills to run a weekend training course for arbiters in conjunction with the Chief Arbiter and Manager of Arbiters. They are now designated as Training Arbiters.
If anyone else wishes to be considered for this list, could they please contact me. We would expect successful candidates to have at least 8 years experience as an arbiter.
ECF Senior Arbiters
The title of ECF Senior Arbiter is awarded to Arbiters of particular experience.
~ denotes Training Arbiter
+ denotes member of the C.A.A.
Roger Edwards +
North Staffordshire, South Cheshire
Neil Graham +
52 Skegby Road, Annesley Woodhouse, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham NG17 9JH Tel: 01623 483731 Email: email@example.com
Stockport Tel: 07845 518972 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoff Jones ~ +
11 Lilford Street, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 4JN Tel: 01942 604262 Email: email@example.com
Alex McFarlane ~ +
10 Chrighton Green, Uddington G71 6TU Tel: 01698 817155 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(best contacted by email, Alex can also be contacted at the address and numbers shown for Lara Barnes)
Peter Purland ~ +
11 Warwick Drive, Wallasey, Merseyside CH45 7PJ Tel: 0151 639 1797 Email: email@example.com
Stewart Reuben +
11 Bevan Court, Clevedon Road, Twickenham TW1 2TS Tel/Fax: 020 8892 6660 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Sedgwick +
23 Tierney Court, Canning Road, Croydon CR0 6QA Tel: 020 8656 7682 Email: email@example.com
Ewart Smith +
One and a Half, Linden Avenue, Old Basing, Basingstoke RG4 7HG Tel: 0121 449 0085 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Thomas +
Flat 2, 83 Church Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 9EBTel: 0121 444 5490 Email: email@example.com
2 Smiths Dock Park Road, Normanby, Middlesborough, Cleveland TS6 0JN Tel: 01642 455381 Mob: 07957 856790 Email: Gwalsh4528@aol.com
David Welch ~ +
Peter J B Wilson
11 Clos de Gibauderie, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands GY1 1XQ Tel/Fax: 01481 713441 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Ariss +
17 Springfield Road, Plainmoor, Torquay TQ1 3QA Tel: 01803 310528 Email: email@example.com
10 Ostlers Court, Old Coach Drive, High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 1AR Tel: 01494 436534 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Bielby +
30 Denham Avenue, Sunderland SR6 8HG
Tel: 0191 548 7600
Francis Bowers +
62 Pennine Way, Gunthorpe, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE4 7TE Tel: 01733 579569 Email: email@example.com
Ian Campbell +
109 Bentham Drive, Liverpool L16 1JF Tel: 0151 722 1129 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
9 Robin Close, Huntington, Cannock, Staffs WS12 4PQ Tel: 01543 504 553 Email: email@example.com
114 Windermere Road, Coulsdon CR5 2JB Tel: 020 8405 9308 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julian Clissold +
4 Vale Street, Turton Bottoms, Edgworth, Lancs BL7 0EB Tel: 01204 852036 Email: email@example.com
51 Borough Way, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 3HA Tel: 01707 659080 Mob: 07973 516718 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Dunworth +
PO Box 5188, Hove BN52 9HZ Tel: 07882 121506 Email: email@example.com Website: www.chessforwizards.net
Adrian Elwin ~ +
3 Lilac Close, Newton Longville, Bucks MK17 0DQ Tel: 01908 644355 Mob: 07778 178671 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Yarrow Crescent, North Beckton, London E6 5UH Tel: 020 7476 6324 Mob: 07971 152316 Email: email@example.com
121 Woodland Way, Kingswood, Bristol BS15 1PY Tel: 0117 983 0858 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter C Gibbs +
11 Salisbury Road, Burbage, Hinckley, Leics LE10 2AR Tel/Fax: 01455 440236 Email: email@example.com
CCF, 84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 3BA Tel: 020 8645 0302 Mob: 07549 885866 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Bronington Close, Northenden, Manchester M22 4ZQ Email: email@example.com
41 Stoke Fields, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LT Tel: 01483 571553 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Hailstone +
7 Beverley Drive, Molescroft, Beverley HU17 9GG Tel: 01482 880566
48 St. Brades Close, Oldbury, Worcestershire B69 1NX Email: email@example.com
Chris Howell +
2 Reed Drive, Royal Earlswood Park, Redhill, Surrey RH1 6TA Tel: 01737 780899 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerald Jacobs +
Gerry N Jepps +
27 Lockey Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5RQ Tel: 01749 344191 Email: email@example.com
Cyril Johnson +
105 Central Avenue, Syston, Leicestershire LE7 2EG Tel: 0116 260 9012 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrey and South London Tel: 020 8642 5239 Email: Suelalic@aol.com
23 Whitmore Way, Basildon, Essex SS14 3NT Tel: 07714 098 342 Email: email@example.com
23 Whitmore Way, Basildon, Essex SS14 3NT Tel: 01268 280 932 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 The Delkin, Summerhayes, Cam GL11 5PZ Tel: 01453 542 813 Email: email@example.com
11 Clos de Gibauderie, St. Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1XQ Tel/Fax: 01481 713441 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Lyndale Road, Yate, Bristol BS37 4DD Tel: 01454 880 162 Email: email@example.com
Robert Milner +
411 Cheadle Road, Cheddleton, Leek, Staffs ST13 7BH Tel: 01782 550112
Tyson Mordue +
13a Ludlow Close, Willsbridge, Bristol BS30 6EA Tel: 0117 932 5557 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Priscilla Morris +
22 St Amand Drive, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 5RQ Tel: 01235 524064 Email: email@example.com
The Red House, 25-26 Bridgland Street, Bideford, Devon EX39 2PZ Tel: 01237 475185
48 Hillside Road, Linton, Derbyshire DE12 6QW Tel: 01283 761 880 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Tatam +
32 Amherst Road, Plymouth, Devon PL3 4HH Tel: 01752 300620 Email: email@example.com
Dr Philip Thomas
97 Castle Court, 49 Broomburn Drive, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 5JE Tel: 0141 6391011 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Thurlow +
68 Carlton Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 2DD Tel: 01737 765706 Email: email@example.com
Carl Tillotson +
Preston, Lancashire Tel: 07780 956447 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org NCCU area only
39 Academy Place, Isleworth, Middlesex TW7 5FD Tel: 07525 031843 Email: email@example.com
Alec Webster +
“Woodlea”, 55 Shakespeare Way, Taverham, Norwich NR8 6SL Tel: 01603 861140 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Organiser (IO)
Lawrence Cooper, Christopher Dunworth, Scott Freeman, Sean D Hewitt, Adam Raoof, Stewart Reuben, Gerry F Walsh, David Welch, Peter JB Wilson
International Arbiter (IA)
Lara Barnes, Christopher Dunworth, David W Eustace, Sean D Hewitt, Alex Holowczak, Mary B McDermott, Stewart Reuben, David R Sedgwick, Gerry F Walsh, David Welch, Peter JB Wilson
International Arbiter for the IBCA (International Braille Chess Association):
Peter Gibbs, Gerry Walsh
FIDE Arbiter (FA)
Neville Belinfante, Scott Freeman, Geoffrey M Jones, Adam Raoof, Jack Rudd
0121 449 0085