1st SCF Tournament Accreditation Seminar (10 Nov to 16 Nov 2014)

updated 22 Nov 2014

The results of the 1st SCF Tournament Accreditation Seminar are as follows:

No. Name Fed Title Year Gender Grade
1 Nisban Jasmin SIN   1966 M NA1
2 Chan Peng Khoon Gerald SIN IA 1990 M NA1
3 Tan Tian Wah SIN   1977 M NA1
4 Gan Yeow Beng SIN   1964 M NA1
5 Chan Boon Siang Philip SIN   1955 M NA2
6 Tan Teck Leng Tony SIN   1964 M NA2
7 Hoe Thomas SIN IA 1962 M NA2
8 Goh Chek Chye Alan SIN   1974 M NA2
9 Li Jingfeng SIN FA 1972 F NA2
10 Lu Chunrong CHN   1994 F NA3
11 Lau Leonard SIN   1970 M NA3
12 Siew Kai Xin SIN   2001 F TO4
13 Yap Lincoln SIN IA 1957 M TO4
14 Paciencia Ericka SIN   1997 F TO4
15 Khegay Anjela SIN FA 1976 F TO4
16 Tiburcio Jaime Jr Mendoza PHI   1976 M TO4
17 Paciencia Elijah SIN   1995 M TO4
18 Thanda Aye Win MYA   1983 F TO4
19 Lim Chye Lye SIN IA 1950 M TO4
20 Polistico Louie SIN   1960 M TO4
21 Paciencia Enrique SIN   1967 M TO4
22 Tan Li Cheng Julia SIN   1999 F TO4
23 Demiar Franco PHI   1985 M TO4

updated 16 Oct 2014

Registration without late fee surchage shall be extended till 19 Oct 2014, 6 pm.

updated 11 Oct 2014

The "Tournament Organiser" is the individual responsible for planning a chess event which shall be registered and submitted to be FIDE-rated and/or SCF-grading.

The "Tournament Director", may also be the "Tournament Organiser", is responsible for the conduct of the event but not relating to matters under the jurisdiction of the "Chief Arbiter". The
"Tournament Director" may be assisted by "Tournament Assistants" who do not need SCF Accreditation but they are not allowed to take decisions of any nature.

The "Chief Arbiter" is responsible for all technical matters and the supervision of the event. He shall be responsible to take decisions in the event of a dispute. To assist him are "Deputy Chief Arbiters", "Deputy Arbiters" and/or "Assistant Arbiters".

Other than official FIDE/Continental Events, all other events which are FIDE-rated or SCF-graded or events organised under the umbrella of the SCF must have persons who are SCF Accreditation.

SCF Accreditation is mandatory even for those who already hold FIDE titles for International Organiser, International Arbiter or FIDE Arbiter.

The SCF Accredited titles are:-
SCF – NA1 (National Arbiter Class 1) : equivalent to 90% score in seminar/examination
SCF – NA2 (National Arbiter Class 2) : equivalent to 80% score in seminar/examination
SCF – NA3 (National Arbiter Class 3) : equivalent to 70% score in seminar/examination
SCF – TO4 (Tournament Organiser Class 4): equivalent to 60% score in seminar/examination – can only be a Tournament Organiser

Only National Arbiters are allowed to impose penalties. They may also be Tournament Organisers. A Tournament Organiser/Tournament Director may only recommend a penalty for players but subject to the approval of the Chief Arbiter.

Only those who have reached the age of 18 shall be eligible for SCF Accreditation.

The inaugural Seminar shall be conducted by Mr Ignatius Leong, SCF President. Mr Leong was awarded the IA title in 1979. In 1995, even though he was "outside" FIDE, he was among the first handful (first Asian) to be awarded the IO title. He is the only Singaporean who is endorsed as an official FIDE Seminar Lecturer for Arbiters and Organisers.

A participant may choose to attend any or all sessions subject to payment of the required fee:-

Any of Session 1, 2 or 3: $ 30 per session
Session 4: $ 50
Session 5: $ 80
All 5 Sessions: $ 100

Deadline for Registration:15th October 2014
Registration before 1st November 2014: 50% surcharge
Registration from 1st November 2014: 100% surcharge

Venue: SCF Premises, SIGC, Bishan CC, Bishan Street 13


Day/Date Time Topic
Session 1  Mon,
10 Nov 2014
7.30 pm to 10 pm Laws of Chess
Session 2 Tue,
11 Nov 2014
7.30 pm to 10 pm Types of Tournaments,
Tie-Break Systems,
Tournament Rules,
& Rating Regulations
Session 3 Wed,
12 Nov 2014
7.30 pm to 10 pm Roles of a Tournament Organiser /
Tournament Director / Chief Arbiter
Session 4 Thu,
13 Nov 2014
7.30 pm to 10 pm Written Examination
Session 5 Sun,
16 Nov 2014
7 pm to 9 pm Seminar Debrief & Results

Download relevant topics from: http://arbiters.fide.com/images/stories/downloads/2014/Arbiters_Manual_2014.pdf 
Especially noting pages 7 to 40, 49 to 64, 139 – 164, 193 – 201, 208 – 210.

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