Nagpur, April 16
International arbiter Swapnil Bansod of Nagpur was appointed assistant lecturer by All India Chess Federation (AICF) for online arbiters refresher course organised by All India Chess Federation on various dates i.e. March 27th & 28th March, April 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, April 17th & 18th on online platform zoom.
The refresher course is mandatory for all arbiter who wish to work in FIDE rating tournament from April 2021 to March 2022 offline and Hybrid online format which is a new system inducted by FIDE to overcome and run the game of chess on online format.
International Arbiters & FIDE lecturers Anantharam R of Tamil Nadu, Dharmendra Kumar of Bihar (Chairman, Arbiters Commission AICF), and MS Gopakumar of New Delhi were chief lecturers for this refresher seminar. IA Swapnil Bansod is the only assistant lecturer for this refresher seminar, the other two asst. lecturer namely, IA Srivatsan R of Tamil Nadu and IA Vipnesh Bharadwaj of Chandigarh, were unavailable due to their personal reasons. Total 400 arbiters including (international arbiters, FIDE arbiters, and National arbiters) took part in this refresher seminar from all over India.IA Swapnil Bansod gives credit of his success to his family members, Nagpur District Chess Association, and chess fraternity of Nagpur.