The Local Organising Committee  of the SA Junior Chess Championship 2009 is inviting all qualified arbiters, who are interested in serving as Arbiters at the SAJCC2009 to complete the application form below.
Suitable applicants must be qualified as either International Arbiter (IA), FIDE Arbiter (FA), National Arbiter (NA) or Provincial Arbiter (PA). Applicants are required to be paid up members of the South African Chess Arbiters Association (SACAA) for 2009. Completed application forms must be submitted to *ALL* the email addresses provided no later than 31 July 2009.

Download >>Arbiter Application FormSAJCC2009


As usual all arbiter examinations can be written in July (next opportunity is December). Persons who intend to write can search this website for information. All information previously published in the SACAA Manual will be on the website and can be downloaded by the candidate . Note that the examinations will be about the most recent FIDE LAWS (1.7.2009) .

The date is Thurs 9 July and examinations can be written at the union of choice /provided/ they arrange for an invigilator/coordinator which will contact SACAA directly for instructions – preferably by e-mail and BY 9 JUNE 2009. The invigilator must be a person that is connected to a Union Executive committee and or a qualified arbiter.

All candidates must pay the amount of R60 into the SACAA Account ONE MONTH before the examinations please and notify Elise or Eddie of which examination you wish to write – e.g. TS, PA or NA.

Note that the passing of the examination paper is not enough to be issued a certificate – the candidate will be required to submit reports of rated chess tournaments that he/she was on duty as the arbiter. Certificates are handed to the Presidents of Unions at CHESSA Council meetings.


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Calling Chess Arbiters!

December 31, 2008

If you are already a qualified chess arbiter, you are invited to renew your membership before end of March 2009.

Arbiters are the key figures in regulating chess tournaments and protecting the rights of chess players.

The healthy growth of  chess is dependent on the availability and willingness of qualified arbiters.

SACAA (South Africa Chess Arbiters Association) helps people to become qualified and empowered to further chess in their own communities.

Contact us today to find out more about training and examinations.