Dr Kenneth Kaunda



The following arbiters are participate in our tournaments:



Dian Raubenheimer

Regional Arbiter

Jaco Fouché

Provincial Arbiter

Kotie Laas

National Arbiter

Marthie Laas

Provincial Arbiter

Brief summary of titles

School Supervisor (SS)

This qualifies an adult person to teach the basic moves of chess in a classroom situation and enables the teachers to manage a round robin type of classroom competition.

Tournament Supervisor (TS)

For this level a fair knowledge of the latest Laws of Chess and the practical application thereof in school-related chess competitions are required. A superficial knowledge of the Swiss Paring system and the Round Robin paring systems as well as tie-breaking methods used is required.

Provincial Arbiter (PA) 

The candidate is expected to have a thorough knowledge of the Laws of Chess and experience in the application of the laws in the rated tournament environment. A thorough knowledge of the Swiss (manual pairing) and Round Robin systems of paring as well as all tie-breaking methods associated with each and questions on the practical pairings will be set. PA's are used at top level regional tournaments and their tournaments may be rated

National Arbiter (NA)

Apart from a very thorough knowledge of the Laws, the ability to apply the laws even in situations not covered by the Laws will be required. NAs are used at national Chessa organised tournaments such as the SAJCC

Fide Arbiter (FA) and International Arbiter (IA)

These examinations are set and run by FIDE itself and not through Chessa. One must carry a Fide or IA title in order to officiate at Fide organised tournaments. You can view further information on regulations and curriculum on the FIDE website