World Chess Championship for Disabled 2015 - Dresden

2nd World Chess Championship for Disabled is upon us

On the 17th of October 2015 the 2nd World Chess Championship for Disabled will be opening its gates.

The organizers are looking forward to greeting our distinguished guests from Kenia, Algeria, India, Israel, Kazachstan, and all over the world.

We cordially invite you to attend this event whether you would like to participate or simply watch the national and international chess players.

Welcome to Dresden, Game on.

Seminar for obtaining the title “FIDE-Arbiter“

The FIDE Commission for the Disabled and the ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V. are holding the first seminar for acquiring the title “FIDE-Arbiter“ with the additional specialization “Tournaments for disabled people“ according to the FIDE regulations.

The training course will be held in German (if needed also in English and sign language) and is furthermore aimed at giving disabled players and cargivers the opportunity to obtain the title “FIDE-Arbiter”. The course will take place at the same time as the World Championship for Disabled. The theoretical parts of the seminar will be held after the tournament rounds. The number of participants is limited to 20.

  • Place: Wyndham Garden Dresden, Wilhelm-Franke-Straße 90, 01219 Dresden

  • Date: Wednesday 21.10.2015 (arrival until 2.30 pm) – Saturday 24.10.2015 (departure around 5 pm)

  • Participation fee: 300,00 €

  • Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Deadline: 30.09.2015

The participation fee includes the seminar fee as well as the fee for the exam. Payment will be due after being approved for the course to the bank account of the ZMDI Schachfestival Dresden e.V.
Bank: Ostsächsische Sparkasse
IBAN: DE 91 850 503 00 312 0070 105

Reason for Payment „FA-Seminar and Name“.

Each participant has to pay for his travel expenses himself. Accomodations can be booked additionally at a special chess fare. The following chess fare applies at the Wyndham Garden Dresden (4-Star-Hotel in good location): Telefon: +49 (0)351 21 77 74 02 Fax: +49 (0)351 21 77 74 99,

Price per Person


+ Dinner

Double room

40,00 €

60,00 €

Single room

60,00 €

80,00 €

Dinner costs 20,00 € per person including mineral water. The hotel bill has to be paid upon arrival at the hotel reception.

The complete registrations have to include: last name, first name, (for people with disabilities the type of disability), date of birth, address, federation, FIDE-ID number, passport number (for VISA purposes), language knowledge and already existing arbiter licenses.

The seminar covers the following topics: FIDE-player titles, Rating regulations, FIDE-Tournament-Rules, Tie-Break-Rules, pairing regulations for Swiss System-Tournaments, handling of electronic chess clocks and of course the new „Laws of Chess“. Recommended literature for preparation „ FIDE Arbiters’ Manual“ (ordering through the FIDE) and the „Handbuch des FIDE-Schiedsrichters“ (English texts are included) (ordering for a price of 15,00 € via Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

The following people were won over as instructors for the seminar: ISR Werner Stubenvoll (Austria), ISR Prof. Dr. Jürgen Klüners(Paderborn) GM Thomas Luther (Erfurt) andISR Egmont Pönisch (Coswig). Attending the seminar will also be counted as advanced training in terms of the DSB general guidelines for arbiter schooling.

Thomas Luther und Egmont Pönisch

World Chess Championship for Disabled 2015

From 17th to 25th October 2015 the 2nd World Chess Championship for Disabled will be organized in the Wyndham Garden Hotel Dresden (Wilhelm-Franke-Straße 90, 01219 Dresden, former RAMADA Hotel Dresden).