The Chess Organiser´s Handbook
219 pages, paperback, Reprint, Hardinge, 2006, first edition 2005
From the series »Hardinge Simpole Chess Classics«
"For me and many arbiters, Stewart Reuben's book is our bible." Casto Abundo, Rating Administrator, Elista FIDE Office.
This third edition, as weil as updated comprehensive and practical information on all aspects of running toumaments, also contains the new FIDE (World Chess Federation) Official Laws of Chess. These Laws were revised at the Chess Olympiad in Calvia, with changes taking effect fram July 2005.
- Several new chapters have been added on inputting games, websites, junior chess and peripheral events.
- The FIDE Tille Regulations have been fully revised since the last edition, substantially due to the efforts of Stewart Reuben. Wh at is pravided here are the necessary rules, wh ich will enable an organiser or arbiter to run a tille norm event
- Various Swiss Pairing Systems are compared critically.
- Information given pravides what is practically a blue-print to enable an organiser to put together a tournament
of the Title and Ratings Committee and of the Qualification Commission. He is also past Chairman of the British Chess Federation. He has officiated at and/or organised numerous top-level events, including the World Championship. He holds
three FIDE fitles: Arbiter, Organizer and Candidate Master.
009 Preface A Year in rhe Life of a Chess Congress Organiser
011 Chapter 1 The Organiser's Objectives
013 Chapter 2 WhatType of Competition?
024 Chapter 3 Deciding the Prize Structure
029 Chapter 4 Preparing rhe Budget
032 Chapter 5 Venues for Large Events
036 Chapter 6 The Role of the Arbiter
044 Chapter 7 Equipment
052 Chapter 8 Chess Clocks and Timing Games
059 Chapter 9 Swiss Pairing Systems
082 Chapter 10 The 2005 FIDE Laws of Chess
115 Chapter 11 Comments on the Laws of Chess
125 Chapter 12 Withdrawals
127 Chapter 13 Tie-break Systems
132 Chapter 14 FIDE Tide Regulations
161 Chapter 15 FIDE Rating Regulations
177 Chapter 16 Cornrnenrs on Ratings and Tide Regulations
186 Chapter 17 Information Systems
189 Chapter 18 Inputting Games
196 Chapter 19 How to be a Tournament Webmaster
201 Chapter 20 Peripheral Activities
204 Chapter 21 Events for Children
206 Appendix 1: Blank Crosstables and Berger all-play-all tables
213 Appendix 2: Tables for the Scheveningen System
215 Appendix 3: Hilton Pairings
217 Appendix 4: Calculation of Ratings of new players