NEWS ITEM : Source - Michalis Kaloumenos (Fide)
FIDE Delays New Regulations on Registration of Players 2015 Mar 18
FIDE has decided to delay the date the new regulations for registration and licensing come to effect. The new date is July 1st 2015.
There are two main reasons for this decision:
(a) Many Federations have requested this delay in order to take necessary steps and adopt to the new requirements for registration of new players.
(b) The three month period until the 1st of July provides FIDE enough time to complete and test the upgrade of the FIDE Rating Server with the new tools for the rating officers, as well as the new web content for the chess community.
After April 1st 2015, the new field of e-mail address will be added to the new players` registration page in Fide Rating Server. Until July 1st, 2015 e-mail addresses are considered to be optional. This means that until July 1st 2015, the registration procedure returns a FIDE ID number even if the email field is empty. Still, we request Federations to provide the new players` e-mail if this is possible.
The new regulations for registration and licensing can be found here:
Only registered arbiters able to arbit at rated tournaments
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