The chief arbiter of a World competition shall be nominated by
the President of FIDE, and of a Continent Competition by the Continental
President, each in consultation with the Administrator. He shall have the title
of International Arbiter and shall have adequate experience of FIDE
Competitions, FIDE official languages and relevant FIDE Regulations. FIDE and/or
the Organising Committee may also nominate of other arbiters.
His duties are specified by the Laws of Chess, the regulations
of the competition and other FIDE Rules. During the tournament they are also to
keep the record of each round, to oversee the proper course of the competition,
to ensure order in the playing venue and players' comfort during play, and to
supervise the work of technical staff of the competition.
Before the start of the competition he may make additional
regulations in consultation with the Administrator.
Prior to the commencement of the competition, he must check all
the conditions for play, secure through the organiser all the necessary
equipment and ensure a sufficient number of deputies and auxiliary staff are
He must check the playing venue, the lighting, heating,
ventilation and other conditions. It is his final decision, whether all playing
conditions meet the requirements of FIDE regulations.