|Handbook | C. General Rules and
Recommendations for Tournaments | 06.
FIDE Tournament Rules | VII. Penalties, appeals
VII. Penalties, appeals
When there is a dispute, the chief arbiter should make every
effort to resolve the matter by reconciliation. If such means fail, where
penalties are not specifically defined by the Laws or the regulations, he shall
have discretionary power to impose penalties for infractions of rules, to
maintain discipline, to offer other solutions which may placate the offended
The Appeals Committee shall be nominated or chosen before the
start of the first round. It shall consist of a Chairman, two members and at
least two reserve members. If possible, the Chairman, the members and the
reserve members must belong to different federations. No arbiter, acting in the
event shall be a member of the Appeals Committee.
If the Chairman or one of the members of the Appeals Committee
may appear to have a personal interest of the claim, he shall be replaced by one
of the reserve members.
A player may appeal any ruling made by the Chief Arbiter or one
of his assistants, provided the appeal is submitted in written form not later
than the deadline specifically fixed in advance. Decisions of the Appeals
Committee are final.