1st NA Seminar

We are pleased to announce the 1st NA Seminar as detailed below. We look forward to your applications. For an overview of the NA system, please refer to the following page:

Establishment of National Arbiter System



Date and Time:

– Seminar: June 8 (Sat), 2024, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (tentative)

– Exam: June 13 (Thu), 2024, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Location: Online (Zoom)

Eligibility: Participants must meet all of the following conditions:

  • At least 16 years old
  • Annual member of the Japan Chess Federation (Join [here])
  • Holder of a FIDE ID with Japanese chess nationality
  • Knowledge of basic chess rules and notation
  • Proficient in Japanese communication

Fee: 10,000 yen (7,000 yen for registered club leaders and deputy leaders)

Note: The fee includes the FIDE registration fee for NA qualification (20 euros). There will be no refunds if you do not pass the exam.

Lecturer: FIDE Arbiter Abe, Yuta

Language: Japanese


How to Apply

Application Method: Purchase via [Peatix] within the application period (limited to 30 participants)

Application Period: From May 25 (Sat), 2024, 6:00 PM to June 5 (Wed), 2024, 11:59 PM


Seminar Content

  • Role of the Arbiter
  • Laws of Chess
  • Competition Rules
  • Rapid Rules
  • Adjournment
  • Sudden Death Rules
  • Anti-Cheating Measures
  • Pairing System
  • Rating System
  • Tie-Breaks
  • Arbiter Titles


NA Qualification Requirements

Attend the seminar and score 80 points or more (out of 100) on the exam