My Arbiter Journey: End of the Beginning

Prospective arbiters — read this! For everyone else, it may not be that exciting… Rekindled Ambition As recently as two years ago, I did not think I would pursue becoming a FIDE Arbiter or International Arbiter. I did pass a FIDE Arbiter seminar in 2010, and worked a few tournaments as a Deputy Arbiter in

2021 New York State Girls Chess Championships

Winning the Chess Gender Challenge For a long time now, the chess world has tried to get more girls involved and keep them in the game long term. In my years as a chess teacher I’ve seen a similar story as many others: female chess participation is often quite good in elementary school, but later