In 2019, a total of 38 seminars were organised in 27 countries including 5 online, in 14 different languages, and resulting in 902 trainer titles being recommended for approval by the FIDE Presidential Board and FIDE General Assembly.
Asia led the way with 13 seminars (giants India having four (4) and China two (2), Europe having 11 seminars (Germany and Bulgaria with two (2) each), Africa no less than eight (8) seminars (Tunisia with two (2), and the Americas with one (1) seminar.
Five (5) seminars were also conducted online, three in English and two in Spanish.
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These seminars were supported by lecturers from the Commission which were Chairman Jacob Aagaard, Honorary Chairman Adrian Mikhalchisin, Ramesh RB, Alonso Zapata, Slim Bouaziz, Jop Delamarre, Sami Khader, and Secretary Peter Long.
Other eminent trainers who served as seminar lecturers (listed in no particular order) included Artur Yusupov, Ivan Sokolov, Ye Jiang Chuan, Xie Jun, Uwe Bonsch, Sergey Janovsky, Igor Stohl, Mikhail Gurevich, Darcy Lima, Georg Mohr, Xu Jun, Dejan Bojkov, Roberto Mogranzini, Efstratios Grivas, Xu Yuhua, Vishal Sareen, Sekhar Sahu, and Pep Suarez.
Guest lecturers included Peter Heine Nielsen, Alojzije Jankovic, Oscar de la Riva, Amirreza Pourramezanali, and Sune Berg Hansen.
The efforts of Asian Chess Federation Technical Chairman and the Secretary of the Commisson for Womens Chess for arranging for subsidies that were well supported by the Planning & Development Commission deserves special mention.
We also thank the FIDE Executive Director for approving fee waivers and discounts to assist developing countries.