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Breakdown of FIDE Trainer Seminars in 2020

In 2020, the FIDE Trainers Commission (TRG) organized a total of 21 FIDE Trainer Seminars, by region and language, usually direct, but some cases with help from a local co-organizer.

From Q2 2020, with the sole exceptions of Ukraine Deaf Seminar and Russia’s Belaya Ladya, all seminars were held online.

Languages were: Spanish, English, German, Russian, Arabic, French and Portuguese and .we took advantage of the online format to involve as many as 42 different and subject expert lecturers, including 4 world champions.

Our total was 732, the average number of participants per seminar 35, but when online it was 40.

As a comparison, in 2019, there were 38 seminars, of which 34 which were Federation organized (old model), the total number of participants was 902, with the average 24.

However this 2019 average of 24 was inflated by special initiatives in China (2), Kenya and Vietnam with 60, 57, 51 and 52 participants respectively.

The extraordinary role played by the Asia Chess Academy is explained by it being a FIDE Regional Academy appointed by Asian Chess Federation for their continental funded training initiatives.

And the seminars for Africa were organized by TRG for the African Chess Confederation.

NoDatesTargeted RegionLanguageTypeParticipantsOrganiserFunding Remarks
110-14 FebMontevideo, UruguaySpanishPhysical7Academia Brazileira de Xadrez 
214-16 FebDurban, South AfricaEnglishPhysical21Kwazulu Natal Chess Academy 
33-5 AprilReplacement EuropeEnglishOnline22TRG 
424-26 AprilEast Asia & OceaniaEnglishOnline72TRG 
51-3 MayGerman SpeakingGermanOnline28TRG 
622-24 MaySpanish AmericasSpanishOnline52TRG 
729-31 MayNorth AmericanEnglishOnline19TRG 
829-31 MayIndian Sub-ContinentEnglishOnline81TRG 
95-7 JuneECU EuropeEnglishOnline45TRG 
1026-30 JuneRussian SpeakingRussianOnline43TRG 
1110-12 SepMiddle EastArabicOnline46Asian Chess Academy 
1222-24 SepBelaya Ladya Russian16Russian Chess Federation 
1325-27 SepEast Asia & OceaniaEnglishOnline52TRG for ACFFIDE Continental Support
1428-30 OctKiev, UkraineUkrainePhysical12ICCD/Deaf Ukraine 
1519-21 NovMiddle EastArabicOnline29Asian Chess Academy for ACFFIDE Continental Support
1627-29 NovRussian SpeakingRussianOnline18Asian Chess Academy for ACFFIDE Continental Support
1711-13 DecIndian Sub-ContinentEnglishOnline27Asian Chess Academy for ACFFIDE Continental Support
1811-13 DecNorth AmericanEnglishOnline20Mechanics Institute 
1918-20 DecEnglish AfricaEnglishOnline42TRG for ACCFIDE Continental Support
2027-29 DecFrench AfricaFrenchOnline28TRG for ACCFIDE Continental Support
2127-29 DecPortuguese AfricaPortugueseOnline52TRG for ACCFIDE Continental Support