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About Me

Chris BirdWelcome to my website where you can obtain details of my latest activities in the chess world.

I am a FIDE International Arbiter (awarded 2010) and US Chess Federation National Tournament Director (awarded 2012) who has directed at numerous major events across the US. I have been involved with over 300 events over the past 15 years as either an organizer, arbiter or both. Here are some of the major events I have worked at:

Chief Arbiter/TD

  • St. Louis Rapid & Blitz: 2017
  • SuperNationals VI: 2017
  • Sinquefield Cup: 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Las Vegas International Chess Festival/National Open: 2015
  • US National Junior High School Championships: 2015
  • US Championship: 2012
  • US Women’s Championship: 2012
  • Kings vs. Queens: 2011

Assistant Arbiter/TD

  • US Women’s Championship: 2007, 2009, 2010
  • US Junior Closed Championship: 2010
  • US Championship: 2009

Full Arbiter/Tournament Director History

As well as being an arbiter, I also do chess website work and provide live broadcast and onsite coverage at major events. I have authored articles and provided photography for Chess Life, Chess Life Online and New in Chess.

I am a former President and Board Member of Nevada Chess, Inc. and former General Secretary and League Secretary of the Hull and District Chess Association in England.

Please feel free to contact me regarding anything chess related using the information below.


Chris Bird
161 Washington Street
Melrose, MA 02176
Telephone: 781-718-2019
Email: chris@chesstournamentservices.com