Geurt Gijssen (born 15 August 1934) is a Dutch chess International Arbiter (1979), FIDE Honorary Member (2013).

Geurt Gijssen
Geurt Gijssen in 2010
Born(1934-08-15)15 August 1934
TitleInternational Arbiter (1979)


Geurt Gijssen was born in Germany, where his father worked for tobacco company, but after World War II the family returned to the Netherlands. He has lived in Nijmegen since 1952, where he worked as a mathematics teacher at a secondary school until retired in 1983.

Geurt Gijssen was well known as a chess tournament referee. He has been the head referee of several Chess Olympiads (1998, 2000, 2002, 2006), as well as several matches and tournaments for World Chess Champion titles:

In 2013, he became a FIDE Honorary Member.[1]


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