Juan Carlos Fernández
Juan Carlos FernándezTechnical director
Juan Carlos has been the Technical Director of all previous editions of the Grand Slam Masters’ Final and he is a very experienced director of top level tournaments.

He has been the director of:

  • 8 Chess Masters Finals
  • Iberoamerican Individual Championship 2015
  • European Club Cup 2014
  • World Blind Cup
  • Blind matches between Veselin Topalov and Judit Polgar
  • Match between humans and computers
Josu Mena
Josu MenaChief Arbiter
He is currently the President of the FEDA Technical Committee of Arbiters and member of the FIDE Committee of Arbiters.

He has worked as arbiter in the following tournaments and championships:

  • VIII Chess Masters Final
  • European Club Cup 2014
  • Chess Olympiad 2014 and 2004
  • World Cup 2013
  • Chess Masters Final 2008
  • European Club Cup 2005
  • European Club Cup 2001
  • Spanish Club Cup 2000
  • Spanish Youth Championship 1999
  • Spanish Championship 1998
  • Other tournaments: Villa de Bilbao, Ciudad de Pamplona; Paz de Ziganda; Zocalo de Zaragoza
José Luis Fernández
José Luis FernándezSofia Rule Consultant
  • International Chess GM since 1986
  • Sofia Rule Consultant of the VII Chess Masters Final 2014
  • Winner of the Spanish Open 2001
  • Spanish Champion 1989
  • Spanish runner-up in 1977, 1978, 1985 ,1995
  • Captain of the Spanish Olympic Team in Moscow 1994, Yerevan 1996, Elista 1998 and Calviá 2004
  • Olympean Team Member in Lucerne 1982, Salonica 1984, Dubai 1986 , Thessaloniki 1988, Novi Sad 1990 and Manila 1992
  • Spanish Club Champion with the Barcelona U.G.A. in 1979 and 2008
  • Winner of several International Opens: Seville, Badalona, San Sebastian, Tenerife
  • Spanish Club runner-up with the Las Palmas C.I.D.A. in 1986
  • Alicante Champion (1977), Catalonia Champion (1982) and Canary Islands Champion (2000)
  • Bizkaia Champion and Club Champion in 1976