Laws of Chess
Games will be played in accordance with the laws of chess as specified by the World Chess Federation (FIDE), which may be found here.
SpectatorsSpectators are very welcome, though are asked to switch their mobile phones off and to make as little noise as possible when observing games.
Long Time Control Tournaments
Long time control tournaments are those where the time control is 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move.
Time Control for Juniors
Juniors (those under 18 at the start of tournament) may opt to play a time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds or 60 minutes + 30 seconds for the tournament. Once a time control has been chosen for a tournament, all games for the junior for that tournament will be played at that time control.
Joining a Tournament
Players may join a tournament at any time (subject to payment of tournament fees).
Players may miss rounds with the agreement of the Director of Play (DOP):
Start Times and No Shows
The start time for games is 7.00 pm. If a player fails to arrive within one hour of the scheduled start time of a game, ie by 8.00pm, the player will forfeit that game.
Winning on Time
A player must claim a win on time (by indicating to his or her opponent that they have run out of time). The DOP will not intervene to indicate that a player's clock has reached zero.
If a player's mobile makes any noise during the course of a game, the player will be given a warning. If the player's mobile makes any further noise during the course of the same game, the player will forfeit that game.
Page last updated 6 November 2012.