Clocks: Other than in the main last 16 and Beginners, clock preference is applied. If either player
wishes to use a clock, and one is
available, the match is played on the clock. The Tournament Directors retain the right to impose
a clock, either from outset or part-way through any match which is threatening to delay the tournament.
Clock settings: 2 mins per game + 12 secs per move e.g an 11-point match = 22 mins + 12 secs per move
Legal Moves: If you observe your opponent making an illegal move, you are required to point
it out and have it corrected.
In the Main last 16, clocks are mandatory; in the Beginners, there are no clocks.
Baffle Boxes: Baffle boxes are optional. If both players agree, a baffle box may be used.
Recording: Players will be entitled to record their matches for later analysis,
submission to BMAB, provided any recording equipment is unobtrusive and silent. A limited supply
of recording equipment may be made available for hire for a small fee - contact the Directors
if you are interested in making use of this facility. Opponents of players carrying out
recordings will be entitled to specify that their identity be withheld from any submission or
Streaming: The Tournament Directors reserve the right to insist that a match
be streamed either live or at a later date, taking into account any reasonable objections.
Penalty Points: Any breach of the rules for starting times and breaks may result in penalty points. If a player is
not present and has not started the match 5 minutes after the starting time or after the end of the
permitted break, one penalty point may be awarded. Subsequently a further penalty point may be awarded
for each subsequent 5 minute delay. When a player has been awarded penalty points corresponding to more
than half of the length of the match, such player shall be deemed to have won the match.
Abandonment: Players who elect not to complete the Swiss element of the tournament (day 1)
without reasonable cause will, at the Tournament Director's discretion, forfeit their place
in the main or consolation knockout element (day 2).
If any additional rulings are required then these will be handled by the Tournament Directors and
selected experienced players at the tournament