Glasgow Polytechnic "2020" Online Club Championship

Competition Rules

1 Entry fee will be £10. If you are a junior, senior... then the fee will be £5. 

Note this fee includes the renewal of your Glasgow Polytechnic membership for season 2020-2021.

If you use online banking then please send your fee to:-

Royal Bank of Scotland

Account name: Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club

Sort code: 83-21-37 Account number: 00162930

Please include your name in the transaction to help with identification.

If you cannot do this, then please contact our Treasurer Richard Hall. Email address:-

treasurer@glasgowpolychess.club .

2 You need to become a member of "Glasgow Polytechnic" on lichess.org. You need to send me a request to join the team "Glasgow Polytechnic" on lichess.org. If you are not already a member, please sign up to this. Please inform Andy Heron of your username/handle on lichess.org - webmaster@glasgowpolychess.club .

3  The controller for the competition will be John Larkin, Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club President. You must agree to abide by the controller's ruling over any dispute.The tournament controller may consult, but final decision will be final.

4 The tournament will start on Thursday 5th November. The tournament will continue fortnightly at 7.00 pm on Lichess.org except for the Christmas break, or unless informed otherwise. You can refer to the calendar on chess123.uk for any changes.

5 The pairings will be found in a blog post on the home page of chess123.uk. This should be available, at the latest, by noon on the Wednesday before the Thursday when the game is due to be played.

6 You will play your game on Lichess.org on Thursday at 7.00pm. If this is not possible on any particular week, you can arrange to play on a different date or time. You must inform the tournament controller about this change. In any case, the game must be played within one week of the original date.

7 The tournament will be a Swiss tournament. All games will be 45 minutes 10 second increment per player. 

There will be 10 rounds.

8 You must play with the colour assigned. If you are not sure how to set the colour, then view the Videos on chess123.uk, and if still not clear then contact Andy Heron - webmaster@glasgowpolychess.club. 

9 You should be able to get in touch with your opponent via Lichess "Glasgow Polytechnic" team.

The person that is assigned white should send the challenge to their opponent. Please make sure that you have set the colour properly and the correct time control.

10 You must submit the result of the game by noon on Friday eight days after the scheduled match. Submit the result to webmaster@glasgowpolychess.club and to controller@glasgowpolychess.club.

11 If no result is submitted by the due date, (noon on Friday eight days after the scheduled match) , then both players will receive 0 points, unless the controller is contacted beforehand.

12 In the case of an odd number of players, then one player each round will awarded a 1 point bye. 

13 The results will be displayed on chess123.uk and on the blog page of glasgowpolychess.club. 

14 Juniors must obtain permission of a parent/guardian before signing up to play. 

15 You agree that your real name, handle / username on lichess.org can be displayed on chess123.uk.

16 There will be no two minute rule for the competition.

17 There will be no 50 move rule unless lichess changes and enforces this.

18 You agree that if there is a mouse slip then you have to unfortunately accept that this is the downside of playing online chess and accept the result, even if this results in a loss for you.

19 Anti-cheating measures

a) When playing your game you are not allowed to use any outside form of help - help from family or friends, help from engines, notes, books, and so on. 

Anyone found cheating will be banned from the tournament, and their position in the Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club will come under consideration by our Council. These actions will also be considered with regards to any players reported to us as having been found cheating in other tournaments, including on other websites

These conditions have been formulated under very unusual circumstances. It is very likely that some unforeseen situations will arise, and these will have to be dealt with on an ad hoc basis. The controller will take advice from the Club Council and elsewhere, if appropriate, in coming to as fair and sensible a decision as possible.

b) All games will be submitted to Chess Scotland to be checked for cheating.

20  The controller for the competition will be John Larkin, Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club President. You must agree to abide by the controller's ruling over any dispute.The tournament controller's decision is final.

21 By entering this tournament you are agreeing to the above rules.

 

Glasgow Polytechnic "2020" Online Club Championship

Competition Rules

1 Entry fee will be £10. If you are a junior, senior... then the fee will be £5. 

Note this fee includes the renewal of your Glasgow Polytechnic membership for season 2020-2021.

If you use online banking then please send your fee to:-

Royal Bank of Scotland

Account name: Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club

Sort code: 83-21-37 Account number: 00162930

Please include your name in the transaction to help with identification.

If you cannot do this, then please contact our Treasurer Richard Hall. Email address:-

treasurer@glasgowpolychess.club .

2 You need to become a member of "Glasgow Polytechnic" on lichess.org. You need to send me a request to join the team "Glasgow Polytechnic" on lichess.org. If you are not already a member, please sign up to this. Please inform Andy Heron of your username/handle on lichess.org - webmaster@glasgowpolychess.club .

3  The controller for the competition will be John Larkin, Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club President. You must agree to abide by the controller's ruling over any dispute.The tournament controller may consult, but final decision will be final.

4 The tournament will start on Thursday 5th November. The tournament will continue fortnightly at 7.00 pm on Lichess.org except for the Christmas break, or unless informed otherwise. You can refer to the calendar on chess123.uk for any changes.

5 The pairings will be found in a blog post on the home page of chess123.uk. This should be available, at the latest, by noon on the Wednesday before the Thursday when the game is due to be played.

6 You will play your game on Lichess.org on Thursday at 7.00pm. If this is not possible on any particular week, you can arrange to play on a different date or time. You must inform the tournament controller about this change. In any case, the game must be played within one week of the original date.

7 The tournament will be a Swiss tournament. All games will be 45 minutes 10 second increment per player. 

There will be 10 rounds.

8 You must play with the colour assigned. If you are not sure how to set the colour, then view the Videos on chess123.uk, and if still not clear then contact Andy Heron - webmaster@glasgowpolychess.club. 

9 You should be able to get in touch with your opponent via Lichess "Glasgow Polytechnic" team.

The person that is assigned white should send the challenge to their opponent. Please make sure that you have set the colour properly and the correct time control.

10 You must submit the result of the game by noon on Friday eight days after the scheduled match. Submit the result to webmaster@glasgowpolychess.club and to controller@glasgowpolychess.club.

11 If no result is submitted by the due date, (noon on Friday eight days after the scheduled match) , then both players will receive 0 points, unless the controller is contacted beforehand.

12 In the case of an odd number of players, then one player each round will awarded a 1 point bye. 

13 The results will be displayed on chess123.uk and on the blog page of glasgowpolychess.club. 

14 Juniors must obtain permission of a parent/guardian before signing up to play. 

15 You agree that your real name, handle / username on lichess.org can be displayed on chess123.uk.

16 There will be no two minute rule for the competition.

17 There will be no 50 move rule unless lichess changes and enforces this.

18 You agree that if there is a mouse slip then you have to unfortunately accept that this is the downside of playing online chess and accept the result, even if this results in a loss for you.

19 Anti-cheating measures

a) When playing your game you are not allowed to use any outside form of help - help from family or friends, help from engines, notes, books, and so on. 

Anyone found cheating will be banned from the tournament, and their position in the Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club will come under consideration by our Council. These actions will also be considered with regards to any players reported to us as having been found cheating in other tournaments, including on other websites

These conditions have been formulated under very unusual circumstances. It is very likely that some unforeseen situations will arise, and these will have to be dealt with on an ad hoc basis. The controller will take advice from the Club Council and elsewhere, if appropriate, in coming to as fair and sensible a decision as possible.

b) All games will be submitted to Chess Scotland to be checked for cheating.

20  The controller for the competition will be John Larkin, Glasgow Polytechnic Chess Club President. You must agree to abide by the controller's ruling over any dispute.The tournament controller's decision is final.

21 By entering this tournament you are agreeing to the above rules.

 

                 

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