Parents or approved adults are responsible for their children outside the playing hall.
Please note the following rules, which have recently been altered or clarified: –
The rate of play is all moves in 30 minutes plus 10 seconds per move from the start. If digital clocks are not available, the rate of play is all moves in 40 minutes.
If either player has less than five minutes left on the clock and an illegal move is made, the Arbiter may award the opponent two minutes for the first offence, and two minutes for a second offence. Three illegal moves during the game by the same player will lead to the loss of the game.
The timetable is as follows:
Arrival – by 11.00am
Board Stewards Meeting – 11.15am
First Round – 11.45am
Second Round – 1.25pm
Third Round – 3.05pm
Prize Giving – 4.50pm
If play is running late, there will be at least 10 minutes between rounds.
Hampshire Junior Chess Association is the principal coordinator and organiser of chess for children and young people who are eighteen years old or under and live or attend school in Hampshire.
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