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Regulations.
The Tournament Director reserves the right to take measures to facilitate the smooth running of all events. He may refuse entry, withdraw competitors, or vary the prize money for any of the events

 


FIDE Identification Number (FIN): All non-Scottish players must have a FIN before entering.  Any such player can obtain a FIN from their national federation.  Any player(s) registered as FIDE must have a current license fee (currently 60 euros).

Photographs will be taken for publicity purposes.  Any objections to this should be made to the Tournament Director.

Water:  Water jugs will be made available, but entrants will be expected to supply all refillable containers.

Registration:  Players in the Open/Championship only must register before 10.00am on Saturday 4 July. This can be done in person, by email to 2020@scottishchesschamps.co.uk or by phone to 07484763922.  A provisional draw will be published on Friday evening on the website and Chess-Results.  The first round draw will not be confirmed until 11:00 on Saturday.  Variance from the provisional draw will be kept to a minimum.

Alcohol: Players should not bring, or drink, any alcohol within the playing area.

Prizes for unrated players are at the discretion of the Tournament Director.

An Appeals Committee shall be appointed.

Ties: In the event of ties, titles and prize monies will be shared equally except in the Championship itself. The method of tie-break for the Championship only will be the FIDE performance (TPR) of the players involved.

Repairing:
Players without opponents may be re-paired after the elapse of 30 minutes. Players arriving more than 30 minutes late will be defaulted.

Byes:
Players wishing a bye must request it on the entry form. Half point byes are not allowed in the last round and only 2 half point byes are permitted.  Byes after round 2 will not count towards any Championship title.

Titles: Scottish titles will only be awarded to those satisfying Scottish nationality (SCO) who are also members of Chess Scotland. 
Scottish title prizes will be incorporated in the main prizes if appropriate but indicate the minimum amount which can be won subject to winning outright.

Play
shall be governed by the 2018 FIDE Laws of Chess.

Fair Play Regulations:
Players taking part will be subject to scanning.  Refusal to allow this will result in the loss of a game and possible exclusion from the event.

Electronic Devices:
Phones, allow permitted, but must be switched off at all times in the playing venue (players and spectators).  During play the device should be in a bag and must not be carried by the player.  A player having either of these on his person will lose the game.

Smoking
is not permitted in the building or surrounding area.

Discounts on entry fees: There is a 20% discount for juniors and unwaged entering before the closing date. (12th June 2020)



 
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