Match Rules

• the regulations of the KNDB apply to the 2nd international tournament of the tournament RotterDamsOpen, unless otherwise stated below:
• the tournament will be held from Sunday, July 14, until Saturday, July 20, 2019
• 9 rounds of Swiss will be held on 7 match days
• the Fisher system is applied with 1 hour and 20 minutes cooling-off time, plus 1 minute per shot played
• for winnings, two (2) points are awarded and one (1) point is awarded for a draw
• postponement of a party is not allowed, unless the tournament management decides otherwise
• if after one half (1/2) hour after the start of the game one of the players is still not present, the game will be lost for the player who has not appeared, unless there is a special reason for this to be judged by the tournament manager
• both players are required to keep the notation unless an ipad or tablet is used according to the rules shown below:

  • the completed form with the result of the competition, the time used and a signature of both players must be handed to the arbitrator immediately after the end of the game.
  • the notation form must be completed and clearly legible.
    • it is not allowed to analyze parties in the gaming room
  • Analyzing is allowed in the bar and / or the space provided. There is a sign and disks available in the space concerned.
    • if a player has to withdraw from the tournament:
  • the remaining parties have been declared lost; in the case of more than 50% of the games played, his total points remain.
    • the tournament management consists of two representatives of the organizing committee
  • and the head arbitrator. The tournament management may request assistance from third parties.
  • the decision of the tournament management is binding.
    • offering and / or accepting a draw before 40 moves are played is prohibited and is punished by awarding both players zero points. In case there is a suspicion that a match is given away and if there is a remittance agreement, this can also be punished by awarding both players zero points

• the final ranking is determined by the highest number of points, the player with the most points being the winner. With an equal number of match points, the rules of the FMJD for tournaments with the Swiss system are applied (Annex 5).
• if two or more players finish immediately, the ranking is determined as follows:

  • The highest number of victories
  • the best mutual result
  • the best result obtained against other players according to the final ranking.
    • it is forbidden to use audiovisual equipment, except for devices allowed by the arbitrator
    • it is forbidden to smoke and speak in the games room
    • if a tablet or ipad is used for electronic notation, the following rules apply:
  1. use of an ipad or tablet is voluntary and intended to publish the specific competition semi-live on the Internet and to store the game in the tournament database. It is only allowed if both players agree to the use and / or the tournament guidance authorizes
  2. the white player will operate the Ipad or tablet unless otherwise agreed before the match. If no use is made of the ipad or tablet, it is handed over to the arbitrator.
  3. before the start of the round, the relevant match in Tournamentbase will be selected by the competition management
  4. the other player is obliged to fill in the notation form
  5. the player operating the ipad or tablet may only enter the move (s) that has been (are) executed on the board
  6. the player operating the tablet or ipad must always keep the device clearly visible
  7. the arbitrator can always check the ipad or tablet on request
  8. no other program may be opened on the ipad or tablet nor may other competitions be selected
  9. in the event of lack of clarity, the player operating the ipad or tablet can activate the arbiter
  10. if the ipad or tablet does not work properly during the game and the game can not be put back on the ipad or tablet, the player in question will
  • get a notation form from the arbitrator and continue to note from the move on which the tablet or ipad did not function properly anymore
    — after the match the notation will be completed using the notation of his opponent
    11.In situations where this regulation does not comply, the tournament management will make a decision
    • Finally:
    in cases where the tournament management has clues that lead to the conviction that the result of the game has been agreed in advance (combine), a meeting with the two players and the tournament management will be arranged. The tournament management has the right to give both players zero (0) points for the relevant party and deny them access to the next edition of the tournament.