scholastic tournaments

scholastic tournaments

Postby patcspur » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:54 pm

What is the rule concerning interference in a scholastic game by the coaches that affect the outcome of the game?
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Re: scholastic tournaments

Postby Walter High » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:16 pm

Depends on the nature of the interference.
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Re: scholastic tournaments

Postby patcspur » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:22 pm

In this case, one player was winning easily but the coaches of the other player called over the tournament director to tell him the winning player was not always using the same hand to hit the clock in a speed game. The player didn't point this out, but the coaches brought the TD over to win the game for the losing player.
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Re: scholastic tournaments

Postby Walter High » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:43 pm

I believe the TD should not have intervened, especially in a speed game if the opposing player did not make the complaint. Since this involved scholastic players, they probably should have pointed out prior to beginning the first round some of the rules that are often violated in speed chess, such as using the same hand for all activity, illegal moves lose the game (e.g., king left in check and captured), and not hitting your clock until you have set back up any pieces you knocked over.

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Re: scholastic tournaments

Postby patcspur » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:52 pm

I agree. Saw this happen and never thought it was right.
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Re: scholastic tournaments

Postby prsciacca » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:55 pm

I disagree. A TD should always intervene on seeing blatant violations of the game.
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Re: scholastic tournaments

Postby Rudy » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:12 pm

I agree with Walter the TD should NOT intervene in a game in progress. The only time a TD will intervene is when a player or spectator is conducting them-self in a unsportsmanlike manner. Also if the TD notices a malfunction in a clock or if the clock was set wrong. The only other time a TD should intervene is when he counts a 5 repetitive moves and the 75 move rule. All claims and complaints about a players opponent is up to the players and no one else.
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