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East Kilbride Open starts Thursday 24 April.
7th East Kilbride Weekly Open Chess Tournament

5 Round Scottish Grand Prix Swiss Tournament Event
7.30pm – 10.15pm All moves in an hour with a 20 second increment from Move 1

Dates - Thursdays - 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 15th May & 29th May 2014
Please note break on 22nd May for European Parliamentary Elections.

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Alan Jelfs EK 1922
Jimmy Doyle Stepps 1906
Graham Dobbie EK 1701
Tony Dunlop EK 1696
Craig Miller EK 1680
Lennart Koehn EK 1678
Frankie Murray EK 1672
David Houston Ham 1660
James Watson Poly 1628
Jim Robertson EK 1602
Tom Brisbane EK 1542
Daniel Breslin Poly 1502
Jim Johnston EK 1396
Stewart Gray EK 1396
Lawrence Freel Ham 1381
Stewart McKay EK 1358
Colin Howie EK 1356
Piero Gosetti EK 1265
James Drummond Ham 1213
Richard Cameron DN 1206
Alasdair Macgregor EK 1182
Biju Jose EK 1179
Bernard Airlie Lan 1160
Bill Perrie Ham 1108
Morven Petrie EK 876
Ethan Palmer EK 398
Well, I was sure that I e-mailed Andy with my entry on Wednesday, so I should be about 3rd bottom of your list.

Must admit that I had not looked at the time control, thought that it was the same as in previous years, 30 in 60 + 15 minutes. Since the increment is only 20 seconds, you do not have to record when you have less than 5 minutes. Is that correct?

As it's an incremental time control, I thought you had to keep recording till the end of the game?
I believe that if you have less than 5 minutes left, you only have to record if the increment is 30 seconds or more. That is what I am trying to get confirmed.
robin moore Wrote:Andy,

As it's an incremental time control, I thought you had to keep recording till the end of the game?

If in doubt I find its always best to read the rules. I quote from the FIDE rule book in force up to 30th June 2014

If a player has less than five minutes left on his clock at some stage in a period and does not have additional time of 30 seconds or more added with each move, then for the remainder of the period he is not obliged to meet the requirements of Article 8.1. Immediately after one flag has fallen the player must update his scoresheet completely before moving a piece on the chessboard.

So with 20 seconds increments the need to record disappears when remaining time falls below 5 minutes. What is not clear is what happens if a player stops recording and then gain enough time with 20 second increments that he has more than 5 minutes again.

I haven't read the rule book that comes into force on the 1st of July- with some of the rule changes that we've heard about - anything could be in there.
I cant make it this year which has turned it to be a bit fortunate with the incremental time control part I just don't fancy playing with incremental time controls
With incremental time controls, I won't be taking advantage of the free tea/coffee Wink
I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine
Some more entries.

Joseph Weir GM 1440
David Congalton GD 1400
Andy McCulloch Giffnock 1104
Craig Gillies Hamilton 1004
Thomas McCluskey EK u/g
Paull McKay EK u/g
What are the reasons for some disliking incremental time controls?
never used them and digital clocks are devil spawn. The problem I have (ironically from me) is that unless I see the time controls being incremented from the start (clocks only show hours and minutes) how dow I know they are working

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