New Rule on Use of Clocks Approved

Please draw the attention of all players to the following rule change which was approved at the AGM 24th May.

Rule 13 was changed to the following for all games in all competitions in WDCL. The change will appear in next years handbook.

  1. Use of clocks

The use of clocks shall be compulsory, and the time limits shall be one of the following options the default rate of play will be option (1):

(1) All moves in 80 minutes with 10 seconds per move added throughout (incremental) if sufficient digital clocks are available.

(2) All moves in 90 minutes

This will mean that rules 8 Adjournments and 9 Adjudications will be no longer needed and rules for play-off matches, cup matches and individual tournament games will follow the new rule.