The Example of Tournament Rules


The organizers of RIF title competitions can use this example set of tournament rules in order to create the official rules for the tournament they are organizing. This example of Tournament Rules is based on World Championship 2005.

The Rules for World Championship

MAIN RULES
The World Championship tournaments AT, WT, BT and QT are played by RIF rules.

TIME RULES
AT and WT time limits per player: 135 minutes main time + 30 seconds added after each move (starting from the 1st move).
QT time limits per player: 60 minutes main time + 30 seconds added after each move (starting from the 1st move).
BT time limits per player: 90 minutes main time + 30 seconds added after each move (starting from the 1st move).

RECORDING OF THE GAME
The players of AT, WT, BT and QT must record their games on specially designed game protocols. Whoever does not know how to record a game, has to ask referee or other players before the beginning of tournament. The players must record opponent's move before making his own next move. The players must not record any move on protocol which is not on the board yet.
NB! According to this new time rule, the players must continue recording the game on protocol until the end of the game.

RESULT OF THE GAME
The game is won by a player when...
 


The game ends with draw when...
 

 

THE USE OF CLOCK
 

 

FAIR PLAY AND ORDER
 

 

TIE BREAKING RULES
The tie breaking rules apply for AT, WT, BT and QT.
 

  1. Number of points
  2. Buchholz coefficient
  3. Berger coefficient
  4. Personal match between the players
  5. Number of wins
  6. If all criterias are the same, the players share the places, except when precise determination of places is required - in that case an extra match with 20 minutes per player is played (in case of 2 involved players). If the extra matches are to be played between 3 or more involved players with same tie break criterias, the referee will decide the time limit. If the tie was not broken, threre will be additional matches played until the tie is broken. The referee decides the time limit for those matches.

 

THE REFEREES
The main referee of World Championship is ...... . The tournament director may appoint additional referees, too. The referee uses RIF rules and current World Championship rules to make decisions. Any situation which is not explained in these rules can be decided by referee according to his best judgement. All the referee's decisions are final.

THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
The tournament director is ...... .