A player may not come at his board too late. If he comes at his board too late his game will be declared lost for him. The special regulations of a tournament will define what is too late.
These regulations may specify a delay time from 0 minutes to 60 minutes.
If the time is not specified then this is 60 minutes.
The Special Regulations of a tournament will mention the consequences for a player coming too late at his draughts board if the delay time is less than 60 minutes. These may be:
1. An official warning
2. A fine for the player coming too late
3. Direct loss of the game
4. Other penalties to be decided by the direction of the tournament.
If the delay time is 60 minutes a player who comes too late directly looses the game.
5.3. Proposal for a draw
Before a proposal for a draw can be made, at least 40 moves must have been made by each player. A player wishing to propose a draw has to do so in his own clock time, by performing the following three operations immediately one after the other:
a. Make his move
b. Propose a draw, without giving a comment;
c. Put his opponent’s clock in motion.
The proposal remains valid as long as the opponent has not answered; making a move implies a negative answer. After having received a negative answer, the same player should not repeat his proposal before his opponent has made a similar proposal.
5.4. Equal end game
In order to establish a regulatory draw in an end game, the referee has to be called.
The referee may also decide about a regulatory draw on his own initiative without any claim of the player. When he remarks that there is a regulatory draw situation it is his duty to end the game.
All protests about anomalies, incorrect actions or irregularities have to be addressed to the referee.
5.6. Game points
In a competition points are allotted to each game result:
5.6.1. 2 points are allotted for a win
5.6.2. 1 point is allotted for a draw;
5.6.3. 0 points are allotted for a loss.
5.7. Forfeiting result
When a player is absent, or when he cannot play the scheduled game for whatever reason, his scheduled opponent receives 2 forfeit points.
The same holds for a player who is more than ONE hour late at his board.
5.8. Forfeiting result for two players
When two players are absent or unable to play the game scheduled between the two of them for whatever reason, the result of that game will be zero – zero.
5.9. Withdrawing from the competition
When a player withdraws from the competition, for whatever reason, he proceeds as follows:
A. In a round robin tournament:
a. If he has not played more than half of the scheduled games, his results on the final table are cancelled and he will not be classified;
b. If he has played more than half of the games, his results will remain on the final table and he will be classified. The non-played games will be considered forfeit losses, and indicated as “0F” and “2F” on the final tournament table.
B. In a Swiss tournament:
The results of a player who has withdrawn will stand and he will be classified according to the games he played.
5.10 Final classification and tie breaking
At the end of the competition, a classification is drawn up by adding up the points each of the competitors has obtained. The first place is given to the player who has the largest number of points, the other places are given in descending order.
The special regulations of the tournament have to mention what will happen if players end with the same score. This may be done by making use of the tie breaking decisions of article 5.11 and / or using tie breaking games to come to a decision.
Tie breaking games may be normal games, rapid or blitz games, depending on the type of competition.
A special form of a tie breaking game is the Lehmann-Georgiev tie break: both players get a limited time for an unlimited number of games plus some seconds extra for each move with the use of the electronic clock and the Fischer system.
Such a Lehmann-Georgiev tie breaking game is played until one of the players wins a game or until the time of one of the players is expired as marked by the falling of the flag or the special signal on the electronic clock. When a game is ended in a draw a next game starts with the remaining time on the clock for both players.
5.11. Tie breaking decisions
5.11.1 Individual competitions
18.104.22.168. Tie breaking: in normal games or rapid games (see Annex VI) according to the rules laid down in the particular regulations of that competition.
22.214.171.124. If no special regulations have been decided the following criteria must be applied in the following order:
126.96.36.199.1. For round robin tournaments:
- 1 the largest number of victories
- 2 the result between the tied players
- 3 the best result obtained in the order of the classification.
188.8.131.52.2 For Swiss System tournaments on rating (184.108.40.206.2a) or on Solkoff (220.127.116.11,2b):
18.104.22.168.2a on rating
- 1. The highest average rating of the opponents
22.214.171.124.2b on Solkoff
- 1 Median Solkoff: the largest total score of opponents played, not counting the strongest and the weakest score
- 2 Truncated Solkoff: the largest total score of opponents played, not counting the weakest, if needed the second weakest etc.
5.11.2. Team competitions
126.96.36.199 Tie breaking: as above for the individual competitions
188.8.131.52. If no previous agreement has been made, the following criteria must be applied in the following order:
184.108.40.206.1. For round robin tournaments:
- 1 The largest number of individual points
- 2 The largest number of points at the first board, if needed at the second etc.
220.127.116.11.2. For Swiss system tournaments:
as above for individual competitions in Swiss system (article 18.104.22.168.2.)