Saturday, 7 March 2015

Mobile phones postscript

A couple of days ago, we discussed what should happen when a mobile phone rings.

Ian Wallis has correctly pointed out that the SCCA rules differ from the FIDE laws.   Revised at last year's AGM, the relevant SCCA rule (1.4) now states: "Should any mobile electronic equipment emit a sound during play, the player in possession of it must immediately offer to resign.   His opponent may decline this offer."

So the SCCA is taking a more benign view than FIDE.   Has anyone experienced this new rule in action during this season? (Apart from the one cited in the recent article).


Please feel free to add your comments on this subject.