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).


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