Has there been any discussion on a slow game holding up a tournament, the outcome of which will not affect the overall outcome?
I started my first tournament 7/14 in March, & at this rate it will be March next year before the last pair finish there game. I have observed both players waiting the full 7days, & even using up a day of timebank before moving, even though they are moving in other games.
I have the same on going at the moment. I qualified for the second (final) round 3 months ago and am still waiting. My opponent in the next round has been known for 2 months but 1 game (that already has a clear cut winner) is dragging on and on.
Now it looks as if it will finish at the one time when I am unavailable to play. I have dealt with all my other games so no time out losses will be incurred but cannot deal with this. Most frustrating.
Perhaps if a round in a tournament starts the clocks should not start ticking until that first move is made (as white by both players).
Originally posted by irax Russ and co have been making a change to allow a tournament to continue once each group has been decided, it's not implemented although it's *almost* finished, which could mean anything.
there seems to be some kinks still, like in april 1600-1699 group 3 there's 'decided', and although I'm already qualified, red house can still tie and qualify as well.