Schedule

SATURDAY 12th JANUARY 2019

08:30-09:20 Registration

09:30-12:00 Round 1

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break

13:00-15:30 Round 2

15:50-18:20 Round 3

18:20 onward Social

Please note registration ends at precisely 09:20; your captain must report to the referees by this time or risk forfeiting matches

 

 

SUNDAY 13th JANUARY 2019

09:30-12:00 Round 4

12:00-12:30 Lunch Break

12:30-15:00 Round 5

15:20-17:50 Round 6

18:10 Awards Ceremony

18:20 Close

 

Please take careful note of this schedule as each round must be concluded in time. Games may otherwise need to be stopped prematurely. We will help by making you aware of the time remaining as the round progresses. 

 

Chess clocks are likely to be implemented by the referees if it is evident that the match will not be concluded in time at the current rate e.g. if with one hour remaining the match has not yet reached the second half. Please keep an eye on the time and listen carefully to the organisers’ announcements. When chess clocks are in place each player will be allowed strictly half of the available time (e.g. 30 minutes in the case of the final hour) to complete the round using a “Death Clock” system. Each player will alternately stop and start their own countdown during their turns only. This will include any time spent within the remaining minutes, including setting up before a drive. If either player’s chess clock time runs out they will only be allowed to do three things 1) move their turn counter 2) turn over stunned players 3) stand up prone players. The referees will be on hand to support you with this as required.

 

Any player who turns up more than 10 minutes late for the round is likely to be placed on a “Death Clock” system (as above) from the beginning of the round. An uneven amount of available time will be allocated in favour of the player who was ready to play at the start of the round.

 

If players have to drop out for any reason either during the tournament or at very short notice prior to the tournament we hope to be able to ask a referee to stand in in their place. This may however not be possible e.g. if they are unable to balance this against their admin responsibilities  at busy times, or if several players drop out during the same round. In this case we may have to award a “bye” result against the team who could not field four players. We will do our best to ensure that all attending players are able to play all six Blood Bowl matches during the tournament.