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    DGT XL clocks

    Is this the dgt xl clock able to be used in tournaments in australia. Basically is it considered an 'official' clock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    Is this the dgt xl clock able to be used in tournaments in australia. Basically is it considered an 'official' clock?
    I dont see any reason why it would not be allowed as long as it can provide the required time limit.
    As far as I know I dont believe there is such a thing as an "official" clock in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    I dont see any reason why it would not be allowed as long as it can provide the required time limit.
    As far as I know I dont believe there is such a thing as an "official" clock in Australia.
    Wow, so we can go back to using eggtimers and hourglasses?
    "I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Dickinson
    Wow, so we can go back to using eggtimers and hourglasses?
    well you can play a game of chess with a time control called hourglass

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    well you can play a game of chess with a time control called hourglass
    Yeah I know, playing 10 second hourglass isn't as fun as it looks though, hehe.
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    DGT XL is approved by FIDE

    I have a copy of a letter, which says

    "Dear Sirs,

    Herewith I confirm that the chess timers “DGT 2000” and “DGT XL” completely meet the FIDE standards for electronic chess clocks.

    Up to now the above mentioned clocks are the only one recognized by FIDE Technical Commission.


    Werner Stubenvoll
    Chairman of FIDE Technical Commission"


    You can buy both clocks at www.chessaustralia.co.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    I have a copy of a letter, which says

    "Dear Sirs,

    Herewith I confirm that the chess timers “DGT 2000” and “DGT XL” completely meet the FIDE standards for electronic chess clocks.

    Up to now the above mentioned clocks are the only one recognized by FIDE Technical Commission.


    Werner Stubenvoll
    Chairman of FIDE Technical Commission"


    You can buy both clocks at www.chessaustralia.co.au
    I was aware that those DGT clocks were officially recognised by FIDE.
    I'm also lead to believe that the DGT TopMatch clock is also since it has been used at all recent world championships and Olympiads.

    I did not however take gg's question to relate to official FIDE clocks.
    After all there are a lot of analog clocks in use with no official FIDE recognition.

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    DGT boards should use XL clock!

    The DGT Topmatch, like the DGT 2000 Plus, is now discontinued (though I still have a few for sale at heavily discounted prices). For DGT boards we should all be using the DGT XL, which has useful features such as telling you what setting you are on! FIDE now use DGT XL wherever possible but old habits die hard in Australian chess!

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    [QUOTE=Brian_Jones]The DGT Topmatch, like the DGT 2000 Plus, is now discontinued (though I still have a few for sale at heavily discounted prices).
    Yes, the DGT XL replaced those models.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    For DGT boards we should all be using the DGT XL, which has useful features such as telling you what setting you are on! FIDE now use DGT XL wherever possible but old habits die hard in Australian chess!
    Yes, well remember that fool Sweeney was calling for the ACF to ban the DGT XL clocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    Yes, well remember that fool Sweeney was calling for the ACF to ban the DGT XL clocks.
    That was then, this is now. I still think the XLs should not be bought until every 2000 moddle has been sold. Buying XLs is a waste of scarce resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    The DGT Topmatch, like the DGT 2000 Plus, is now discontinued (though I still have a few for sale at heavily discounted prices).
    how much??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    how much??
    just repeating, how much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggrayggray
    just repeating, how much?
    Perhaps it is on a NTK or POA basis

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    Last edited by ursogr8; 17-08-2004 at 11:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Sweeney
    That was then, this is now. I still think the XLs should not be bought until every 2000 moddle has been sold. Buying XLs is a waste of scarce resources.
    The point was you dope that no one was forcing people to by the XL's.

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    Patience patience Mr Gray!

    Sorry for the delayed reply Garvin but I had to go to DOP a chess comp yesterday! If you care to call me on 02-9838-1529 I will tell you how much!

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