Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    CC Grandmaster arosar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,047

    FIDE approved clocks

    In his current column, Gijssen notes that there are presently only 2 FIDE approved chess clocks: the old DGT2000's and the new DGT XLs. What if a tournament uses a non-approved clock, say, Saitek (such as the last Congress in NZ)? Are there any kind of penalties (e.g. no FIDE rating, etc)?

    Cheers,

    AR

  2. #2
    CC Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,444
    It appears to me that FIDE have decided that they need to endorse clocks, and that the two clocks you have mentioned are endorsed. Despite this they still have to work out alot of the other details regarding what it means to endorse a clock and not endorse. Perhaps they are recommending, not requiring certain clocks be used but it is really a bit of a guess on my part.
    Scott

  3. #3
    CC Grandmaster arosar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    5,047
    Actually, speaking of clocks, I've just seen one of the most unusual chess clocks ever. They're in Parr's shop. Basically, there's two round clocks sitting side-by-side. The buttons are sort of on the side of each clock rather than on top. These are supposed to be vintage clocks and extremely rare.

    AR

  4. #4
    CC Grandmaster Denis_Jessop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Canberra
    Posts
    3,333
    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    In his current column, Gijssen notes that there are presently only 2 FIDE approved chess clocks: the old DGT2000's and the new DGT XLs. What if a tournament uses a non-approved clock, say, Saitek (such as the last Congress in NZ)? Are there any kind of penalties (e.g. no FIDE rating, etc)?

    Cheers,

    AR
    From memory, Gijssen has also spoken in the past of being arbiter at tournaments where other brands of digital clock were used. My understanding (which may be wrong) is that FIDE endorsement of a clock means that players cannot challenge the use of the clock in a tournament. Apparently also clocks other than DGT all have some feature that is not the best such as one's not being able to tell which side of the clock is running when the clock is viewed from behind.

    Denis Jessop

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. FIDE time limit and age
    By Ian Rout in forum General Chess Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-05-2005, 09:52 AM
  2. FIDE rated tournament at Box Hill Chess Club
    By ursogr8 in forum Completed Tournaments
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 07-07-2004, 08:28 AM
  3. Phantasmagoria
    By Blitzer in forum Australian Chess
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-06-2004, 02:30 PM
  4. FIDE Ratings April 2004
    By Oepty in forum Ratings Arena
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 11-05-2004, 02:50 PM
  5. ACF Dec 2003 V FIDE Jan 2004
    By Bill Gletsos in forum Ratings Arena
    Replies: 77
    Last Post: 26-02-2004, 12:21 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •