Substitutes & Time Allowed Per Round
In a pairs or individual event
If a player duly entered in an event is unable to play because of illness, urgent business, or other sufficient reasons, he or his partner must apply to the TD for permission to use a substitute. The TD may approve this substitute if he considers the reason is valid and that the substitution is not substantially detrimental to the other contestants. A player may also apply in advance to the C.B.A.I. for such permission or special consideration.To be eligible for an overall prize a pair must play 75% of the boards in the competition without a substitute.To be eligible for a session prize a pair must play 75% of the boards in the session without a substitute.
The TD may make emergency substitutions where necessary to facilitate the smooth running of the event, subject to the substitution not being substantially detrimental to the other contestants. An individual/pair disqualified through this substitution should be notified at the earliest opportunity.
TIME ALLOWED PER ROUND
The following times will be the maximum allowed for playing of boards and includes the time taken to move to the next round Two Boards 17 Minutes
Three Boards 23 Minutes
After one warning the offenders will be penalised.
The schedule for team events depends on the number of boards per round and will be announced by the Tournament director.
The following schedule is recommended and includes the time for scoring :
4 Board Rounds: 35 Minutes;
6 Board Rounds: 50 Minutes; 8 Board Rounds: 65 Minutes.