Forfeit policy

Author: Larry Eldridge

December 1998



Note: This document was prepared just after the completion of the Stan Crowe Memorial which ended December 1st, 1998.  The Stan Crowe was a one section, five round event with 72 players.  Accelerated Pairings were used for pairing the event.

I.                    Forfeit policy

A.            I think we should play hardball with people who forfeit. I think anyone who stiffs an opponent should

1.             Be automatically out of that tournament,

2.             Pay a really stiff fine -- at least equal to the entry fee-- before he can play again.

3.             Lose the right to ever be paired again unless he is physically present or has called in by 7: 15 p.m.