Code of online conduct
- You are welcome to be a spectator at online club matches, but must not use the chat function.
- Do not join matches to which you were not invited by the captain.
- Do not use chess engines, books or the suggestions of spectators.
- Do not use the online chat function.
- Follow the fair play rules.
You must join the relevant Petts Wood team on chess.com or lichess.org well before the start of the match.
Please log in to the match at least five minutes before the start.
Remember that if your first move is not made within 60 seconds, you will lose the game.
If you make a move on the board but your clock keeps running down, refresh the page, or else log in again.
If you lose connection during the game, log in again as quickly as you can. You have 60 seconds to do this.
Use your time wisely and keep an eye on the clock.
If you are accused of cheating
Most online chess platforms use anti-cheating software. If you cheat, you may be disqualified from the platform for a month or longer. The platform anti-cheating measures are described here: chess.com lichess.org
If you are accused of cheating, a sub-committee consisting of the Chairman and/or Junior Co-ordinator; the Tournament Organiser and/or the Captain; and if an extra person is needed to form a quorum of three, a co-opted strong member of the club, will decide whether the allegation is justified, and if so, what sanction should be imposed. This might be exclusion from online matches for a period or permanently; and in the case of a repeat offence, expulsion from the club.
Your online username, rating, and results may be emailed to club members and put on the club’s website.
The competition organiser and the relevant platform may also publish these details.
Conditions of Entry
By agreeing to play in an online match, you are deemed to have agreed to the platform’s terms, and the club’s rules set out in this policy.