Our release this week introduces a number of arbiter controls over clocks during a game.
1. Feature: Pause Clocks
These settings are all optional and can be controlled from the Event Settings page. The ability to update these settings will be released shortly.
If this option is selected then players' clocks will stop when one player calls for an Arbiter. This is the default behaviour. You may choose to disable this and clocks will continue to count down.
The default option allows players to cancel their own Arbiter Calls.
Arbiters may select an alternative that the game remains paused until an Arbiter resumes the game. We recommend ensuring clocks are being paused during an Arbiter Call if players must wait for an Arbiter to resume the game!
2. Feature: Start Clocks
By default, Players may not start an opponent's clock before they have connected to the game.
3. Feature: Adjust Clocks
When an arbiter presses the Pause clock button, clocks will pause and players are notified that the game is paused. Games may also pause when players make an Arbiter Call.
An arbiter may Adjust clocks by entering new time as hh:mm:ss
Arbiters and players can View a Log of the clock pauses and adjustments
For full transparency all clock events are recorded as comments into the PGN file. Download PGN (clock times) to view these.
4. Feature: Disallow draw offers
FIDE Regulations 9.1.1: The regulations of an event may specify that players cannot offer or agree to a draw, whether in less than a specified number of moves or at all, without the consent of the arbiter.
Arbiters may define the number of moves after which draws may be offered (default is 1). The Offer draw button will not be available for players until after black has played this move.
5. Feature: Import TRFx
We have extended the TRFx file format further to allow the import of additional information:
See https://home.tornelo.com/trfx-file-format.html for full specifications.
6. Feature: Round States
In the pairing program an Arbiter may place a round into one of 3 states:
7. Updates and improvements
As always, we're keen to hear your feedback, feature requests or bug reports.