Sean Hewitt wrote:Alex Holowczak wrote:(a) The home team (or designated home team) has choice of equipment, be it digital or analogue clocks
(b) The home team has the right to insist on either an incremental or non-incremental time control if it's using digital clocks.
And we should have acceptable time controls that can be used. E.g. it should be 40/100 + G/20 or 36/90 + G/30 for non-increments in a 4-hour session, and 110 + 10' or 90 + 30' for increments. Then in the 5-hour session, 40/120 + G/30 for non-increments and 40/90 + 30 + 30' or 40/110 + 30 + 10' for increments. So basically, the home team chooses the time control, and notifies the other captain in advance of the game.
I confess to not thinking of raising something like this at the time. Still, something for next year?
I think the problem with this is that 30 second increments actually mean that games can go on for a who hour longer that planned. The 5 hours session could easily have a game lasting over 6 hours. I'm not sure that's appropriate for county matches. 10 second increments may be more acceptable.
I wouldn't disagree with that.