Kent League has a rule that states that a mobile phone loss will not apply unless an announcement reminding players has been made at the start of the match.Ernie Lazenby wrote:I know the subject of mobile phones has been discussed before but I would like to put another slant on this issue and seek views;
Article 12.3 of FIDE rules directs a game is lost if a phone produces a soud etc etc.
If a county has a constitution that directs chess will be played in accordance with FIDE rules I cannot see how the organisation could not accept a players claim for a win in accordance wth article 12.3 AND
If a county did bring a rule directing players could not claim a loss in these circumstances is that not the slippery slope to chaos, what other rules should be ignored because they are considered too draconian at local league level. Some people in my area argue that local chess is really just a hobbyist/ friendly activity and should not be controlled too stricktly in accordance with the laws of the game as directed by FIDE.
I am not offering an opinion onw way or the other at the moment, I am opening up the issue for debate and look forward to reading what other counties do.