If you've submitted an e-mail address as a way of contacting you, then it's a perfectly reasonable assumption that you check it often enough to get a reply to e-mails. I'm now at the stage where if I can't contact someone by e-mail, then I won't bother contacting them at all. If I do have to call in exceptional circumstances, I ask for an e-mail address, so I can contact them via that in future. You don't have to be checking them all the time, once every other day is acceptable enough for most things.David Pardoe wrote: Too much reliance on the web for message distribution, perhaps. ...
Then of course, we have the trusty `email`, thats assuming of course `they` will let you talk on the web....?
A brief explanation to explain that the quickplay finish element will be added on automatically, and don't worry about it, is all that's required. Digital clocks are able to be used in any tournament, but the MCCU has decided to bring in its own rule to over-ride that. It's entitled to do so, but stupid to do so. You don't need prior warning that a digital clock is going to be used. It's not rocket science. Just press the start button, and then press the button on the top. After one game of getting used to them, it's easy.David Pardoe wrote: Regarding Digital clocks...I have it on good authority that these digital clocks, approved by FIDE, are usable at all events conducted under FIDE conditions... by which I mean that all bodies may use these unconditionally.
However, as we are in a phase where players are still getting used to these, it is reasonable to expect some forwarning, and that some instruction on there use is provided before play commences. It might even be worth issueing leaflets with some basic guidance notes to visiting teams/groups/players.