The following is an excerpt concerning defaulting for absence:
However, when I search the ECF website, I can turn up only the following two documents:6.7.1 The regulations of an event shall specify a default time in advance. If the default time is not specified, then it is zero. Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the default time shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
6.7.2 If the regulations of an event specify that the default time is not zero and if neither player is present initially, White shall lose all the time that elapses until he arrives, unless the regulations of an event specify or the arbiter decides otherwise.
In Britain the National Associations have said that this default time is automatically amended to 30 minutes for normal games and 10 minutes for Rapidplay games unless the entry form says otherwise.
The actual start time, rather than the scheduled start time should be used to determine if a player has defaulted
- https://www.englishchess.org.uk/grading ... ent-rules/
Which is odd, as I distinctly remember that the ECF website did indeed use to carry a page which did specify a default default time.
Have I missed something on the website?
Has the ECF changed its position, leaving the CAA trailing behind?
The ECF has gone to a policy of defaulting on absence from the board at the start of the time, unless tournaments specify otherwise?
There is indeed still a default default time, as given by the CAA, but it got dropped of the ECF website?
Any thoughts here?