Matthew Turner wrote:Roger,
Many thanks for that link, but the answer to number 9 seesm to me to be bizarre.
(The answer is that play continues)Arbiter Quiz wrote:At the first time control both flags are down and it cannot be established which fell first. Neither player has made the required number of moves. What do you do?
In over forty years of playing, I cannot recall this rule ever being established or changed so it's probably always been there. Actually it's almost an obsolete question since digital clocks record which side first reached the initial time period. For example 4NCL clocks are usually programmed to measure two hours, then one hour, then 30 minutes. They don't care how many times they are started and stopped.