New Club Championship Rules applicable from 2021-22

The Club Championship Rules were modified at the AGM on 24 August 2021, the new Rules applying to the Club Championship to be held in the 2021-22 Season.

For the avoidance of doubt, these new Rules do NOT apply to the 2020-21 Club Championship currently in play – last round 31 August 2021. The current 2020-21 Club Championship is being played with set of Rules specially amended for this tournament under the circumstances of the Covid pandemic. The new Rules (link below) are amended from the usual set of Rules last applicable for the 2019-20 Championship.

The only change in the new Rules concerns the rate of play which now defaults to All moves in 80 minutes + 10 seconds increment per move. The previous default time control (36 moves in 1½ hours, followed by 24 moves per hour until the end of the game) is now available on the agreement of both players in any game.

Download: Club Championship Rules (updated Sep 2021)