When do we start the Tournamanet? How does it work with Time since I'm first time participating? - btw. were doing some training games online for those who want to join
it starts on 17th june. On sunday evening I will post the pairings. I will then post results as I receive them. once everyone is finished, I'll post the pairings for the second round, and so on. Starting with the later rounds I'll also start posting a ranking.
when I post the pairings, you have to contact your opponent and agree on a time to play. If possible, communicate it on the forum: I post those too, so that spectators can join.
Once I post the rounds, you are supposed to play within the week. You are allowed to take an additional week as long as you are making efforts - not answering messages or being too inflexible with setting up a schedule may incur penalties, though that happened rarely. If you can't play for the next two weeks, notify it in advance; you'll be considered to have lost the game, but will incur no penalties. You can also ask your opponent if he would accept a draw by agreement; if two players both can't play a turn, I'll try to pair them against each other if it's not too disruptive.
the rules, posted on the first page, explain this in more detail. Don't worry about penalties; they are there in case someone is uncooperative, not to bother people with limited real life time.