NEW SCALATA2.0, rules.




1., The New Scalata is a \friendly\ chess tournament that is played on skype, the general principle of which is based on the system of the ladder.


2., The goal being to promote friendly and convivial meetings between chess players, the games are freely organized by the participants themselves without taking into account the rounds, dates or points chosen.


3., In short, everyone plays when he can and when he wants in agreement with the opponent he has chosen.


4., Any player, hereinafter called the challenger, can challenge another participant in the tournament who preferably occupies a higher rank than his., He sends him a request (either by email, or verbally) by mentioning the challenge and proposing the time that will be used for the clock.


5., The guest, hereinafter called the favorite, accepts the challenge (either by email or verbally) by confirming the challenge and agreeing to the duration that will be used on the pendulum.


6., The challenger and the favorite agree together on a meeting and by mutual agreement transmit the agreed parameters to Massimo Maccaferri, organizer and founder of the tournament.


7., The challenger can challenge the same favorite twice in a row., To offer a third challenge to the same favorite, the challenger will have to wait until the favorite accepts the “intermediate” challenge from another challenger.


8., When a challenge is proposed and accepted (and therefore considered validated), it is forbidden to accept the challenge of another participant.


9., If, on the other hand, the game cannot be played within a reasonable time, the challenge may be canceled by the challenger or by the favorite and thus allow the issuance of another defeat fi to another participant.


10., By convention, the challenger always plays with white and can challenge up to the fourth \siege\ before it, as long as it is available.

Example: the challenger which occupies rank 5 in the most recently published ranking can challenge up to rank 1 of this same ranking.

Note: if a seat is not available, it is not counted:

Example: if seat n.3 is not available, then the challenger which occupies rank 6 in the most recently published ranking may challenge up to rank 1 of this same ranking.


11., In case of victory of the challenger, the latter will henceforth occupy the place of the favorite and the favorite will be pushed back to the next rank while all the following players will descend from a seat.

Example: the challenger which occupies rank 5 in the last most recently published ranking defying the favorite at rank 1 and showing a victory will now occupy rank 1, the favorite will be pushed back to second rank while all subsequent participants will descend from a seat.


12., In case of defeat of the challenger, the latter will keep its place and the rank of the favorite will remain unchanged.

Example: The challenger which occupies rank 5 in the last most recently published ranking defying the favorite at rank 1 and showing a defeat will continue to occupy rank 5 while the favorite will continue to occupy the row 1.

Note: in this case, the ranking seats remain unchanged for all participants.


13., In the event of a tie between the challenger and the favorite, the challenger will now take the place of the favorite and the favorite will be pushed to the next row while all subsequent players will descend from a seat.

Example: the challenger which occupies rank 5 in the last most recently published ranking challenging the favorite at rank 1 and showing a tie will now occupy rank 1, the favorite will be pushed back to the second row while all subsequent participants will descend from one seat.

Note: whether the challenger gets a win or a split, the effect on the ranking is the same;
considering that the challenger is ormally\ less strong than the favorite, a greater \merit\ is granted to the challenger in the event of nullity.


14., To conclude and as a reminder: this tournament has no competitive vocation., The main thing being friendly and convivial exchanges, familiarization with the chess board, fun and learning.


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