NSW Variation to Rule 2.1 (updated by committee 8/03)
Players taking part in their first, second or third tournament do not have to use a time clock if they are playing in Recreation Division
New NSW Rule to come after 3.1
A recount of individual moves can be requested by either player at games end. The requester's clock should be running during the recount.
NSW Variation to 11.7 [pending ratification as at 28/5/2004]
It is the responsibility of both players to ensure that tiles are reorganized on either the anchored rotating board or an ASPA (NSW) supplied board in a 10x10 grid in preparation for the next game. Anchored boards (identified by a butterfly sticker) may not be moved from the table on which they are first placed.
At the point where the majority of other games have been completed and one player has gone five minutes over time, the Tournament Director may, at his or her discretion, stop the game
An observer may watch the plays of a player provided the observer obtains permission from both players and the observer sits behind the player being observed so that both players racks are not viewable. No communication can take place between the observer and either player, and if the observer leaves the table, partway through he/she may not return to resume observing.
Word adjudication at the playing table is allowed using electronic devices equipped with a suitable Judge program, provided the device is operated in full view of the opponent and provided the opponent agrees with this adjudication method.
If a player requires to leave the playing area for whatever reason, that player must complete their move, cover their rack, neutralise the clock and inform the tournament director where possible. The opponent is free to consider their next move and complete their bookwork without restriction.