These guidelines should be considered at top European events, especially the European Go Congress.

The EGF Rules Commission 2013-01-28.

  1. Game Results
    • Game results should be collected by signed result forms or else wall lists. Players should not have access to pairing computers.
    • Arbitration bodies can correct mistaken results. Strong evidence can be, in particular, both players' agreement, the loser's statement or an incorrectly entered result by third persons in wall lists.
  2. Clocks
    • Tournament clocks limit thinking times and support maintained tournament schedules.
    • Organisers should educate players about the clocks.
    • Setting clocks requires great care.
    • Some clocks are known to have problems.
    • Several byoyomi periods are a possible precaution.
    • It might be difficult or even impossible for a player to verify that an electronic clock has been set correctly.
    • As soon as a player suspects the clock's malfunctioning or incorrect setting, he notifies the present opponent and fetches a referee.
    • If players agree that either player's running out of time was the clock's mistake, the referee should let them continue the game, unless there is counter-evidence or a too tight tournament schedule. In case the referee allows the game to continue, he may reduce the thinking time, to help the next round to start on time or to ensure a timely end of the tournament.