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Rated Match Policy

On 15th March 2017, the UKBGF adopted its official results policy (PDF), which is designed to establish a standard for the quality of results posted to this site.

The UKBGF policy is supplemented by local policies, which give club managers the freedom to define local rules that work for the way their events are run.

The manager for Hippodrome data on this site is Simon Morecroft.

The local policy for Hippodrome is as follows:

Every completed tournament match played according to the official random draw at The Hippodrome meetings will contribute to individual players’ UKBGF ratings. Finalists are permitted to agree a reduction in match length but this must be accurately reported. The tournament director may also impose a reduction in match length. A match in which penalty points have been awarded will be rated unless it becomes a walkover. Settled matches, unfinished matches, and walkovers will not be rated. Head-to-head matches played as a result of players having to drop out of one of the main tournaments by random draw will be rated by agreement between the players concerned. Postponed or unfinished matches should be completed as soon as possible by arrangement between the players concerned and the result reported by both players. If these matches are completed online, the result will not be rated.