Unfortunately we do not have an unlimited time to play our games so you should try to play at a brisk pace. You should ensure that you finish games promptly. One game finishing 20 minutes later than everyone else means everyone else has to wait 20 minutes longer for their next game to start. If that happens every round then we will finish an hour later than planned. That might not matter to you - but others may have flights or trains to catch. As such you may be penalised for failing to finish games on time.
During the tournament we will be actively calling out time remaining on a regular basis, and will have a countdown running on a wall mounted screen so that it is easy for players to keep track of game times. We will have chess clocks available and reserve the right to request that players struggling to get games played on time use them. We will also provide chess clocks for games who are falling behind at the half way mark, as a way to speed things up.
We used Chess Clocks in 2013 and some coaches now swear by them! If you'd like to use a Chess Clock, you should check first with your opponent and then come and get one from the organisers.