Late Arrival Forfeit
A late arrival forfeit in a chess tournament occurs when you fail to arrive at your board on time. This is poor etiquette and will give you an automatic forfeit. Usually the tournament will have a “grace period” of 30 minutes (or 60 minutes) during which time you must arrive. If you arrive after the grace period, you lose by a time forfeit even if you have more time than that on your clock.
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