All devices must be switched off for the duration of the game.
Team captains should announce this prior to the start of each match.
If a phone or other device, belonging to one of the players, should ring out in the playing room during the game then a warning shall be given and the device switched off and placed facedown alongside the board.
If the device should ring out again then the game shall be defaulted.
If a phone or other device is required to be left on for a medical or other urgent reason this must be notified and agreed between the captains prior to the start of the game.
In this case the rule shall not apply.
Players should also be aware that any attempt to cheat using a mobile phone or other device may result in the player being banned from the Merseyside Chess Association
On behalf of the MCA Committee
David Pearcey
President of the MCA