Rules & Regulations
To be eligible to compete in HWUM public speaking contest, a contestant must:
Be a student of HWUM 2019/2020.
Each contestant must be physically present to compete.
Houses will send a group of 4 players to compete. A substitute is allowed
in case a participant is unable to attend.
The seat number (1-4) of the players must be decided among
All 4 groups will face off in a round-robin contest of 4v4 games. (Total of
3 matches for each house). The games are arranged by seat number.
A team scores 2 points if they win a match (by getting the superior point
tally over 4 games), 1 point if it is drawn, and 0 points for a loss.
The time control is 15+0.
Contestants are required to download and use the Chess Clock app for
After 3 rounds, the two teams with the highest score advance to the
finals; the other two teams face off in the 3 rd place playoff. In case of an
equal score, the tiebreak will be the number of games won.
Both the finals and 3 rd place playoff will again be a 4v4 competition with
15+0 time control. If a winner cannot be decided from the 4 games, then
the teams will repeat the match with 5+0 time control
Stay back for group photos.