Ing Clock

Ing Clock

In order to keep to a tournament schedule, it is traditional to use game clocks to allow each player sufficient time but not too much time to complete their games. Often times games will finish without one’s time running out.

There are two types of time: basic time and byo-yomi time. Basic time is a block of time usually 30, 45 or 60 min. long. Each player is free to use this time at their discretion making as many or as few moves as needed. Byo-yomi time is a collection of 3-5 periods that begins when basic time runs out. Each period is typically 30 to 60 sec. long. Moves should be completed before one of the periods runs out. When all the periods run out the player forfeits the game.

Normally, we use our Ing clocks for all our tournaments. These instructions are also provided to players at our tournaments. We offer them here as a courtesy to participants.

Instructions for Using the Ing Clocks

On Ing Clocks, ‘BT’ stands for Basic Time and ‘RS’ for Running Seconds. We normally call Running Seconds ‘byo-yomi’. Ing clocks will speak expiring time warnings in English/Chinese (red clocks) or Chinese/Japanese (beige clocks).

1. To turn on the clock.
Make sure the ON/OFF button is depressed.

2. Set the Basic Time.
Make sure the SET/RUN button is depressed.
Make sure the BT/RS button is depressed. (Pressing the large black button repeatedly sets hours.)
Press repeatedly or hold down the large white button to set minutes.

3. Set Byo-yomi.
(Make sure the SET/RUN button is depressed.)
Make sure the BT/RS button is up.
Press repeatedly or hold down the large black button to set the number of byo-yomi periods.
Press repeatedly or hold down the large white button to set the number of seconds in each byo-yomi period. (Note that 00 seconds is actually 60 seconds the maximum possible.)

4. To start the clock:
Make sure the RUN button is up. (White presses his/her large button to start Black’s time.)

5. To pause the clock:
Depress the SET/RUN button.
Press the SET/RUN button again to change it to the up position to resume.

6. To set the language:
Use each player’s ENG/CHI button to select the chosen language: depressed for English, up for Chinese.

7. To control the sound level of the voice:
Adjust the slider control on the side as necessary.