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What if my child's opponent doesn't show up?

Occasionally, a child who is pre-registered for a tournament will be a no-show for the first round. The USCF rule in case of a player being late to a round says that you must wait until the player's time runs out before claiming a forfeit win. Since the time controls for most Silver Knights tournaments are G/30, this means that a player can be up to 30 minutes late for a round and still get to play. (Of course, if a clock is being used, the late player may have to play the entire game using very little time.)