For a game to be rated each player must have the following minimum periods in which to complete all the moves, assuming the game lasts 60 moves.

- Where at least one of the players in the tournament has a rating 2200 or higher, each player must have a minimum of 120 minutes.
- Where at least one of the players in the tournament has a rating 1600 or higher, each player must have a minimum of 90 minutes.
- Where all the players in the tournament are rated below 1600, each player must have a minimum of 60 minutes.

Games played with all the moves at a rate faster than the above are excluded from the list.

Where a certain number of moves is specified in the first time control, it shall be 40 moves. Players benefit from uniformity here.

No more than three rounds per day and a total playing time of no more than 12 hours.