"Duel Timer" Tournament Digital Chess Clock
Made in the U.S.A.
Large brass buttons, easily spotted from across the room.
The clock also features a brass faceplate.
Features a solid cherrywood housing.
Built to last.
Display features large numerals for easy reading.
Has all standard tournament settings.
Thick suede leather bottom.
Includes a flannel bag for storage.
One year guarantee.
Each Duel Timer Standard and Duel Timer Travel is crafted from solid cherry,
complementing game boards and pieces. The toggle buttons and faceplates
are solid brass. The Duel Timers are extremely durable, due to compact design,
wood casing and the solid brass detailing.
The Duel Timers digital design is accurate and reliable. The buttons respond
in milliseconds to each push and are rated for millions of pushes. Setting
and resetting can be done with a single button push. Games of up to three hours can be set and tournament games are available as presets. Settable Gong and Bronstein Delay are available options for all games. Below you can view the Duel Timer game options and functions.
The dimensions of the Duel Timer Standard are 6½" x 3½" x 2", making it easily carried in a jacket pocket. The dimensions of the Duel Timer Travel are 6" x 3" x 1½", making it easily carried in any pocket. An embossed cloth carry bag is provided to store and carry the Duel Timer. The carry bag can be used for gentle wiping and cleaning of the brass and displays.
The Duel Timer has been designed, manufactured and assembled in the United States. The Duel Timer is guaranteed for one year from the date of purchase
as described on the warranty card. Requires (4) AA batteries, not included.
When you use the Duel Timer, be prepared for an enthusiastic response.
Savor the interest and curiosity of fellow players. We appreciate your comments and observations.
DUEL TIMER™ - Duel Timer Owner Information
Welcome to the pleasure and excitement of gaming with timed play. The DUEL TIMER is the perfect companion for timed games, complementing the beauty of game boards and pieces. The DUEL TIMER is elegant, accurate and dependable.
Care for the DUEL TIMER by keeping it dry and storing it in the flannel
carry bag supplied. The brass can be wiped with the flannel cloth. Carefully clean the faces of the displays. To enhance the wood finish, use wax polish sparingly on all exposed wood surfaces. The cherry wood will age naturally to a rich, warm color with time and use. Do not use spray or liquid polishes on the DUEL TIMER, as they may seep into the electronics. You will be rewarded for your care and attention with beauty and reliability.
*If you store the DUEL TIMER in the original box, take care not to press
both brass buttons down with the box top or inserts. Constant pressure on both
brass buttons may bend and deform the togglebar.*
Batteries will last approximately 500 hours. The display dims at the end
of battery life, though the DUEL TIMER will continue to function. Use four AA alkaline batteries, and place them in the battery chamber in the base. Battery orientation is marked on the battery holder.
DUEL TIMER™ Tutorial
This tutorial is included to provide explicit directions and examples for
using the DUEL TIMER. We recommend briefly examining the DUEL TIMER and then reading this tutorial to better understand setting, presetting and other
game options. Also included is a manual card with instructions, that can be
carried with the DUEL TIMER.
The DUEL TIMER displays minutes and seconds for each player. Settings for
the DUEL TIMER are in minutes and with maximum setting of 180 minutes (three hours). Additionally, there are preset options for tournament play having
two time periods as described in the Game Selection Table. The Game Selection Table is included in the manual card and is inside the battery compartment of the DUEL TIMER.
When you first turn the DUEL TIMER on it will beep twice. If you prefer
to play quietly, hold down the preset/reset button while turning on the DUEL TIMER. This will disable the beeping sound.
The DUEL TIMER allows you to set it with a few button pushes and begin
to play.Setting the timers is done by pushing or holding down the set buttons.
Once set, by pushing the player buttons, begin the game and the timers are counted down.
To set both clocks to ten minutes each, turn the DUEL TIMER on and then
push or hold both set buttons until the displays show [10:00 10:00]. You can then start the game by pressing the player buttons on the top [- 9:59 10:00].
At any time during a game, you can stop the DUEL TIMER by pressing the stop/clear button once. Begin playing again by pressing the player start
buttons on top.
To add or subtract time to either players timers, first stop the DUEL TIMER.
To subtract time from the timers, push or hold either set button and the preset/reset button. Pushing the set buttons increments the timers and pushing either set button with the preset/reset button decrements the timers.
To display the number of moves made (move count), while the game is in
progress, push and hold either set button. The move count is the number shown in the minutes display [08:45 -09:45]. When you release the set button, the display returns to normal. The move count increments up to 99 moves and then begins to count up from zero again.
*Because the DUEL TIMER does not have a neutral position for the brass
player buttons, it is important to begin with the correct players button up.*
When playing Chess, white makes the first move, so the black player's
button should be pushed to begin the game. This is important if you are using
the move count or the Sudden Death option. When playing Go, black makes the first move, so the white players button should be pushed to begin the game.
Notice that when the DUEL TIMER is first turned on the display shows [
:00 :00].This null display indicates that the DUEL TIMER is ready to set. During
a game, the DUEL TIMER can be stopped by pushing the stop/clear button once. However, if you push the stop/clear button a second time the DUEL TIMER is cleared and returns to the null setting.
When you want to set the DUEL TIMER, it must be cleared. If there is remaining time on the displays, first stop, then clear the DUEL TIMER by pushing
the stop/clear button twice.
Preset options allow you to easily set the DUEL TIMER for longer single
period games. Use the Game Selection Table to determine the preset option for
a specific timed game. To set the clock to a single period game of 30 minutes, push the set B button once, displaying [ :00 1:00] then push the preset/ reset button [30:00 30:00]. Once you have set the DUEL TIMER, you may still add or subtract time, by pushing the set buttons (lesson one). The DUEL TIMER increments to the maximum of 180 and then begins again from zero.
Once set, the DUEL TIMER, can be reset to play the same game again by clearing and then pressing the preset/reset button. The DUEL TIMER resets to the previously played game. Once the timer reaches zero, the DUEL TIMER beeps three times. This signals game over for that player. After a game is over, the DUELTIMER can be cleared and is ready to be set or reset.
* Standard Model with Brass Buttons only.
Go with Byoyomi
Go with Byoyomi has several options, which allow different Basic with Byoyomi settings. Basic is the first period in Go, and can be set to a maximum
of three hours[180:00 180:00]. Byoyomi is the second period and may be preset to a maximum of 60 seconds. Byoyomi allows players to move within the allotted time without sacrificing that time period. Byoyomi presets have five periods.
Preset options for Go are common times for amateur and professional play.
Use the Game Selection Guide to determine the value for a specific timed game.
To select a common tournament game of two hours with one minute byoyomi, set the left display with the set button [5:00 :00] and press the preset/reset button. Both clocks are now set and display the Basic time [120:00 120:00] with 60 second byoyomi selected.
Intermediate times can be realized by using the set buttons to increment
or decrement the timers. This new value of Basic time is stored and can be
reset. Once started the DUEL TIMER counts down, and upon reaching zero, beeps twice and begins the preset Byoyomi. The Byoyomi period of play (5-1) is shown in the first digit of the players display [-5_:19 5_:60].
In Byoyomi, the DUEL TIMER beeps once at interval 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 second.
On zero, the DUEL TIMER beeps twice and begins another Byoyomi period. In
the last Byoyomi period [-1_:07 5_:60] when zero is reached the DUEL TIMER beeps three times signaling game over.
Canadian Byoyomi requires a number of stones to be played within a certain
time.This is easily done. When the player reaches the end of their time, simply
stop the DUEL TIMER by pushing the stop/clear button once and then add minutes to the timer by pressing the set button, count the stones and resume play.
Chess with Sudden Death (Second Period)
Two period play is common in tournament chess. This requires a number of
moves in a First period, then if the player makes the required moves, the timer
adds a Second period of either 30 or 60 minutes. The game will end if the required moves are not made within the required time. If the moves are made within the required time, any additional time is included in the Second period. The Second period, also called Sudden Death, is the final period of time. When a player runs out of time they lose.
The preset options available for chess can be found in the Game Selection
Table. Intermediate times can be realized by using the set buttons to increment
the timers.This new value of the First Period is stored and can be reset.
To select a common tournament game, such as (40/2+SD60), set the right
display with the set B button (lesson one) to display [ :00 23:00] and press the
preset/reset button. Both clocks are now set and show the First period [:120:00 :120:00]
with 40 moves and 60 minute Sudden Death selected.
It is important to note that if chess presets are used that include Sudden
Death, the display shows a colon in front of the players time [:120:00 :120:00]. Once the chess presets with Sudden Death are set, on reset they return. If the colons are displayed, be aware that you are playing with Sudden Death set.
When playing a preset game having a Second period, at the end of each players First period, if the required moves are not made the DUEL TIMER beeps three times signaling game over for that player. If the player makes the required moves, the DUEL TIMER beeps twice and the Second period begins, adding 30 or 60 minutes to the players time. For more than two periods or recurring periods, one can stop the DUEL TIMER and add the additional time to the timers.
Gong (Repeated Period)
Gong allows players to move within the allotted time without sacrificing
that time period. To set Gong, turn on the DUEL TIMER with the set B button held down.The display then shows [--:-- :00] and the Gong, in the seconds place,
can be set using the set B button. The maximum setting is 30 seconds per move. Push the preset/reset button to display the Gong setting. If ten seconds were set [--:-- :10], then the display will show [~ :10 ~ :10]. This setting allows ten seconds per move and the display counts down the time. If more than the allotted ten seconds is used for a single move, the game is lost.
Bronstein (Chess with Delay)
Bronstein allows players to move within an allotted time without sacrificing
time. To set Bronstein, set Gong value as above and then set minutes as usual or set Gong and the Chess preset. For instance, to set a tournament game (40/2+60SD
with 5 sec. delay), set Gong value to five [--:-- : 5] using the set B button.
Select the Chess preset [--:-- 23:05] using the set A button. Push the preset/reset button to display the setting [~:120:00 ~:120:00]. Notice that while playing, the delay time is not counted down, instead the timer display shows the Gong marker [~] until the delay is over and then the remaining time is counted down.
To set seconds, turn on the DUEL TIMER with both set buttons held down.
The DUEL TIMER display shows [--:00 --:00] and the seconds can be set. Push
the preset/reset button and continue setting the DUEL TIMER as usual.
The DUEL TIMER enhances timed game play beautifully. Enjoy.
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