F.Y.I.: What is the penalty for Tardiness? At REL 1 or 2 - Game loss after 5 minutes. Match loss after the next 10 minutes (total of 15 minutes late). At REL 3 or higher - Game loss if the player is not in his/her seat when the match is announced to begin. Match loss after 10 minutes. At this point the player will also be automatically dropped from the tournament. No Sideboard? - A player without a sideboard does not need to announce that he/she is not playing with a sideboard, although it would be nice if they would tell their opponent.