I was playing in a sudden death time control last night with less than 5 seconds left and while thinking about my moves with literally 2 or 3 seconds remaining, my opponent blurted out a draw offer. Startled by this, I blundered and lost the game.
My understanding is that draw offers must be made when the OFFERER's clock is running and that offering a draw or making other statements to an opponent when they are thinking is a distraction and is not allowed.
Would I have been within my rights to stop the clock and demand from the TD that 2 minutes be added to my clock because of the distraction?
The game was played under USCF rules and was in sudden death with seconds remaining for both players.