Sheffield and District
Team Competition 2021 / 22 Season
The recent Executive
meeting decided that the restart our over the board league wouldnít happen
until, probably, into the New Year. It was agreed, instead, to
run another online league season with matches again played fortnightly on
Thursday evenings starting on 30th September. Entries are now
invited (closing date is Saturday, 18th September) whether your club
played in previous seasons of this, or not.
Matches will again be
played on Lichess, over four boards, and we will use the final league
tables from Season 2 as the basis for the coming season but taking into
account any promotions, relegations, and new teams entering. A
final decision on the league make-up will be made once we have all the
entries in. Note that an invitation is also being extended to
Doncaster & District clubs.
League rules are likely
to remain much as they were for Season 2 and will be circulated prior to
start of the new season. One item that some people would like to
see changed is the rating of games. In seasons 1 and 2 games
were not sent to the ECF for online rating as a good number of local
players hadnít renewed their ECF membership due to the lack of otb
games. Now that there is a likelihood of otb returning fairly
soon (there are already some congresses taking place, and the YCA league
resumes in October), more players will be taking up membership and so there
is an opportunity for these online league matches to be sent for
rating. How would your club feel about that?
One other question: if
there was a cup competition as well as a league, would your club / team
want to enter that?
Please reply to Geoff
Brown (email@example.com) no later than Saturday 18thSeptember 2021 stating
how many teams your club wants to enter, along with their captainsí names
and contact details. Lichess usernames will be required for all
your playing squad, before the first round on 30th September, but donít let
that delay you submitting your club / team entry.
Secretary, Sheffield & District Chess Association