National #Chess Club Championships 2010-2011

National Chess Club Championships 2010-2011

Entry Fees –
Major & Open Tournament £25 (Corporate Vice Presidents £22)
Intermediate & Minor Tournament £20 (CVPs £18)
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It may serve to underline the sanity levels or masochistic tendencies of those concerned, but the controlling team from last season remains unchanged for this season.
The National Club events are the ideal opportunity for a club to play against a different group of players than their local league. Although we try to keep travelling down in the early stages if you request it, we also try to avoid clubs from the same league playing each other until it becomes unavoidable, if this is requested. Some clubs prefer to play locally as far as possible, some prefer to travel; the entry form allows you to indicate your preference. Matches are usually played at weekends, but as they are only every 6-8 weeks or so, and you arrange dates within that window, players can still fit in county matches & congresses.
The uplift in gradings led to changes to the grading limits for the various sections last season, these have been retained. For those who may have stumbled across this item ,have sought it out, or been sent it via an email circulation, and haven't been involved with the events before, there are Open, Major (U175 average), Intermediate (U145 average) & Minor (U120 average) sections. The full grading criteria may be found here in the rules.
Those who saw my report on the 2009/10 Finals will be aware that issues arose relating to defaulted boards. As a result the rules have been amended to set out what happens if a side does not field the full number of players for the section concerned. In essence the aim is that a side that finds itself short, for whatever reason, will not be forced to concede a match beforehand, or to travel and find that if one of their team doesn't arrive, they have no possibility of winning the match. On the other hand, we wanted to address the perception that a team may have deliberately defaulted a board in order to field higher graded players on the other boards. There are some other additions to clarify or tweak existing rules; these are shown in blue text for ease of identification by regular competitors.
In the current economic climate there will be no mass postal circulation of entry forms, please access the entry form via the ECF site for completion.
The entry form contains a distilled version of the rules and as indicated the full version can be read here. Do feel free to contact me if you have any queries by either -

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