are reaching the point where we have to start thinking about the Yorkshire
League for 2020-21. It goes without saying that this is hard to do
when there is still great uncertainty regarding to what extent the pandemic
will ease and what restrictions may have been relaxed by September.
In addition to concerns about a second wave and possible local
lockdowns, some clubs may have lost their venues and/or have players who
still wish to shield.
I am not ruling out a full restart at this stage it seems more likely that
we will have a reduced league for 2020-21 with the aim of restarting the
full league in 2021-22. Therefore I would like all clubs to let me
know the following information;
What would you like to happen?
How many teams will you be able to enter?
Do you anticipate your venue being available?
I could ask for all returns by 10th August I will draw up a plan and
communicate this as soon as possible afterwards. It may be that we
are not able to restart play until January in which case the option of
finishing the current season may be kept open, although this will depend
upon whether it can be done fairly.
email is sent to all team captains plus a few other individuals with an
organisational role within Yorkshire chess. Obviously all clubs will
need to consult with their players.