“Please find below
details for the [division name] competition, together with relevant
information. All other details are correct to the best of my
knowledge - IF THERE ARE ANY ERRORS PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
We are in the
process of transitioning from Steve Mann's Yorkshire chess news site to a
new "official" Yorkshire Chess Association site. This is
not proving quite as smooth as we hoped and I apologise for any
inconvenience it may cause. Some links given are still to Steve's
site at this moment in time.
The current rules
can be found here https://mannchess.org.uk/YStatic/RulesLeague.htm.
I would suggest captains have a read of these but it's not essential
to know every detailed clause. What follows is a quick "how
to" for the benefit of any new captains.
The basics are eight
players per team in the Woodhouse Cup and in the I.M. Brown Shield, and six
players per team in the Silver Rook. Matches start at 14:30 and the
time control is 110 minutes for the game with a 10 second increment.
Where digital clocks are not available a time control of 1 hour 45
minutes for 42 moves will apply with clocks then being put back 15 minutes
and game completed in the time remaining.
There is a pro forma
results form which I have attached. When the match is completed, the result
is to be sent to me (officially within 48 hours and by both teams). I
don't mind how it comes; some captains send the result as an attachment,
others in the body of the email while photographs are also acceptable.
Results can also be posted to Flat 2, Tewit Well Court, 7 Leeds Road,
Harrogate, HG2 8AW and I always say that I will accept them on the back of
a cigarette packet although this hasn't happened (yet). My one ask is
that as much detail of new players is provided as possible so they can be
identified if they are already in the database.
Which takes me on
to the ECF rating database which can be found here https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/new/list_players.php.
For any captain not familiar with the format the best way of
accessing your players grades is to use the search box on the top right for
your club. The rating list for each match is the one for that month
but players don't need to be played in strict order, provided (where
players on adjacent boards are out of order) the gap is no more than 150 rating
The results, once submitted, will be imputed by myself on the ECF
League Management results software https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/1395/home.
Silver Rook fixtures are not yet imputed by will be within the next
few days and you should have the fixture list I sent you earlier. It's also
on Steve's site here https://mannchess.org.uk/YStatic/Fixtures2022-23.htm.
I try to get the results up as quickly as possible but I work shifts
and have a life outside of chess so sometimes it does take a couple of
days. The data is then automatically extracted for the new grading list at
the start of each month.
please feel free to ask.