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Launch of Yorkshire Junior League


Further to a consultative e-mail sent out by Andrew Zigmond in August (see Proposal for a Yorkshire Junior League), developments have led to the following being sent by e-mail to various organisers of junior chess in Yorkshire:


Dear All


Following the email sent in August and the positive feedback received I am pleased to announce that the Yorkshire Junior League will launch on Saturday 11th November at Ackworth School. †My thanks to Phill Beckett for organising the venue.


Entries are now formally invited. †Teams will be of six players although all clubs are welcome to turn up with reserves and these will be accommodated; either by bolstering short teams or forming ad hoc teams. †The aim of the event is to get as many young players involved as possible. †I'd welcome feedback on this point but the plan at present is to start at 13.30 prompt with three games of roughly an hour each (thirty minutes per player) and the day will include a short training session with juice and biscuits available between rounds.


Separately, I would also like to invite entries for a junior longplay league of four boards for young players who want that kind of event. †I would also like to ask THEIR opinions as to whether they would prefer a team vs team home/away arrangement or a single event at a central venue. †I intend for this event to sit separately from the other events so that juniors who want to play in both events can do so.


There will be a few admin points to sort out (there will be a small entry fee per team and we need to decide whether to ECF rate the event). Obviously we will need to experiment with what works and what doesn't. However hopefully this will go some way to giving Yorkshire juniors the team events they deserve.