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28/07/2021

2021-22 County Chess

 

At the NCCU AGM held via Zoom on 24/07/2021, it was agreed to try to resume NCCU over-the-board county matches between 12-player teams.  Entries to the new rating-based 5-section county-competition structure introduced by the ECF, necessarily provisional at this stage, were indicated as follows:

 

 

Open

U2050

U1850

U1650

U1450

Cheshire & N Wales

 

 

 

 

 

Cleveland *

 

 

 

 

 

Cumbria

 

 

 either, or 

 

Durham *

 

 

 

 

 

Lancashire

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Merseyside

at least one team

Northumberland

Yes

and one other section as yet undecided

Yorkshire

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

* Whether Durham and Cleveland could enter a combined team was discussed, and the county competition controller, Bryan Bainbridge is to canvas views from the counties.

 

All NCU county matches have to be played by the end of March 2022, so that nominations for the national (ECF) stage can be made.  In the latter context, Lancashire induced they would not enter the national stage in the U2050 section due to the difficulty in raising players.

 

At some stage, Yorkshire will need to sort out its captains in the light of new ratings of previous captains, and other considerations.