Summer Chess League

The aim of the Summer League is to provide competitive chess to those that require it, throughout the summer months while the East Glamorgan Chess League is not in session.



Format

The league shall consist of three divisions:

Open Division - Aimed at the stronger league players

U1700 Division - For players graded 1700 and below

Minor Division - For players graded 1400 and below

The number of teams per Division may vary, depending on entries from East Glamorgan Chess Association clubs. However there is a minimum requirement of 4 teams per section.  If this number is not met the section will be cancelled.



Points

Positions in the Summer Chess League shall be decided first on game points, then on match points (2 points for a win, and 1 point for a draw), then on result between the 2 teams then by board elimination and finally by grading.



Grading

All games will be submitted to the grading officer, for grading purposes.



Fixtures

Teams competing in either division will only play each other once, in a single round-robin format.  Fixtures will be sent to the competing clubs 14 days prior to the commencement of the Summer Chess League



Postponements

Due to the short nature of the league, postponements are prohibited unless agreed with the league director.  Rearrangements to the fixture list can be made 7 days prior to the commencement of the Summer Chess League by mutual agreement of the clubs and their representatives. The League Director should be notified of the change.



Teams & Matches

Each match shall be played over 4 boards.

A team may represent a club, or where necessary a combination of clubs. There is no limit on the number of teams a club may enter. All players must be registered as members of the East

Glamorgan Chess Association. Board Colours will be decided by the toss of a coin. The procedure should be as follows:

(i) Captains Exchange Player Lists.

(ii) Toss Coin.

(iii) Winning Captain chooses preferred colour for board 1, with alternating colours on the boards thereafter.

Results must be sent to the league director within 7 days.



Time Control

The rate of play will be 35 moves in 70 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes to finish. There will be no adjudications or adjournments as all games must finish on the night.



Restrictions

Where clubs have more than one team playing in the Summer League, a player is only permitted to play for one team in each division, within the duration of the league competition.

Captains should arrange their teams in order of player strength using the January grading list. A tolerance of 80 points will be permitted.



Penalties

Penalties will be applied for infringement of these Rules. Typically, 1 penalty point will be added to a team’s record for any such infringements. This will automatically increase to 2 penalty points for further breaches of the same rule(s).  Every 4 Penalty Points accumulated will result in a deduction of 1 Game Point.



Defaults

Ideally matches will be default free; however defaults when necessary should occur from the lowest board.  Teams will be penalty free where defaults occur from the bottom board up. But where a default occurs on a higher board only, teams will incur penalties as follows:

Default of board 3 - 2 Penalty Points,

Default of board 2 - 3 Penalty Points,

Default of board 1 - 4 Penalty Points.



League Duration

The league shall begin on or before the first Monday of June. The final games should be completed by the last day in July.



Fees

An entry fee of £5 per team will be applicable to help cover any costs.  If a club enters all 3 sections then the Minor Section fee will be waived.  There may be some financial prizes (dependent on entries), these will be announced prior to the first round of matches.

 

Summer Chess League 

The aim of the Summer League is to provide competitive chess to those that require it,

throughout the summer months while the East Glamorgan Chess League is not in session.

Format

The league shall consist of three divisions:

Open Division - Aimed at the stronger league players

U1700 Division - For players graded 1700 and below

Minor Division - For players graded 1400 and below

The number of teams per Division may vary, depending on entries from East Glamorgan

Chess Association clubs. However there is a minimum requirement of 4 teams per section.  If this number is

not met the section will be cancelled.

Points

Positions in the Summer Chess League shall be decided first on game points, then on match

points (2 points for a win, and 1 point for a draw), then on result between the 2 teams then by board

elimination and finally by grading.

Grading

All games will be submitted to the grading officer, for grading purposes.

Fixtures

Teams competing in either division will only play each other once, in a single round-robin

format.  Fixtures will be sent to the competing clubs 14 days prior to the commencement of the

Summer Chess League

Postponements

Due to the short nature of the league, postponements are prohibited unless agreed with the

league director.  Rearrangements to the fixture list can be made 7 days prior to the commencement of the

Summer Chess League by mutual agreement of the clubs and their representatives. The

League Director should be notified of the change.

Teams & Matches

Each match shall be played over 4 boards.

A team may represent a club, or where necessary a combination of clubs. There is no limit on the

number of teams a club may enter. All players must be registered as members of the East

Glamorgan Chess Association.

Board Colours will be decided by the toss of a coin. The procedure should be as follows:

(i) Captains Exchange Player Lists.

(ii) Toss Coin.

(iii) Winning Captain chooses preferred colour for board 1, with alternating colours on the

boards thereafter.

Results must be sent to the league director within 7 days.

Time Control

The rate of play will be 35 moves in 70 minutes, with an additional 15 minutes to finish. There will be

no adjudications or adjournments as all games must finish on the night.

Restrictions

Where clubs have more than one team playing in the Summer League, a player is only permitted to

play for one team in each division, within the duration of the league competition. 

Captains should arrange their teams in order of player strength using the January grading list. A

tolerance of 80 points will be permitted.

Penalties

Penalties will be applied for infringement of these Rules. Typically, 1 penalty point will be added to a

team’s record for any such infringements. This will automatically increase to 2 penalty points for

further breaches of the same rule(s).  Every 4 Penalty Points accumulated will result in a deduction of 1 Game Point.

Defaults

Ideally matches will be default free; however defaults when necessary should occur from the lowest

board.  Teams will be penalty free where defaults occur from the bottom board up. But where a default

occurs on a higher board only, teams will incur penalties as follows:

Default of board 3 - 2 Penalty Points,

Default of board 2 - 3 Penalty Points,

Default of board 1 - 4 Penalty Points.

League Duration

The league shall begin on or before the first Monday of June. The final games should be completed by the last

day in July. 

Fees

An entry fee of £5 per team will be applicable to help cover any costs.  If a club enters all 3 sections then the

Minor Section fee will be waived.  There may be some financial prizes (dependent on entries), these will be

announced prior to the first round of matches.