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Cannock Chess League introduce fourth division

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 5:40 PM

Andrew Davies and David Blower attended the Cannock Chess League 2016 AGM on behalf of the club on Tuesday 10th May 2016.  With most of the stuff being routine for AGMs the proposed changes to the grading limits was always going to take up a bit of the evening, as it is an important issue. 

The vote for the proposed changes to the grading limits of the league did not go the way that the Brewood Chess Circle committee were expecting.  The AGM voted for the proposed grading changes that had been proposed from Brian Homewood (Lichfield.) 

This essentially means that the grading limits remain unchanged for the top three divisions.  The new fourth division will have a grading limit of under 370. 

This now means that the new grading limits for the Cannock Chess League are as follows: 

Division 1:  Under 640

Division 2:  Under 550

Division 3:  Under 460

Division 4:  Under 370

Other rule changes introduced means that there are now tiebreaking rules in the event that teams are level on match points, after a league season has finished.  The tiebreaking rule is that the results from the matches played against each other will count as a tiebreaker. 

In the Chase Trophy it was decided that board count and then the elimination rule would be used in the event that a tiebreaker would be needed.  The grading limits for the Chase Trophy were not on the agenda to be changed and have therefore remain unchanged with the total team grading limit for a team of 4 players to be under 550. 

Also the Cannock Chess League will have a new website which is going to be done by Richard Smith (Roy Smith's son from Lichfield.) 

The fixtures meeting for the Cannock Chess League will be held on Tuesday 5th July 2016, where the fixtures for the forthcoming 2016-2017 Cannock Chess League season will be decided. 

At our own AGM, which will be on Tuesday 14th June 2016, at 7:30pm, at the club, we will therefore need to make a decision, on which league we enter, either division 3 with a total grading limit for 4 players of under 460, or division 4 with a total grading limit for 4 players of under 370.  Whatever decision is made we look forward to competing in the league next season. 

Categories: Cannock League

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