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New league joint with county for 2021-2 season
New joint league for 2021-2 season
7 Sep. An Extraordinary General Meeting of members at Droitwich extended for a further year the terms of current officers of the district league. Later the same evening at a joint meeting, the league and county association agreed temporarily to run a joint league with five-board teams in Division 1 and four-board teams in Division 2 for the 2021-2 season. Players rated below 1850 will be eligible to play in both divisions. A second division team may not field more than one player rated over 1850 in a second division match and that player must play top board. A slightly faster time control was agreed to allow time for sanitising at the end of a match and players, except those with medical exemption, will be required to use face-covering, mask or visor when playing league chess in the 2021-2 season. Clubs’ team entries should be received by Paul Sharratt by 21 September.
OTB games suspended for 2019-20 season: season void
Mar 2020. After consultation with other senior officers of the Association and the District Chess League, General Secretary Paul Sharrat has issued the following statement suspending league activities. "Dear Officers and Club Secretaries, In the light of the current Coronavirus pandemic and advice from the English Chess Federation, the officers of Worcestershire Chess Association and the Worcester and District League have decided to suspend all activities in relation to both leagues (including individual competitions) with immediate effect and until further notice. If clubs decide to proceed with fixtures already arranged, any results will not be included in the league structure; and any games played in such circumstances will only be submitted for grading on receipt of requests to that effect from the Secretaries of both participating clubs, as separate submissions on behalf of those clubs. I am sure that you will understand the rationale for this decision; the well-being of our members and their families, and the wider community, must be our prime concern at this time. We look forward to resuming normal activity in better times. Best wishes - Paul Sharratt (General Secretary)"
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