Saturday, 13 September 2014

Team Formation For 2014/15 Season

This note is to update you with respect to our teams for the forthcoming season.

In summary we are better off in div 1 but less so in div 3.

In division 1 we additionally have Ben Graff and Wesley Beeston. Rajen is playing.

Thus the A team is as last season with the B team consisting of Josh, Ben , Bob, John Harris (captain)and John McCann.

As last season Wes can play for D team when available and we can do musical chairs when someone is not available.
There will, of course, be blank weeks for each and every team but there will be more than enough chess for everyone..

Otherwise we keep the C and D team as they have been for  a number of years and there seems to be no desire to split them up.

Lower down we have lost Gerald Reason, Daniel Rowlands, Trevor Beesley and Tim Sheasby and we don't seem to have any newcomers.

Thus , we will almost certainly have to drop the G team. Under normal circumstances the E team will be 2 out of Jim Dixon, Dave Filer and myself with Trevor Gazee and Tom White.

The F team will be one from Jim, Dave and myself with the rest of the F team as before.

It seems odd that most of last years E team is playing in div 3 but as I said earlier we do not want wholesale changes to C and D.
It may even be that John McCann or other C and D players have to play in div 3 when a div 3 team is short.
You will need to monitor emails each week to check for team updates.  Between now and the start of the season things could change.


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Warwickshire Team

We have been contacted by Jason Madden who is looking for players graded under 120 to play in a Warwickshire team.

Anyone who is interested please let me know and I will pass on your details to Jason. Im afraid I do not have any more details at this stage as to how many games are played in a season.


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Fixture Cards

I have just received the new fixture cards from Oliver Cosham.

The first match of the new season is on Tuesday 30th September. This is a Divisional Cup match.

First Fixtures are as follows: -

Coventry D v Coventry A

Coventry C v Nuneaton C

Nuneaton D v Coventry F

Nuneaton E v Coventry G

Chelmsley Wood v Coventry E

Key points to note for the new Season are that the KO Cup and Plate competitions are treated as separate competitions.

If you play on Board 1 for more then four games you are tied to that team. Except you can still play in a higher division. However the movement of players between teams still remains very lenient. You still have to play in grading order. (10 point leeway)

It is intended to have a Captains/team formation meeting on the 16th September. 7.30-8.00pm. Could all Captains please try and attend.