Roger de Coverly wrote:Andrew Zigmond wrote: We have already had a lengthy thread about this
Is there a summary of the rules for
eligibility to play for Lancashire and not for Greater Manchester
eligibility to play for Greater Manchester and not for Lancashire
For that matter the rules for
eligibility to play for Lancashire and not for Merseyside
eligibility to play for Merseyside and not for Lancashire
The rules assume that there is a team to play for. Arguably they should be weakened if there isn't actually the alternative team.
Which again misses the point. There is an eligibility rule which you yourself quoted on the motions thread. The Lancashire/ Greater Manchester dispute largely hinges upon territory, whether dual eligibility was agreed as a compromise many years ago (let's not forget that back in 1974 Lancashire wanted nobody to recognise Greater Manchester as a competing county and they did lose that one) and whether that dual eligibility ever expired.
Which takes me back to my original point. Alex Holowczak (one of the hardest working volunteers in English chess I'll have everybody remember) has a pile of legal documents and advice from experts in front of him. Others just have ill informed speculation and gossip and as such cannot claim any parity.