I'm playing for Staffordshire against Worcestershire on March 16th in the under 120 event! Wish me luck! My grade currently is 95.
I have also written an article on the subject for our chess club website. The article has been written mainly for our club members who are maybe new to the club and don't know much about the Staffordshire team. http://brewoodchess.webs.com/apps/blog/ ... chess-team
What kind of teams are fielded in these events? Would you expect me to be outgraded by say up to 20 points as the opposition field a near enough to the limit strength of team as possible? (Although I believe I'm capable of winning any under 120 match anyway.)
I always thought playing for the county was something that you had to be selected for (similar to football players being selected for England for example!)
I also notice Staffordshire have no under 100 team. But some of the other counties (Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire do.) Is an under 100 team too low a limit? Or is it just right? Perhaps it gives new members of clubs, and junior players the opportunity to play in matches against similar players from other counties?