4NCL Rules 2019 - 20

Venues, fixtures, teams and related matters.
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Ian Thompson
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4NCL Rules 2019 - 20

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:55 pm

I'm not sure how long they've been on the 4NCL website, but I see the 2019 - 20 rules have now been published.

One change that didn't make the "Main Changes (from 2018-19)" list on their website is that games on the Saturday of the last weekend will start at midday. Why? It means having an extremely early lunch, going without lunch or eating it during the game. What's the need to have most games finished by 4 - 4:30 pm, nearly all of them by 6 pm and probably all of them by 7 pm.

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Re: 4NCL Rules 2019 - 20

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:32 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:55 pm

One change that didn't make the "Main Changes (from 2018-19)" list on their website is that games on the Saturday of the last weekend will start at midday. Why?
Is that to do with the Bank Holiday move to the Friday? The established time for the middle round of the three on the final weekend has long been 1pm. But why make it midday?

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Re: 4NCL Rules 2019 - 20

Post by Roger Lancaster » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:16 am

I'm speaking from memory but I think there is a proposal to have a blitz tournament on the Saturday evening, in which case I'd guess it's intended to bring forward the start of Saturday's round to ensure the round finishes before the blitz begins.

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Re: 4NCL Rules 2019 - 20

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:11 am

Ian Thompson wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:55 pm
I'm not sure how long they've been on the 4NCL website, but I see the 2019 - 20 rules have now been published.
Captains were notified via e-mail at 17:26 yesterday so not long. Emphasis was made of the following:

Main Changes from 2019-20 Rules

Rule 1.3: Date of birth for eligibility as a junior updated.

Rule 3.1: There are now financial penalties for late submission of team registration lists (submission deadline 11 October).

Rule 9.4: Changes to team lists can still be made without penalty until midnight of the day before the fixture, but they should be made online or by email (in other words, do not rely on arbiters staying up late).

Rules 11.9 and 11.10: Amended to discourage the practice of teams in Swiss divisions attending for only part of a weekend.

Rule 13.3: Corrects last season’s rules’ rather odd failure to mention explicitly that four teams will be relegated from Division 3 South.

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Re: 4NCL Rules 2019 - 20

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:43 am

Eh, you have to be used to no lunch from the Sunday games anyway :)

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Re: 4NCL Rules 2019 - 20

Post by Ian Thompson » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:13 am

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:43 am
Eh, you have to be used to no lunch from the Sunday games anyway :)
No. I'm used to having lunch during the game.

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