Local leagues and young adult particpation

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Re: Local leagues and young adult particpation

Post by matt_ward » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:09 am

Ben Purton wrote:26 Of Sambuca Sharks Squad of 34(Lawson and Davies both moved pre season)

Fall in to the 18-28 Bracket.

1 Is Under 18

Makepeace it one of them.

Ben

Ben Your team would have substantial ability if there behaviour and "chess Ethos", had improved .i.e. not staying up all night consuming alcohol and so fourth.

Maybe this year will be different.

Matt. :? :?

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Re: Local leagues and young adult particpation

Post by Ben Purton » Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:42 am

My players seem pretty happy with me as a captain, for example they don't ring me up and threaten me in the middle of the Night.

So I do something correct it seems.

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Re: Local leagues and young adult particpation

Post by Richard Thursby » Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:09 pm

In my experience, with the exception of university sides, very few. In the teams I played for at most one or two (reduced by one when one of the players dropped out of the age bracket recently). If one is young enough, one doesn't need to show an awful lot of interest to find oneself asked to join committee/get involved in organisation.

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Re: Local leagues and young adult particpation

Post by William Metcalfe » Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:58 pm

2 members of Darlington chess club last year were under 21 one was under 14 that is not a bad ratio for a club membership of 23.
In the near future we hope to put a junior team in one of the three leagues we play in.
I am speaking here for myself and not the NCCU which i am now president of

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Re: Local leagues and young adult particpation

Post by Alan Walton » Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:05 pm

For most of this year, I have been the second oldest on the 3Cs first team in the Manchester League, at 35. With the eldest being the main coach of all the younger players, and the rest all being juniors brought through the club, it is an average age of about 27, if anything this average age has been increasing over the years, due to 5 of the players would have played in the first team over 10 years ago

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Re: Local leagues and young adult particpation

Post by Michael Jones » Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:46 pm

Such figures for the Coventry League would be skewed by the presence of a university club; outside that club, there are two.

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Re: Local leagues and young adult particpation

Post by Sebastian Stone » Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:57 pm

No idea, our club didn't have a team in the top division last season.

However, as it is in East Devon I would hazard a guess at not many.
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Re: Local leagues and young adult particpation

Post by benedgell » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:59 pm

matt_ward wrote:
Ben Purton wrote:26 Of Sambuca Sharks Squad of 34(Lawson and Davies both moved pre season)

Fall in to the 18-28 Bracket.

1 Is Under 18

Makepeace it one of them.

Ben

Ben Your team would have substantial ability if there behaviour and "chess Ethos", had improved .i.e. not staying up all night consuming alcohol and so fourth.

Maybe this year will be different.

Matt. :? :?
If its a choice at 4ncl between improved results or staying up all night drinking, it's the latter every time for me.

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