I was trying to estimate the number of games played in the local Yorkshire leagues which aren't graded. So if a league has 30 teams, each with 6 boards and each team plays 10 matches, then the number of games played is per team is 60 so that's 1800 over the league. If you divide by two because of two players, that's 900 games per league. If there are 6 leagues of this size, that's 5400 games in total. Another way of looking at it, is to say there are 1080 players.Ihor Lewyk wrote: I don't understand your estimated figures however, and I don't see what relevance a seperate grading system has with a loss to the ECF.
As far as grading is concerned, if the Yorkshire system didn't exist, local evening leagues in Yorkshire would have the same choices as elsewhere in the country namely
(a) to remain or become part of national grading accepting whatever conditions, financial and otherwise that are imposed by the ECF
(b) opt out of grading entirely
(c) set up their own local systems.
Adult leagues have usually opted for (a), whilst some junior organisations have opted for (b) or (c).