ECF Online County Championship
Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 2:46 pm
The ECF may be trying to launch an online version. I don't have any details.
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I've also seen the (provisional) nominations for the OTB u160 event, so I assume all the info is now availableCCCUKI county teams by Division: Dorset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Sussex, Yorkshire
Devon, Herefordshire, Kent, Lancashire, Norfolk, Suffolk
Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Essex, Surrey
Your participation, is as you know provisional, until such time as I ask you to confirm your nominated entry once details of the format of the competition and scheduling are known.
The competition remains suspended at this time and it is looking increasingly likely that it will not be resumed over the summer months. I will be in touch if and when I am looking at resumption. There will not be a draw until entries are confirmed and the entries known.
I'm not sure how much demand there is for on-line "serious" team chess, but I rather think the 4NCL got its feet under the table first and perhaps wisely elected to make teams multiples of 4. There aren't restrictive eligibilities either which can be a problem for counties with smaller catchment areas.
In case it is more convenient for anyone, I have attached the document here.Mike Gunn wrote: ↑Sat May 02, 2020 11:11 amWith Mark Murrell's permission I have posted the ECF proposal for an online County Competition on the Guildford CC website. You can down load it from this link: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/wp-cont ... CSec-2.pdf.
Done but splitting topics really is a pain in this interfaceDavid Sedgwick wrote: ↑Sat May 02, 2020 11:23 amIn case it is more convenient for anyone, I have attached the document here.Mike Gunn wrote: ↑Sat May 02, 2020 11:11 amWith Mark Murrell's permission I have posted the ECF proposal for an online County Competition on the Guildford CC website. You can down load it from this link: http://www.guildfordchess.co.uk/wp-cont ... CSec-2.pdf.
Carl, please could I suggest that all posts from Roger de Coverly's at 2.46 on 1st May onwards be moved to a separate thread entitled "ECF Online County Championship".
Of course the 4NCL is using lichess (as is a mini-league in Essex), and this event is going to use chess.com. For simplicity it would have been good to have had a single platform, but perhaps chess.com is easier for organisers. Obviously I don't know.
Surely there's no need to have a regional split in an online competition? I'd have thought playing against someone you otherwise wouldn't meet was a plus, rather than the possibility of playing someone who might play in the same leagues or congresses as youGroup stage divided into groups of say 6 counties - probably on a regional basis