How many boards do your Leagues have?

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Number of Boards in my local League

4
12
24%
5
11
22%
6
11
22%
7
3
6%
8
6
12%
9
0
No votes
10
3
6%
12
2
4%
16
1
2%
20
1
2%
 
Total votes: 50

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How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by John Upham » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:37 pm

Although I won't be hard coding an upper bound for the number of boards for any division of any League up and down the country I was nonetheless curious to sound this out?

I'll start the ball rolling with :

Chiltern League: u-180 : 20, u-125 : 16
Surrey Border League : Div1 1-4 : 5 , 5-7 : 4
Berkshire League : 6 regardless of division (1-3)

I'm guessing that no league has more than 20 boards.....???

Thanks for the feedback.
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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by David Robertson » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:57 pm

In the Liverpool & District CL, we have:

Div 1 = 8
Div 2 = 7
Div 3 = 6
Div 4 = 6
Div 5 = 5
Cups = 6

With six teams in all, but with two in both Div 1 & Div 2, my club sometimes has to fill 30 boards on the same night. Various attempts are made each year to reduce the number of boards, or to standardise at 6. But the Div 1 clubs regard 8 boards as a good test for a match between clubs so not much changes. From time to time, Atticus play Wallasey in a match over 20 boards. And efforts are in hand to play a 16-board match between Atticus and the Rest of the League. Atticus would struggle to win that, being out-graded 150 v 165 by the time we reach board 16.

Why the difference in the number of boards by division? Look no further than rolling decision-making from decades of AGMs :roll:

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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:06 am

Manchester - 7
Central Lancs and East Lancs - 5
Bolton - 6
Bury&Rochdale - 4
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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by John Philpott » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:31 am

Essex League Divs 1 and 2 - 8 boards
Essex League Divs 3 and 4 - 6 boards
North Essex League Div 1 - 5 boards
North Essex League Divs 2 and 3 - 4 boards
Southend & DIstrict League - 6 boards
London League DIv 1 - 12 boards
London League DIvs 2 and 3 - 10 boards
London League Div 4 - 8 boards
London League Minor Div - 4 boards
North Circular League DIv 1 - 6 boards
North CIrcular League Div 2 - 5 boards

There definitely seems to be a pattern in lower divisions having a smaller number of boards.

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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by Phil Neatherway » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:32 am

Oxfordshire League - 6

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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by Ian Kingston » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:41 am

Notts League
Divisions 1-4: 5 boards
Division 5: 4 boards

Derby & District League
All divisions: 4 boards

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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by Sean Hewitt » Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:45 am

Leicestershire League

Divs 1-3 5 boards
Divs 4&5 4 boards

Coventry League

Div 1 5 boards
Divs 2&3 4 boards

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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by Mike Gunn » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:51 am

Surrey League: 10 (Alexander Cup, knockout), 8 in divs 1 and 2 of the main league, 7 in div 3 of main league, 6 in divs 4 and 5 of main league and Lauder Trophy (knockout), 4 in two rapidplay leagues and 4 in (newly proposed) div 6.

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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by Richard Haddrell » Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:56 am

Kent League
Divisions 1 - 5: 6
Divisions 6 - 7: 4

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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by James Toon » Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:36 am

Civil Service League
Div 1: 8
Divs 2 & 3: 6

London Commercial League
Div 1: 8 in League, 6 in Cup (it's open to Div 2 teams)
Div 2: 6

The Civil Service League has about 200 active players. This figure is stable, although it was much higher about 25 years ago. Although there is a case for going down from 8 to 6 boards, teams in Division 1 prefer the higher number.

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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by Greg Breed » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:35 pm

Hillingdon Borough Chess League

Divisions 1, 2, 3 and all Cup competitions - all 5 boards
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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by Chris Stratford » Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:52 pm

Huddersfield League - 6
Calderdale League - 5
Yorkshire League - 8
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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by John Moore » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:10 pm

I am asking all the clubs to look in their cupboards - do you need to know about sets and clocks as well.

Sorry couldn't resist it - sometimes this forum seems a bit too serious to me, although there are plenty of serious issues about.

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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by John Upham » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:57 pm

Is the below comment relevant to the previous post?

"But where's the chess? I back Jack on this - otherwise we all finish putting anything we find funny on this site - don't we. Then we get links to all sorts of irrelevant sites - which happens on a lot of similar forums."

Couldn't resist... :lol:
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Re: How many boards do your Leagues have?

Post by Anthony Higgs » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:38 pm

Mid-Sussex - Divs 1-4 of the league play over 5 boards, the KO Cup is played over 6. Division 1 of the league used to play over 6 boards until a few years ago.
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