Will the County Championship go ahead

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John Reyes
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Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by John Reyes » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:11 pm

Will the 2019-20 County Championship go ahead
I know the draw will be out on the 1st april

but the dates might be moved to new dates
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:26 pm

John Reyes wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:11 pm
Will the 2019-20 County Championship go ahead
Unlikely I would think. I suspect we are looking at a general shut down until August at least, longer if the social isolation rules aren't relaxed.

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

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Nick Grey
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:12 pm

I doubt Surrey will nominate and huge disruption juniors schools shut and more social isolation.

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by NickFaulks » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:20 pm

Nick Grey wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:12 pm
I doubt Surrey will nominate
I don't doubt that your views are highly influential, but I hope that those of others will also be taken into account.

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:22 pm

My view is not influential. My 12 weeks isolation may be 16 with the education announcement. Not least where will be able to play.?

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:43 am


John Reyes
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by John Reyes » Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:51 pm

it will be interested to see which counties got the Union nominations as I hope that the county championship will go ahead this year, but I do think it should be re vamp and this is the time :)
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Mick Norris
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Mick Norris » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:00 pm

John Reyes wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:51 pm
it will be interested to see which counties got the Union nominations as I hope that the county championship will go ahead this year, but I do think it should be re vamp and this is the time :)
I think you'll find John that the only alternative to the current format of the county championships is to go and live in Iran :wink:

I've had a read of the first 100 years which is interesting

My understanding is that all changes to the county championships would be, or have been, wrong, so it is clearly time to reverse the change introduced the last time the championships were suspended
Due to the Second World War, the Championships during the 1940s were again interrupted (1946-50)
and
The resumption of the Championship also afforded a rule change. Since 1908 the inter-union matches had been played in the winter, at the commencement of a new cycle. Now they were to be played in the late Spring / early Summer, at the end of a cycle.
I think that you should propose a motion to ECF Council, therefore, that we revert to the system from 1908 (as a pension consultant, pretty much my favourite year :) ) and have the National stages in Autumn/Winter, and the Union stages in Spring/Summer :D
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by David Sedgwick » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:22 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:00 pm
I think you'll find John that the only alternative to the current format of the county championships is to go and live in Iran :wink:
I suppose I asked for that one. I'll leave it there for now.

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:39 pm

I am all for a Jan to Christmas season with a summer break for County and League Chess. I think that is a great proposal.

Mike Gunn
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Mike Gunn » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:48 am

In fact Surrey have nominated the Open and U140 teams for the next stage (whatever that is).

Jon Underwood
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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Jon Underwood » Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:56 am

Is there a wider list available yet?

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by David Sedgwick » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:56 pm

Jon Underwood wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:56 am
Is there a wider list available yet?
The revised deadline for nominations is today. I would expect a further announcement from the ECF shortly after Easter.

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Re: Will the County Championship go ahead

Post by Jon Underwood » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:06 pm

Thanks

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