The pairings for the first rounds, including preliminary rounds, of this season’s K.O. cup competitions are now available for viewing. The draw was made by the children attending Thornaby’s CSC library session.
Would team captains please pay heed to the ‘To be completed by’ dates by each round and bear in mind that there are two spare weeks built into this season’s league fixtures to allow two rounds of the K.O. cup to be played. These are weeks commencing 25/11/19 and 27/1/20.
The CCA grades for the start of the 2019/20 season are now available for viewing. These should be used to determine your club’s nominated player lists and initial board order of your teams. Please click on CCA grades Jul 2019 to view.
Many thanks to Paul Weightman for his hard work in compiling this list.
Resolution 4.15 passed at this year’s AGM requested that a spare week be built into the fixtures to allow the first round of this season’s K.O. cup to be played without causing too much disruption. As I also have to try and keep our fixtures synchronised with the Durham league, this request fitted in nicely with breaks in the fixtures that Durham also have and, in fact, it was also possible to accommodate another week to allow round 2 matches of the K.O. cup to be played similarly.
So, for round 1 of the K.O. cup the spare week is week comm. 25/11/19 and for round 2 it is week comm. 27/1/20.
The entries I have received so far for the K.O. cup competitions are 6 in the Tom Wise Memorial Cup and 9 in the Jeremy Burnett Plate. Clubs have until the 30th September to submit their entries to me for these competitions and the draws will be made shortly after that date.
The fixtures for the 2019/20 season are now available for viewing. I would appreciate it if members could check the fixtures for errors or inconsistencies, and if any are noticed, please contact me without delay.
I have now updated the team captains page with captains’ details where I have them.
Please note that the * after a captain’s details means that I have received up to date information for this season. If there is no * after the entry then these details are those that were supplied last season and you need to confirm them with me as soon as possible.
Also you will notice that some teams just have ‘Awaiting consent to publish’ instead of their information. This means that I have that captain’s details but I am unable to publish them on the website as I do not have their consent to do so. If you are one of these captains then can I ask that you confirm that you are happy for me to publish your name and any contact details you supply. Please send your confirmation to me Brian Whitaker (click on name to send e-mail).
The start of the 2019/20 season is now only three weeks away and some critical deadlines are approaching. May I remind all club secretaries that you need to get your league team entries to me by this Thursday, 19th September. I will be preparing the league fixtures shortly after that date and it is hoped to publish these week commencing 23rd September.
Please note that, following the resetting of the league tables for the coming season, they have defaulted to teams based on promotion and relegation from last season. However this is NOT accurate and members are asked to ignore the data that is currently in those tables. Once the fixtures have been published then the league tables will be updated with the correct team entries.
I have already updated the nominated player lists with information that has been supplied to me by the clubs so far, but there are still a lot of empty spaces. If you are a club secretary and have not yet given me your nominated player lists, can you please do so as soon as possible, but certainly before the end of this month. Thankyou.
There are also lots of teams where I have not been given captains’ details. Once again, this information will be needed before the end of the month. I will also need captains’ consent to publish their data if they were not a captain last season.
Please note the following: – CCA membership subscriptions (@ £3 per annum per member) for the period 1/9/19 to 31/8/20 should be remitted by cheque payable to ‘Cleveland Chess Association’. Please contact me via email to request my address. – Such payments must be accompanied by a list of the members intended to be registered in the form here. This can be emailed in advance of the cheque or sent together. – The Association holds funds in credits for the following clubs: Darlington = £31 Great Ayton = £65 Middlesbrough = £3 Thornaby = £6
Entries are invited for the Cleveland Individual Tournament 2019/20. The tournament is FREE to enter for all CCA members and gives you the chance to pit your wits against a wide range of players of all strengths. Entries should be sent to me by email (email@example.com) by Monday 23rd September stating name, email address, contact telephone number and ECF grade as stated in the July 2019 grading list.