The semi-final of the Tom Wise KO cup played by Darlington and The Rooks on 17 April ended in a draw. The result was determined by rule 19.2 and The Rooks progress to the final by virtue of a lower average rating (149 against 153).
The final of the Tom Wise KO Cup will therefore be contested by Middlesbrough Rooks and Redcar A, and the final of the Jeremy Burnett Plate will be contested by Middlesbrough Knights and Great Ayton A.
I invite all the captains of the teams involved to make a proposal as to where and when the finals should be played.
The draws for the KO and Plate semi-finals are now published on the relevant page.
The draw was made by the Chairman, assisted by Norman Stephenson.
Would captains please note that the January 2017 Rating List is now published and should be the only one used to determine board order starting from Monday 20th February. Prior to this date, captains are free to continue using the August 2016 list if they wish.
Note that nominations are not affected by the Interim List, but continue to be based upon the August 2016 list.
The pairings for the second round of the KO cup and the first round of the Plate are now available on the website. The draw was made by the Chairman, assisted by Martin McLoughlin (senior).
Middlesbrough Bishops have withdrawn from the competition.
The first round pairings are available on the website. The draw was made by the Chairman, assisted by Geoff Garnett. The first team in each pairing is at home.
I have the following entries for the Knock-Out Cup:
Gt. Ayton A
Gt .Ayton B
Gt. Ayton C
Please advise me of any errors or omissions as I shall be making the draw shortly.
Pairings for the third round of the Tom Wise KO and the second round of the Jeremy Burnett Plate are now available. Please note that these fixtures should be completed by 26th March.
Please note that board order should be determined with regard to the January Grading List as from 15th February.
Note that all nominations are made according to the Summer 2015 list and are not affected.
Teams will not be penalized for using either grading list to determine board order prior to the 15th February.
The pairings for the second round of the KO and the first round of the Plate are now available. Please note that these fixtures should be played by 12th Feb.