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30 Aug 2018

Steve Sonnis

Fixture Changes

The match in Division1 between Railsport and Rangers due to be played on 5 September has been postponed. The new date will be published as soon as it is available.


30 Aug 2018

Steve Sonnis

Background Information

The Central London League was formed in 2011 under the auspices of 
Pimlico Chess Club. The driving force behind its creation was James 
Toon. Pimlico Chess Club continues to operate the league, with Steve 
Sonnis acting as administrator on the club's behalf.

It is intended that the league should offer competitive, but 
friendly, chess for players of all standards. All matches must be 
played within Zone 1 of the London Underground, as defined in 2017.

In the Central London League, all games finish on the night. No 
adjudications. No adjournments.

Originally a single division with 7 teams, the league has expanded 
to three divisions. For the 2018/19 season, Divisions 1 and 2 will 
have 8 teams and Division 3 will have 6 teams. No further 
applications will be considered for the 2018/19 season

The League is open, any team may apply to join. Any applications for 
the 2019/2020 season should be made by the end of May and will be 
subject to a vacancy arising. 

Divisions 1 & 2 have no grade limit on individual players but teams 
must not exceed an average grade of 205 in any one match. There will 
be promotion/relegation between the divisions. It is hoped that 
teams in D2 will, over the season, have an average grade no lower 
than 150.

Division 3 is, in principle, limited to players with a maximum grade 
of 145. Some exceptions may be made in exceptional circumstances.

Each team consists of 5 players in Divisions 1 and 2, and 4 players 
in Division 3.
 
Players may play for only one club in Divisions 1 & 2 and for only 
one team in a particular division. Players in Division 3 may play 
for only one team in that division, but it does not have to be the 
club they play for in the higher divisions.
 
Some teams operate from secure premises. They will need a list of 
visiting players at least two days before the match. In the interest 
of fairness, they will send their own team list in return. Visitors 
may be asked for ID on arrival at the venue.
 
The team winning the toss has White on odd boards.
 
Matches start at 6.30pm.
 
Absent players will be defaulted at 7.15pm.
 
The time control will be a Fischer time control of all moves in 75 
minutes plus 15 seconds a move.
 
If suitable digital clocks are not available at any particular 
venue, the time control will be 30 moves in 75 minutes then all 
remaining moves in a further 15 minutes.
 
Mobile phones should be silenced or turned off for the duration of 
the playing session. If a player's mobile phone rings during play, 
he should be asked to silence it or turn it off. If it happens 
again, he loses the game by default.
 
Each captain will submit the match results promptly via this 
website, showing the names, grades and result on each board.
 
All games will be submitted for ECF grading.

For games played by non ECF members, the ECF is likely to levy a 
charge on the league. Any such charges will be passed on to the club 
concerned who will be responsible for ensuring the league is 
reimbursed promptly.
 
Teams who wish to use the Pimlico venue for their home matches will 
be asked to contribute £25 per home match towards the rental costs. 
The rental costs will be recovered in two instalments, the first to 
be paid by the end of November and the second by the end of April.

Any disputes will be resolved by the league administrator who will 
call on assistance from FIDE Arbiter Nick Faulks as required.

Any enquiries to SteveSonnis@aol.com 



				

08 Aug 2018

Steve Sonnis

Fixtures 2018-19

These are now available as an administrative document at 
http://www.oxfordfusion.com/oca/documents/CLL%20Fixtures%2018-19.pdf
				

Old News

Any unexpired news items dated before 1 August 2018 can be found by using the link for the relevant year. The link for 2017 will give news dated 01 Aug 2017 - 31 Jul 2018.