Mark Attree has added his comments to the forum
Digital Clocks and Three Hour GamesTwo more members have submitted their views on this topic
Three more contributions
There have been 3 further additions to the digital clock debate over the weekend - from Keith Homeyard, a clarification from Sue, and Matthew Britnell
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Brian Denman has posted his comments to the forum
Data Protection - The New Rules
The ECF has issued their guidance on The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on the 25th of May
A pdf of their advice can be found in the Download Section
The GDPR applies to all clubs and counties as separate organisations, regardless of their size. Further information is available on the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office at ICO - GDPR
Some of the major points to be considered by club officials are as follows, but the full document should be carefully considered:
Emails should not be sent to groups of people in a way that makes their email addresses visible. To avoid this, either use a mailshot program or blind copy (bcc) all the recipients.
Not all clubs and counties will need to register with the ICO but you can check on your particular circumstances at - ICO - self assessment.
Data should only be held with "Legitimate Interests"
Websites may need to display Privacy Notices
Digital Clocks and Three Hour Games
Sue Chadwick of Brighton & Hove has written a forum post for discussion and rule change proposal. It may be read here
The 12th Weald Chess Congress will take place 14th and 15th of July 2018 at Copthorne, near Crawley, Sussex. The venue is spacious and conveniently located just off the M23
It will be a 5 round Swiss in 4 sections: Open, Major (U175), Intermediate (U140) and Minor (U110)
The prize fund is £1,750
There is a £5 discount for entry before the 3rd of July 2018
Another Sad Departure
The founder of Woodpushers Chess Club
The January ECF grading list has been released and the new grades have been incorporated into the Result Forms
Versions for league matches and the Knockout cup may be found in the Downloads section under HOME
The knockout form now gives the result in cases of equal score
There has been a change in Haywards Heath captaincy. Visit the page under CONTACTS for details
All the outstanding adjudications and results for 2017 have now been fulfilled. Visit the results and fixtures pages to view them
Haywards Heath Chess Club will change venue at the beginning of 2018. See the Club Page for details
Please note that the Worthing First Team Captain has been corrected. See the club's page for contact details
Please note that the Argumentatives club night is Wednesday, not Tuesday as previously shown on the club page
The Results forms have been updated and are available in the Download section
The first results of the season have been posted for divisions 1 and 2
There are new results forms available for the league and knock-out. These have the latest grades. See the Downloads section.
All initial nominations are now in and the full list can be found in the menu under Tables
Julie Denning has attended meetings for the SCCU, ECF and BCF. Her write-up is here
17th October 2017
Fixtures for the main league are available under Tables on the main menu
Please check that the fixtures for your team are correct and convenient. You can reschedule matches with the agreement of your opponents up to 28 days prior to the originally scheduled date for matches scheduled to be played in December or later.
Fixtures for the Knock-Out and Rapid League are still being formulated
The club pages show details of each club in the league. If you spot any errors, please let me know. The following clubs have made changes and their pages have been updated for the new season:
Uckfield, Eastbourne and Haywards Heath
The rules have been updated - see Rules pages. They may also be found in the download section in pdf format.
There are no changes to the league rules, but the Knock-out has an update and the Rapid rules are brand new, last season having been something of a trial run.
Not all clubs have submitted their initial nominations yet.