This is the page for the original league which started in September 2021. It is based on a 10 minute time control. We are calling it the Red10 League.
In February 2022 we are starting, in addition, the Blue15 League based on a 15 minute time control. Go to the Blue15 League page to register to play in that league.
The League Manager for the Red League is Steven Lawer of East Suffolk U3A.
The leagues run on a calendar monthly cycle. When you register to join the Leagues you will be included in the next available month in the lowest division.
When the league manager has a batch of 6 players he will email all of them with the names and email addresses of the players. It is up to each player to contact the others to make arrangements to play.
You will have until the end of the calendar month before that month’s round closes.
Time control of 10 minutes per person. This means each player starts with 10 minutes on the clock so a game will last no more than 20 minutes. Players can, by mutual agreement, play at a different time control (this may suit novice players).
Two games to play against each opponent; one as white and one as black. The two games constitute a match.
Divisions of 6 players. So each month you have 5 opponents to play.
New players will enter into the lowest division
Promotion and relegation of 2 up/down each month. In the event of a tie for these positions then they will be decided by lot
Matches can be played on any chess platform by mutual agreement; however the default platform will be chess.com