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Scottish National Online Chess League (SNOCL)
Hi Guys
just to elaborate on the calendar entry , each team will consist on five players. Please contact Ian Brownlee for further details. The tournament is being run by the newly formed Scottish Online Chess Organisation (SOCO) and we also hope to run other team events shortly. We will also offer leagues and clubs the same facilities , including our website , very kindly set up by Malcolm Peacock and the ECF to which we are deeply indebted to.

Rules can be be viewed below. We have already had a lot of interest and will be publishing the web site in the next few days. If anyone would like to come aboard the committee, please let me know.

“The Scottish Online Chess League (SNOCL) , under the auspices of the Scottish Online Chess Organisation (SOCO) will start on Sunday 31st January 2021. It is envisaged that six rounds will take place, two rounds per day although this may change according to number of entries. The first round is expected to start at 11.00am and the second round at 2.00 pm. Entries and any enquires to be sent to   Tel. no 07899 832770 . Teams Captains will be expected to compile teams sheets including usernames and actual names.
  1. Chief Arbiter will be John McNicoll, who is responsible for all decisions regarding game play

  2. Tournament Director Will be Ian Brownlee who is responsible for all admin.

  3. Time controls 25 minutes plus 10 second increments

  4. Team captains will compile their teams and send list of players and usernames to Ian Brownlee

  5. Games will primarily be played on although lichess can be used by mutual consent of both clubs for that round

  6. Games will be subject to fair play screening and Chess Scotland policy. However games will only be graded by the online game provider and will NOT be submitted for grading by CS.

  7. Players will be required to have valid online chess accounts, probably so there is a requirement for each player to have a account

  8. Game disconnection will count as a loss, unless a substantial appeal can be made  to the  Chief Arbiter who will attempt to resolve any issues, which may include the formation of an appeals committee.

  9. The tournament will be organised by the Scottish Online Chess Organisation (SOCO).

  10. There will be nominal prizes such as trophies (and kudos)

  11. SOCO will provide a website where it will be possible to pick teams, view results etc. Team captains will have access to this site for admin and will be able to view the opponents team before the match commences (at the time of writing one hour before match commences but this may change

  12. SOCO reserves the right to make any changes to these rules, before and during the tournament. The chief arbiter also has the right to make operational changes

  13. Entry team per team is £15. Clubs who are also members of Chess Scotland can enjoy a £5 discount per team. Similarly are leagues who submit teams and are themselves members of Chess Scotland can also receive a £5 discount. This is a substantial incentive to regional chess league as we are planning to start an inter-regional chess league if there is enough interest.

  14. Finally we are hoping to have a junior section to the SNOCL if there is enough interest. Juniors would be able to play in both sections if desired.

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Scottish National Online Chess League (SNOCL) - by Ianbrownlee - 01-01-2021, 11:05 PM

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