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Scottish National Online Chess League (SNOCL)
#11
well we got there guys , many thanks to Willie, John and everyone else who got involved today . We had a few hiccups but nothing thats wasnt insurmountable. . Please check the results but i'm sure they were all correct.
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#12
Hi Guys
Thanks to all your efforts we have raised £300 for Chess Scotland
thanks to you all
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#13
Hi Guys
Thanks to James Keegan who’s pointing out this afternoons blitz , according to Chess.com is running at 1.00 pm GMT which is for us 2.00 PM BST, so please be careful and register your entry on chess.com 12.00 pm GMT/1.00 pm BST and play starts 1.00pm GMT /2.00PM BST as alredy indicated
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#14
Congratulations to all the league winners for the first SNOCL tournament. We will be back next year with the same format.
We will defer to the SNCL in order for them to use their dates and will run our event on slightly different dates so OTB and the SNCL is up and running.
Two teams will be promoted/demoted in each division.
Teams captains will be sent a short survey asking for comments and suggestions. If anyone else would like to comment then please contact myself.
SNOCL Champions this year are Bon Accord.

Tournament results here http://lms.congress.org.uk/node/148/tables

The Blitz this year was won by Neil Berry so he's the inaugural SNOCL Blitz champion.
Tournament details can be found here https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/sn...52-2179719

The next event will be a regional chess league possibly on a Sunday or a Tuesday (avoiding the 4NCL) Details to follow and is dependeant on the results of the survey
We could have it as a team challenge with two games in a session or similarly to the SNOCL . Either way we will be using the LMS as the admin service. Any tems or leagues wishing to use the LMS for their own leagues and club championships, please let me know.
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#15
Scottish Online Chess Organisation

1. Would you like future events allegro graded by Chess Scotland?

2. Can you comment on the recently completed tournament?

3. Would you like to see more frequent online events?


4. We can run individual / team tournaments on a regular basis , would you or your club be interested in that?


5. We are considering running a regional chess league online , would you be interested in that format and if so would you prefer a weeknight (Monday or Thursday) or on a Sunday? What would your preference be , one game or two (white and Black against the same person) session?


6. Would you participate in a weekend online tournament, as a team or individual?


7. We will be running the SNOCL again next year, any comments or criticisms?

8. We set up the SNOCL this year using chess.com , are you happy with that or would you prefer LiChess as the platform provider? One of the reasons for using chess.com is that we can have inter team challenges and also set up a chess league using that platform integrated with the League Management System (LMS)


9. What time controls would you like to see used e.g 25+10 was SOCO, 5+2 for Blitz, 10+5 for weekly tournaments At the moment we are considering 10 +2, 20 + 10 for rapidplay and 5 + 2 but would be happy with other suggestions.



10. We are planning to run an individual Blitz tournament once per month , possibly on a Sunday would you be interested in that


11. Please add any comments or suggestions here
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