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Scottish Online International Chess League
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Hi all
 
We at the Scottish Online Chess Organisation  are organising an online Chess league for teams of four starting officially starting 1st October Entries are £12 per team . The basic rules are as follows
 
1.      Games will be run on the chess.com team format using the teams setup provided by chess.com
2.      There will be two games per player, one Black and one White, Each game will last 20 minutes plus 5 second increment.
3.      Games will be screened for fair play by Andy Howie and graded on the Chess Scotland system.
4.      The online league will be run based on the existent format  of the typical over the board chess league.
5.      In the case of a dispute , there will be an initial attempt to resolve between the teams by the SOCO  committee, Failing that an appeals committee shall be set up.
6.      Games will be played on the chess.com platform unless both teams wish to play in lichess, in which case special requirements would require to be setup by both participating teams.
7.      Games will be submitted for Chess Scotland Allegro grading
8.      It is envisaged at least one match is played each month, probably two matches per month, preferably during the week although weekend matches would be acceptable.
9.      Any teams wishing a practice run should contact me and I will arrange friendlies.
10.   If there is sufficient interest over the country then we will regionalise the leagues with a finals format. If not then will compile league based on playing strength
11.  Entries to be sent to Ian.brownlee@systemsit.co.uk. Cheques ,when applicable , should be made out to Chess Scotland who will receive all monies
12.   The management system for the league will be the LMS system operated by the Scottish Online Chess Organisation
13.All players will be required to have a chess.com user account and join the SOCO club on chess.com. Anyone joining the SOCO online club should contact myself (Ian.brownlee@systemsit.co.uk) using their username, actual name and email address. Anyone aged 21 or under should also supply their year or birth.
14. Anyone who has their chess.com account suspended for any reason should contact the committee immediately. If the suspension is a result of violating chess.com fairplay procedure, then all games played by themselves will have the results of their individual games marked as a loss.
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