CLM Access for Club Officials and Team Captains

CLM Access for Club Officials and Team Captains

There are serveral CLM user groups with different access rights for the CLM. The important user groups are:

Administrator, Tournament and League Conroller, Team Tournament Controller, Chair, Club Secretary and Team Captain

To get CLM access rights, you have to register yourself at the MCA website with your real name. You can choose any username. After registering please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mentioning your club and position (e.g. Team Captain of Atticus 6).

The MCA webmaster (position vacant) or anyone with administrator rights (Super User) and the necessary knowledge will deal with your request of access.

Please be aware that you must never ever abuse your access rights. If you abuse your access rights you will lose all access rights and be banned and blocked immediately.

 

Important rule changes for the Season 2021/22

Continuing the work from befor the Coriona Crisis, we have to inform all of you about some very important changes, which have already been approved by the MCA Committee and/or the AGM:

Important rule changes for the Season 2021/22

The introduction of the new ECF rating system has caused some changes:

The 440-League becomes the 6000-League

  • The minimum ECF rating number is 1300. Players with a grade below 1300 will be counted as 1300.
  • Players with an ECF rating number above 1700 are not allowed to play in this league.
  • Players without an ECF rating number will be counted as 1300.
  • The combined ECF rating numbers of all players shall not exceed 6000.

The 600-League becomes the 7200-League

  • The minimum ECF rating number is 1600. Players with a grade below 1600 will be counted as 1600.
  • Players with an ECF rating number above 2000 are not allowed to play in this league.
  • Players without an ECF rating number will be counted as 1600.
  • The combined ECF rating numbers of all players shall not exceed 7200.

Knotty Ash Cup

  • The ECF rating number of Knotty Ash Cup players must not exceed 1700.
  • Players with an ECF rating numbder grade above 1700 are not allowed to play in this competition.

Listing Players, New Players

In order to enter the competitions every Club must enter the complete team squads and name ail team captain onto the CLM before the start of the season.

Comprehensive guidance on how to do this has already been issued and it is imperative that clubs take on this work prior to playing matches and ideally before the start of the season.

By way of warning without an ECF Code it is not possible to list players on the CLM neither for the club nor for the team. Clubs are reminded that playing an unlisted player may lead to board deductions which could adversely affect the match result. To avoid this, clubs shall register new players immediately at the ECF and submit all their ECF details (Name, ECF Code / ECF Ref Number, sex (M/W), rating number (if existing)) to the league controllers and the webmaster.

For the purposes of clarity: You will recall that at the last AGM in May 2021 it was agreed that the MCA would no longer register players with the ECF but that this task would be taken on by the club or the individual.
It is the club’s responsibility to register their players, which includes submitting their ECF details to the league controllers and the webmaster.

For guidance please visit:

CLM 3 How to's and Manuals
and
Merseyside Chess Association

Regards,

Tom Webb
on behalf of the MCA Committee

 

 

Fixtures 2021/2022

Fixtures 2021/2022

The fixtures of the new season are now final. All clubs are invited to have a MCA Leagues and Tables. If there might be clashes of other reasons for changes clubs can contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Spreadsheets are available for download:

Club-Fixtures2021-2022-final.ods and Fixtures-2021-2022-final.ods

Regards,

Dave

 

 

Message from the President

It feels a long time since we were able to meet our chess colleagues for over the board chess.

When we stopped playing in March it did seem possible we might be able to resume playing in early 2021.  This was overly optimistic and a better estimate now would be for a restart of the league in September 2021.

In the meantime, the MCA has started an internet chess league with a long time control.  Initially, I was sceptical, but I am now beginning to enjoy it and I would urge all of those who have stopped playing to give it a try.

The current league will finish in March 2021, but we may continue with a fresh competition ahead of a restart to the OTB league.

On behalf of the Committee I would like to wish you all a peaceful Christmas with hope for a better year in 2021.

Dave