Merry Xmas

Merry Xmas

I wish all Merseyside chess players a very merry Xmas and a happy and prosperous new year.
It was good in 2019 to see Hoylake win the coveted first division trophy and to see the continued resurgence of the Liverpool club.
On the negative side we lost Dave Welch who died in November. Dave was very well respected as an English and International Arbiter and was appointed
a FIDE Arbiter in recognition of his work.
I hope that you all continue to enjoy our game in 2020, win or lose.
 
Dave Pearcey, President MCA
 
 
 

Dave Welch

The funeral of Dave Welch will be held at 1200 on Friday December 6 at Landican Crematorium.
The crematorium is by Arrowe Park on the Wirral and the post code is CH49 5LW.
 
 
 

Fixture Plan for 2019/2020

Week Monday Friday Division 1 Division 2 Division 3 Division 4 Division 5 440-League 600-League
1 02/09/2019 06/09/2019   Round 1   Round 1   Round 1  
2 09/09/2019 13/09/2019 Round 1   Round 1   Round 1   Round 1
3 16/09/2019 20/09/2019 Knotty Ash Cup, First Round; John Ripley Cup, First Round
4 23/09/2019 27/09/2019   Round 2   Round 2   Round 2  
5 30/09/2019 04/10/2019 Round 2   Round 2   Round 2   Round 2
6 07/10/2019 11/10/2019   Round 3   Round 3   Round 3  
7 14/10/2019 18/10/2019 Round 3   Round 3   Round 3   Round 3
8 21/10/2019 25/10/2019   Round 4   Round 4   Round 4  
9 28/10/2019 01/11/2019 John Ripley Cup, Second Round
10 04/11/2019 08/11/2019 Round 4   Round 4   Round 4   Round 4
11 11/11/2019 15/11/2019   Round 5   Round 5   Round 5  
12 18/11/2019 22/11/2019 Round 5   Round 5   Round 5   Round 5
13 25/11/2019 29/11/2019   Round 6   Round 6   Round 6  
14 02/12/2019 06/12/2019 Round 6   Round 6   Round 6   Round 6
15 09/12/2019 13/12/2019 Knotty Ash Cup, Second Round
16 16/12/2019 20/12/2019 free for postponed matches and Club Tournaments
17 23/12/2019 27/12/2019 Christmas Break
18 30/12/2019 03/01/2020 New Year Break
19 06/01/2020 10/01/2020   Round 7   Round 7      
20 13/01/2020 17/01/2020 Round 7   Round 7   Round 7    
21 20/01/2020 24/01/2020   Round 8   Round 8   Round 7  
22 27/01/2020 31/01/2020 Round 8   Round 8   Round 8   Round 7
23 03/02/2020 07/02/2020   Round 9   Round 9      
24 10/02/2020 14/02/2020 Round 9   Round 9   Round 9    
25 17/02/2020 21/02/2020   Round 10   Round 10   Round 8  
26 24/02/2020 28/02/2020 Round 10   Round 10   Round 10   Round 8
27 02/03/2020 06/03/2020   Round 11   Round 11      
28 09/03/2020 13/03/2020 Round 11   Round 11   Round 11    
29 16/03/2020 20/03/2020   Round 12   Round 12   Round 9  
30 23/03/2020 27/03/2020 Round 12   Round 12   Round 12   Round 9
31 30/03/2020 03/04/2020   Round 13   Round 13      
32 06/04/2020 10/04/2020 Round 13   Round 13   Round 13    
33 13/04/2020 17/04/2020   Round 14   Round 14      
34 20/04/2020 24/04/2020 Round 14   Round 14   Round 14    
35 27/04/2020 01/05/2020 John Ripley Cup and Knotty Ash Cup Finals
36 04/05/2020 08/05/2020 Early Spring Bank Holiday        
37 11/05/2020 15/05/2020 Team Lightning Tournament (?)      
38 18/05/2020 22/05/2020 Merseyside Chess Association, AGM


Bank Holidays in 2019 and 2020:

25/12/2019 Wednesday Christmas Day
26/12/2019 Thursday Boxing Day
01/01/2020 Friday New Year’s Day
10/04/2020 Friday Good Friday
13/04/2020 Monday Easter Monday
04/05/2020 Monday Early May bank holiday
25/05/2020 Monday Spring bank holiday


FIDE pairing tables, first leg:

5 or 6 teams:
Round 1: 1-6 2-5 3-4
Round 2: 6-4 5-3 1-2
Round 3: 2-6 3-1 4-5
Round 4: 6-5 1-4 2-3
Round 5: 3-6 4-2 5-1

7 or 8 teams:
Round 1: 1-8 2-7 3-6 4-5
Round 2: 8-5 6-4 7-3 1-2
Round 3: 2-8 3-1 4-7 5-6
Round 4: 8-6 7-5 1-4 2-3
Round 5: 3-8 4-2 5-1 6-7
Round 6: 8-7 1-6 2-5 3-4
Round 7: 4-8 5-3 6-2 7-1

9 or 10 teams:
Round 1: 1-10 2-9 3-8 4-7 5-6
Round 2: 10-6 7-5 8-4 9-3 1-2
Round 3: 2-10 3-1 4-9 5-8 6-7
Round 4: 10-7 8-6 9-5 1-4 2-3
Round 5: 3-10 4-2 5-1 6-9 7-8
Round 6: 10-8 9-7 1-6 2-5 3-4
Round 7: 4-10 5-3 6-2 7-1 8-9
Round 8: 10-9 1-8 2-7 3-6 4-5
Round 9: 5-10 6-4 7-3 8-2 9-1

To get the pairings for the second leg, exchange the numbers in every pairing, e.g. from 1-6 to 6-1.

 

CLM Tables, Rounds and Fixtures in your Article

How to integrate league tables, rounds, match reports (= fixtures), into your article

At first I like to mention that this is only possible if you run a Joomla-website and if you have installed and activated the plugin "plg_content_clm_show_ext_0_9_2.zip".

Here is an example: Atticus Teams: Tables

To use this option, you have to use this code:
League related:
[showCLMData:<data-source-id>:<league-id>:<style>:<view>:<round-id>:<fixture-id>:<leg>]
Season related:
[showCLMData:<data-source-id>:<season-id>:<style>:<view>:<club-id>]
Place this tag in your article whereever you like. The tag will be replaced by the corresponding table.

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