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.