REPORT NO.11

2015 PREMIER LEAGUE [1]

Applications are invited from teams wishing to enter the 2015 Premier League, which will take place over the two weekends of 17/18 October and 31 October/1 November.

The League will function as the principal aid to selection for the 2016 Camrose series, in which Wales, as the hosts for the second weekend, will field two teams.

The closing date for entries is 14 August.

Entries should be made to Bob Alderdice, who is co-ordinating entries for this and the various local leagues. His email address is bobalderdice@btinternet.com

Enquiries about any aspect of the operation of the League should be directed to the Chairman of selectors, Paul Denning. Paul’s email address is pjdbridge@talktalk.net

If a team entered is of fewer than 6 players, additional players may be added after the closing date.

Both League weekends will take place at The Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells.

There is no entry fee, but players will be charged table money at the rate of £40 per player per weekend. Light refreshments will be provided, the cost of which is included in the table money charge.

It is anticipated that the League will comprise 8 or 10 teams, depending upon entries received. Acceptance of entries for the Premier League is at the discretion of the selectors.

CAMROSE SELECTION

Teams finishing 1st and 2nd in the Premier League will be guaranteed selection for at least one of the two Camrose weekends. Any pair finishing top of the Pairs X-IMP rankings (provided they have played at least 50% of the boards) will also be guaranteed selection for at least one Camrose weekend.

Further information will follow.

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