PREMIER LEAGUE ARRANGEMENTS
The Premier League will be held on the two weekends of October 19-20 and November 2-3 in the Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells.
There are nine teams; each round will see four matches and each team will sit out one match each weekend. The alternative of playing double rounds in groups of three teams, each team playing two matches, was considered, but this causes problems of timing, less comparisons for each board, seating rights and security.
Each match will be 11 boards, with likely timing as follows.
Saturday: 1130-1300, 1310-1440, lunch, 1530-1700, 1710-1840, 1850-2020
Sunday: 1030-1200, 1210-1340, lunch, 1420-1550, 1600-1730.
Systems and conventions will be as laid down in the Camrose regulations. Screens will be in use at all tables on both weekends.
The draw has now been made as follows:
- Missing team 2. Salisbury 3. Plackett 4. Davis 5. Pitts 6. Jarvis 7. Murphy 8. Birt 9. Wennell 10. D Jones
The first weekend order for sitting out will be 4, 3, 2, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5. The second weekend order for sitting out will be 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2. The full draw is being emailed to captains.
Sarah Amos will direct. Table money for each weekend is expected to be £180 for a team of 4 plus £30 for each additional player involved that weekend. Light refreshments will be provided on both days.