All laws of chess of chess as per the rules of the Shropshire Standard League will be applied with the following exceptions:
Four boards per team
Time control - 20 minutes for all moves (teams may use 10 minutes plus 10 seconds incremental per move if both captains agree)
Each team will host matches at their venue once a season with 3 matches played per night
"Home" teams will have white on boards 2 and 4
Matches should start at 7.30pm
Games will be graded - teams should play in rapidplay grade order but may use their standard grades only if no rapidplay grades exist - there is a 10-point flexibility
If one player makes an illegal move, the opponent may stop the clocks and claim 2 minutes
July grading list will be used throughout the season
2 different clubs may combine their players at the league controllers discretion if it enables them to field a team
Each win will grant that team 2 points, each draw 1 point and each loss 0 points
Results must be submitted within 8 days of the match date, it is the responsibility of the "home" team captain to forward the result
The top 2 teams in division 2 will be promoted and the bottom 2 teams in division 1 will be relegated at the end of the season
Teams in the first division may field substitutes graded below 135 from a lower team from the same club without restriction
Players graded over 135 are tied to their team in the first division, after playing for that team on the 6th occasion, for the remainder of the season. That player may no longer play in the 2nd division.
Players may not play for other clubs unless those clubs had combined to form a team at the start of the season.
Any disputes arising will be resolved by adherence to the standard play league rules where appropriate.