RULES 2015 - 2016



Rapidplay League Controller is Chris Lewis - email

  1. All laws of chess of chess as per the rules of the Shropshire Standard League will be applied with the following exceptions:
  2. Four boards per team
  3. Time control - 20 minutes for all moves (teams may use 10 minutes plus 10 seconds incremental per move if both captains agree)
  4. Each team will host matches at their venue once a season with 3 matches played per night
  5. "Home" teams will have white on boards 2 and 4
  6. Matches should start at 7.30pm
  7. 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
  8. If one player makes an illegal move, the opponent may stop the clocks and claim 2 minutes
  9. July grading list will be used throughout the season
  10. 2 different clubs may combine their players at the league controllers discretion if it enables them to field a team
  11. Each win will grant that team 2 points, each draw 1 point and each loss 0 points
  12. Results must be submitted within 8 days of the match date, it is the responsibility of the "home" team captain to forward the result
  13. 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
  14. Teams in the first division may field substitutes graded below 135 from a lower team from the same club without restriction
  15. 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.
  16. Players may not play for other clubs unless those clubs had combined to form a team at the start of the season.
  17. Any disputes arising will be resolved by adherence to the standard play league rules where appropriate.