Yorkshire League 2021/22

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MartinCarpenter
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Yorkshire League 2021/22

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:46 pm

Like the 4NCL Div 1, the Covid reductions in players have made Div 1 of the Yorkshire League pleasingly random. Sheffield are very much reduced vs their usual, York seem to have a good number of our players but are still missing two very strong regulars and less games from some others.

Bradford have sandwiched two 4.5-3.5 wins against two traditional behemoths of York and Sheffield A with a big loss to Leeds and a close loss against Harrogate.

Leeds were going quite well but lost to York B in the last round.

Calderdale are currently sitting top, and wouldn't be remotely grudged a league win if they do get it after multiple seasons coming a solid third. Its very plausible from here actually, even if they lose to York in January - which is far from certain even if we get to play that round of matches - if they win their next three matches York would need 3.5/4 with what might well be a very strong Sheffield team to play at the end of the season to make sure.

Game points could be very close.

Andrew Wainwright
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Re: Yorkshire League 2021/22

Post by Andrew Wainwright » Sun May 01, 2022 11:55 am

As the Season draws to a close it is great to have seen so many players return to the board in YCA action. With 3 functioning leagues this season we can only kick on from here with even more Chess to come next season, and hopefully a few more new teams.

This season's Winners:

Div 1 - WOODHOUSE CUP - York A
Div 2 - IM BROWN - Rose Forgrove
Div 3 - SILVER ROOK - Ilkley Dragons

MartinCarpenter
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Re: Yorkshire League 2021/22

Post by MartinCarpenter » Tue May 03, 2022 10:46 am

Well done to everyone. Hopefully it'll be possible to run a much fuller league next season

With York losing to Sheffield in the final match, the key match in Div 1 in retrospect was likely York turning over Leeds in a very strong match in the previous round:
https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/81970

Forgrove were always going to be too strong for Div 2.

Have there been a decision on how relegation/promotion is going to work? Its obviously slightly tricky with Sheffield quite likely to have 2 easily Div 1 strength teams.

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