2023/2024 Season

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Stephen Westmoreland
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Re: 2023/2024 Season

Post by Stephen Westmoreland » Mon Apr 22, 2024 10:42 pm

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2024 9:11 pm
Alan Walton wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2024 6:45 pm
Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2024 6:38 pm
The YCA rules are nowhere near that prescriptive and merely state that in the event of a dead heat a suitable tie break will be agreed after consultation with the teams concerned. Please can that consultation be allowed to take place.
Fair enough, albeit that will be an interesting consultation; first question do we have a volunteer for relegation :wink:
Well, relegation really isn't so bad a fate of course. You get to play some different players/teams, win a lot of games/matches, and then most likely straight back up again.

But the IMB is getting stronger with the juniors coming through so not a total walk over. I'd hate to bet on the outcome of a possible York B vs D!
Doncaster and Ilkley in the IM Browns as well. It would be a tough but enjoyable league.
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Re: 2023/2024 Season

Post by Ian Thompson » Tue Apr 23, 2024 4:50 am

Alan Walton wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2024 6:45 pm
Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2024 6:38 pm
The YCA rules are nowhere near that prescriptive and merely state that in the event of a dead heat a suitable tie break will be agreed after consultation with the teams concerned. Please can that consultation be allowed to take place.
Fair enough, albeit that will be an interesting consultation; first question do we have a volunteer for relegation :wink:
I don't see how you can fairly agree a tie-break rule after the event when everyone knows who the winner and loser will be. I'd have thought there are only three options:
  • Ask for a volunteer to lose the tie-break
  • Random selection of a winner and loser
  • Play-off match

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Re: 2023/2024 Season

Post by MartinCarpenter » Tue Apr 23, 2024 7:56 am

Or someone doesn't want promotion, or the league gets larger or.....

There are advantages to keeping things flexible, despite the headaches resulting.

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Re: 2023/2024 Season

Post by Alan Walton » Tue Apr 23, 2024 10:19 am

MartinCarpenter wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2024 7:56 am
Or someone doesn't want promotion, or the league gets larger or.....

There are advantages to keeping things flexible, despite the headaches resulting.
I am all for flexibility, but these things mentioned are after the fact (team doesn't want promotion, relegate less; league gets larger, relegate less); but you need conditions in place before hand just in case the status quo remains, its always better to plan for the worse, it sometimes happens

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Re: 2023/2024 Season

Post by Ihor Lewyk » Tue Apr 23, 2024 2:23 pm

This happened fairly recently in the Woodhouse cup. 2018/2019 between Rose Forgrove A and Harrogate A.
Looks like Harrogate were at home in the League so played away in a tie breaker and won. I'm sure there would have been restrictions on who can turn out - For example must have played for the team that season.

https://mannchess.org.uk/YLeagueArchive ... ision1.htm

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