EACU Team Championships 2020

EAST ANGLIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

4 sections: Open, Team 600, Team 500 and Team 400.
Sunday 15th. March 2020
Turner Hall, Church Lane, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 0HL
You can see a map at https://www.list.co.uk/place/20035178-turner-hall/
Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge.

Teams consist of 4 players from the EACU but not necessarily from the same club. EACU players are those living in or from clubs located in or affiliated to Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk or Suffolk. Also eligible are people born in the county, 5 years residence in the county at any time, or currently attending a school college or university in the county.

The Team 600 is for teams with an aggregate grade of 600 or less in the January list though for this calculation anyone with a grade under
100 will be taken as 100.
The Team 500 is a team with an aggregate grade of 500 or less though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 75 will be taken as 75. e.g. If Herts entered 4 players with grades 125, 115, 105 and 95, their aggregate grade would be 440 and thus eligible for the 'Team 500' section.
The Team 400 is for teams with an aggregate grade of 400 or less though for this calculation anyone with a grade under 50 will be taken as 50.

There will be a cash prize for the team with most game points in each category but the number and value of prizes will depend on the number of entries.

The event uses the county match format of 2 rounds starting at 10.00 and 2.30. If digital clocks are available for all boards of a match, the standard time control will be 36 moves in 80 minutes, followed by 15 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of 15 seconds per move from move one.
The exact format of the competition will depend on the number of entries. The entry fee is £20 per team payable on the day. The clubs that won the top division of the six EACU county leagues (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Bury League) in the last season are entitled to enter a team of entirely their club players at half price into the Open.

Enquiries and entries should be made to ribbs@waitrose.com or to 01223 842197. Entries by 2nd. March if possible please though an early indication that you might raise a team would also be much appreciated.
Later entries at the organiser's discretion.