Garden State Chess League

2017-2018 Season




          Division Setup:


  • The league will be comprised of one 5-team division.


          Schedule Format:


  • During the regular season teams will play 1 match against each opponent.
  • Play will run from October 3, 2017 thru March 6, 2018.
  • Teams will play 1 match per month, except for the month they receive a bye.
  • No matches are scheduled in January.


     Lineups and Ratings:


  • There will be 4 boards per team.
  • A team’s 4-board average cannot exceed 1925.0 in any match.
  • Players rated <1101 will be considered to have a 1101 rating.
  • Provisional ratings will be considered established or official.
  • Foreign players can be used but their rating will be converted to the USCF equivalent.
  • If an unrated player is used, the average of the other players in his/her lineup must be 1925.0 or less.
  • The lineups must be in rating order with unrateds at the bottom.
  • The USCF’s September 2017 Golden Database will determine all player ratings for the season.
  • Once a player competes for a team, he is bound to them for the season.


          Time Control & Color Allocation:


  • The time control will be G/75;d5. If analog clocks are used, they are to be set for G/75.
  • The visiting team will have White on boards 1 and 3.


          Reporting of Match Results & Lineups:


  • The captain of the home team should photograph the signed, completed reporting card and e-mail it to the webmaster.


          Standings Tie-breakers:


  • Ties in the divisional standings will be broken as follows : 1. head to head result; 2. total game points; 3. games won.


          Withdrawal By A Team:


  • If a team does not play half of its scheduled matches, its results will be nulled. Forfeited matches are not considered played matches.