We have now entered a team in the 4NCL Northern League, having assembled the following squad:
155319H Doran, Chris Chester 181
182090E Gorman, John A Caergwrle 171
108416B Clark, Robert G Caergwrle 176
120687E Turner, John M Holmes Chapel 182
106612C Bennett, Patrick Holmes Chapel 190
106389D Bates, Ian W Holmes Chapel 170
160594L Blackburn, Jonathan LB Holmes Chapel 196
186957H Hancock, Michael L Holmes Chapel 181
118034E Roberts, Malcolm A Holmes Chapel 138
194731L Cattermole, Philip J Macclesfield 154
114116J Laurence, Geoff Macclesfield 152
119406K Soames, Anthony R Macclesfield 175
The opposition teams in the league are:
Manchester Chess Federation, Bradford DCA Knights 1, Cheddleton 2, Aigburth, Bradford DCA Knights 2, Leeds, Spirit of Atticus and Warrington League.
This is enough to make the league feasible. There are 11 rounds through the year, and the first 8 rounds will be an all-play-all between us and the above teams, while the last three rounds will be played over the May bank holiday weekend at the same venue as the other divisions. For these rounds, the Northern League will join with the existing Division Three.
The only remaining doubt concerns the Warrington League whose entry has not yet been confirmed.