IMPORTANT
From time to time during July, you may see fixtures appearing for season 2024/2025 and then disappearing. Please note that these are not the actual fixtures for next season but are the result of work that is going on in the back end of the system.
ONLY WHEN THIS MESSAGE DOES NOT APPEAR CAN THE FIXTURES BE CONSIDERED THE ACTUAL FIXTURES FOR THE 2024/2025 SEASON.
If you see fixtures whilst this message is present and you take actions on the basis of that, then the MCA can accept no responsibility for the consequences. Any fixture dates you see will almost certainly change during July.

NOTIFICATIONS:
22.07.2024 by Russell Cowell
Where a player is ungraded or has a ECF "P" grade and they are selected to play in a grade limited competition:
- The captain who selects them must contact the relevant controller to be allocated an interim local grade for the purposes of that competition. This must be done before the player plays in that competition.
- If, at any point during the season, the player's grade changes to a standard "K" grade, then that "K" grade will become the player's grade for the purposes of grade limited competitions. That grade will be the players grade from the date it is published by the ECF until the end of the season.

26.06.2024 by Russell Cowell
Please note that, from next season, playing under time increments has now been extended to Division 3, the Dave Welch League (7200) and the John Ripley Handicap. The actual time increment has changed also to 75 minutes plus 15 seconds.

25.06.2024 by Russell Cowell
The Merseyside Chess Association Committee have made the following decisions, which will be applicable to season 2024/2025:
- The cumulative grading total for the 6000 League shall be increased to 6200
- The 6000 League (referred to above) will be renamed the John Davis League
- The 7200 League will be renamed the Dave Welch League