The following is the welcome e-mail from Michael O’Byrne, who organizes the registrations for the league:
Hello chess people!
I attached the KingCo Chess registration to this email. Our first match will be on Monday 13 November at Interlake and to make your school paperwork easy, we will have the first three matches at Interlake. Please get this back to me by Friday 27 October so that we have time to organize the league format. The form should be “saved as” with your school name and student information should be typed in so that we can easily transfer it to our database.
Besides obviously having the Coach/Advisor/Adult in charge information, we ask that you supply the ASB/AD/Activities contact at your school as occasionally I need to verify that the students actually have permission to play. Additionally, providing the Captain or other organizing student information lets the students receive emails like this one. Having a good student run the club takes the burden off of you.
Finally, we would like as many schools to participate if possible. To run one team you probably need 7 players to commit; absences and conflicts happen. If you are considering 2 teams then you need to make sure that you have around 15 players committed to playing every Monday. The KingCo leadership team accepts that schools that struggle to form 1 team and participate have to sometimes forfeit a board, but schools that commit to 2 teams should be able to fill every board each week. Schools that forfeited B team boards last year may not be allowed to register a 2nd team this year. Please be the adult that prevents the students from overcommitting, and email me if you need some guidance.