The league management committee have decided to change the following rules for the 2008/9 season
· All games in all divisions will be play to a finish UNLESS both players agree to play to adjudication at the start of the game
· The playing session will be 3 hours unless the home club is unable to accomodate such a session in which case they can elect 2 hours 40 mins sessions for their home matches instead. Teams with a junior can also invoke the shorter time control.
· The requirement to play in order of strength has been abolished
· As a consequence the 10 point grading rule has been amended to 5 points, using the new ECF grading system (to be published July 2008)