Well done to all clubs and their teams for an excellent, competitive 2018/19 season across the B&DCL & County Leagues!

The AGM's have, of course, now taken place for both County League and B&D.

Some rule changes are now included in the latest B&DCL Rules.

One decision was to extend the use of Time Increments to B&D 2 & County 2 next season, as the default option. Time Increments can be used in B&D 3 to 5, but only if both captains agree in advance. In the 3 Dorset Leagues, Time Increments apply to Div 1 & 2, but can be used in Div 3 if the captains agree in advance. If, for some reason digital clocks are not available or used, then the conventional analogue clock time control should be applied.

As per last year, once the league team entries are known there will be a first draft of fixtures - hopefully by mid August. These will be displayed on the website. Some clubs have explained they may need more time this year to decide what teams they can put out (as at 19 July '19).

Reminder in both Leagues secretaries should advise me who their captains are and contact details, so it goes on LMS etc.

In the B&DCL, secretaries also need to provide me with a list of their players expected to take part in the leagues, and with an allocation of 4 or more players to each team in each division.

The Reserve Place rule continues, of course.

All players taking part in league games should be registered with the ECF, especially to avoid game fees. This is particularly important to ensure grading.

Have a good summer!

Best regards,

Mike (County and B&D Controller)

19 July '19

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