Official OCA Guidance for Clubs and Captains (updated May 2018)
OCA Guidance_official_201806.pdfThe latest version of the OCA's guidance for clubs and team captains, approved by the OCA Committee Meeting on 31 May 2018.
This document, produced on behalf of the OCA Committee in accordance
with Article 4.1 of the OCA Constitution, contains valuable information and guidance intended to clarify the interpretation and operation of the League Rules, and especially to help clubs and team
captains fulfil their responsibilities to maintain and promote fairness and good practice in applying them.
OCA League Rules
OCA League Rules 2018.pdfAs adopted at the 2018 AGM. Changes were made to the rules for 'starring' players (now all at Rule 2.3), which entailed re-numbering of Rules 2.5-7 as Rules 2.4-6, and to the rules on defaults (see especially Rule 4.4).
Frank Wood Shield Rules
FWS_rules_2017.pdfRules for the radically updated Frank Wood Shield competition, as adopted by the 2017 AGM.
Seb and Magnus.jpgOxfordshire junior Seb Watkins was selected to make Magnus Carlsen's opening move in the last round of the London Classic. What an honour, and at the historic tournament where Carlsen broke Kasparov's all time grading record. Seb suggested d4 (as can be seen) but after the photographs ended Magnus elected to play 1.e4 and drew a fine game with Vishy Anand. Well done Seb, I hope you enjoyed it.
ODCL_BlankResultCard.pdfBlank form for on-the-night recording of match results. Two matches per page. Both captains should sign and the result should be submitted on the website or to the League Secretary by e-mail. Home captain keeps the signed copy in case of a dispute.
The Right Move, issue 21
RightMove21.pdfIssue 21 of The Right Move, a junior magazine published by the English Chess Federation, includes an article on the junior tournament run by Witney Chess Club in October 2008.
ODCL Performance Grades 2005-06
ODCL2005-06_perfGrades.htmOutput from the grading program: playing records, ECF grading codes and performance grades for ODCL 2005-06. Please check your record; any queries to Peter Hemmings. New players will wish to note their grading code, for use when entering tournaments.
Rules for Quick-play Finishes
QuickPlayFinishes.doc(updated 2001) Do you know how the two-minute rule operates when no arbiter is present? Print this out, post a copy on the noticeboard and keep a second one with the match sets.