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Pairings for Divisions of 16 players
All 16 teams are ranked by their final standings at the end of the previous season. Each group of 4 teams is divided so that the top and bottom teams play in one league group and the middle two teams play in the other group.
Teams 1 2 3 4 take the letters A P Q B or P A B Q respectively, by lot.
Teams 5 6 7 8 take the letters C R S D or R C D S respectively, by lot.
Teams 9 10 11 12 take the letters E T U F or T E F U respectively, by lot.
Teams 13 14 15 16 take the letters G V W H or V G H W respectively, by lot.
|Round 1:||AG FD CE HB||VP SU TR QW|
|Round 2:||DA BC GF EH||PS RQ UV WT|
|Round 3:||EA CG HD BF||PT VR SW UQ|
|Round 4:||AC DB GE FH||RP QS TV WU|
|Round 5:||AF EB CH GD||UP QT WR SV|
|Round 6:||BA DC FE HG||PQ RS TU VW|
|Round 7:||AH GB CF ED||WP QV UR ST|
Each team has one white-on-odds and one black-on-odds per weekend.
Each team plays one stronger team and one weaker team per weekend.
The teams from the first section (A to H) are then ranked 1a, 2a, 3a, 4a, 5a, 6a, 7a, 8a according to the finishing order in the 7-match all-play-all.
The teams from the second section (P-W) are similarly ranked 1b to 8b.
The teams 1a - 4a and 1b - 4b form a league of 8 teams in which each team has already played 3 of the opposing teams. These results are carried forward. Teams in this league are playing for the championship of the division or promotion (if this is possible).
The teams 5a - 8a and 5b - 8b form a league of 8 teams in which each team has already played 3 of the opposing teams. These results are carried forward. Teams in this league are playing to avoid relegation.
|Round 8:||1a4b 2a3b 3a2b 4a1b||8b5a 7b6a 6b7a 5b8a|
|Round 9:||3b1a 4b2a 1b3a 2b4a||5a7b 6a8b 7a5b 8a6b|
|Round 10:||1a2b 2a1b 3a4b 4a3b||6b5a 5b6a 8b7a 7b8a|
|Round 11:||1b1a 2b2a 3b3a 4b4a||5a5b 6a6b 7a7b 8a8b|
David Welch, 6th March 2008
Pride and Prejudice
Barbican 4NCL 1
White Rose 1
Cambridge Univ. 1
Barbican 4NCL 2
Pandora's Box Grantham
S. Wales Dragons
Poisoned Pawns 1
Jutes of Kent
Warwickshire Select 1
Barbican 4NCL Youth
Poisoned Pawns 2
Celtic Tigers 1
White Rose 2
FCA Solutions 1
Sambuca Black Sheep
Cambridge Univ. 2
Warwickshire Select 2
FCA Solutions 2
The Full Ponty
Sussex Smart Ctls.
Braille Chess Assoc.
Beauty and the Beasts
Celtic Tigers 2