WDCL Update on Restarting League Chess

It was 12months ago this weekend that OTB chess was suspended in the BDCL and WDCL leagues.

You may be aware that BDCL have communicated to clubs seeking views on concluding their 2019-20 season and on formulating a plan for the restart of the league in 2021-22.

In case you are wondering what is happening at WDCL, we are still here and looking forward to being able to restart OTB chess asap.

As you know, at the instigation of the League Constitution Committee, WDCL concluded the 2019-20 season on April 28th 2020, so we “only” have to plan when and how we can restart the 2021-22 season.

Currently we do not know how many clubs will be restarting nor how many teams they will be able to field, their strengths etc.

The timing of when we could restart the league is also uncertain currently, but it is our intention to restart for the 2021-22 season.

We will be in touch again in the coming months with details on restarting the league and to establish the number of clubs and teams interested in participating.

David Fone General Secretary 13/3/21