The Western League is a league run between eight of the south-western counties. It runs from September to May and comprises of three divisions ('A', 'B' and 'C'). Each county plays each other county once, each division playing a 40-board match, and the results are converted to VPs.
All matches attract green-points for the winning team and all county players (other than complete beginner) are invited to put themselves forward to play. Players interested in competing in this league should contact the organiser (Andrew Urbanski - email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Some matches are played at home (normally Bristol BC), others are played away. All counties play their final match on the same date at the same venue (currently Woolavington).
We provide tea at our home matches and our players have to contribute £6 towards costs. However, not all counties provide tea (where catering is difficult), so players may need to provide their own tea for some away matches. The organiser will let players know the situation before each away match. Players participating in a match are notified of the venue and start/finish time nearer the time.
The winners of each division have a chance to represent their county at a national final (held by the EBU), normally played in late June or early July. Each division has its own winner, and there is an overall winner, based on the combined VP results of all three divisions.