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Developing an Opening Book – Part #2 Database Objectives

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Part 2  published for Premium members in the Russell Sherwood article section


CCM Norm and Title for Alex Bullen

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, February 20, 2022

Congratulations to Alex Bullen on achieving his 2nd CCM Norm and the Title



Create your own Workflow - Part #3

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Tip of the Week #25

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CDCCC 2022

Russell Sherwood  Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The Counties and Districts is upon us again. The Ward-Higgs is especially interesting with 4 Welsh teams involved.

C & DCCC 2022/23Division 1 - Ward-Higgs

The draw has thrown up some intriguing stats. 

Four predictive measures have been used

  1. Average Team Rating
  2. Elo Prediction (Adding up all those 57% scores)
  3. Adjusted Elo Prediction (Converting the percentage scores to a result, prior to adding)
  4. Russell's Special Forecast 

Looking at these:



Yorkshire A look a strong contender for first place but then again got related two seasons ago! Lancashire A and Essex A look most likely to chase them home.

East Wales B and West Wales Dau look most likely to be rejected but this is often the case.

These predictions are a little surprising considering the Welsh effective dominance over recent seasons but only a fool would write off Welsh chances, both for the Championship and avoiding the drop.

Of course, nothing ever goes as predicted ,but an exciting tussle looks to be on the cards.


North Wales have a much different experience to come in the Third Tier, the Butler-Thomas, although promotion appears well within reality!

C & DCCC 2022/23 Division 3 - Butler Thomas

Good Luck to All


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CCM Norm for Gareth Jones

Russell Sherwood  Saturday, February 5, 2022

Congratulations to Gareth Jones on picking up a CCM Norm, playing for the Bulgarian Team Aytos CC Club in the States and Regions Division 3

States and Regions CCC 2021 Division Three Board 2


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Friendly Match: Wales v Argentina

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, January 23, 2022

We are looking to arrange a Friendly match with Argentina, starting in February 2022. Time Control will be 10/50. If you are Welsh Flagged and interested in taking part in please get in touch with Andrew Smith.


Opponents should be available for all ratings


First Welsh International Open, Semi-Finals

Austin Lockwood  Sunday, January 16, 2022

Both semi-finals of the First Welsh International Open have just started, good luck to all participants!

Arrangements for the Second Welsh International Open will be announced shortly.

Welsh International Open
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