Dear Club Secretaries,
Apologies in advance for the global email.
I currently run the Sussex Martlets 4NCL teams and I’m emailing to see if anyone from your chess club would be interested in playing for us on Saturday 29th April at Wokefield Park near Reading. If you could spread the following information to any adults in your clubs who you think might be interested it would be much appreciated. Any juniors from your club who I haven’t already asked will probably be playing in the Sussex Megafinal (this clash is the reason for us being short on numbers as our squad has strong links to Sussex Junior Chess).
We are looking for players of any standard, ideally over 120 ECF (although even if you are below this standard and interested, please do get in touch). The player would fit into either our 2nd or 3rd team and would be playing 1 match against a player of a roughly similar standard. Our team consists of Sussex based players of all ages, with a particular emphasis on exposing promising juniors to one game a day chess. The 4NCL matches are FIDE rated and played over a time control of up to 7 hours. Players do NOT need to be ECF Gold members. Depending on location, we may be able to help out with transport.
If anyone at your club would be interested in helping us out (and getting to play some chess in the process) please get them to send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or alternatively let me know their email address and I will get in touch. I will be more than happy to answer any questions.