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MCF AGM Online - 8th September 2021 (7.30pm)

Posted by ian on July 16, 2021 at 4:05 AM Comments comments ()

Dear Club Secretary,

 

The 2021 AGM will be held online and I will send you the zoom link a bit nearer the time.

 

Meanwhile, if you could let your members know the date of the meeting I would appreciate it.

 

Thanks and best wishes,

 

Andrew Shingleton - General Secretary MCF

4NCL Open Live games Leamington Spa.

Posted by ian on July 9, 2021 at 3:00 PM Comments comments ()

Manchester Juniors and the Four Nations Chess League.

Posted by ian on July 5, 2021 at 4:00 AM Comments comments ()

Manchester Juniors and the Four Nations Chess League  During 2020 and 2021 Young People from Manchester or

Manchester Chess Clubs, took part in both the Online 4NCL and

the Online Junior 4NCL. Sixty children have taken part. We had

seven teams in J4NCL and three teams in the 4NCL.

 Teams play on alternate Tuesday evenings (4NCL) and Thursday

evenings (J4NCL).

 The season will start in mid August and go on until Christmas.

 Matches last about an hour (J4NCL) and three hours (4NCL).

Grades in the J4NCL vary from 1500 to 2000; in the 4NCL they

start at around 1750 up to Grand Masters.

 If you would like to take part, or any juniors in your club are

interested, email Julian Clissold Junior Organiser, MCF at

julian.clissold1946@outlook.com

Goldmoney Asian Rapid, the 7th event on the $1.6 million Online Meltwater Champions Tour.

Posted by ian on June 26, 2021 at 7:05 PM Comments comments ()

Magnus Carlsen plays Alireza Firouzja, Hou Yifan & Wesley So as the Goldmoney Asian Rapid, the 7th event on the $1.6 million Meltwater Champions

Online Chess Tour, starts today 12:00 GMT Live Games and lot of new faces playing in the event. https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/meltwater-champions-chess-tour-goldmoney-asian-rapid-2021-prelims/1/1/1

Live commentary with GM Danny King and IM Tania Sachdev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQc8vUi4nIU

Live commentary https://www.twitch.tv/chess24 GM David Howell and IM Jovanka Houska

https://www.twitch.tv/chess24

Manchester Juniors in an International Online Tournament.

Posted by ian on June 24, 2021 at 5:10 AM Comments comments ()

Manchester Juniors in an International Online Tournament

 

Wednesday 23 rd June 2021

 

Eight teams participated from Russia (Moscow and St Petersburg), Azerbaijan, Riga

(Latvia) and the UK (Manchester and Warwickshire)

Manchester Juniors came fourth having been in contention for second and third for

most of the evening.

Best scores from Aisha Benhamida and Kevin Ye, but very creditable scores also

from Bryony Eccleston, Edward Correa and George Meredith.

Best score from a newcomer to Mateo Sprott.

The full team:

Jude Benhamida Three C’s

Kevin Ye Three C’s

Mohammed Benhamida Three C;s

Edward Correa Three C’s

Mateo Sprott Bolton

Rachel Topping Bolton

Jude Benhamida Three C’s

Siddhansh Kumar Bolton

George Meredith Bolton

Erika Pilditch Bolton

Umar Rahman Bolton

Tim Ye Three C’s

Matthew Pearson Bolton

Thanks to all the children who took part.

Manchester Girls took part in the 5 th Inter County Online Tournament.

Posted by ian on June 22, 2021 at 10:40 AM Comments comments ()

Manchester Girls took part in the 5 th Inter County Online Tournament. They played in

Division one and came 5 th /7 teams. Best score from Aisha Benhamida

Well done to everyone in the team, Thank you very much for supporting Manchester,

 

Aisha Benhamida

Bryony Eccleston

Rachel Topping

Rebecca Correa

Thisumi Jayawarna

Tabitha Jordan

Erika Pilditch

Darcy Casserly

Jude Benhamida

 

1 st Essex

2 nd Richmond

3 rd Kent

4 rd Wiltshire

5 th Sussex

6 th Manchester

7 th Middlesex

MCF Heaton Cup

Posted by ian on June 16, 2021 at 5:00 AM Comments comments ()

MCF Heaton Cup

The MCF Heaton Cup is an online tournament developed by the MCF to support players wishing to play long games during the pandemic. The tournament also focuses on fun and learning with all the games annotated by the tournament team and shared with participants.

There have been two cycles of the Cup, both played on Lichess, consisting of 1 round per week for six weeks, with the time control of 60 minutes + 15 seconds increment.

The first cycle ran from 24th August 2020 to 3rd October 2020. The second from 19th April 2021 to 29th May. In both cases around 50 players took part and included participation from practically all MCF clubs. The first tournament was ECF unrated, but in the second the all games were ECF online rated games.

1st Heaton Cup – August to October 2020

• 1st place: Daniel Lee (Chorlton Chess Club)

• Joint 2nd place: Jamie Kumar (Worsley Chess Club) and Julio Calcina (Manchester Social Chess Club)

• Team prize (overall points): Eccles Chess Club

• Team prize (most points by top 3 players): Chorlton Chess Club

2nd Heaton Cup – April and May 2021

• 1st place: Carl Tillotson (Heywood Chess Club)

• Joint 2nd place: Daniel Lee (Chorlton Chess Club) and Andy Stoker (Stockport Chess Club)

• Team prize (overall points): Eccles Chess Club

• Team prize (most points by top 3 players): shared by Heywood Chess Club and Stockport Chess Club

 

Grand Chess Tour, 2021 starts on Saturday at 13:00 GMT.

Posted by ian on June 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM Comments comments ()

The Superbet Chess Classic is a 10-player classical round-robin taking place in the Sheraton Bucharest Hotel in Bucharest, Romania from 5-14 June 2021. It's the first stage of the 2021 Grand Chess Tour, a series of five events with a total prize fund of $1.275 million. In Bucharest the players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official Website https://grandchesstour.org/

Live Games: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/grand-chess-tour-bucharest-superbet-2021/1/1/1

LIve Commentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6vCmzfFlyE GMs Alejandro Ramirez, Yasser Seirawan



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