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Manchester Junior Chess Junior 4 Nations Chess League 18/19th January 2020

Posted by ian on January 23, 2020 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Manchester Junior Chess

Junior 4 Nations Chess League

18/19th January 2020

South Normanton

Manchester entered two teams in the J4NCL, one each in the FIDE rated A Division and one in the ECF Rated B Division.

The A Team came third which was an outstanding result given that we were including two very new players to the FIDE rated tournament.

Sam Parry Leek & Cheddleton

Kyle Pelling Heywood

Edward Jackson Three C’s

Ethan Gardiner Three C’s

Darcy Casserly Worsley

Rowan Eccleston Bolton

Best result must go to Edward Jackson with 100% but good results from Rowan and Darcy who acquitted themselves well at the deep end!

The B Team came second and the most consistent players were Lewis Sheehy who got 100% in his matches and William Fairclough who got100% on Board one.

William Fairclough Bolton

Bryony Eccleston Bolton

Sam Hunt Bolton

Lewis Sheehy Bolton

Josh Seet London

Stephen Nagai Bolton

All results can be seen at

Finally a word for the Three C’s Team in the FIDE rated A Division

A big ask for a young team but they stuck to their tasks and should be applauded for their efforts over the weekend. Best score Alannah Ashton.

Next Match 15/16th February, Daventry. Want to play? Grade over 60? Contact

Gibraltar Masters 2020 is underway.

Posted by ian on January 22, 2020 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Gibraltar Masters 2020 starts Many top English GMS in action including Adams and Jones. Also 3Cs GM Stephen Gordon is playing.  Commentary live daily from 2pm GMT. with GM David Howell and WIM Fiona Stelli Antoni.

Twitch TV Live commentary

Live Commentary

Live games


Pairings Round 2

Stockport Rapidplay this coming Sunday. More details below.

Posted by ian on January 21, 2020 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)


OPEN Open to all

MAJOR For players graded below 170

INTERMEDIATE For players graded below 140

MINOR For players graded below 110

 Each player will be allowed 30 minutes for all moves. Players can have a First Round ½ point bye if requested at time of entry.

In each there will be prizes of £140, £90 and £40 along with grading prize of £40.

The highest scoring Stockport League registered player in the Major, Intermediate and Minor sections will be awarded an individual trophy.

A Veteran prize will be awarded to the highest scoring player over 65 years in the whole tournament.

Enquiries should be directed to

Manchester EPSCA Team Trial Saturday 1st Feb 2020.

Posted by ian on January 14, 2020 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (0)



Manchester EPSCA Team Trial


Every year Manchester enters teams in the EPSCA Associations Championships. There are three teams, Under 11, Under 9 and an Under 11 Girls team. Children who wish to represent Manchester need to either attend the Manchester Trials or register to play.


Manchester Juniors Trial


Where: Cleveland School


425 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5DH


When: Saturday 1st February 2020


10.30 a.m. to 4.30p.m. Bring a packed lunch


Who: Children who are under 11 years old and who are ether resident


in the Greater Manchester area or attend a school in the Greater Manchester area


Apply: Send Name, Address, Date of Birth, School and email address to


Important. If you cannot make 1st, Feb register as above and ensure you are considered.


Children from Tameside and Oldham have their own Association Teams and should contact Steve Rigby ( or Steve Mason ( accordingly.

Wijk aan Zee Tata Steel 2020. World Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen back in action.

Posted by ian on January 11, 2020 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Super strong 13 round all play all starts to day.  Games start 12:30 pm GMT

Live games Masters

Livw games Challengers

Players in the Masters

Players in the Challengers

Live Commentary GM Jan Gusti and GM Peter Svidler

Photo Credit @ Official website.

Manchester Junior Chess Tour. Shanghai July 2020.

Posted by ian on January 9, 2020 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)




Following successful visits over the last ten years to Poland (x2), Germany, Eire (x2) Spain and Russia (x2), Manchester Junior Chess has agreed with the Shanghai Ex Pat Chess Academy for a summer tour to Shanghai in July 2020.

The itinerary would include chess matches against children in Shanghai, an open Rapidplay and some social chess against our hosts. There will also be opportunities for seeing Shanghai.

Travel arrangements will be organised by Howards Way Travel who have done excellent service for us in the past. Their unconfirmed itinerary would be as follows.

5 July Manchester/Doha/Pudong Shanghai

0940/1950/2145/1035 on the 6 July (twelve hour plus flight)

11 July (But checking in 10 July) Shanghai/Doha/Manchester



Staying 4 nights Holiday Inn Shanghai Downtown hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis

£799pp based on 2 to 3 sharing a room.

Flying with Air France Manchester/Paris/Pudong Shanghai

All children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Want to know more or book a place, email


ECF Arbiters Course 15-16th February 2020 in Daventry.

Posted by ian on January 8, 2020 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The ECF will be running an ECF Arbiters course at the Daventry Court Hotel, Sedgemoor Way, Daventry NN11 0SG on 15th – 16th February 2020. The lecturers will be Adrian Elwin and Alex Holowczak. For more details and registration go to

Congratulations to Bolton Chess Club's IM Joe Mcphillips. Who won the Telford Open at the weekend.

Posted by ian on January 6, 2020 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Bolton Chess Club's IM Joe Mcphillips 4.5/5 who won the sponsored Telford Open,outright this weekend. Beating IM Ameet Ghasi 2497 in the final round.To score 4.5/5 winning £1000. Open results.   All Tournament results

Women's World Chess Champioships 2020. Six games in China then Six games in Russia. More details below.

Posted by ian on January 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Women's World Chess Championship game 1 GM Alexandra Goryachkina vs GM Ju Wenjun GM Nigel short and WGM Zhang Xiaowen live now with commentary

Official website

Caplin Hastings international Chess Tournament 2019-2020.Gets underway this afternoon.

Posted by ian on December 28, 2019 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Caplin Hastings international Masters 2019-2020 starts today. strong field this year GM David Howell is number 1 seed pairings round 1 can be found here.

Live games. 14:15 GMT each round.