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The MCF Club Directory 2021-2022 has been up loaded to download page of the website. Along with the covid safe playing rules 2021.

Posted by ian on October 18, 2021 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The MCF Club Directory 2021-2022 has been up loaded to download page of the website. Along with the Covid safe playing rules 2021.

https://www.manchesterchess.com/downloads


LMS Results Service

Posted by ian on October 17, 2021 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Here a direct link to the LMS results Service. Which the MCF will be using for chess results.

LMS Results Service: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/69411

Clubs near you page has been updated on the MCF website.With all the latest details for the new MCF Season.

Posted by ian on October 17, 2021 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Clubs near you page has been updated on the MCF website. With all the latest details, for the new MCF Season.

https://www.manchesterchess.com/clubs-near-you


US OTB Chess Championship starts today 7:00PM GMT

Posted by ian on October 6, 2021 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

US OTB Chess Championship starts today 7:00PM GMT.Mens players https://uschesschamps.com/.../2021-us-championship/the-field

Women Players https://uschesschamps.com/.../2021-us-championship/the-field

Live Men's Games https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/us-championship-2021/1/1/1

Live Women's Games https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/us-womens-championship-2021/1/1/1

Live Commentary with GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Cristian Chirila, and GM Mauri...

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MCF Autumn League Fixtures 2021/updated rules

Posted by ian on October 1, 2021 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

MCF Autumn League Fixtures 2021  are now available on the download page of the MCF website, Along with updated rules.

https://www.manchesterchess.com/downloads

The Latest League and Match rules  can be found here.

https://www.manchesterchess.com/league-and-match-rules

MCF LEAGUE and MATCH RULES Advisory Note

Posted by ian on October 1, 2021 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

8. CLOCKS AND RATE OF PLAY

An incremental time control will be used for all matches. Matches typically will be played under a

time control of all moves in 1 hour 20 minutes with a 15 second increment per move starting at

move 1 (G80' + 15”).

In exceptional circumstances, if the home team anticipates that it will not have enough digital

clocks for all boards, then it must give a minimum of 10 days' notice to the visiting team, in which

case the visitin...

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Over the Board Fixtures with an Autumn League that runs from 11 October to 16 December.

Posted by ian on October 1, 2021 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

"The MCF have agreed to restart Over the Board Fixtures with an Autumn League that runs from 11 October to 16 December.

 

Clubs were asked to enter teams, following which the Fixtures Committee have allocated the Divisions as follows:

 

Division 1 - seven boards, all play all

Divisions 2, 3 and 4 - five boards, all play all

Under 1600 rating limited - five boards, as there were so many entries, teams have been allocated into 2 groups; there will b...

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British Championships 2021 OTB starts on Saturday in Hull.

Posted by ian on October 1, 2021 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

British Championships 2021 OTB starts on Saturday in Hull. Top Seed Is GM Nick Pert. Bolton Chess Club's IM Joe McPhillips is also playing.

Live Games  https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/british-championship-2021/1/1/1

Entries https://www.britishchesschampionships.co.uk/entrants-2021/

Pairings http://chess-results.com/tnr581778.aspx?lan=1

Live commentary GM Matthew Sadler and WIM Natasha Regan

https://www.twitch.tv/ecf_commentary/

Rou...

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ECF AGM 2021: Report from Silver Members representative John Reyes

Posted by ian on September 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

ECF AGM 2021: Report from Silver Members representative John Reyes

 

I have had the honour to be your ECF silver members’ rep for 5 years now. The role of direct members’ reps in my view is to represent their members (that means you!) in Council and hold the Board to account, not to nominate or campaign for their own friends. Clearly, some other recently elected direct members' reps have a different view. In these circumstances, I feel it's necessary for me to sen...

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Manchester Junior Chess Four Nations Chess League

Posted by ian on September 29, 2021 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Junior 4NCL has restarted over the Board chess with its first weekend event at

Leamington Spa on 25/26 th September 2021.

In the past Manchester Chess Federation has entered two teams, one in the FIDE rated

Division A and one in ECF rated Division B. This year we had to withdraw the second team

at late notice because we have lost some of our players to other teams. We will continue to

offer places to children from any MCF clubs.

Manchester came 7 th and...

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