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The Isle of Man International event starts today.

Posted by ian on October 20, 2018 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

English GM's Adams ,Howell, Short, Jones, Arkell, Gormally, Williams .All playing, Anish Giri And Lev Aronian are the number 1 seeds 2780. Play starts 2:30 pm daily apart from round 9 which starts 1pm.



Live games:

Live commentary: IM Anna Rudolf and GM Danny King

Further update to the MCF Club Directory 2018-2019.

Posted by ian on October 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Some minor corrections and a major update to directions to 3Cs home venue.

3Cs Junior 4NCL 2018-2019

Posted by ian on October 16, 2018 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

For the 2018-19 season 3Cs have taken another step forward by entering a team into the Junior 4NCL for the first time.

However, as several of the club's young players have previous played for Manchester in the event the club allowed them to continue doing so on the first weekend of this season's competition while instead forming a team comprising of their very youngest members so as to give them an early opportunity of competitive chess.

3Cs are in Division 2 of the Junior 4NCL and are by far the least experienced of all the competing sides in the league. However, the team - named the 3Cs' Charmanders - all contributed to a worthwhile venture for the club, including an outstanding victory against a side more than 35 FIDE points on average above them.

The first-ever 3Cs' team in the Junior 4NCL, shown with their Charmander mascot, are (l-r) Tim Ye, Alannah Ashton, Ben Newton, Lucas Chan.

For the benefit of the older generation, a Charmander is one of the characters from the Pokemon series.

Best wishes,

Alan Burke


European Club Cup October 2018.

Posted by ian on October 12, 2018 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

European Club Cup starts today, 3Cs from the Manchester League, are playing in the Open Section.

Live games Open section

Live games Women's section

Free Live commentary

Congratulations to 3Cs Andy Horton and Bolton's Joe Mcphillips, who are now International Masters.

Posted by ian on October 11, 2018 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to 3Cs Andy Horton and Bolton's Joe McPhillips,who were awarded their FIDE International Master titles at the recent Fide event

MCF Fixtures version 2,Wahltuch quarter finals draw now on line.

Posted by ian on October 10, 2018 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

This is the final version of the Fixtures with all the Wahltuch quarter finals now in place, and a couple of matches rearranged.“ Any subsequent alterations, or additional trophy fixtures, will be notified solely through the Results website” 

Manchester Team in the Junior 4NCL September 2018.

Posted by ian on October 2, 2018 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Manchester entered three teams in the Junior 4NCL at Daventry 28/29th September.

Best overall result must be Thisumi Jayawarna of Heywood with 4.5/5 but everybody scored positively. Honourable mentions for Ethan Gardiner (Three C’s) who held his opponent (graded 177) to a draw in the last round and Rowan Eccleston (Bolton) who also scored 4.5.

The A team played in the A division and came joint 4th (7th on tie breaks) The B and C teams played in the second division and came 18th and 19th respectively. Most of our players recorded results at 50% or above.

Results can be seen at

It was good to see a Three C’s team in the B Division and perhaps we can collaborate over entries in the next match which is:

19/20th January 2019 in Solihull

Any MCF Juniors with a grade in the range 60-140 who would like to play contact Julian Clissold at

Pictures of the children in the fifth round

Big thanks to parents who supported the event but in particular to Vic Pelling from Heywood who helped organise the children.

Manchester A Team

Niamh Bridgeman

Ethan Gardiner (Three C’s)

Tarini Jayawardena (Heywood)

Kyle Pelling (Heywood)

Nethuli Saram (C&NW)

Manchester B Team

Rebecca Correa (Three C’s)

Thisumi Jayawarna (Heywood)

William Fairclough (Bolton)

Bryony Eccleston (Bolton)

Sam Hunt (Bolton)

Manchester C Team

Ivan Prikazcikov

Edward Correa (Three C’s)

Edward Jackson (Three C’s)

Alex Gardiner (Three C’s)

Rowan Eccleston (Bolton)

MCF Clubs Directory 2018- 2019.

Posted by ian on September 28, 2018 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is the latest update to the MCF Clubs Directory. Which can be found on the download page of the MCF website. There are changes to the Chorlton CC captains. Please report any further changes required to