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Worsley Chess Club- change of venue and match night

Posted by ian on November 17, 2019 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Worsley Chess Club – change of venue and match night

(16.11.2019) From week beginning 25th November, Worsley Chess Club’s new venue will be:

Swinton Legion Club

1A Cheetham Road


Manchester M27 4UQ

Tel: 0161 793 8262

Match night: Monday

Club night: Thursday

The MCF Directory has been updated accordingly. All Worsley’s home fixtures in the Mancester league have been moved from Tuesday to Monday of the same week. If this causes any difficulties for the away club, please inform me as soon as possible and copy to the Worsley CC Secretary Daryl Harman.

Kind regards,

Phil Adams

Manchester League Fixtures Secretary

Manchester Junior Chess Congress. Saturday 9th November results.

Posted by ian on November 11, 2019 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Saturday 9th November 2019

High Lawn Primary School, Bolton

At the second Manchester Junior Congress of the year, MJC was able to host an Open Section with players in an All-Play-All that was played to Standard Play regulations.

The Knights section, for children new to chess, and the Kings section attracted almost forty children in five round Swiss tournaments.


Open Section: Thisumi Jayawarna Heywood Chess Club

Kings Section:

=1st Boys Mustafa Malik Bolton School

Rowan Eccleston Edgworth School

=1st Girls Nikita Luhar Bolton School

Imaan Iqbal Bolton School

2nd Boys Matthew Pearson Bolton School

2nd Girls Lana Baker Bolton School

Knights Section:

1st Boys Ivan Elisseev-Siua Warrngton

=1st Girls Tabitha Jordan Bolton School

Savannah Ashton Three C’s

2nd Boys Rayyan Munshi Bolton School

2nd Girls Mana Rao Bolton Girls

=3rd Boys Nathan Kippen Broadoak School

Tejas Neelam Bolton School

3rd Girls Hanna Sheikh Bolton School

Thanks got to the controllers: Rod Middleton, Nilanga Jayawarna and Ruth Eccleston

The next two congresses will be in Oldham and Altrincham dates to be agreed. Watch this website for details.

Manchester County under 160 team.Lost to Warwickshire 10.5-5.5 last weekend.

Posted by ian on November 5, 2019 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Manchester Under 160 county team were in action last weekend. Sadly lost to Warwickshire 10.5-5.5. A special thanks to the car drivers and players who took part in the match. Updated league standings: The key game will be against Notts Sat Feb 1st 2020.

Manchester Junior Chess Congress Saturday 9th November 2019 High Lawn Primary School, Holden Avenue, BOLTON BL1 7EX

Posted by ian on November 5, 2019 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Manchester Junior Chess Congress

Saturday 9th November 2019

High Lawn Primary School,

Holden Avenue, BOLTON BL1 7EX

Entry fee £13. (£15 if entered on the day)

Members of the English Chess Federation have a £3 discount.

Silver Membership of the ECF is free in your first year.

Go to:

Cheques made payable to Manchester Junior Chess. Emailed/texted entry arriving after Thursday 8th will be charged £15 on the day.

OPEN SECTION All play all, standard play rules in groups of 4/5 children. Winners receive £25 cash prize.

KINGS SECTION For juniors who have played chess for a few years.

Swiss Rapidplay Tournament Winners receive trophies.

KNIGHTS SECTION For children new to chess.

Swiss Rapidplay Tournament Winners will win trophies.

All games will be graded.

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Saturday 9th November High Lawn Primary School



Post code:______

Tel.: ______________For use in an emergency.

School: ________________________________________________

Date of Birth:__________________Email______________________

ECF Membership number:________________________

Return to:

Mr. Julian Clissold, 4, Vale Street, Turton Bottoms, Nr. Bolton, BL7 0EB

Or phone in your entry on 01204 852036 (You can leave a message on voice mail if I am out).

Or email your entry to Or text me on 07800731053. And pay on the day.

Entry form download here

MCF Directory 2019-20 Season.Update.

Posted by ian on October 27, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

MCF Directory update 25.10.2019 – some changes to captains .At the link ;

Please circulate as appropriate.

Please destroy earlier editions to reduce confusion.

Phil Adams

Manchester League Fixtures Secretary

Bolton Rapidplay Sunday 1st December 2019.

Posted by ian on October 25, 2019 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Not long to go now till the  Bolton Rapidplay Sunday 1st December. New time limit this year of 25 minutes plus 10 seconds a move. Entry form download with all the details can be found here.

European team Championship 2019.Starts on Thursday.

Posted by ian on October 23, 2019 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Batumi Georgia will be the host. Good Luck to Stockport Chess Club's  Sarah Longson who will be playing for England women's team.

Official  Website:

Open Live Games

Women's Live games


England teams below.

Open: Michael Adams, David Howell, Gawain Jones, Luke McShane, Nick Pert Captain Malcolm Pein; Women: Jovanka Houska, Katarzyna Toma, Sarah Longson, Kanwal Bhatia, Ingrid Lauterbach Captain Lorin D'Costa

Information For MCF Captains October 2019.

Posted by ian on October 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Information for the MCF team captains. Now available on the download page.

Manchester in the 4NCL Womens League.

Posted by ian on October 16, 2019 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Manchester entered a team in the recently formed 4NCL Women’s League. The first match was played in Kenilworth. Final positions as shown. Manchester came joint third but placed fourth on tie break. Final results Pictures of the team at the prize giving, unfortunately after Crystal and Allanah had left (Sorry). Photo Credit @Lara Barnes and Julian Clissold.

Individual scores:

Zhu, Yaoyao (Three C’s) 2.5/4

Jayawarna, Tarini (Heywood) 2/4

Jayawarna Thisumi (Heywood) 2/4

Topping, Rachel (Bolton) 2/3

Allanah Ashton (Three C’s) 1/1

Darcy Casserley (Worsley) 0/1

Darcy, Alannah and Rachel also played in the reserves tournament for which results are not available but all three scored well.

We should note that but for some late withdrawals, Manchester would have fielded two teams and we are clear that we shall continue to enter teams in this event. But we are looking for more female adults/girls* to be in the team.

Big thank you’ s to Nilanga Jayawarna and Paul Casserly who looked after the team, and to Crystal and Adam Ashton who provided advice to players.

*For interested people, the grade range for the event was from around 80 up to 180.

Greater Manchester Under 160 County team beat Derbyshire last weekend.

Posted by ian on October 15, 2019 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Greater Manchester Under 160 county team beat Derbyshire last weekend 12.5 -3.5.

A big thanks to the players and car drivers, who made the trip to Buxton. Also to team manager John Reyes for sorting the team out and venue out. Also to Jon Lonsdale who captained the team on the match day. A full list of individual results from the match  found at the link below.