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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.

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

Posted by ian on October 10, 2019 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Entry form  download for the event can be found on the Manchester Junior Chess page of the website. At the link below.

Isle of Man Fide Grand Swiss starts on Thursday 3:00PM GMT.

Posted by ian on October 9, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The world Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen is  playing. Plus English GMs Howell, Jones, McShane, and Arkell, all playing.

Live games

Players and pairings

Official Website

The MCF Results website.

Posted by ian on October 2, 2019 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The MCF Results website

is now fully operational to receive results.

All captains should have received their log-in credentials.

Please report any difficulty to the Records & Registrations Secretary David Hardy, copy to me, and we’ll deal with it as soon as we can.

Phil Adams

Manchester League Fixtures Secretary

Manchester League Fixtures 2019-20 version 3.2

Posted by ian on September 30, 2019 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Manchester League Fixtures 2019-20 version 3.2 (thanks again to Mick Norris). can be found on the download page of the website.

Some Wahltuch Trophy fixtures have been added.

Heywood CC will not after all have two teams in C division. In consequence,

1. Heywood 4’s fixtures have been expunged from C Division.

2. Heywood 5 has been renamed as Heywood 4

3. Heywood 6 has been renamed as Heywood 5

The MCF Results website will be updated accordingly as soon as possible.

It is to be hoped that there will be no further substantial changes.

Any individual fixture changes made subsequently will be notified by email to the teams concerned and via the Results website.

Please remember that if you want to change a fixture, you should submit a request and justification to the Fixtures Secretary, rather than try to make a private arrangement.

Phil Adams

MCF Directory 2019-20 v.2

Posted by ian on September 25, 2019 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

MCF Directory 2019-20 v.2: minor corrections and improved formatting.