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New time limit in the Manchester League 2019-2020 Season.

Posted by ian on September 11, 2019 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

All teams will play with an incremental time limit, of all moves in 1 hour 20 minutes with a 15 second increment starting at move 1(G80'+15”)

Fide Chess World Cup started yesterday in Khanty-Mansiysk.

Posted by ian on September 11, 2019 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

128 players taking part from all over the world.

England GM's Adams Jones Mcshane all playing.

Live games:

Direct link to the England players games. Left mouse click on the board to replay the games.!fide-world-cup-2019

MCF Fixtures version 2. Only C Dvision teams are affected.

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

Only C division teams are affected substantially by this update.

An additional Heywood team (named Heywood 4) has been added to C Division.

In consequence, teams already in C division will each have two extra fixtures, home and away.

The version 2 of the MCF Fixtures is now available on the download page of the MCF website.

Heywood 4 in D Division is consequently renamed Heywood 5, while Heywood 5 in E Division is renamed Heywood 6.

The fixtures for the extra Heywood team in C division are:

1. Weds 18 Sept Heywood 3 v Heywood 4

2. Tues 29 Oct Chorlton 3 v Heywood 4

3. Weds 6 Nov Heywood 4 v Ashton 1

4. Weds 13 Nov Heywood 4 v Heywood 3

5. Thurs 5 Dec Marple v Heywood 4

6. Mon 16 Dec Northenden 1 v Heywood 4

7. Weds 15 Jan Heywood 4 v Northenden 1

8. Weds 5 Feb Denton 1 v Heywood 3

9. Weds 18 Mar Heywood 4 v Chorlton 3

10. Weds 01 Apr Ashton 1 v Heywood 4

11. Weds 15 Apr Heywood 4 v Marple

12. Weds 20 May Heywood 4 v Denton 1

The fixtures for C Division already published remain unaffected.

If as a result of the above there are any problems, or if you have any queries, please get back to me as soon as possible.

The Heywood teams in the Hartley and Milner trophy competitions will be renumbered 5 and 6 respectively. My understanding is that the cup fixtures already issued for the Wahltuch Trophy will be left as published. If this changes, you will be informed.

Best wishes,

Phil Adams

Manchester League Fixtures Secretary

ECF Blitz in Bolton Saturday 14th September 2019.More details below.

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

The ECF Blitz takes place at the Ukrainian Club, Castle Street, Bolton, on Saturday 14th September. All details can be found at including on line entry and payment."

English Womens Championship 2019.

Posted by ian on September 2, 2019 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Took place last weekend in Hull. Sarah Longson (Stockport Chess Club) Crystal Zhu-Ashton (3Cs Chess Club) Tarini and Thisumi  Jayawarna (Heywood Chess Club) All played in the English Womens Championships 2019.

Results  from the  event can be found at the link.

MCF league structure Fixtures and Cup Draw 2019-2020 season.Now on the MCF website.

Posted by ian on August 31, 2019 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Big thanks to Mick Norris Phil Adams John Walton and Aidan Rawlinson. MCF League structure. Fixtures and Cup draw 2019-2020 season. Can all be found, on the download page of the website. At the link below.

Greater Manchester Chess Federation Summer Congress. Cross tables now available on the website.

Posted by ian on August 27, 2019 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A big thanks to Rod Middleton for the crosstables from the Manchester Chess Federation Summer chess Congress August 2019. Now available on the download page of the MCF website.

Greater Manchester Summer Chess Congress report 2019.

Posted by ian on August 20, 2019 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Greater Manchester Summer Chess Congress report 2019

160 competitors attended the Manchester Summer Chess Congress held at Manchester University 18-20 August 2019. It was one of the strongest Summer Opens in many years, including two Grand Masters and two International Masters. Many strong England juniors also took part.

Manchester Summer Open

The Open attracted 37 competitors.

The winner was Bolton’s IM Joseph McPhillips with 4.5/5, winning £600. Joseph won his first 3 games then drew with IM Brandon Clarke (Wood Green). In the final round Joseph beat Ran Song from China, who had a shock win over GM Stephen Gordon (3Cs) in round 4. Second equal were IM Brandon Clarke (Wood Green) GM Nigel Davies (Tiger Chess) and Yichen Han (Forest Hall) with 4/5, all winning £150.

Joe’s round 3 game against Forest Hall Chess Club’s Yichen Han can be viewed at

The under 185 Grading prize was won by Ray Ilett (New England) with 3.5/5, winning £70.

Entrants 37; Prize Fund £1,120

Manchester Summer Major

The Major Section attracted 69 players and was won jointly by Vladimirs Bovtramovics (Woking) Michael Fisher (Oldham) and Robert Dean (Pudsey) with 4.5/5, winning £350 each.

The under 145 grading Prize was won by Dean Hartley (Amber Valley) with 4/5, winning £70.

Entrants 69; Prize Fund £1,120

Manchester Summer Knights

The Knights section attracted 54 players and was won outright by Aisha Benhamida (Tameside) with 4.5/5, winning £600.

Second equal were Tomas Adamski (Rolls Royce Derby), Ariana Escobar (Congleton) and Carl Stephens (Darlington) with 4/5, all winning £150.

The under 110 Grading Prize was shared between Tim Allen (Battersea), John Kelly (Stockport) and Ben Imrye (Northenden) with 3.5/5, all winning £34.

All the chess results from the event can be found at the links below.




Ian Lamb

20 August 2019

Congratulations to Bolton's Chess Club IM Joe Mcphillips. Who won the strongest Manchester Summer Chess Federation Congress in many years. All the results from the Congress can be found at the links below.

Posted by ian on August 19, 2019 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

One  Hundred and Sixty  players took part in the Manchester Federation Summer Chess Congress 2019. Up ten on last year entry.   A big thank you to all the players who played in the event.

Open: Results: ;

Major: Results:

Knights: Results:

Last day to Enter the Manchester Chess Federation Summer Chess Congress Aug 2019. Without paying a late fee.

Posted by ian on August 9, 2019 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Email your entries to   entry from download can be found here.