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The very strong Norway chess 2022 starts today.

Posted by ian on May 31, 2022 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Norway chess starts today World Champion GM Magnus Carlsen is in action

Live games

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/norway-chess-2022/1/1/1

Live Commentary GM Jan Gusti IM Jovanka Houska 

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/norway-chess-2022/1/1/1

Greater Manchester Open county team. looking for some players. On Saturday 11th June 2022

Posted by ian on May 20, 2022 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Greater Manchester Open county team. looking for some players. on Saturday 11th June 2022 Email John Reyes chillireyes@hotmail.com if you fancy playing vs Yorkshire. Venue below

Swinton Legion Club, 1A Cheetham Road, Swinton,

Manchester.

Postcode: M27 4UQ

Chessable English Championships 2022

Posted by ian on May 19, 2022 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

3Cs FM Adam Ashton and Chorlton's FM Paul Macklin are among the MCF players in action starting this morning.


Open live games  https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/ecf-chessable-english-championship-2022/1/1/1


Women's live games https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/ecf-chessable-english-womens-championship-2022/1/1/1


 

Commentary

Thursday morning Rd 1 – 10am to 2pm- GM John Emms and WIM Natasha Regan – https://www.twitch.tv/ecf_commentary

Thursday afternoon/evening Rd 2 – TBC https://www.twitch.tv/ecf_commentary

Friday morning Rd 3 (commentary starts 1 hour in from 11am to 2pm) – IM Tom Rendle and WIM Natasha Regan – https://www.twitch.tv/ecf_commentary

Friday afternoon/evening Rd 4 – 4pm to 8pm – GM Matthew Sadler and WIM Natasha Regan – https://www.twitch.tv/ecf_commentary

Saturday morning Rd 5 – 10am to 2pm – FM Jonathan Blackburn and second commentator – TBC

Saturday afternoon – Rd 6 – 4pm to 8pm – GM Matthew Sadler and WIM Natasha Regan – https://www.twitch.tv/ecf_commentary

Sunday morning Rd 7 – 10am to 2pm – GM John Emms and WIM Natasha Regan – https://www.twitch.tv/ecf_commentary

Tiebreaks (if any) – GM Matthew Sadler and WIM Natasha Regan – https://www.twitch.tv/ecf_commentary

 

Prizes – Open

1st £2,000

2nd £1,200

3rd £600

4th £200

Performance Prizes – 2200 plus, 2000 – 2199, U2000 – £50 each

Additional prize – Best Under 18 player (born 1st January 2004 or later) – £50

English Open Championship trophy for the winner

 

Prizes – Women’s

1st £750

2nd £500

3rd £350

Performance Prizes – 2000 plus, 1800-1999, U1800 – £50 each

Additional prize – Best Under 18 player (born 1st January 2004 or later) – £50

English Women’s Championship trophy for the winner


Round Times 

Thursday – Round 1 – 10:00 to 14:00; Round 2 – 16:00 – 20.00

Friday – Round 3 – 10.00 – 14:00; Round 4 – 16:00 – 20:00

Saturday – Round 5 – 10:00 – 14:00; Round 6 – 16:00 – 20:00

Sunday – Round 7 – 10:00 – 14:00

Sunday – 15.00 – playoffs if required

 

Time control

Game in 90 minutes per player with 30 second increments from move 1.







Under 1850 County players required for this Saturday 14th May 2022.

Posted by ian on May 10, 2022 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Greater Manchester Under 1850 county team. Still looking for some players. Email Adam Scoular swintonchessacademy1@gmail. if you fancy playing vs Middlesex in the National Quarter Final this coming Saturday 14th May.

Greater Manchester CCA v Middlesex CCA Under 1850 Saturday 14th May 2022

Posted by ian on April 25, 2022 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Greater Manchester CCA v Middlesex CCA Under 1850 Saturday 14th May 2022

Captain Adam Scoular (step in for this match)

Looking for players for this game.  who are  ECF Rated  under  1850  Saturday 14th May 2022.

Email:  swintonchessacademy1@gmail.com if you would like to play for further details.




Chess Tournament Friday 29th April 2022.

Posted by ian on April 13, 2022 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Swinton chess academy is hosting yet another tournament ( with the support of swinton&worsley chess club)for the quick firing chess players of the world

 

 

Friday 29th April 2022

 

 

10 minutes each no increments

 

 

2 sections

 

U1500

 

Open

 

1st place £100

 

2nd place £50

 

In both sections

 

 

Entry fee £10 for each players

 

£13 for entry on the day

 

Any GM or IM attending there entry fee will be added to the first place prize in the open.

 

Max attendance 120 players

 

 

 

Quick play grades from 1st September 2021 will be used.

 

 

6 rounds

 

Arrive 6.15

 

Rd1 6.45

 

Rd2 7.15

 

Rd3.7.45

 

Rd4 8.15

 

Rd5 8.45

 

Rd6 9.15

 

Prize giving 9.45

 

 

Will be using Swiss management for pairings

 

 

This event is to promote over the board chess and get the buzz back for the love of chess.

 

See you guys soon

 

Please email your entry’s to swintonchessacademy1@gmail.com or text 07717 847735

 

Name,grade and club is sufficient.

 

Details will then follow for payment.

 

 

Swinton legion

 

Cheetham rd

 

Swinton

Postcode: M27 4UQ

RIP Gareth Lewis.

Posted by ian on April 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I was saddened to hear of the reported death of Gareth Lewis. To those who were fortunate enough to have known Gareth I'm sure you will feel as I do that the passing of a true character somehow lessens us all. He really was unique and a person who it was a pleasure and delight to spend time with.

 

In the formative days of Oldham and Gt. Manchester Junior chess, he was the driving force who enthused all of us around him. He made things happen and got things done. He had little time for the bureaucracy and petty politics that blights the chess world. Some of our older 3Cs members will no doubt carry their own memories as they competed in one of his teams. He had the ability to inspire players to play at the very best of their abilities. My own son remembers with great fondness, Gareth's fictional Aberystwyth Dragon opening especially invented by Gareth to trap and ensnare the opposition. It worked too because he made everyone believe in it. Gareth elevated the performance of the junior chess teams of Oldham and Gt. Manchester to heights they have never since been able to replicate.

 

Gareth B Lewis was a true son of Owain Glyndwr. He loved his rugby, his chess and of course Dylan Thomas. His teams entered the arena for combat with a passion only equalled at the Arms Park. Whatever the sport or game he could generate a team spirit that was tangible and everyone was prepared to give their all.

 

Gareth had been blessed with the gift of storytelling. It didn't matter about the accuracy or the plausibility he could weave a tale that had you hooked into wanting to believe every word. Such were the spells the man could cast. He personally taught me much as a young and inexperienced headteacher. He took me under his wing and encouraged me constantly throughout those formative years.

 

He was never a man who you could lay claim to and hold as an inseparable friend as if he was a treasured possession. His whole demeaner was unique and often shrouded by a self created mystery as to his next venture. Life and time allowed us to drift apart as it often does. Yet, with his passing I can only to smile and recall how influential and special he was when I picture him in full flow. It was a pleasure and unique experience Gareth to have known you.

 Gareth on the extreme right, preparing the Oldham junior team in readiness for the national schools' championships in both 1981 and 1983.


 

Hwyl. Canmil diolch!

Stephen Rigby

3Cs

Reykjavik Open 2022 starts today 4pm GMT.

Posted by ian on April 6, 2022 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Lots of strong english players playing as well as other Grandmasters and International Masters taking part.

Pairings round 1 https://chess-results.com/tnr599063.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=1&flag=30

Live games round 1 https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/kvika-reykjavik-open-2022/1/1/1

Round 1 Commentary FM Zibbit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfpadBOKil4&feature=emb_title




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