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Want to play for Manchester Juniors on Line. More details below.

Posted by ian on April 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Manchester Juniors vs Toronto Juniors


Sunday 17th May 2020 about 8.00p.m.


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40 minutes on the clock


Pairings arranged to assure competitive matches.



Julian Clissold


Manchester Junior Chess

RIP Richard Collins 1944-2020

Posted by ian on April 16, 2020 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

We have been sadly informed that another long standing member of the Manchester Manticores has passed away.

Barry Hymer tribute

Happy Easter.

Posted by ian on April 12, 2020 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Candidates 2020 suspended.

Posted by ian on March 26, 2020 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Today, the government of the Russian Federation announced that starting March 27, 2020, Russia interrupts air traffic with other countries without indicating any time frames.


FIDE can not continue the tournament without guarantees for the players' and officials' safe and timely return home. In this situation and on the basis of clause 1.5. Rules of Candidates Tournament, the FIDE President decided to stop the tournament. It will be continued later, with the exact dates to be announced as soon, as the global situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic will allow. As it was stipulated by the special rules agreed with the players before the start of the event, the results of the 7 rounds played remain valid, and the tournament will be resumed in the same composition starting with the games of the 8th round. FIDE is grateful to the players, officials, volunteers and the entire team of organizers, including the Chess Federation of Russia and the main partner of the tournament - SIMA-Land.



Arkady Dvorkovich,

FIDE President

South Lakes Chess Congress June 2020 postponed.

Posted by ian on March 24, 2020 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

South Lakes Congress 5-7th June 2020


The South Lakes Chess Congress (SLC) has been postponed for the foreseeable future due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We have been monitoring the situation in the hope that the situation would improve, but the UK government's action on prohibiting events and gatherings has meant we have reluctantly to postpone the event.


When the situation improves we will assess if the SLC can be held in future months and will keep you informed.


Thank you for your support.


Keep safe and we hope to see you soon.


The South Lakes Chess Congress organisers

Candidates 2020 underway.

Posted by ian on March 17, 2020 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Live games and Live commentary with GM Jan Gusti GM Magnus Carlsen and IM Lawrence Trent.