|Posted by ian on February 10, 2020 at 4:10 AM||comments (0)|
ANOTHER WIN FOR "THREE Cs"
"Three Cs" gained another victory .... but this time on the track rather than the chess board.
A horse named "Three Cs" won the 4.40pm race at Southwall on Friday (Feb 7). Despite being 7th favourite out of the 10 runners it ran away to win by 3.5 lengths at odds of 12/1 .... and yes there were some members of the 3Cs chess club who profited from it.
Pictured is the result card which also shows that Three Cs' jockey appropriately wore chequered colours ... the only one in the race to have done so.
|Posted by ian on February 5, 2020 at 10:35 AM||comments (2)|
Crosstables for each event can be found here. http://www.stockportchessclub.org/doc/2020%20Stockport%20cross-tables.pdf
The Individual Rapidplay was held at the Guildhall Stockport on 26th January 2020 as part of the 34th Rapidplay organised by Stockport Chess Club.
There were 138 players which was comparable to the previous year, with an impressive turnout in the Minor and Intermediate Sections, along with some very highly rated players in the Open Section. Most pleasing was the large junior contingent (22 players under 18) with a junior player winning each of the lower three sections.
In the Open there were 15 players. First place was shared by Paul Macklin of Chorlton, and Joshua Pink of Stockport with 4.5 points.
The Major was won by Junior player Sam Davies of Tiger Chess with an impressive 5.5 points, in a field of 18 players. Dan Sheppard of Stockport finished 2nd with 4.5 points and took home the Stockport League Trophy.
A huge Intermediate Section contained 50 players and finishing in 1st place, dominating in this packed field was Junior player Sam Parry of Cheddleton & Leek who won out and finished on 6/6. Raven Morrello of Chorlton and Philip Cattermole of Macclesfield shared 2nd place on 5 points.
There were 55 players in the Minor Section, which saw Dawn Supatan of Ashton finish 1st with 5.5 points. Dawn won the U12 prize last year in the Minor and her brother Denzel was last year's winner!
Second place in the Minor was shared between Alannah Ashton (another talented junior) and Neil Jackson, both of 3C's, Talakalukoppa Amarnath of Chesterfield, and Dax Bale of Chester who all finished on 5/6.
Junior prizes in the Minor were won by Bradley Triffitt of York RI on 4.5 and the U-12 prize was won by U12 was won by Thisumi Jayawarna of Heywood 4/6
The Organisers would like to thank those players who gave donations towards the costs of running the Congress, to everyone who participated for helping the day run smoothly, and to the Controllors: Rod Middleton in the Open, Fiona Green in the Major, John Wain in the Intermediate, and Gareth Griffiths in the Minor. Special thanks must be extended to Peter Taylor for another year ensuring the Congress can go ahead and overseeing all the details and preparation.
The next SRP is provisionally scheduled for Sunday 31st January 2021 at the Guildhall and we hope many of you will return.
Greater Manchester under 160 team beat Notts 8.5-7.5 on Saturday to qualify for the ECF National stages.
|Posted by ian on February 3, 2020 at 10:35 AM||comments (0)|
Greater Manchester under 160 team beat Notts 8.5-7.5 on Saturday to qualify for the ECF National stages (in May I guess TBC). A big thanks to all the car drivers, and to the team captain John Reyes, who arranged the venues and picked the team's. also to all the player's who took part in reaching the goal of qualifying for the national stages.
|Posted by ian on January 29, 2020 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
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Manchester Junior Chess
Junior 4 Nations Chess League
18/19th January 2020
Manchester entered two teams in the J4NCL, one each in the FIDE rated A Division and one in the ECF Rated B Division.
The A Team came third which was an outstanding result given that we were including two very new players to the FIDE rated tournament.
Sam Parry Leek & Cheddleton
Kyle Pelling Heywood
Edward Jackson Three C’s
Ethan Gardiner Three C’s
Darcy Casserly Worsley
Rowan Eccleston Bolton
Best result must go to Edward Jackson with 100% but good results from Rowan and Darcy who acquitted themselves well at the deep end!
The B Team came second and the most consistent players were Lewis Sheehy who got 100% in his matches and William Fairclough who got100% on Board one.
William Fairclough Bolton
Bryony Eccleston Bolton
Sam Hunt Bolton
Lewis Sheehy Bolton
Josh Seet London
Stephen Nagai Bolton
All results can be seen at http://www.4ncl.co.uk/j4ncl/jn_news.htm
Finally a word for the Three C’s Team in the FIDE rated A Division
A big ask for a young team but they stuck to their tasks and should be applauded for their efforts over the weekend. Best score Alannah Ashton.
Next Match 15/16th February, Daventry. Want to play? Grade over 60? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
|Posted by ian on January 22, 2020 at 5:45 AM||comments (0)|
Gibraltar Masters 2020 starts Many top English GMS in action including Adams and Jones. Also 3Cs GM Stephen Gordon is playing. Commentary live daily from 2pm GMT. with GM David Howell and WIM Fiona Stelli Antoni.
Twitch TV Live commentary https://www.twitch.tv/gibchess
Live Commentary https://www.gibchess.com/live-commentary
Pairings Round 2 http://chess-results.com/tnr471965.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=2
|Posted by ian on January 21, 2020 at 4:25 AM||comments (0)|
OPEN Open to all
MAJOR For players graded below 170
INTERMEDIATE For players graded below 140
MINOR For players graded below 110
Each player will be allowed 30 minutes for all moves. Players can have a First Round ½ point bye if requested at time of entry.
In each there will be prizes of £140, £90 and £40 along with grading prize of £40.
The highest scoring Stockport League registered player in the Major, Intermediate and Minor sections will be awarded an individual trophy.
A Veteran prize will be awarded to the highest scoring player over 65 years in the whole tournament.
Enquiries should be directed to email@example.com
|Posted by ian on January 14, 2020 at 5:05 AM||comments (0)|
MANCHESTER JUNIOR CHESS
Manchester EPSCA Team Trial
Every year Manchester enters teams in the EPSCA Associations Championships. There are three teams, Under 11, Under 9 and an Under 11 Girls team. Children who wish to represent Manchester need to either attend the Manchester Trials or register to play.
Manchester Juniors Trial
Where: Cleveland School
425 Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 5DH
When: Saturday 1st February 2020
10.30 a.m. to 4.30p.m. Bring a packed lunch
Who: Children who are under 11 years old and who are ether resident
in the Greater Manchester area or attend a school in the Greater Manchester area
Apply: Send Name, Address, Date of Birth, School and email address to
Important. If you cannot make 1st, Feb register as above and ensure you are considered.
Children from Tameside and Oldham have their own Association Teams and should contact Steve Rigby (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Steve Mason (email@example.com) accordingly.
|Posted by ian on January 11, 2020 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
Super strong 13 round all play all starts to day. Games start 12:30 pm GMT
Live games Masters https://www.tatasteelchess.com/live/live-games
Livw games Challengers https://www.tatasteelchess.com/live/live-games-challengers
Players in the Masters https://www.tatasteelchess.com/players/masters/all-masters
Players in the Challengers https://www.tatasteelchess.com/players/challengers/all-challengers
Live Commentary GM Jan Gusti and GM Peter Svidler https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI_YNH55FN4&feature=emb_title
Photo Credit @ Official website.
|Posted by ian on January 9, 2020 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
MANCHESTER JUNIOR CHESS
ANNUAL OVERSEAS CHESS TOUR
SHANGHAI JULY 2020
Following successful visits over the last ten years to Poland (x2), Germany, Eire (x2) Spain and Russia (x2), Manchester Junior Chess has agreed with the Shanghai Ex Pat Chess Academy for a summer tour to Shanghai in July 2020.
The itinerary would include chess matches against children in Shanghai, an open Rapidplay and some social chess against our hosts. There will also be opportunities for seeing Shanghai.
Travel arrangements will be organised by Howards Way Travel who have done excellent service for us in the past. Their unconfirmed itinerary would be as follows.
5 July Manchester/Doha/Pudong Shanghai
0940/1950/2145/1035 on the 6 July (twelve hour plus flight)
11 July (But checking in 10 July) Shanghai/Doha/Manchester
Staying 4 nights Holiday Inn Shanghai Downtown hotel on a Bed & Breakfast basis
£799pp based on 2 to 3 sharing a room.
Flying with Air France Manchester/Paris/Pudong Shanghai
All children must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
Want to know more or book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org