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Congratulations to 3Cs FM Adam Ashton 4/5 who finished 2nd= at the 4NCL weekend congress in Telford. Last weekend

Posted by ian on July 24, 2019 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

3Cs FM Adam Ashton scored a fantastic 2512 FIDE Performance 4/5 . Which included a win over IM James Adair 2483 and draws vs GM Keith Arkell 2461 and GM Mark Hebden 2421. ;

Memorandum for MCF Annual Knockout Competitions & the League & Match Rules based on the decisions at the AGM.

Posted by ian on July 24, 2019 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

A Special thanks to Mick Norris for updating these.

They can now all be found on the download page of the website.

Mick reports that there has been no changes to the MCF constitution for a while, but  for completeness.That is also on the download page of the website. At the link below.

Happy International Chess Day.

Posted by ian on July 20, 2019 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Photo credit @Fide international chess.

Today we celebrate International Chess Day! ♟❤

This tradition goes back to 1966 when UNESCO proposed to commemorate the date FIDE was founded (20th July 1924, in Paris). FIDE turns 95 today!

Piotr Niedbal playing in a chess tournament in Poland.

Posted by ian on July 20, 2019 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Piotr Niebal represented Chorlton Chess Club in a tournament in Poland. Piotr  made 3.5/9 points ,beating an IM from Ukriane.  Piotr gained 6 fide points. Results at the link.


Posted by ian on July 18, 2019 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (0)

An open chess evening for anyone of any age to come and have fun meeting people while playing chess.


Malaga Drift Bar &Lounge. 1 Church Street Eccles Postcode: M30 0DF

For more information please contact Barbara on 07743888585

ECF National Schools Final Under 11 ECF and National Schools Final Under 19.

Posted by ian on July 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

ECF National Schools Final Under 11

ECF National Schools Final Under 19

Uppingham School

2nd/3rd/4th/5th July 2019

A first for two schools in the Manchester Chess Federation area. Bolton Junior Boys School and Turton Edgworth Primary School both took part in the ECF National Schools Final at Uppingham School. This is the first time any Manchester area schools have been represented in the finals.

The final is recognised as one of the strongest events for schools, drawing schools from London, South Wales, Oxford and the North East. While MGS has a recent record of success in the Under 19’s, we have never had a team in the Under 11 Finals. To have two teams this year was a great outcome.

The overall winners were Kings College School, London, but both of our schools acquitted themselves well.

Full results at

The children had a great time and the experience will help them to continue to develop their chess.

Photos of the two teams.

Manchester Juniors Summer Tour St Petersburg June 2019.

Posted by ian on July 17, 2019 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Manchester Junior Chess

Manchester Juniors Summer Tour St Petersburg

25th -29th June 2019

Manchester Junior Chess organised their annual European Tour in St Petersburg from 25th to 29th June 2019. Ten players participated. They played two matches against strong Junior Chess Clubs in St Petersburg (St Petersburg Junior Chess and the Pushkin Chess Club) and were also introduced to the St Petersburg Grandmaster Chess School at the Anishka Palace . The School is set in magnificent surroundings and provides education in various subjects for exceptional children. The Chess School has been a part of this School since 1937 and includes Boris Spassky, Victor Korchnoi and Alexander Khalifman as former students. The Coach, Gennady Nessis, has an international reputation and has coached many leading Russian players. The tour party were shown around the palace and introduced to the current coaching team who spoke about their work.

St Petersburg Grade Result Manchester Club Grade Result Pushkin Grade

Nikita Shemyakinskiy 1759 1-0 Kyle Pelling Heywood 1653 1-0 Artem Lapin 1762

Denis Igudin 1686 1-0 Nethuli Saram Mcr J4NCL 1443 0.5-0.5. Ivan Igorov 1604

Sofia Mutina 1663 1-0 Ivan Prikaczikov Mcr J4NCL 1428 1-0 Matvey Tiulyagin 1698

Kirill Timofeev 1514 1-0 Rachel Horton Three C’s 1353 0-1 Gleb Sidenikov 1515

Ilya Minin 1491 1-0 Bryony Eccleston Bolton 1270 1-0 Ostap Mertins 1605

Ksenia Mutina 1453 1-0 William Fairclough Bolton 1233 1-0 Jaroslav Livoskiy 1453

Evdokia Mutina 1353 1-0 Rachel Topping Worsley 1225 0-1 Andrey Konoplev 1357

Mikhail Iuferov 1343 1-0 Sam Hunt Bolton 1225 0.5-0.5 Igor Zyranov 1225

Nelli Shamsutdinova 1348 1-0 Rowan Eccleston Bolton 985 0-1 Natalia Valaeva 1291

Grigorii Komlev 1289 1-0 Lewis Sheehy Bolton 858 1-0 Anna Platonova 1255

Nina Brantseva 1000 0-1 Shaurya Shaktawat Bolton 835 1-0 Glafira Simonova 1257


Just under one month to go till the Manchester Chess Federation Summer Chess Congress 2019. More details below.

Posted by ian on July 17, 2019 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 Manchester Chess Federation Summer Chess Congress now just under a month to the start of the event.

Friday 16 Aug. - Sunday 18 Aug. 2019

Email Entries to

Entry Form download can be found here,

Tournaments: Open. Major Under 165. Knights Under 125.

Free parking ECF Graded University Accommodation

Prizes all Sections First £600 Second £300 Third £150

Grading Prizes Open £70 Under 185 Major £70 Under 145 Knights £70 Under 110

ENTRY FEE £42. £34 For ECF Silver & higher members

£5 reduction for players born after 31-Aug-2001

Closing date The last date for entering is Wednesday 14 Aug. You cannot enter later.

Late entry fees. Payable if postmarked or emailed after Friday 9 Aug £5.

Withdrawal. If you tell us by Wednesday 14 Aug we will refund your entry fee.

Entry Rules Phone entries are not accepted. Email entries are accepted and can pay on arrival.

ENTRANTS. A list will be available from July 17 at

TIMETABLE Rd 1 Friday 6.45. Rd 2 & 3 Sat 9.45 & 2.30. Rd 4 & 5 Sun 9.45 & 2.30

Prizegiving Sun 6.30 There is a £3 admin charge on all prizes not collected at the prizegiving..

RATINGS We use long play grades current at the start of the event. If you have no current grade we use your last ECF grade. Players who have never had a grade must send us information on their playing ability at least seven days before the event starts. Players not submitting information must play in the open

MOVE RATE. 80 minutes on the clock. Every time you press your clock you gain 30 seconds.

DEFAULT TIME 30 minutes after the round starts Players with no opponent will be re-paired.

TOURNAMENT CONDITIONS. The organisers decision is final in all disputes. We reserve the right to refuse entries without stating a reason.

VENUE. Owens Park, 293 Wilmslow Road M14 6HD. Owens Park is a large University complex three miles south of the City centre. Car parking is in Richmond Park, entrance on Whitworth Lane M14 6HF.

BOOKSTALL BY CHESS DIRECT. Andrew Butterworth P.O. Box 18 Mexborough South Yorkshire S64 9AR Tel 01709 890565 Web Site

Manchester League AGM.Wednesday 17th July 2019.

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at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

The Waldorf, 12 Gore Street, Manchester M1 3AQ

The AGM 2019 Agenda and Fixtures Secretary report  to the AGM. Along with the Manchester Junior Chess report can be found on the download page.