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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All the best for 2020.

Posted by ian on December 23, 2019 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers.  Watch out for chess being featured on Coronation Street early in the New Year.

Bolton Rapidplay December 2019.Cross tables and Photos

Posted by ian on December 11, 2019 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

  Thanks to all the all the players who took part in the Bolton Rapidplay December 2019. Thanks to Rod Middleton for the cross tables which can be found at the link below. Also thanks to Barbara Bennett for the wonderful  photographs taken at the event.

Cross tables can be found on the download page of the MCF website.

Photos can be found here from the event.

London Chess Classic Brtish KO qualifier live now.

Posted by ian on November 30, 2019 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

3Cs IM Andy Horton and Bolton's IM Joe Mcphillips are playing in the event.

Live games round 1

Bolton Rapidplay Sunday 1st December.

Posted by ian on November 26, 2019 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 Bolton Rapidplay This coming Sunday 1st December. New time limit this year of 25 minutes plus 10 seconds a move. Entry form download with all the details can be found here. still time to enter, email your entries to

British Rapidplay championship 2019.

Posted by ian on November 26, 2019 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Many Manchester League players,were in action at the British Rapidplay 2019. All the results can be found below Open Major Inter Minor

MCF Cup Draw Semi Final dates.

Posted by ian on November 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

In date order:


Tues 3 Dec Stockport 2 3Cs 3 Wahltuch Trophy Semi Final

Tues 3 Dec Chorlton 4 Eccles 1 Hartley Trophy Semi Final

Weds 4 Dec Heywood 4 Bolton 4 Hartley Trophy Semi Final

Weds 4 Dec Denton 2 Northenden 2 Alfred Milner Semi Final


Mon 9 Dec Blue 1 3Cs 1 Reyner Shield Semi Final

Tues 10 Dec Stockport 1 Chorlton 1 Reyner Shield Semi Final

Weds 11 Dec Eccles 2 Bolton 5 Alfred Milner Semi Final

Thurs 12 Dec Urmston 1 Denton 1 Wahltuch Trophy Semi Final



Further MCF Directory update.

Posted by ian on November 21, 2019 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)


A further update to the MCF Directory - more detailed information regarding the new venue for Worsley CC now included.

Phil Adams

Manchester League Fixtures Secretary


Worsley Chess Club- change of venue and match night

Posted by ian on November 17, 2019 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Worsley Chess Club – change of venue and match night

(16.11.2019) From week beginning 25th November, Worsley Chess Club’s new venue will be:

Swinton Legion Club

1A Cheetham Road


Manchester M27 4UQ

Tel: 0161 793 8262

Match night: Monday

Club night: Thursday

The MCF Directory has been updated accordingly. All Worsley’s home fixtures in the Mancester league have been moved from Tuesday to Monday of the same week. If this causes any difficulties for the away club, please inform me as soon as possible and copy to the Worsley CC Secretary Daryl Harman.

Kind regards,

Phil Adams

Manchester League Fixtures Secretary

Manchester Junior Chess Congress. Saturday 9th November results.

Posted by ian on November 11, 2019 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Saturday 9th November 2019

High Lawn Primary School, Bolton

At the second Manchester Junior Congress of the year, MJC was able to host an Open Section with players in an All-Play-All that was played to Standard Play regulations.

The Knights section, for children new to chess, and the Kings section attracted almost forty children in five round Swiss tournaments.


Open Section: Thisumi Jayawarna Heywood Chess Club

Kings Section:

=1st Boys Mustafa Malik Bolton School

Rowan Eccleston Edgworth School

=1st Girls Nikita Luhar Bolton School

Imaan Iqbal Bolton School

2nd Boys Matthew Pearson Bolton School

2nd Girls Lana Baker Bolton School

Knights Section:

1st Boys Ivan Elisseev-Siua Warrngton

=1st Girls Tabitha Jordan Bolton School

Savannah Ashton Three C’s

2nd Boys Rayyan Munshi Bolton School

2nd Girls Mana Rao Bolton Girls

=3rd Boys Nathan Kippen Broadoak School

Tejas Neelam Bolton School

3rd Girls Hanna Sheikh Bolton School

Thanks got to the controllers: Rod Middleton, Nilanga Jayawarna and Ruth Eccleston

The next two congresses will be in Oldham and Altrincham dates to be agreed. Watch this website for details.

Manchester County under 160 team.Lost to Warwickshire 10.5-5.5 last weekend.

Posted by ian on November 5, 2019 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Manchester Under 160 county team were in action last weekend. Sadly lost to Warwickshire 10.5-5.5. A special thanks to the car drivers and players who took part in the match. Updated league standings: The key game will be against Notts Sat Feb 1st 2020.