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Manchester in the 4NCL Womens League.

Posted by ian on October 16, 2019 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Manchester entered a team in the recently formed 4NCL Women’s League. The first match was played in Kenilworth. Final positions as shown. Manchester came joint third but placed fourth on tie break. Final results Pictures of the team at the prize giving, unfortunately after Crystal and Allanah had left (Sorry). Photo Credit @Lara Barnes and Julian Clissold.

Individual scores:

Zhu, Yaoyao (Three CR...

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Greater Manchester Under 160 County team beat Derbyshire last weekend.

Posted by ian on October 15, 2019 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Greater Manchester Under 160 county team beat Derbyshire last weekend 12.5 -3.5.

A big thanks to the players and car drivers, who made the trip to Buxton. Also to team manager John Reyes for sorting the team out and venue out. Also to Jon Lonsdale who captained the team on the match day. A full list of individual results from the match  found at the link below.

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Manchester Junior Chess Congress Saturday 9th November 2019.High Lawn Primary School, Holden Avenue, Bolton BL1 7EX.

Posted by ian on October 10, 2019 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Entry form  download for the event can be found on the Manchester Junior Chess page of the website. At the link below.

Isle of Man Fide Grand Swiss starts on Thursday 3:00PM GMT.

Posted by ian on October 9, 2019 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The world Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen is  playing. Plus English GMs Howell, Jones, McShane, and Arkell, all playing.

Live games

Players and pairings

Official Website

The MCF Results website.

Posted by ian on October 2, 2019 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The MCF Results website

is now fully operational to receive results.

All captains should have received their log-in credentials.

Please report any difficulty to the Records & Registrations Secretary David Hardy, copy to me, and we’ll deal with it as soon as we can.

Phil Adams

Manchester League Fixtures Secretary

Manchester League Fixtures 2019-20 version 3.2

Posted by ian on September 30, 2019 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Manchester League Fixtures 2019-20 version 3.2 (thanks again to Mick Norris). can be found on the download page of the website.

Some Wahltuch Trophy fixtures have been added.

Heywood CC will not after all have two teams in C division. In consequence,

1. Heywood 4’s fixtures have been expunged from C Division.

2. Heywood 5 has been renamed as Heywood 4

3. Heywood 6 has been renamed as Heywood 5

The MCF Re...

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MCF Directory 2019-20 v.2

Posted by ian on September 25, 2019 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

MCF Directory 2019-20 v.2: minor corrections and improved formatting.

MCF Directory 2019-20 Season now on the MCF Website download page.

Posted by ian on September 23, 2019 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The MCF Directory has now been updated, ready for the new season 2019-20. It is recommended that earlier editions be destroyed. Please report errors, omissions or any changes needed to

Phil Adams:

Safe guarding-children-policy.

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

All MCF clubs, not just clubs with juniors, should have a safeguarding policy and that clubs could do worse than adopt or adapt the ECF policy, available at