|Posted by ian on July 6, 2020 at 10:35 AM||comments (0)|
Here is the latest Government/ ECF response https://www.englishchess.org.uk/chess-clubs-and-covid-19/
|Posted by ian on July 6, 2020 at 6:05 AM||comments (0)|
Online End of Season 1 Winners
Very many thanks to all the teams who participated in the first season of 4NCL Online and Junior 4NCL Online, and congratulations in particular to the following;
Winners - Chessable White Rose 1, runners-up Guildford Young Guns
Winners - ChessPlus Beta, runners-up Wood Green Youth, also promoted Chessable White Rose 2, St Benildus A, Wessex Some Stars A, Liverpool, Bristol University A, Exeter Honey Badgers
Winners - Brentwood, runners-up Warwick University B, also promoted West is Best 2, 3 Smarties 1 Tube, Hull Romans, Harrow 2, The Rook1Es, CSC 3
Winners - Celtic Tigers Cubs, runners-up Chessmates, also promoted Bon Accord B, Kent KJCA Kestrels C, St Benildus B, Hatch End A, Warwickshire Bears A, Clevedon
Promoted - Hertford, CSC 5, Wirral League Wanderers, St Albans 2, Uxbridge Knights 1, Gonzaga D, Maryport Assassins B, Bolton & Worsley
Junior 4NCL Online
Winners - To Be Decided, runners-up KJCA Young Kestrels A
Winners - Warwickshire Bears A, runners-up Gonzaga College SJ B, also promoted A6 & Chill, Cambridge Chess & Go A
Winners - KJCA Young Kestrels C, runners-up 4 Gems, also promoted Stroud Cubs, St John’s College A
Winners - KJCA Young Kestrels D, runners-up St Benildus 2, also promoted Woking Warriors, Harrow Juniors C
Promoted - East Kilbride Knights, Liverpool 2, St Benildus 1, Gonzaga College SJC
|Posted by ian on July 6, 2020 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
Champions – Hull Chess Club (4/5)
Three teams scored 3.5/5 – Noisy Neighbours (North Bristol, runners-up on tie break), Watford and 3Cs. The team Grading Prize was won by Stroud Chess Club (3/5)
|Posted by ian on June 30, 2020 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
Fide announces online olympiad to be held between July 22nd and August 30th, 2020.
|Posted by ian on June 21, 2020 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
The match ended in hard fought 6.5-6.5 draw. Results can be found at the link below. The under 1825 Greater Manchester team did not have a game this week with an odd number in the group. Some Greater Manchester players played, in the pool match. Who were looking for online graded games on the week off . Results also below.
https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/60468 Open Counties Championship Group stage
https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/60509 Pool Match Results
FIDE and Chess.com announce the Women's Speed Chess Championship online Which will be held from June 18th to July 20th 2020
|Posted by ian on June 18, 2020 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
The event will be played in four stages: Swiss Tournaments, Play-Off Qualifiers, a Grand Prix and the Super Final.https://en.chessbase.com/post/women-s-speed-chess-championship
|Posted by ian on June 18, 2020 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
Magnus Carlsen takes on Hikaru Nakamura in the first round as the Chessable Masters starts on Saturday June 20th. Both players are in the A Group for the preliminary stage, where they play each other and Daniil Dubov, Alexander Grischuk, Vladislav Artemiev and Harikrishna twice. The B Group, on Sunday and Tuesday, features Fabiano Caruana, Ding Liren, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Teimour Radjabov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Anish Giri. Eight players will make it through to the quarterfinals.
The Chessable Masters, the third stage of the $1 million Magnus Carlsen Tour, is almost here! The 12 players, including 8 of the top 10 and the complete top 6 on the world rating list, have been split into two groups for the preliminary stage. This allows them to play on alternating days and to have no more than 3 games live at any time - we felt having 6 games live during the Lindores Abbey Rapid Challenge was just too many to follow!
Commentary: GM Yasser Seirawan, IM Anna Rudolf, GM Peter Svidler and more top commentators.
|Posted by ian on June 16, 2020 at 9:25 AM||comments (0)|
Over the board chess might be unavailable but Manchester Juniors have been
engaged in a range of competitions:
Manchester Juniors in the 4NCL played for ten weeks. The A team came 6 th
division 3 while the B and C team came 9 th and 44 th out of 56 teams in the 5 th
Division. Twenty children from six different clubs took part. Big thanks to all of them.
Best score Rowan Eccleston who lost only three games out of 16.
Manchester Juniors in the Junior 4NCL played for eight weeks. Manchester
Junior A came third in division 3. The B, C and D teams came 42 nd , 53 rd ,and 63 rd out
of 78 teams. Twenty four children played some part in the event from five different
clubs. Best scores Edward Jackson and Tarini Jayawarna both 5.5/8and Thisumi
Jayawarna on 7.5/8
We have played in the Inter County Lichess Battles for four weeks. Fifteen
children have taken part. We have a very young team (two children aged 7) and we
have been the only team whose performance grade exceeded their actual grade. Big
well done to the team of twenty children all from local schools and clubs. Best score
has been Bryony Eccleston, Bolton Chess Club
Manchester Juniors have played two International Games against Jumping
Knights, Edmonton Canada. They are coached by WIM Agnieszka Clement-
Matras. On both occasions we were outplayed on the top boards, but I was
impressed by the concentration and commitment of our team. We again have had a
very young team.
We have two more internationals arranged against St Petersburg Juniors and
against Rybnik, Poland.
|Posted by ian on June 9, 2020 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
FIDE Arbiters` Seminar which should have been organized in Hull, England (19-21/06/2020) will be organized as the Internet Seminar.
The 79th Internet based FIDE Arbiters' Seminar (ENG) is going to be organized from 21/06/2020 to 28/06/2020 by the England Chess Federation, under the auspices of FIDE.
The Lecturer will be IA/IO Barnes, Lara A.L. (ENG), FIDE Lecturer and the Assistant Lecturer will be IA Atkinson, Alan (ENG).
The language of the Seminar will be English.
The Seminar will give norms and titles of FIDE Arbiter, according to the Regulations for the titles of Arbiters.
For more detailed information:
|Posted by ian on June 8, 2020 at 5:20 AM||comments (0)|
All taking place on Chess.com The match normally begins at 6:30pm. Time Control is 60 minutes + 15 seconds a move.
We are in Div 1 B
Sat 13 June – Northumberland v Greater Manchester
Sat 20 June – Greater Manchester v Surrey
Sat 4 July – Norfolk v G Man
Sat 18 July - Greater Manchester v Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire
Sat 25 July – Essex v Greater Manchester
We are in group A
Sat 13 June – Greater Manchester v Norfolk
Sat 4 July – Northumberland v G Man
Sat 18 July - Greater Manchester v Lincs
Sat 25 July – Leicestershire v Greater Manchester