Congratulations to the Greater Manchester county Open team who beat Sussex 7-5 in Birmingham last Saturday.
|Posted by ian on May 13, 2019 at 5:20 AM||comments (0)|
A Special thanks to team manager John Reyes for getting the Greater Manchester county open team out. Also to Alan Walton for captaning the team on the day. Also a big thank you to all the players and car drivers.In the end Sussex had to default two boards but at least they told us before the game took place.
All the Results can be found here.
|Posted by ian on May 8, 2019 at 12:00 PM||comments (0)|
2019 Grand Chess Tour kicks off with Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz that starts today 6:00pm GMT in Abidjan: players below
Wei Yi (1 Junior In the world, wildcard)
Veselin Topalov (wildcard)
Amin Bassem (African Champion, wildcard)
Live commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MIr_bAzVDM ; with GM Yannick Pelletier and GM Alejandro Ramirez and IM Tania Sachdev
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A big thanks to Congress director Rod Middleton for the cross tables from all the events. which can be found on the downloads page of the MCF website.
|Posted by ian on April 29, 2019 at 4:30 AM||comments (0)|
Bolton Easter 2019 Congress Report.
The 2019 Bolton ester congress was held at the Bolton Ukrainian Club from April 19th to 21st.
The event attracted 79 competitors.
The FIDE Open section was won with a maximum score of 5 pts by IM Joseph McPhillips. Joseph was a full point clear of the field entering the final round and was paired with white against Mike Surtees. This was an identical pairing to the 2018 final round. Joseph triumphed on this occasion so finished a full 1.5 points clear of the field.
There were outright winners in both other sections, Martin Burns with 5pts in the Major and Arpad Busznyak with 4.5pts in the Knights.
In the Busy Persons Blitz there was an on the day entry by IGM Stephen Gordon. Joseph beat Stephen with white in their encounter but dropped a point in an early round, so both finished joint winners on 7/8 pts.
Bolton Championship (FIDE rated)
1st Joseph McPhillips (Bolton) 5pts
2nd= Martin Goodger (Ely), Tim Hilton (Blue Club), Don Mason (Shirley & Wythall),
Joao Rita (Wallasey) & Simeon Sakic (Bolton) 3.5pts
24 competitors, £600 prize fund.
Bolton Major (u170)
1st Martin Burns (Stockport) 4.5pts
2nd= Michael Fisher (Blue Club, Oldham) & Dean Hartley (Amber Valley) 4pts
U150 Grading prize: Michael Barooah (Formby), Ian Lamb (Bolton), Anna Szasz (Yorkshire Juniors)
Bill Tait (East Cheshire) 2.5pts
23 competitors, £480 prize fund.
Bolton Knights (u130)
1st Arpad Busznyak (Bolton) 4.5pts
2nd= Paul Gelder (Alwoodley), PD Patel (Bolton) & Andrew Swales (Burnley) 4pts
U100 Grading prize: Nethuli Saram (Chester) 3pts
34 competitors, £480 prize fund.
Busy Person Blitz
1st= IGM Stephen Gordon (Wood Green & 3Cs ), IM Joseph McPhillips (Bolton) 7pts/8
165-185 Martyn Goodger (Ely) 6.5pts
146-165 Adam Scoular (Worsley) 5.5pts
126-145 Michael Barooah (Formby) & David Teague (Harrogate) 5pts
106-125 Michael Norris (Bury) 5.5pts
85-105 Lee Baron(Bury), Thisumi Jayawarna (Heywood)
& Charles Palmer (Manchester area) 3pts
U85 Brian Davies (Great Lever) & Nethuli Saram (Chester) 4pts
59 competitors, £300 prize fund.
|Posted by ian on April 23, 2019 at 4:40 AM||comments (0)|
Bolton League Chess Team Jamboree
Organised by the Bolton and District Chess League
Date Saturday 18 May 2019
Venue Little Lever Working Men’s Club Victory Road Little Lever Bolton BL3 1HZ
Format A five round event for teams of four players. Each round is 30 minutes rapidplay. Score is by game points. For example if a result is 3-1 the winning team scores three points and the losing team scores one point.
Entry fee £12 for a first team and £7 for each subsequent team. ECF membership is
Late fees £1 extra if posted after the Monday before the event. £2 on the day.
Timetable 10.00 Hand in team list 10.15 Round 1 11.30 Round 2
1.00 Round 3 2.10 Round 4 3.20 Round 5
Prizes Overall Champion Chess Clock
Best Bolton League team Chess Clock
Best team with at least 3 players under 140 Chess Set & Board
Best team with at least 3 players under 110 Chess Set & Board
Best team with at least 3 juniors under 16 Chess Set & Board
ECF Rapidplay ratings will be used.
A team cannot win more than one prize.
Directions Take the M60 into Bolton and continue along the A666. Take the Raikes Lane exit. This is the first exit on the A666 proper. Do not take the Farnworth exit on the M61 just before the A666 starts. Turn left after the slip road then left at Manchester Road. At the second set of lights turn left on the A6053 to Little Lever. Take care not to go back onto the A666. Follow the A6053 for a mile then as it takes a right turn into Market St. Keep going straight on into Ainsworth Lane. Victory Rd is second on the right and the working men’s club is towards the end on the right hand side.
FA Cup Final The event is played on Cup Final day. There is time to get home to watch it after the event finishes. Or you can stay in the Club bar and watch it on the big screen
Email team entries to John Webster Email adresss: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming County Chess matches, OPEN team, Saturday May 11th 2019 at Tyseley,and U160 team Sunday May 12th at Syston.
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Both captains are keen to hear from any eligible Manchester players who can play on these dates (above).
Greater Manchester U160 team won the Midlands Counties and have a match in the ECF National Quarter finals v SUFFOLK on SUNDAY 12th MAY starting at 1.30 pm., and it would be great if you could play
This will be on Sunday 12th May, starting at 1:30 pm. The venue is :- Syston Social Club, High Street, Syston, Leics LE7 1GP.
There are 16 players in a team, and obviously, you don’t normally get a chance to play someone from as far away as Suffolk, and a chance to represent your County in a National quarter final doesn’t come around very often, let alone a decent chance of making the semi final
Please let - David Pardoe email@example.com; know ASAP if you could play, or if you know of others who might, and don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions
We will operate our usual `shared transport` arrangements to keep costs, etc, to a minimum.
Also, john reyes firstname.lastname@example.org; is looking for players for the OPEN team, who play Sussex on Saturday 11th MAY at Tyseley, South Birmingham.
They have been paired to play Sussex and we have agreed a venue
Tyseley & District Working Mens Club
573 Warwick Road
Start Time 1:30pm and right near train and massive car park
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Not long to go now. Still time to enter the Bolton Easter Chess Congress 2019 and busy persons.Entry form download can be found here https://www.manchesterchess.com/upcoming-events Email entries to email@example.com
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3Cs Players FM Daniel Abbas, CM Alan Walton, and Ahmed Abbas. All taking part in the event, pairings for Round 1 http://chess-results.com/tnr374902.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=1&flag=30
Live commentary from round 1 with FM Ingvar Thor Johannesson and WIM Fiona Steli-Antoni Round https://www.twitch.tv/videos/408114081
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Next course …
Course dates – 13th – 14th April 2019
Course venue – Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry Road, Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 6JT [MAP]
Course schedule – 9.00 – 13.00, 14.00 – 17.00 on both days
Course fee: £30
Course Lecturer – Adrian Elwin; Assistant Lecturer – Alex Holowczak
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The FIDE Laws of Chess are available on the website.https://www.manchesterchess.com/fide-laws-of-chess
and these are in force in the MCF, unless modified by the MCF Rules and Memoranda. These are available at the MCF Results website, along with the document of advice for captains, first compiled by the late MCF President Bert Thomas.