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Roland Payne

It is with great sandess that we learn of the passing on 22 November of Roland Payne, who was missed at the ECA Lightning Championship earlier this year. Perhaps not a name known much to younger players, Roland had for some years specialised in Lightning chess and was a regular participant in the ECA Lightning.

Ivor Smith has contirubted an Obituary which we have published in the Features section.

Roland Payne Obituary

Essex turn back the clock

SCCU U180: Surrey 5½-10½ Essex
Essex produced a sterling performance away to Surrey, due in no small measure to winning the top three boards, remarkable also for the Essex squad being all U175.

Other match: Sussex 9-7 Kent.

SCCU U140: Herts 9-7 Essex
Meanwhile, Essex returned empty-handed from their outing to Harpenden, going down 9-7.

Other matches: Middx 9½-6½ Surrey; Sussex 6-10 Kent.

SCCU U100: Essex not in action today, one other match in the Fixture List:
Other match: Kent 3-9 Surrey.

Page links: U180 | U140 | U100Aggregates | SCCU Website

Essex short by a point

SCCU U160: Surrey 8½-7½ Essex
A long time to wait for the first match, away to Surrey at Ashtead, and a bitter disappointment to lose so narrowly. The result of the other match left all teams except Essex on one point. But Essex have a game in hand on all the other teams.

Other match: Middx 9-7 Sussex.

SCCU Open: Essex not in action, but two other matches played, which see Sussex, surprise winners over Surrey, as the leaders and Middx pointless after two matches.

Sussex 8½-7½ Surrey; Kent 9-7 Middx.

SCCU U120: Essex not in action today, but one other match played today.

Kent 5-7 Surrey.

Page links: Open | U160 | U120 | Aggregates | SCCU Website

Carlsen retains World Championship

Today's 11th game in the 2014 FIDE World Chess Championship turned out to be the last. Anand defended the Ruy Lopez once more with the Berlin Defence, but this time tried to win with it. An exchange sac by the Challenger backfired as Carlsen opened up the game for his rooks and won the ending. Carlsen wins the match 6½-4½ to retain the title.

Read more on our News pages: FWCC on ECA News

Essex fall to Champions

SCCU U120: Essex 3½-8½ Herts
With two evenly-matched sides, this margin of defeat at home is hard to take, but Herts were SCCU Champions last season by a margin.

Page links: U120 | Aggregates | SCCU Website

The Story of the Hayes Trophy

Poignantly, on Armistice Day, we publish the story of an ECA trophy, missing for 75 years until returned to the County earlier this year.

Ivor Smith tells us the tragic tale of the only two recipients, two of Essex's finest young chess players who gave their lives in service of their Country.

Ivor is also interested in readers' ideas as to the future application of this trophy which was originally the Essex Boys' Championship.

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