Essex Knockout – Match G

Played 3 August 2022, at Writtle WRITTLE R1 R2 LOUGHTON White, Russell P 2105 (W, B) 1-0 ½-½ Bowmer, Kevin 2035 (B, W) Myall, Ivan J 2025 ½-½ 0-1 Stirling, William J 1915 Wilson, Edgar 2001 1-0 0-1 Faulkner, David J 1744 Mueller, Jens 1948 1-0 1-0 Van Tol, Martin 1769 Millward, David J 1824 ½-½ ½-½ Middleton, Stephen 1760   4-1 2-3    WRITTLE 6-4  LOUGHTON A close match. WRITTLE, nearly home after R1, had to resist the LOUGHTON […]

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Essex Knockout Plate – Match S

Played 2 August 2022, at Wanstead Wanstead B R1 R2 Ilford Barclay, Paul R 1773 ½-½ ½-½ Twitchell, Neville H 1863 Jones, Keith S 1711 0-1 ½-½ Barton, Tom A 1865 Nigrelli, Vittorio 1672 0-1 0-1 Ghose, Rahul 1810 Siddo, Charlton 1660 1-0 1-0 Lowe, Daniel 1485 Rawlings, David J 1645 0-1 1-0 Asif, Rayyan 800   1½-3½ 3-2    Wanstead B 4½-5½  Ilford The visitors had almost secured their place in the Plate Final with their R1 result, bolstered […]

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Essex Knockout Plate – Match N

Played 19 July 2022, at Wanstead Wanstead C R1 R2 Thurrock 1 Senan, Tu 1817 (B, W) 0-1 ½-½ Sadhasivam, Mangalaram 1645 (W, B) 2 Lataille, Matthias 1576 0-1 ½-½ Baig, Huzaifa 1446 3 Colclough, Ryan 1545 1-0 0-1 Akinyosoye, Banky 1556 4 Smith, David 1525 0-1 1-0 Lawrence, Drew 1589 5 Mukherjee, Aradhya 1491 1-0 1-0 Gannon, Harvey 1475   2-3 3-2   (BC 8+9=17) Wanstead C 5-5* Thurrock* (BC 7+3=10) *Thurrock win on Board Count A thriller in […]

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Essex Knockout update

Round 1 has been completed with the following results: Match A    Thurrock     ½-9½   WRITTLEMatch B    LOUGHTON    5½-4½   Wanstead CMatch C    WANSTEAD A  8½-1½   Barking BMatch D    BASILDON     7-3    Wanstead BMatch E    Ilford       4-6    BARKING A Seeded teams in CAPS throughout. Round 2 pairing: WRITTLE v LOUGHTON WANSTEAD A, BASILDON and BARKING A have a Bye to the Semi-Finals. Semi-Finals BARKING A v BASILDON WANSTEAD A await the winners of WRITTLE v LOUGHTON Plate Competition Round 1 (QF) pairing Wanstead C […]

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Essex Knockout Match A

Thurrock R1 R2 WRITTLE Omoruyi, Jaden 1768 ½-½ 0-1 Myall, Ivan J 2028 Crane, Malcolm K 1566 0-1 0-1 Wilson, Edgar 1998 Akinyosoye, Banky 1474 0-1 0-1 Moore, John C 1972 Ball, Richard 1368 0-1 0-1 Millward, David J 1822 Sandu, Silviu 1579 0-1 0-1 Bowden, Madison B 1800   ½-4½ 0-5   Thurrock ½-9½ WRITTLE Ouch! WRITTLE advance to Round 2 where they participate in the only match of R2, Match G, at Home to LOUGHTON. Thurrock go into […]

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County Championships postscript

TITLES Four Essex teams entered the return of the Couties Championships back in September. Two of the Essex teams – U2050 and U1850 – were SCCU Champions, the other two – U1650 and U1450 – were runners up, two went on to become National Champions: U2050 and U1450. Congratulations to everyone involved for a fine season’s work! PICTURE We have added a picture of the winning U2050 team, courtesy of ECF/Mike Gunn: above and yesterday’s Finals post. STATS We have […]

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Amazing Essex double!

ECF U2050 Final: Essex 8½-7½ SurreyAt Wanstead. At one stage, Essex were four points down at E 2½-6½ S and there were some glum Essex faces. Then Essex won two in a row before another Surrey win, so Surrey were still three up at E 4½-7½ S. Just four now left in play from which the skipper had realised that Essex “only” needed 3½ as 8-8 was sufficient, Board Count for once being in Essex’ favour. But Essex only lose […]

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ECF County Championships

Finals day! Two Essex teams compete in the ECF County Championships Finals today: U2050 and U1450 and in each case the opposition is Surrey. For once the Finals are being played at other than a central venue, in the case of the U2050, U1650 (Surrey v Warks) and U1450, the venue is Wanstead House. There was a central venue arranged in Nuneaton, but the booking fell through so the fallback of finding local venues kicked in. The Wanstead House matches […]

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Essex Knockout Match D

Played 30 June 2022, at Basildon BASILDON R1 R2 Wanstead B Somogyi, Tamas 2038 (W, B) 1-0 ½-½ Barclay, Paul R 1750 (B, W) Bara, V Radu 1950 ½-½ 0-1 Jones, Keith S 1705 Kraszewski, David 1960 1-0 1-0 Nickals, Peter A 1641 Gedvilas, Arunas 1915 1-0 ½-½ Sharman, Jay 1596 Laundy, Peter R 1930 ½-½ 1-0 Harte, Ben 1641   4-1 3-2   BASILDON 7-3 Wanstead B With this result, we have our first two semi-final pairings: In the […]

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Essex Knockout Match B

Played 29 June 2022, at Loughton LOUGHTON R1 R2 Wanstead C 1 Van Tol, Martin 1758 (B, W) 1-0 1-0 Lataille, Matthias 1579 (W, B) 2 Moth, Simon C 1753 1-0 ½-½ Smith, David 1521 3 Groce, Ken 1645 1-0 0-1 Ryan Colclough 1549 4 Kershaw, Graham J 1750 0-1 1-0 Jestico, John V 1418 (s) 5 Demirdelen, Ozan 1472 0-1 0-1 Green, Alfred 1409   3-2 2½-2½   LOUGHTON 5½-4½ Wanstead C John Jestico substituted for Punit Todi in […]

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