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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Essex Knockout Match C

Played 28 June 2022, at Wanstead WANSTEAD A R1 R2 Barking B Cawdery, John 2044 (W, B) 1-0 1-0 Naumov, Igor 1727 (B, W) Rix, Steven JL 2058 1-0 0-1 Saunders, Richard 1784 Freeman, Ashley 1901 1-0 ½-½ Mike J Cresswell, 1743 Hunnable, Ian D 1991 1-0 1-0 Chtym, Vladimir 1458 (Terry Whitton) 1d0 1d0 Default   5-0 3½-1½   WANSTEAD A 8½-1½ Barking B Barking had notified that they were a player short, so Terry Whitton was not required […]

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Team Blitz and Lightning cancelled

We have received only five entries – and one of those doubtful – for the Team Blitz, due to have been held on Sunday, 26 June. As this does not make a worthwhile event, the Team Blitz is cancelled. The Lightning Chamionship, played in the afternoon, is part of the same booking and as a number of the Lightning entries are from players who play in both events, the Lightning Championship is also cancelled. We will try and find a […]

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Brentwood August Bank Holiday Congress

From Robin Slade… Herewith details of FIDE Standard Play and FIDE Rapid Play Congress taking place over August Bank Holiday at Brentwood School. 1st Brentwood FIDE-Rated August Bank Holiday CongressFIDE-Rated Standard Play CongressSaturday 27th August to Monday 29th AugustFor players with a FIDE Standard Play rating of 1500 – 2399 1st Brentwood FIDE-Rated Rapid PlayFIDE-Rated Rapid Play TournamentSunday 28th AugustOpen to all For good measure, also linked below the entry form for a Junior tournament in Chelmsford on 26th June. […]

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Chessable English Chess Championships

From Mark Murrell: A bit of Essex interest here… Chessable English Women’s Championship1st and English Women’s Champion 2022 – WIM Lan Yao (6/7)2nd – Alaa Gamal (5½/7)3rd= Nina Pert, Mae Catabay (4½/7)U18 (excluding those placed above) Elis Dicen (4/7)Performance prizes to be confirmed. Chessable English Championships 2022 – English Chess Federation

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Essex Knockout Match E

Played 13 June 2022, at Ilford CC Ilford R1 R2 BARKING A 1 Barton, Tom A 1855 (W, B) 0-1 1-0 Sands, David A 2215 (B, W) 2 Twitchell, Neville H 1855 0-1 ½-½ Goldberg, Jeff A 2118 3 Subramanian, Venkatesh 1900 0-1 ½-½ Jaszkiwskyj, Peter 1977 4 Page, Jeffrey 1788 1-0 0-1 Robinson, James M 1919 5 Ghose, Rahul 1623 0-1 1-0 Ramage, Colin R 1849   1-4 3-2   Ilford 4-6 BARKING A Ilford won Round 2 by […]

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