One of each

SCCU U2050: Essex 9½-6½ KentAt Wanstead. In many ways a strange afternoon. The early results produced one Kent win among a string of draws. Then a clutch of Essex wins turned things around to a two point home advantage. Yet still the match was not clear and everything remained in the balance until near the end of the match. When the dust had settled, Essex had won by a margin of three points! Essex are joint leaders with Surrey, on […]

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Close encounters

SCCU U2050: Surrey 8-8 Essex – 14 board match, contested games 7-7. At Cheam. All square in Cheam today. Surrey creamed the top half, but Essex managed to equalise lower down. The two Essex wins in the top half – games given on the U2050 page – were both comfortable and early (among the first three results – Board 9 the other), so it was a big surprise that Surrey won all the other top half games, against the ratings. […]

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Essex Philpott win SCCU Inter

SCCU Members’ Team Championships – Round 5 Mark Murrell reports on the last round of the SCCU events: Essex Philpott take full advantage as Surrey falter, falling short of the further half-point they needed to tie their match against a resurgent Kent Haddrell and deny Essex on tie break. The Surrey skipper, Trevor Jones, was the last game to finish with a win required. It was a valiant effort to salvage the draw but the win was asking too much. […]

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SCCU Members’ Team Tournament

Mark Murrell’s bullet-point report on today’s action: Major 2050 The Essex fight back in the Major was not enough to overturn the first leg deficit, two late withdrawals proving costly for Essex’s attempt to claw back ground. Inter 1675 Surrey’s winning streak comes to an end at the hands of Essex Philpott and Kent bounce back with interest including a great swindle on Board 4 that turned the match against Essex Pascoe to give Kent Steele the verdict by 4½-3½. […]

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One of each

Three teams were in action yesterday in the SCCU Online events. Essex Pascoe spoilt their 100% record with a loss by 5½-2½ to Surrey Inter, while Essex Philpott won by nearly the same margin, 5-3 over Kent Haddrell. In the Minor event, Essex shared the points with Berkshire; 2-2. Details and all the games can be found on the team pages from the links below (or always from the Activities menu above). Pascoe | Philpott | Minor In the pool […]

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Pascoe win, Philpott salvage a draw

In the SCCU Inter 1675 competition, Essex Pascoe beat Kent Haddrell 6-2, despite conceding a board by default. Meanwhile, Essex Philpott came back from a two point deficit to level their match against Berkshire Inter 4-4. Details of the above matches with all the games can be found on the Teams’ pages (links below). For those players available but not selected for either of the above matches, a County Challenge match was arranged for the “pool” players. The games involving […]

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SCCU Inter 1675

Today the two Essex teams in the SCCU Inter 1675 section are in action. Essex Pascoe play Kent Haddrell, while Essex Philpott take on Berkshire Inter. Matches are over eight boards. The games start on lichess.org at 2.00 pm and you can follow the action live. The best place to start is the ECF LMS pages (links below) – after the pairings are published at about 1.00 pm – and from the match cards you can select games by the […]

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Calling squad Essex

SCCU Members’ Online Team Championships To be played at 2.00 pm over five Saturdays – 28 November, 5 December, 9 January, 16 January and 23 January – at the standard play rate of all moves in 60 minutes with 15 second increments – the Southern Counties competition is the forerunner of the second season of the national online County Championships in the New Year. There are two average team rated sections of 2050 (180) and 1675 (130) which make this […]

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