Calling all Clubs

HM Government has strongly underlined the planned removal of remaining covid-19 restrictions on 19 July. The new ECA League Secretary, Tom Barton and the League Management Committee are tasked with kick-starting the Essex League. The recent ECA AGM voted to draw a line under the covid-affected 2019-20 League competition and projected a new competition for 2021-22. Now is the time for all Essex Clubs to be taking steps to resume activities if they have not already done so, getting in […]

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David Millward stands down as League Secretary

In a seminal ECA AGM, the most significant feature of the meeting was the end of the tenure of David Millward as League Secretary. In his League Secretary’s report, David reported that at its recent meeting, the LMC (League Management Committee) had reached a decision to complete the 2019-20 League commpetition which was brought to a halt by the Covid-19 pandemic, with as yet no indication when OTB chess might be resumed. This decision, which in practical terms was lacking […]

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Essex Online Blitz 4 – 29 March at 7.00 pm

The last of the current series of Essex Online Blitz tournaments takes place Monday evening, 29 March at 7.00 pm. ENTRIES CLOSE at 6.00 pm, 29 March. Blitz 4 will be played at the rate of 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment (G3+2) which equates to popular 5 minutes blitz. If you would like to enter, please do so as soon as possible and in any event before 6.00 pm Monday. You can only enter online, via the Entry Form […]

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Essex Online events news – Blitz Championship

Today we announce a new event and publish two Entry Forms. The aborted Blitz 3 event was a disappointment for those who had entered and completed Round 1, when at the start of Round 2, the lichess server went down and we had to abandon the event. The organising committee has cast around for a new date and have come up with an exciting solution. Blitz 4 will be played as scheduled on 29 March and the intended number of […]

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