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 […]

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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 […]

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Essex top the table

Essex had a comfortable afternoon, beating Hants by 9-3. Details, match report and all the games, link below. Just two games into the Qualifiers, so too early to get excited, but Essex head the table by half a game point over Northumberland, Essex’ next opponents on 3 July. This is likely to be the toughest […]

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ECF Online

Essex teams are competing in the 2nd ECF Online Counties Championships, with teams in the Minor Open and U1800 sections. There was, however, a fair degree of what one might call “disinterest” in the opening encounters. In the Open and the U1800 there are only three teams in each. The Minor Open is best supported […]

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Beachbrilliancy clean sweep

Essex Online Championships 2021 Champions Open: David Sands, 5/5; U1800: Jef Page, 4/5; U1500: Duc Ta, 4/5 on tie-break In the Open, David Sands, already assured of retaining his title on tie-break, did so in style with a win against Russell White to complete a classy clean sweep. Andy Lewis had the eaiser pairing of […]

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ECA Vacancies – Treasurer, Assistant Match Captain

ECA Secretary, John Chapman, appeals for members to step forward to fill two vacancies among our Officers: The Essex Chess Association has two vacancies which we need to fill with a suitable candidate for each position. We urgently need a Treasurer as we currently do not have one. Click the Job Descriptions link below and […]

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Essex County Chess Online and OTB this summer

ECA Match Captain, Mark Murrell, has outlined a summer of ECF County team competitions, for which the support of Essex eligible players is invited. These events are outlined below together with links to documents you can download for full details. A veritable coruscation of summer activity at national level; be sure not to miss the […]

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Online trophy

While the 2021 County Online Championships are less than a month away, we have a reminder of the success of the Essex Philpott team in winning the 2020 national online U1825 Chamionship with the arrival of the trophy! Essex beat Lincs 7½-3½ in the Final, as reported last August: 2020 Championship post to which we […]

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Essex Online Championships – Round 3

In the Open a round of good games and upsets. David Sands put himself in a fine position to retain his EOL Championship, beating FM Andy Lewis with the white pieces. On Board 2, Martin McCall beat the redoubtable Russell White to move into second place. In the U1800, wins for Jef Page, Dai Harris […]

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