ECF County Online and OTB Dates

The dates for the return of ECF OTB chess have been published for the ECF Counties Championships. Before that, the dates for the summer of continued Online ECF Championships have been published. ECF Online County Championships – G60+15 – 6:30 pm Qualifiers: R1 12 Jun; R2 19 Jun; R3 03 Jul; R4 17 Jul; R5 […]

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Notice re site navigation – problem solved!

Update to the previous message (below): the glitch with the page display (which was not a site navigiation issue as previously surmised) has been solved. We solved the issue ourselves, despite also being in touch with the Support team of the site theme publishers. Their final anaylsis is awaited, but we suspect that a recent […]

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Essex Online Championships – Round 2

The pairings are published for Round 2 of the Essex Online Championships. Games to be played at 7.00 pm on Monday 26 April 2021 unless dispensation for another date has been granted. Players, find your pairing in the EOL Championships menu above, activate the dropdown and click on Open, U1800 or U1500 as appropriate. You […]

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Essex Online Championships – Round 1

The EOL Championships kicked off with Round 1 on 12 April, with three sections – Open, U1800 and U1500 – with an overall entry of 38. In the Open with 16 entries, there were two prearranged postponements and one affected by illness, but otherwise five of the eight pairings were completed. The U1800, 10 entries, […]

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Essex Online Championships – entries closed

Entries have closed for the Essex Online Championships, 2020-21. Controller Mark Murrell has decided that, on the basis of entries receivied and preferences indicated, in addition to the Open the other sections will be U1800 and U1500. Rounds will be played on 12 Apr, 26 Apr, 10 May, 24 May, 7 June, all at 19:00 […]

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Syd Kalinsky

It is with the greatest sadness that we receive news from Tom Barton of the passing of Syd Kalinsky. Tom reports: I’m sad to advise that Syd Kalinsky passed away yesterday [7 Apr 2021] after a short illness. Syd was a stalwart of Ilford and Cavendish chess clubs and played chess right up until the […]

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Essex Online Championships 2020-21

The Entry Form is published for the Essex Online Championships 2020-21, to be played over 5 Rounds, starting on 12 April 2021, with further rounds on 26 April 2021, 10 May 2021, 24 May 2021 and  7 June 2021; all Monday evenings starting at 7.00 pm., on lichess.org, games to be played at G60+15 (Game […]

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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 […]

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Russell and Jaideep: Rapid Champions

The first Essex Online Rapid Championship concluded on Monday after seven weeks and 14 games per player. (There is one pair of postponed games still to play, but they will not affect the leading places.) The Essex Online Rapid Champion is Russell White, who won with 12/14, ahead of Ashley Freeman, 11½ and Ian Hunnable, […]

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Blitz 4 Entry form

The Entry Form for Blitz 4, the final Blitz tournament of this Essex Online series, on Monday 29 March 2021, at 7.00 pm, is published. Blitz 4 will be played at 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move (G3+2) which is the fastest rate of the series and is the equavalent to five minute blitz. […]

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