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 […]

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Essex Online County Challenge

The Essex Online County Challenge took place this afternoon, as three matches, each in a rating band: 1820+, U1820, U1610. Three of the teams were called “The Rest”, playing Away, the Home teams being North Essex (1820+), Essex (U1820) and Wanstead (U1610). In the top match, North Essex recorded a win by 5-2. The Rest […]

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ECA Online Programme 2020-21

An exciting programme of online events is being planned for this Season, 2020-21, embracing Blitz, Rapid and Standard play competitions; individual and team. The organising team, Tournament Secretary, Ian Hunnable, with Mark Murrell and Tom Barton, are putting the finishing touches to this programme and will publish very soon. The programme kicks off quite soon, […]

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North v South Challenge

On the evening of 5 September 2020, on chess.com, the epic North v South Challenge took place, over no fewer than 108 boards. The last time this challenge was played was 1894, which followed the first such match in 1893. One wonders what would have been the reaction of the players who participated in either […]

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ECA Online Championships – Round 5

The last round of the first ECA Online Championships produced some sparkling play, a triumph for Organiser, Mark Murrell. The Open was particularly well-contested and was finished out by David Sands with a win with black over Russell White, to become the first EssexOnline Champion. Indeed the top three all won with Black in the […]

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Essex Online Championships – Round 5

The Round 5 games – last round – which have not already been played, can be viewed live online the evening of 31 Aug – from 7 pm. Click the section links (see competition page) to select up to four games to follow. Full details how to set up these “follow” links are given in […]

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Champions!

ECFOLCC U1825 Final: Essex 7½-3½ Lincs On chess.com – A top six boards performance of 5-1 without loss, fired Essex to their first ECF Online Championship at U1825 level in the Final against Lincs. Two more wins and a draw from the lower order completed the convincing victory. The six Essex wins and three draws […]

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Finals Night

The conclusion of the ECF Online Counties Championships is this Saturday, 22 August, starting at 6.30 pm. The Essex Open team missed out on qualification for the Major Open Final, but Essex has a team in the U1825 Championship Final, where they meet Lincolnshire. In theatre, it is considered bad luck to say “good luck” […]

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Essex Online Championships – Round 4

The Round 4 games which have not already been played, can be viewed live online the evening of 17 Aug – from 7 pm. Click the section links below to select up to four games to follow. Full details how to set up these follow links are given in the Competition page. ECF LMS links […]

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