Essex Online Team Blitz

The Essex Online Team Blitz will be played on Sunday 13 December 2020, starting at 10.00 am. The location will be lichess.org.uk. Teams are four boards and games will be played with 7 minutes on each clock, no increments (G7). Six teams have entered, in draw order: EssexGirls, Barking, Wanstead, Ilford, Southend and EssexBoys. Links: Online Team Blitz | Pairings and Results

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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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Site style update

If things look a little different, your eyes do not deceive you! We have had a mini-makeover, principally changing the “theme” (template) with a new colour scheme. We have also taken the opportunity to change the nature of the Home page, by reintroducing the “posts” to the Home page. And we now have a front page “slider”, carrying news of Forthcoming Events. Meanwhile you can find regulatory content in the Corporate menu in the footer of every page. Otherwise, you […]

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Rapid 1 – G10+5 – Mon 23 Nov 2020

Entries are open for the first Rapid of the Essex Online programme, 2020-21, at 7.00 pm on Monday 23 November 2020. 5 Rounds Swiss, one or more sections according to entry. Full details on the online Entry Form, the only way to enter. Entrants must be Members of the ECA and the ECF and must join the Team Essex Online on lichess.org

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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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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 won the top two boards, but North Essex swept the other five (no prisoners taken here). The Rest also failed to stop Essex (U1820) – […]

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Essex Online Blitz 1 on 9 November, 7.00 pm

The first event of the new Essex Online programme takes place very soon, on Monday 9 November at 7.00 pm. This will be a G7+2 ECF Online rated Blitz with a minimum of 5 rounds, depending on entry and games will be played on lichess.org starting at 7.00 pm. Head over to the Entry page (link below), go through the Membership Requirements and the Required Reading, then complete the online Entry Form. Entry to all Essex Online events is FREE. […]

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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, with the first event, an individual Blitz at G7+2 on 9 November 2020 on lichess.org and will culminate in April/May/June with the ECA Online Championships, […]

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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 of these matches if they were told that it would not be renewed for over 100 years and that, by then, all the players on […]

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