One of each

Three teams were in action yesterday in the SCCU Online events. Essex Pascoe spoilt their 100% record with a loss by 5½-2½ to Surrey Inter, while Essex Philpott won by nearly the same margin, 5-3 over Kent Haddrell. In the Minor event, Essex shared the points with Berkshire; 2-2. Details and all the games can be found on the team pages from the links below (or always from the Activities menu above). Pascoe | Philpott | Minor In the pool […]

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No Southend Congress in 2021

Back on 13 March 2020 the 2020 Southend Easter Chess Congress was cancelled due to the impending situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. This decision was justified just four days later, when the country entered national lockdown. At that time, the organisers hoped to be able to resume the series of Southend Easter Chess Congresses in 2021. However, as feared might be the case, a new wave is upon us and the Covid Alert level in London and the South East […]

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Caplin British Online Championships

Running until 3 January 2021 the Caplin British Online Championships are in play. Several Essex players are taking part in a variety of events. The place to go to watch is Chess Bomb. Full details on the ECF website CBOC. Currently on New Year break – games resume 2 January 2021.

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Barking win Essex Online Team Blitz

The second Essex Online Team Blitz was played this morning on lichess.org and finished with a convincing victory for Barking, with 16½/20. Barking were pressed hard by Wanstead who remained just half a point behind through three rounds, but the clash between the two leaders in Round 4 ended in Barking’s favour by 3-1. Barking’s lead was unchanged when both teams won their last round matches by 3-1. Two Essex junior teams competed, EssexBoys earning a creditable third place finish […]

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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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