Wanstead Juniors 1, 2, 3 in the ECA Back to Real Chess Festival, Rated Rapid Swiss

Saturday 14 August, Boaden Hall, Wanstead House By Mark Murrell Six members of the Junior Coaching Chess Club and a potential seventh were in action, in this Essex Chess Association event put on at short notice to encourage a return of over the board competition in Essex by our junior club in conjunction with Ilford Chess Club across the River Roding and the ECA. Initially billed as a 5 round event, a unanimous player vote at the end of Round […]

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Essex All Over v W&WCC

Saturday 14 August, 1:30 pm, Wanstead House By Mark Murrell As part of the Essex Chess Association’s pre-season Back to Real Chess Festival,  the Club played host to a scratch team of Essex county players who missed out on selection for the Essex 1600 (average team rating) team, participating in the ECF’s pre-season County Challenge competition for 8 board teams with an average team rating maxima of 1600 in the Minor and 2000 in the Major.   Originally billed as an […]

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Real Match Chess returns

W&WCC v Essex – 8 boards After 17 months in abeyance WWCC returns to match chess this Saturday. Part of the Essex Chess Association’s Back to Real Chess Festival, eight players take on a scratch team from the Essex County squad. Each player from the opposition representing a different Essex Club. It should be a close match (ECF rated) with just 16 rating points separating the teams, competing at the leisurely rate of G105+15. The teams will be revealed at […]

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Essex Online Rapid 1 – G10+5 – 23 Nov

Next up in the Essex Online series is the first Rapid, G10+5, on 23 November at 7.00 pm. Location is lichess.org. Participants in the Essex Online series need: ECF Membership (Supporter+), ECA Membership (all WW members are ECA members), active lichess.org account, Join Team Essex Online on lichess. WW members already tick most of these boxes.

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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 Championships

There will be three Championships to compete for in this inaugural event: Essex Online Champion, Essex Online U150 Champion and Essex Online U100 Champion. Entries close midnight on 4th July. Go to the Competition page on the ECA Websitefor full details and online entry form. There will be a separate U100 section for the U100 Championship.The U150 Championship will either take place within the Open or in a separate section depending on entry. An existing (taken out before 30th June […]

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ECA Online Championship

The Essex Online Championship is a new ECF online standard rated 5-round Swiss tournament(s) in July and August open to those with an association with Essex. In addition to the traditional Open, there will be grade limited sections according to entry. The new ECA online policy and the ECF’s Online Fair Play and Anti-Cheating Rules will apply. Further details on the Competition page. Free entry. Deadline for entries is midnight on 4th July. Go to the Competition Page on the […]

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