– from Trefor Thynne
I am pleased to report two English Senior successes at the Chess Festival run by the Echiquier Dieppois in France between 22nd and 29th August. In the 1st Dieppe Seniors Tournament (50+) —
1st – Trefor F Thynne (Newton Abbot Club, Devon) 7 1/2 /9 (ELO 1930)
3rd – Paul R Selby (Brighton Chess Club, Sussex) 6 1/2/9 (ELO 1861)
56 players took part, and the full table of results can be seen at www.echecs.asso.fr or on the website of the Echiquier Dieppois. A first-class congress which other English players would enjoy …
Congratulations to Bolton Chess Club junior player Joseph McPhillips, who made an IM Norm in the Chess in Kecskemet IM Aug 2015 tournament in Hungary from 15th-24th August …
– from Neil Limbert
I hope your players enjoyed their chess in the 2014/5 season and that you will all enter teams again for next season.
Division 1 (Ward-Higgs) was won by Essex A narrowly, on tie-break from Yorkshire A. Relegated are Hertfordshire & West Wales. See: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=45571
Division 2 (Sinclair) has been won by Essex C with Yorkshire C in 2nd place. Both these teams have declined promotion, so promotion is offered to the teams finishing 3rd & 4th. There are still two games ongoing which may need adjudicating. However, Suffolk & Staffordshire will finish 3rd & 4th & both have been offered promotion. Relegated are Durham & Merseyside. See: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=48110
Read on — C & DCCC – entry for the 2015/16 Season
For a short report and full results – click here
The ECF webmaster has returned from holiday and the 2015/16 membership list is back in its customary place, in the drop-down menu ‘Membership’, above …
Thanks are in order to John Philpott for his work-around in the webmaster’s absence.
The Delancey UK Chess Challenge Terafinal was held at Loughborough School over the weekend of 15/16 August. Congratulations to Matthew Wadsworth, the overall winner, and to Chantelle Foster and Victoria Sit, the joint girls’ winners. The results of the Challengers’ events were:
Challengers A – winner Callum Brewer, top girl Naomi Wei
Challengers B – winner Harry Grieve, joint top girls Carmel Barwick and Elizabeth Ivanov
Challengers C – winner James Moreby, joint top girls Charlotte Bruce, Cassie Graham and Arushi Ramaiya
Results and cross tables can be found here.
Nominations are invited for the positions detailed below which will be the subject of elections to be held at the Annual General Meeting on 17 October 2015. In each case the intentions of the present incumbents of the positions are also listed, where known (updated on 18 August in respect of Malcolm Pein and 19 August in respect of David Thomas).
Read on — Nominations for the 2015 elections