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NOL van ‘t Riet Tournaments!

Nol van ‘t Riet Memorial Tournaments!

These events have generous prize funds. England are represented by;

Terence Donovan - Group B - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=93168

Alan Rawlings - Group A (for friends of Nol) - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=93109

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

World Championship Semi Finals

World Championship Semi Finals

Follow the progress of English players in the World Championship Semi-Finals. The first two players in each section qualify for the next cycle of the Candidates.

Follow :
David Evans in section 2 - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=93186
Jo Wharrier in section 3 - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=93187
John Pugh in section 4 - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=93188
Gerard Le - Marechal in section 5 - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=93189
Praveen Kumar Rallabandi in section 6 - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=93190
John Brookes in section 7 - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=93191
Ian M Pheby in section 9 - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=93193

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

New British Champion

New British Champion

We have a new British Champion - Gerard Le-Marechal.

There were three players tied on 8.5 pts. The first tie break [wins] failed to split the tie, but by a narrow margin the second tie break placed Gerard first, Praveen second, and Gary third.

Congratulations to all concerned.

All the games can be viewed at - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=81192

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

Jim Fox RIP

Jim Fox RIP

Fellow players will be sad to hear of the death after a short illness of Jim Fox.
I have passed on our condolences to his family.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

New Matches against Sweden

New Matches against Sweden

We have recently started two Friendly matches against Sweden.

Follow the progress of the Server match

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=93035

In a throw back to the distant past we cross swords with Sweden by post (although some games will be played by email).

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=93020

Do not expect much action as the games are only posted on the Server when they are completed.

In both matches we had an excess of volunteers all those who missed out will be put in the Forthcoming Mega Match against Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg (BeNeLux).

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

New Titles

New Titles

Congratulations to James Wilkinson on achieving the CCE title and to Danny Dixon on achieving the CCM title.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

New Title

New Title

The player Matthew W. Bailey with ICCF ID 213011 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Master.

Congratulations.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

New Title

New Title

The player David J. Grobler with ICCF ID 210847 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Master.

Congratulations.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

Trevor Thomas Memorial Event (Category 8)

Trevor Thomas Memorial Event (Category 8)

This high quality event is due to start on 1st June 2021.

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=91121

Follow the progress of the event by following the link above. Do not expect too much activity before the start date as players of this level tend to do lots of preparation. GM norms are available at 9.5 /14, but this will require some decisive results!

George Wharam is an up and coming junior - keep an eye out for him in the future!

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

New Title

New Title

The player Kevin J. Thurlow with ICCF ID 210507 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert.

Congratulations.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

New Title

New Title

Following quickly on the award of CCE,

The player George Wharam with ICCF ID 212902 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Master.

Congratulations.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

George D. Pyrich Memorial Team Tournament Final

George D. Pyrich Memorial Team Tournament Final

The England Knights team qualified for this final.

Follow the progress of the team https://www.iccf.com/event?id=92847

The teams look closely matched, so it should be an exciting event.

We wish the team of ;
Tom Herman
Richard Webster
Mike Richardt
Barry Sheppard
Tim Spanton
& Nigel Norman

every success!

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

IM Title for Toni Halliwell

IM Title for Toni Halliwell

Our congratulations to Toni Halliwell on the award of the IM title. I still remember playing in the same Yorkshire junior teams with her and was pleased to play a small part in her comeback. Well earned.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary and Yorkshire Team Captain


 

New Titles

New Titles

Samuel Brennan and George Wharam have achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert (CCE).
Edward Holland has achieved the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Master (CCM). Congratulations.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

Annual General Meeting - Officer Elections

Annual General Meeting - Officer Elections

At the recent AGM of the EFCC, the following Officers were elected:-

President: Ian M Pheby

General Secretary: John Rhodes

International Secretary: Phillip J Beckett

Treasurer: Ian M Pheby

You can contact any of these Officers directly via this page: https://efcchess.org.uk/efccStaff.html

Ian Pheby, President


 

New Title

New Title

The player Danny Dixon with ICCF ID 211019 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert.
Congratulations.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

New Match v Mexico

New Match v Mexico

Following our recent win Mexico challenged us to a rematch which of course we accepted!

Let Battle recommence!

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=91540

Follow the progress, games are live with a 5 move delay!

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

International v New Zealand

International v New Zealand

We have a new small International against New Zealand.

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=91324

It is played under the Triple Block System of time control and should take two years!

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

2nd English Veterans Final

2nd English Veterans Final

Congratulations to SIM Jerry Asquith who wins the 2nd English Veterans event.

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=84237

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

Annual General Meeting Agenda

    ENGLISH FEDERATION FOR CORRESPONDENCE CHESS

    Proposed AGENDA for Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held by email on Saturday 20th March, 2021.

(The continuing Government Covid-19 restrictions preclude us from meeting in person)

1. Apologies for Non-participation

2. Minutes of the Last Meeting (March 2020)

3. Matters Arising

4. Amendment to EFCC Constitution: Regarding EFCC Yearbook

5. Amendment to EFCC Constitution: Regarding EFCC Magazine

6. Amendment to EFCC Constitution: Regarding above amendments

7. General Secretary’s Report

8. International Secretary’s Report

9. Treasurer’s Report

10.Election of Officers

11.Any Other Business

John Rhodes 25/02/2021

If any EFCC Patrons have any questions or comments to raise at our AGM and Executive Committee meetings please contact John Rhodes on


 

David Woodruff 1945-2020 RIP ✝

David Woodruff 1945-2020 RIP ✝

The Officers of the English Federation for Correspondence Chess (EFCC) offer their condolences to the family, friends and fellow members of Keynsham Chess Club, of David Woodruff who, sadly, died in August 2020 aged 74 years. David was a Life Patron of the EFCC and a member of the International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) since 1993 having a ICCF rating of 2004 when he joined. He was also a member of the British Correspondence Chess Association (BCCA) and often played in their webserver trio tournaments. In 2016/7 he played for the BCCA and won two games against Correspondence Chess League of Australia CCLA Kangaroos on Board 20. He played correspondence chess until about 2017 when his health, unfortunately, started to decline.

Before and after taking up correspondence chess, David was a stalwart of the Keynsham Chess Club playing around 1,000 over-the-board (OTB) games for them. In the 1980s David had an OTB grade in the high 160s. He also held the positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer and various team captains over the years. David was also involved in organising and controlled the Keynsham Quickplay many times. He also coached beginners and juniors. With his wide general knowledge, David also set questions for the Saturday night quiz at the BCF/ECF Championships with the late Richard Furness as question master.

Herewith a game which David played in an International Match against West Germany in 1985: -
BPCF v West Germany 1985
White: David G. Woodruff
Black: H. Kuntermann

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 d6 4.Bg2 Be6 5.d3 Qd7 6.Nf3 Bh3 7.Bxh3 Qxh3 8.Nd5 Rc8 9.Qb3 b6 10.Qa4 Qd7 11.Be3 Na5 12.Qxd7+ Kxd7 13.b4 Nb7 14.Ng5 Nd8 15.b5 f5 16.Rb1 Ne7 17.h4 Nxd5 18.cxd5 h6 19.Nf3 g6 20.Nd2 Bg7 21.Nc4 Nf7 22.Rb3 g5 23.Ra3 f4? (23...Ra8 was necessary) 24.Rxa7 fxe3 25.Nxb6+ Kd8 26.Nxc8 e4 27.fxe3 Bc3+ 28.Kd1 Kxc8 29.Ra8+ Kd7 30.Rxh8 Nxh8 31.hxg5 exd3 32.exd3 hxg5 33.d4 Ng6 34.Kc2 1-0 (34...Ba5 35.Rh7 Ne7 36.Rg7 Ke8 37.e4 Kf8 38.Rxg5)

John Rhodes 24/02/2021


 

Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting

Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting

The Annual General Meeting and Executive Committee Meeting of the English Federation for Correspondence Chess will be on Saturday 20th March 2021 by email due to the ongoing Government restrictions.

John Rhodes, General Secretary


 

English Championship

English Championship

The Championship and subsidiary events are now set up as follows.

Championship

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=91202

Semi Final A

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=91200

Semi Final B

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=91201

Reserves

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=91199

You can follow the events by clicking the links shown.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

New Title

New Title

The player Robert Bruce with ICCF ID 212273 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert.
Congratulations.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

New Title

New Title

The title ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert awarded to player John S. Shaw with ICCF ID 212835 has now been confirmed by the ICCF Qualifications Commissioner.
Congratulations.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

New Title

New Title

The player Edward N. Holland with ICCF ID 212527 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert.
Congratulations.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

Israeli Championship

Israeli Championship

This year's Israeli Championship is in memory of the sadly departed Aviel Rozenberg.

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=90664

SIM Harvey Williamson has accepted the invitation on behalf of the EFCC.
The event is a category 11 event with a multi national mix of competitors of high quality with GM norm of 9.5 / 16.
A GM norm in this event could see Harvey achieving the GM title.

We wish him every success.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

New Title

New Title

The player Steve Cole with ICCF ID 210447 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert.
Congratulations.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

Win Against Mexico

Win Against Mexico

England score win against Mexico 11.5-8.5

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=86740

Congratulations to all players.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

Carlos Flores Gutiérrez Team Tournament

Carlos Flores Gutiérrez Team Tournament

The top three teams in each semi qualify for final.

England 1 in strong position to qualify for final ; https://www.iccf.com/event?id=87053

England 2 need a strong run to qualify ; https://www.iccf.com/event?id=87051

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

European Individual Webserver Championship 2021

European Individual Webserver Championship 2021

28 December 2020: Announcement
Zone Europe of ICCF is glad to announce the 2021 cycle of the European Webserver Championship!

Open Rounds: for players rated under 2100, starts when filled.

Preliminaries: for players rated between 2100-2299, starts when filled.

Semi-Finals: for players rated between 2300-2499, starts on the 20th of September.

Candidates' Tournament: for players rated 2500 or over, starts on the 20th of March.

Entries via webserver.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

Heavy defeat for Under 1800 team against Indonesia

Heavy defeat for Under 1800 team against Indonesia

England suffered a heavy defeat in their match against Indonesia

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=85291

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

World Championship Preliminaries

World Championship Preliminaries

The ICCF has announced the arrangements for the Preliminaries of the World Championships.

The following already have qualifications;
Eldridge, Mark
Herman, Tom
Le-Marechal, Gerard

Maver, Jan
Rallabandi, Praveen Kumar
Soh, Edmund

In addition, the English Federation has three extra nominations for players over 2400. If you would like to put yourself forward for one of these places, please get in touch with me before the end of the year so the selection committee can consider your application.

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

International Update

International Update

England v France
France have a narrow lead
https://www.iccf.com/event?id=88279

England v CCLA Kangaroos (Under 2000)
England have an early lead
https://www.iccf.com/event?id=88452

England v USA
USA are clawing their way back after trailing by 15
https://www.iccf.com/event?id=86774

Phill Beckett, International Secretary


 

Seasonal Greetings!

Seasonal Greetings!

2020 has been a difficult year for everyone. As we approach the festive season I would like to extend my warmest wishes to all of England’s players for a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year. I hope that 2021 will prove to be a better year for everyone.

I also hope that you enjoy success in your games in 2021 and beyond.

Ian M Pheby, EFCC President


 

Join the EFCC on Social Media

Join the EFCC on Social Media

  • Visit Facebook Page        https://www.facebook.com/EFCCNews/
  • Visit Twitter Page        https://twitter.com/efccnews

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    Nol Van't Reit Memorial

    Nol Van't Reit Memorial

    Alan Rawlings has accepted an invitation to compete in this event held in memory of our departed chessfriend and a tireless worker on behalf of the ICCF.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    EFCC Magazine is Returning

    EFCC Magazine is Returning

    We are intending to resume the publishing of our quarterly magazine and invite suggestions and contributions.

    For further information, please contact the editor by email to

    Mickey Blake

    EFCC Magazine Editor


     

    Ukraine v Rest of World

    Ukraine v Rest of World

    A couple of English players are featuring for the Rest of the World.

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=90054

    Good luck.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Titles

    New Titles

    We congratulate Keith Franks (CCE) and K.J. Owen (CCM) on the new titles they have received.

    Well done

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    Match v Switzerland Start Date 20/12/20

    Match v Switzerland Start Date 20/12/20

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=89984

    Follow the games with the normal delay of 5 moves.

    Closely matched grades so expect a titanic struggle!

    As usual we were oversubscribed so watch out for more matches in the future!

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    Outstanding Result for English Player

    Outstanding Result for English Player

    Praveen Kumar Rallabandi one of England's leading players scored an impressive result in the German Masters -

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=79334

    Play through the games, they are of the very highest class!

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    Chess 960 European Team Final

    Chess 960 European Team Final

    Early results have England in second place following an early win by Kevin Thurlow -

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=87912

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    Womens World Championship Final

    Womens World Championship Final

    Follow the progress of Dawn Williamson in the World Final -

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=89629

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    Friendly Matches Update

    Friendly Matches Update

    Webserver Match v Switzerland scheduled to start in December.

    Postal Match v Sweden scheduled to start early 2021.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    Match v Netherlands

    Match v Netherlands

    England managed to score a win against The Netherlands. See all the games in the match -

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=79966

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    2nd English Correspondence Chess Championship Has Concluded

    2nd English Correspondence Chess Championship Has Concluded

    After 21 months of play this closely contested championship has now finished. The new Champion is David Evans who finished with 8 out of 14 (2 wins, 55.5 SB ). David wins £300 and an engraved trophy for his retention. In second place was Brian Thompson who finished with 8 out of 14 (2 wins, 55.25 SB ). Brian wins £150. In third place was Praveen Kumar Rallabandi who finished with 8 out of 14 (2 wins, 55.0 SB ). Praveen wins £100. In fourth place was Richard Williams on 7½ out of 14. Richard wins £50.

    Congratulations to all these players on their fine performances. The cross table may be seen at https://www.iccf.com/event?id=77967

    Ian M Pheby

    EFCC President


     

    North Sea Team tournament IV

    North Sea Team tournament IV

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=77210

    England finished in 8th position in this event.

    Congratulations to the team, Mark Eldridge, Ian Pheby, Marek Soszynski, Richard Ward, Stephen Woodhouse, Ben A Wood, ably captained by Ian Pheby.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    Announcement for the 3rd English CC Championship!

    Announcement for the 3rd English CC Championship!

    The English Federation of Correspondence Chess (EFCC) is pleased to announce that the third English Correspondence Chess Championship (ECCC) will be held which will start in March 2021. All English players are invited to enter England’s premier tournament!

    The entry fee is still £12.00. However, entry is free to all eligible players with an ICCF rating of 2500 or over or who are ICCF Grandmasters!

    The full Rules, tournament structure, eligibility, prizes, etc. can be seen under "English CC Championship (ECCC) in the left-hand Menu, or by clicking here: www.efcchess.org.uk/eccc.html

    The prize fund for this year! The Champion will receive a cheque for £200 together with an engraved trophy to retain. Monetary prizes will also be available to those finishing in second, third and fourth places of the Championship, and also for the first two places in the semi-final sections.

    There shall be a Championship final, semi-finals & preliminary sections with all standards of player catered for. The games will be played on the ICCF webserver, and the tournament duration shall be approximately 22 months of playing time. The time limit shall be 40 days for each 10 moves.

    Entries may be made by PayPal through the 'Online Fee Payment' section on the left hand side of this web page quoting “3rd ECCC”. Alternatively, entries may be sent to the Tournament Organiser, Stan Grayland (address: 65 Newman Way, Rednal, Birmingham, B45 9LU) with a cheque for £12.00 made payable to “EFCC”.

    Free entries by eligible players with an ICCF rating of 2500 or over or who are ICCF Grandmasters should be made by notifying Stan Grayland by email.

    The closing date for entries is 1st February 2021. Pairings will be issued as soon as possible after that date.

    All English chess players are heartily invited to enter this tournament, both for the enjoyment of the games and for friendly contact/communication.

    Tournament Organiser: Stan Grayland

    (Email Stan Here)


     

    Narrow loss to Sweden in 2018 Match

    Narrow loss to Sweden in 2018 Match

    England slipped to a defeat 28.5 to 31.5

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=75952

    I will contact Sweden to challenge them to a return match.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Title

    New Title

    The player Antony Copsey with ICCF ID 212104 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Master.

    Congratulations

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    England U1800 9 v 11 Wales U1800

    England U1800 9 v 11 Wales U1800

    England suffered a narrow defeat against Wales in the Under 1800 match.

    The lead had changed hands several times and with the score poised at 9-9 , Wales clinched the match by winning the last two games to finish.

    Well done everyone and hopefully we will get a return match soon!

    Play through all the games : https://www.iccf.com/event?id=85292

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    WZ-Z1 2020, World Zone - Zone 1 Friendly Match 2020

    WZ-Z1 2020, World Zone - Zone 1 Friendly Match 2020

    Good luck to all the English players in the 442 board match.

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=88477

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Title

    New Title

    Congratulations to Richard Ward (ICCF ID 780026) on achieving the CCE title.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Title

    New Title

    The player N. W. Jefferson with ICCF ID 210845 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert.

    Congratulations.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Title

    New Title

    The player Brian James Herriot with ICCF ID 211523 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert.

    Congratulations.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    Europe Zone v World Zone (Update)

    Europe Zone v World Zone (Update)

    All players on the webserver will have received two emails advertising this event, one from the European zone director and one from myself.

    Just for clarity, I have submitted a list of all the players who expressed an interest in matches against France, Australia etc. and were not able to be accommodated.

    If you would like to play or be sure that your name was on the list forwarded to the zone director, reply to the email you received from me by Wednesday 7th October.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Title

    New Title

    The player Gary Maguire with ICCF ID 212175 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF International Master.

    His final norm was in the current British Championship final and if he manages to win his final game he will achieve his first SIM norm.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    Ladies World Championship Finals

    Ladies World Championship Finals

    In what will probably be the last Ladies Final -

    England have two players qualified for the Final -

    Toni Halliwell and Dawn Williamson are to be congratulated on this great achievement.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Title Award

    New Title Award

    Congratulations to Phil Eastlake on the award of the CCM title.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    Executive Committee Meeting

    Executive Committee Meeting

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have decided to conduct our next Executive Committee Meeting by email instead of physically meeting in Biggleswade on Saturday 24th October 2020.

    If any EFCC Members have anything that they would like discussed at our meeting, please email me by 10th October 2020 at the latest.

    John Rhodes, General Secretary

    (Email John here)


     

    Congratulations on Title Award

    Congratulations on Title Award

    The ICCF have confirmed the award of the International Arbiter's title on Stephen Woodhouse.

    Congratulations.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    European Zone v World Zone

    European Zone v World Zone

    The European Zone asked for 10 nominations to represent the European Zone v World Zone.

    We have nominated ;

    Munro P, Marchant A, Cunningham P, Bailey M, Perrin R, Hall TR, Pallett R, Cole S, Dunks PD, Illingworth JB.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Match against CCLA Kangaroos

    New Match against CCLA Kangaroos

    We have just started a match at Under 2000 level against our friends from Australia.

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=88452

    You can follow the games live with the normal five move delay.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Title

    New Title

    The player Kevin D. Plant with ICCF ID 211509 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert.

    Congratulations.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    Match Against France 2020

    Match Against France 2020

    We have just started a match against our friends from across the channel.

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=88279

    You can follow the games live with the normal five move delay.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    British Championship Starts

    British Championship Starts

    The strongest British Championship in living memory has just started. (It has GM norms available)

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=88182

    The Candidates are very strong as well.

    Owing to the strength of the entry, the committee took the decision to run two sections.

    Section A https://www.iccf.com/event?id=88184

    Section B https://www.iccf.com/event?id=88186

    There are three Reserve sections.

    Section A https://www.iccf.com/event?id=88187

    Section B https://www.iccf.com/event?id=88188

    Section C https://www.iccf.com/event?id=88189

    Of the 80 entries 51 have norm opportunities.

    You can follow the games (with a 5 move delay).

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Title

    New Title

    The player K. J. Owen with ICCF ID 210370 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert.

    Congratulations.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    Follow England's Progress in European 960 Team Final

    Follow England's Progress in European 960 Team Final

    Follow, Peter Catt, Stan Grayland, Keith Kitson and Kevin Thurlow as they defend the honour of England in the Final of the European Chess 960 Team Event.

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=87912

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    British Championship Entry Now Closed

    British Championship Entry Now Closed

    The final entry list is below, if you have entered and your name is not on the list contact me as a matter of urgency !

    NameCountry
    Ackley P ENG Asquith J ENG Bailey M ENG Barber P ENG Beckett PJ ENG Brotherton T ENG
    Bruce R ENG Clark S ENG Cole S ENG Cowan A ENG Craven V ENG Donovan T ENG
    Elwood D ENG Franks K ENG Gardner A ENG Girling C ENG Graham O ENG Grayland SJ ENG
    Grummitt W ENG Hart T ENG Herman T ENG Holland EN ENG Hollands G ENG Ibbitson A ENG
    Illingworth JB ENG James A ENG Kitson K ENG Law K ENG Lockett J ENG Lumley W ENG
    Maguire G ENG Marchant A ENG Marks RJ ENG McDermott F ENG Medis T ENG Morton PS ENG
    Munro PR ENG Norman N ENG O'Mahoney M ENG Owen C ENG Perrin R ENG Pope P ENG
    Raby EBD ENG Rallabandi P ENG Rawlings AJC ENG Reed AF ENG Richardson D ENG Roberts A ENG
    Roberts S ENG Ruffle A ENG Squires M ENG Sutton A ENG Thompson B ENG Tibbert PH ENG
    Walsh HJ ENG Ward R ENG Webster R ENG Wharam G ENG Wood BA ENG Beecham CR SCO
    Buchan A SCO Burridge R SCO Clark SL SCO Cumming D SCO Hardwick ME SCO Lloyd G SCO
    Whittaker IP SCO Bailey S WLS Bishop W WLS Bullen A WLS Jones G WLS Jones Ian WLS
    Jones R WLS Lockwood A WLS Scott P WLS Sherwood A WLS Sherwood H WLS Sherwood R WLS
    Wakeham MR WLS Yeo G WLS

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary & British Championship TD


     

    Match against Rest of Europe is Finished

    Match against Rest of Europe is Finished

    This epic match played over 136 boards resulted in a convincing win for the Rest of Europe team by 48 points.

    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=76242

    All the games in the match can be played through!

    We held them over the high boards but the strength in depth told on the lower boards.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Title

    New Title

    The player Kenneth Watkins with ICCF ID 212686 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert.

    Congratulations.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Title

    New Title

    Richard Webster with ICCF ID 212803 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of Correspondence Chess Master.

    Congratulations.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    British Entries received up to 15/8/20 (Final Deadline for entries 31/8/20)

    British Entries received up to 15/8/20 (Final Deadline for entries 31/8/20)

    If you think you have entered and your name is not on the list, please get in contact urgently !

    NameCountry
    Asquith J ENG Bailey M ENG Beckett PJ ENG Brotherton T ENG Bruce R ENG Clark S ENG
    Cowan A ENG Elwood D ENG Franks K ENG Gardner A ENG Graham O ENG Grayland SJ ENG
    Griling C ENG Grummitt W ENG Herman T ENG Hollands G ENG Illingworth JB ENG James A ENG
    Kitson K ENG Law K ENG Lockett J ENG Lumley W ENG Maguire G ENG Marchant A ENG
    O'Mahoney M ENG Owen C ENG Perrin R ENG Pope P ENG Raby EBD ENG Rallabandi P ENG
    Rawlings AJC ENG Richardson D ENG Roberts A ENG Roberts S ENG Ruffle A ENG Squires M ENG
    Sutton A ENG Tibbert PH ENG Walsh HJ ENG Ward R ENG Webster R ENG Wharam G ENG
    Wood BA ENG Beecham CR SCO Buchan A SCO Burridge R SCO Clark SL SCO Cumming D SCO
    Hardwick ME SCO Lloyd G SCO Whittaker IP SCO Bailey S WLS Bishop W WLS Bullen A WLS
    Jones G WLS Jones Ian WLS Jones R WLS Scott P WLS Sherwood A WLS Sherwood H WLS
    Sherwood R WLS Wakeham MR WLS

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary & British Championship TD


     

    World Championship Candidate Events

    World Championship Candidate Events

    These are extremely strong events and England has a representative in both sections.
    Qualification for the next World Final is by finishing in the first two places.

    Follow the English players' progress ;

    In Candidates 1 follow
    Richard Hall
    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=87718

    In Candidates 1 follow
    Praveen Kumar Rallabandi
    https://www.iccf.com/event?id=87719

    The start date is 20/9/20 so do not expect much action before then as the players will be certainly preparing intensely.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Team Match - Wales v England Chess 960

    New Team Match - Wales v England Chess 960

    England and Wales are contesting a Chess 960 International.

    Follow the progress : https://www.iccf.com/event?id=87609

    We are grateful for our Welsh Friends taking several boards in order to accommodate all the England players who wished to play.

    Good luck to both teams.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


     

    New Title

    New Title

    The player E. V. Foulds with ICCF ID 211580 has achieved enough norms to receive the title of ICCF Correspondence Chess Master.

    Congratulations.

    Phill Beckett

    International Secretary


       
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