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Carl Carls Memorial Winner

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In 2013, EFCC co-organised the Carl Carls Memorials together with the German CC Federation. (Carl Carls was a German chess player noted for playing the English Opening). The Memorial A tournament was Category 10 (average rating 2476-2500) and has been won by Uwe Staroske of Germany. The picture below shows Uwe being presented with the Tournament Trophy by EFCC President Andrew Dearnley. The final crosstable can be seen here:https://www.iccf.com/event?id=38140


Uwe Staroske and Andrew Dearnley

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 August 2016 14:26 )

21st ICCF Olympiad preliminary section 1 pairings

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EFCC would like to wish good luck to the England Olympiad team of; SIM Harvey Williamson, SIM Nigel Burne, GM John Pugh, SIM Mike Donnelly, SIM Ajoy Mukherjee and SIM John Wharam. The team have been paired with; USA, Spain, Slovenia, Estonia, Belgium, India, Hungary, Nicaragua and Japan. https://www.iccf.com/event?id=60733


EFCC positions vacant

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EFCC are looking for willing volunteers to take up two vacant positions. First of all, the webmaster position needs someone to give this website some attention and maintain it. Content can be updated by most of the EFCC officers but nobody really has the expertise to be in overall charge and maintain it. Secondly, EFCC are searching for a new secretary to take over from Colin Cheek. This is a position on the EFCC executive committee, which meets twice a year. The secretary is resposible for taking the minutes of these meetings and generally being a point of contact for EFCC matters. If anybody is interested in discussing either of these posts or requires further information, please contact our current secretary, Colin Cheek or Andrew Dearnley.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 August 2016 21:39 )

Best Game Prize 2015

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Congratulations to SIM Ian Pheby, who has won the Potter/Wason best game prize for 2015. Ian's winning entry was his win with White over Keith Kitson in the Gordon Evans Memorial British Championship 2014-6.

We are grateful to GM Nigel Robson for judging this year's competition. Nigel commented that the "game is well played on both sides of the board. Black's aggression is countered by White's impressive piece management. A flourish of activity in the middle game unbalances the opposing material, and then White's handling of his queen and bishop pair gives him the decisive edge and eventual victory. It is an entertaining and instructive game." The winning game can be seen at https://www.iccf.com/game?id=749425

Last Updated ( Sunday, 10 July 2016 15:48 )

Andrew Dearnley receiving Bertl von Massow Award

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EFCC President & International Secretary Andrew Dearnley today receiving his Bertl von Massow Silver Medal for 10 years continuous service to ICCF (as National Delegate, Tournament Director, Marketing Director & others!)

Congratulations to Andrew!(photo sent by Austin Lockwood from ICCF Congress, Bremen, Germany)

Last Updated ( Monday, 15 August 2016 11:14 )

Dawn Williamson - Lady International Master !

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EFCC congratulates Dawn Williamson, who recently achieved her 2nd LIM norm in the German Diamant tournament https://www.iccf.com/event?id=58319 Dawn has now improved her rating  to over 2300 and will receive her new title and medal at the ICCF congress in Bremen, Germany on 15th August. Now onto the next step, the Lady Grandmaster title!


Jo Wharrier achieves IM norm

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EFCC Congratulates  JO WHARRIER who has achieved his first International Master norm with a fabulous performance which sees him hold the lead in his ICCF 20th World Cup Semi Final section. The cross table can be found https://www.iccf.com/event?id=55332 Jo is in a strong position to qualify for the final and can now set his sights on achieving a further IM norm for the title.



Entries now being taken for British Championship (BCCC) and British Veterans Championship (BVCCC)

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Entries are now being taken for the 2016 British Championship (BCCC) starting in September. Entries cost 10 pounds; last date for entry 1 September.

Entries are also being taken for the 2016 British Veterans Championship (BVCCC). Entries are at a reduced fee of 6 pounds: last date for entry is 14th September. Players must be age 60 or over as at 14th September.

Both tournaments can be entered online at this website - see Tournament entry in the left-hand menu. Alternatively, you can post a cheque (payable to "EFCC") to the respective tournament organisers: BCCC- Phill Beckett, Brough House, Church Laneham, RETFORD, NOTTS DN22 0NQ. For the BVCCC - Ian Pheby, Oaklea Cottage, Horsham Road, Capel, Dorking, RH5 5JH. Also, BCCA members can enter either of these tournaments via their BCCA Renewal form or on the BCCA website.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 June 2016 04:38 )
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Guide to Correspondence Chess

This document, written by Neil Limbert, is an excellent introduction to correspondence chess for new players; download it from here.

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