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ICCF 7th WebChess Open

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ICCF have announced entries are being accepted to the 7th WebChess Open until 31/12/16. See the announcement; https://www.iccf.com/message?message=954

EFCC are accepting entries at £4 per section and this can be paid online by card at this site, using reference '7th Webchess open' For those wishing to pay by cheque, please make it payable to 'EFCC' and send your entry to; Andrew Dearnley,  4 Saunderson Road, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 9DU. ICCF Direct Entry is also available for this tournament.


England win the 2015 British Tri-Nations

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In a close fought battle with Wales, England have now won the 2015 British Tri-Nations tournament. With 1 game remaining against Scotland, England have overtaken the Welsh score of 23 points by a point and have a +9 score. Wales are to be commended, putting in a strong performance, despite being rated on average, 130 points less than the English team. Thanks to all players who competed. https://www.iccf.com/event?id=53207

Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 November 2016 22:38 )

Achim Soltau Memorial

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It is not often a category 15 tournament takes place. The German Federation wished to remember their powerful Grandmaster, Achim Soltau with such a strong tournament and EFCC would like to wish GM Nigel Robson and GM Richard Hall a successful tournament. Both players accepted the invitation to play and the starting cross table can be seen at https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61736


SIM Ken J. Bowyer

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It is with sadness that EFCC reports the passing of SIM Ken J. Bowyer on 14/10/16. Ken was a regular England player and played in two ICCF World Championship Semi finals. In his first semi final, Ken achieved the International Master title in 1992. Eleven years later, Ken achieved the Senior International Master title whilst playing on board two for England in the 5th NATT. Ken played in the Essex team for many years and helped the team win the County Championship as recently as 2014/15. EFCC would like to express its condolences to Ken's wife, Ann and the family.


4th British WS Team Tournament

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The fourth season of the British Webserver Team Tournament will start on 1st January 2017.

The BWSTT is an event organised by the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation for teams of correspondence chess teams of four players.  As there are normally four divisions, the tournament is suitable for chess players of all standards.  There are no membership requirements, and teams representing chess clubs, workplaces, or just groups of friends are very welcome to enter.

The full tournament announcement can be seen here: https://chesscmscontent.blob.core.windows.net/downloads/30d2d992ae52482199292e25838d4213/bwstt.pdf


Leslie Eastoe awarded CCE Title

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Leslie Eastoe has become the 1st English player to receive the newly created CCE (Correspondence Chess Expert) Title: congratulations to Leslie!


David J. Weldon IM norm

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EFCC would like to congratulate David Weldon on achieving his first International Master norm. David achieved his norm in the ICCF Master norm section 132, with an exceptional performance , finishing in first place with a +5 score.

See https://www.iccf.com/event?id=56691. We wish David well in achieving another norm and hopefully the title!


Yorkshire win County CC Championship!

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Yorkshire have won the County CC Championship (C & DCCC) after finishing top of Division One (Ward-Higgs). The crosstable can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=55926 : Yorkshire won by a clear point from Essex having scored 8 wins and 8 draws from their 16 games. Congratulations to Yorkshire and Captain Phill Beckett!

C & DCCC Controller Neil Limbert is retiring from the role after four seasons in charge and overseeing the change of this great & traditional tournament from a Postal event to a Webserver event.  Stan Grayland is the new Controller & we wish him well.


Last Updated ( Monday, 05 September 2016 12:41 )
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