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Ian Maver 2nd IM Norm

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Ian Maver has concluded his final game in the 10th European Team Championship today, winning it to finish top of his group and give England a credible 7th place finish in the event. https://www.iccf.com/event?id=44300 Ian has also achieved a 2nd International Master norm and is just 2 games short of the title, so a further norm will achieve this. Well played Ian and good luck in the quest for that norm.

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 January 2017 16:59 )

Announcement for the 1st English CC Championship!

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The English Federation of Correspondence Chess (EFCC) is pleased to announce that the first English Correspondence Chess Championship (ECCC) will be held which will start in April 2017. All English players are invited to enter!

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.iccfengland.org/eccc-eccc

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 & the tournament duration shall be approximately 21 months of playing time. The time limit shall be 40 days for each 10 moves.

The entry fee is £9.00. Entries may be made by PayPal through this website quoting “1st ECCC”. Alternatively, entries may be sent to the Tournament Organiser, Ian M Pheby (address: Oaklea Cottage, Horsham Road, Capel, Dorking, Surrey RH5 5JH) with a cheque for £9.00 made payable to “EFCC”. The closing date for entries is 1st March 2017. 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: SIM Ian M Pheby, IA      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
EFCC President: SIM Andrew Dearnley, IA

Last Updated ( Saturday, 17 December 2016 17:01 )

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!


Edmund Soh CCE Title

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EFCC congratulates Edmund Soh who has been awarded the new ICCF title of Correspondence Chess Expert (CCE) Edmund achieved the title with his results in the WCCC40 prelim 08 and Master norm 135 where he has also achieved a CCM norm as well


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

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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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