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MANCHESTER JUNIOR CHESS Summer Tour 2019 St Petersburg, Russia.

Posted by ian on June 11, 2018 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Manchester Junior Chess

Summer European Tour 2019

St Petersburg

Who: Children in the Manchester area of any chess strength

Where: We will stay in a hotel in St Petersburg and play chess against a school/schools from the city

When: Between 21st and 30th June 2019

How much: For a parent and child we estimate about £800.

What next: Download the flier and register with Julian Clissold, Manchester Junior Chess Organiser

Important ECF Deadline.

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This is just a reminder to Leagues and Clubs that any ECF non-member playing four or more standard play games in 2017/18 (or eight or more rapid play games) in that League or Club will incur a fee of £16 in respect of grading those games. That fee will be charged to the League or Club submitting the results, not to the player. And if the player has such results from more than one League or Club the fee will be applied to each: a player whose League submitted 4+ results and whose Club also submitted 4+ results would generate bills totalling £16 x 2.

The way to avoid these costs is to arrange ECF membership, starting at £16 (£15 online) for Bronze membership. The absolute deadline for this for 2017/18 will be Saturday 30th June online, or the previous day if a player needs to contact the office. Membership will cover all League and Club games for 2017/18.

Full details of joining or re-joining can be found under at or over the telephone on 01424 775222 (Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 4:30pm)

League or Club officers needing clarification of the rules and procedures – and we accept that in some cases they are a bit more complex than we have set out above – should email

Bolton league Team Jamboree Saturday May 19th 2018.

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Nine teams took part, Outright winners of the Bolton League team Jamboree Saturday 19th May 2018 were Stockport Congratulations scoring 17.5/20 winning a digital chess clock .

Winners of the best Bolton league team Bolton 1 13.5/20 winning a digital chess clock.

Joint winners of the Under 160 prize Bolton 2 and 3 winning a chess set 8.5/20

Winners of the under 110 prize Crusaders Blackburn 9/20 winning a chess set.

A big thanks, to all the teams who played and took part.

Final Scores

1.Stockport 17.5/20

2.Bolton 1 13.5/20

3.TisaMayfly 12/20

4.Chester 11/20

5.Crusaders 9/20

6.Great Lever 9/20

7.Bolton 2 8.5/20

8.Bolton 3 8.5/20

9.Radcliffe 6/20

Congratulations FM Andy Horton on getting his second IM Norm. At the 4NCL last weekend.

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Well played to 3Cs and Durham University FM Andy Horton.

4NCL Live games at the link below.

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4ncl live games this weekend, and Bank Holiday Monday. The round started at 2pm.

EPSCA Under 9 Final.

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28th April 2018

Congratulations to Oldham, Tameside and Manchester for sending teams to the EPSCA Under 9 Finals. Best scores were Tim Ye (Oldham) 2.5 and Thisumi Jayawarna (Tameside).Pictures of the Manchester team.

Pos Team Points Wins

1 Kent

28 25

2 Warwickshire

27.5 27

3 Richmond

27.5 26

4 Oxfordshire

24.5 23

= Berkshire

24.5 23

6 Barnet

23.5 22

7 Wey Valley

20 20

8 Cheshire & North Wales

20 19

9 Sussex

17 16

10 Hertfordshire

16 14

11 Cambridgeshire

13 12

12 Oldham

11.5 10

13 Suffolk

11 10

14 Nottinghamshire

10 10

15 Tameside

7.5 7

16 Manchester

6.5 5

Bolton league Team Jamboree Saturday May 19th 2018. More details below.

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Bolton Chess Team Jamboree

Organised by the Bolton and District Chess League

Date Saturday 19 May 2018

Venue Little Lever Working Men’s Club Victory Road Little Lever Bolton BL3 1HZ

Format A five round event for teams of four players. Each round is 30 minutes rapidplay. Score is by game points. For example if a result is 3-1 the winning team scores three points and the losing team scores one point.

Entry fee £12 for a first team and £7 for each subsequent team. ECF membership is

not required.

Late fees £1 extra if posted after the Monday before the event. £2 on the day.

Timetable 10.00 Hand in team list 10.15 Round 1 11.30 Round 2

1.00 Round 3 2.10 Round 4 3.20 Round 5

Prizes Overall Champion Digital Chess Clock

Best Bolton League team Digital Chess Clock

Best team with at least 3 players under 140 Chess Set & Board

Best team with at least 3 players under 110 Chess Set & Board

Best team with at least 3 juniors under 16 Chess Set & Board

ECF Rapidplay ratings will be used.

A team cannot win more than one prize.

Entry form download can be found here. ;

Directions Take the M60 into Bolton and continue along the A666. Take the Raikes Lane exit. This is the first exit on the A666 proper. Do not take the Farnworth exit on the M61 just before the A666 starts. Turn left after the slip road then left at Manchester Road. At the second set of lights turn left on the A6053 to Little Lever. Take care not to go back onto the A666. Follow the A6053 for a mile then as it takes a right turn into Market St. Keep going straight on into Ainsworth Lane. Victory Rd is second on the right and the working men’s club is towards the end on the right hand side.

FA Cup Final The event is played on Cup Final day. There is time to get home to watch it after the event finishes. Or you can stay in the Club bar and watch it on the big screen

Entries to John Webster 53 Moss Shaw Way Radcliffe Manchester M26 3NR Tel 0161 724 6663. Please make cheques payable to Bolton Chess League Email entries accepted. Email and pay on the day.


Bolton Jamboree 2018 Entry form

Club ________________________________ Teams entered _____

Contact Name __________________ Phone _______________________

Email ________________________________________________

Entry fee £_____

Late fee £_____

Total £_____

Manchester at the Junior Four Nations Chess League Telford 22/23rd April 2018

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• Manchester sent three teams to play at Telford, including a girls’ team. The A Team and the Girls team came joint second alongside a Chess in Schools Team. The C team came 14th. This was all despite losing two players to chicken pox in the week before the event.

• Best scores were Ethan Gardiner , (Three C’s) (100%), Rachel Topping, (Bolton) (90%) but all the children played well. Sam Parry, Ivan Prikazcikov, Nethuli Saram, Bryony Eccleston Amrit Mishra, William Fairclough and Edward Jackson all scored 50% or better.

• A special word for Rowan Eccleston our six year old reserve who fought valiantly all weekend for his half point.

• A big thank you to all the parents who brought their children and looked after them over the weekend.

• Next year the Junior NCL moves to Peterborough and Manchester will again seek to enter teams. Expressions of interest to Julian Clissold, Manchester Junior Organiser (