28.07.2020 - July ECF Grades Published

The new ECF grades are out and may be the only grades for sometime as face to face chess will take a while to return. Full details on the ECF Web Site   ECF Name Standard Previous Rapidplay Previous GOLD Fryer, David 175 167 161 162 GOLD Kolani, Arjun 174 166 180 181 SILVER Lawrance, Jon 157 159 143 143 ...

26.07.2020 - Worldwide Junior Team Sat 25th July Div B

Crowborough are Promoted to Division AA terrific effort by all involved ; 1 ArchiePawn 2152 31 2 OJS09 1878 27 3 CaptainBen1 1895 24 4 Berksqueen 1799 18 5 WhiteKnightSV 1788 18 6 HLS20 1998 16 7 Chess_Feminist 1453 16 8 tocsmon 1769 11 9 Doglet 1344 10 10 CaptainPeter 1630 7 11 hbsjc 1529 6 12 FrodwiseBaggee 1617 2 13 PuffyTum 1453 2 14 ...

20.07.2020 - Monday 20th July is International Chess Day

Here is a note from Alex Holowczak (ECF Junior Director) Monday 20th July is International Chess Day You may be aware that an England Juniors team exists on Lichess to your county members: https://lichess.org/team/england-juniors It is open to all ECF members, English or otherwise. I am running events every Thursday at 6pm, but on Monday, 20th July, I am also running a chess variants day - a series of 8 arenas (one for every variant option on Lichess); each lasting 45 minutes. They start at 9am and finish at 4:45pm. Some of the children in your team may want to dip in and out throughout the day, so I'd be grateful if you point those interested in that direction. If any player in the Crowborough team wishes to play in the English Juniors team then please do so. The first variant is Antichess starting at 9am and runs all day until 4pm ...

09.07.2020 - Giga-Final 1st Weekend

You can follow all the action here Saturday 11th July, 10am - BOYS Under 12s GIGAFINAL 1 - lichess.org/swiss/Dhw2gWEHSaturday 11th July, 10am - GIRLS Under 12s GIGAFINAL 1 -  lichess.org/swiss/NvQLKDMgSaturday 11th July, 2pm - MIXED Under 14s GIGAFINAL 1 - lichess.org/swiss/BcY6WUbXSaturday 11th July, 2pm - MIXED Under 18s GIGAFINAL 1 - lichess.org/swiss/QdwFYdGqSunday 12th July, 10am - BOYS Under 8s GIGAFINAL 1 - lichess.org/swiss/FfnK1EKKSunday 12th July, 10am - GIRLS Under 8s GIGAFINAL 1 - lichess.org/swiss/HwnAyekVSunday 12th July, 2pm - BOYS Under 10s GIGAFINAL 1 - lichess.org/swiss/ju6qtQonSunday 12th July, 2pm - GIRLS Under 10s GIGAFINAL 1 - lichess.org/swiss/SEbDjRQVQualifiers who belong to our online team are; Chess_Feminist Girls Under 12 MissElenaChess Girls Under 12 OJS09 Boys Under 12 moksha1327 Boys Under 12 K-A-B Boys Under 12 muldrothaEDH Boys Under 12 Tocs Boys Under 12 ArchieRook Under 14 HLS20 Under 18 CuteButterfly...

05.07.2020 - Newsletter 5th July 2020

UK Chess Mega-Final Good luck to everyone taking part this weekend in the Mega-Finals. MEGAFINAL 2ND WEEKENDSaturday 4th July, 10am - BOYS Under 10s MEGAFINAL 2Saturday 4th July, 10am - GIRLS Under 10s MEGAFINAL 2Saturday 4th July,   2pm - BOYS Under 8s MEGAFINAL 2Saturday 4th July,   2pm - GIRLS Under 8s MEGAFINAL 2Sunday 5th July, 10am - MIXED Under 14s MEGAFINAL 2Sunday 5th July, 10am - MIXED Under 18s MEGAFINAL 2Sunday 5th July,   2pm - BOYS Under 12s MEGAFINAL 2Sunday 5th July,   2pm - GIRLS Under 12s MEGAFINAL 2As promised I will post a list of our qualifiers from this Mega-Final and the ones played a couple of weekends ago.International FriendlyWe had our first ever victory in an International largely thanks to a strong performance by ArchiePawn and a fine score from TM9261 who finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the individual top scores.Also of note was a rapid 2 wins in the last minutes by the Chess_Feminist. Friday Night Clu...

19.06.2020 - UK Chess Challenge Mega-Final

Just a reminder that the MEGA-FINAL is this weekend all junior members are recommended to enter https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/ after registering on the above link here are the age group tournaments on Lichess Saturday 20th JuneGirls Under 12s MEGAFINAL - 10am lichess.org/swiss/bvZhoqj1Boys Under 12s MEGAFINAL - 10am lichess.org/swiss/GPt7YQuiMixed Under 14s MEGAFINAL - 2pm lichess.org/swiss/wBM9CxuTMixed Under 18s MEGAFINAL - 2pm lichess.org/swiss/i9ytJqJ6 Sunday 21st JuneGirls Under 8s MEGAFINAL - 10am lichess.org/swiss/48lqbbp9Boys Under 8s MEGAFINAL - 10am lichess.org/swiss/ga7H1wyu Girls Under 10s MEGAFINAL - 2pm lichess.org/swiss/ifgFl4AkBoys Under 10s MEGAFINAL - 2pm lichess.org/swiss/piVDO9Eo Also watch this very short video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTznnjXbZ7c After you finish playing in the Mega-final do not forget our Worldwide Junior event at 4:00pm Saturday https://lichess.org/tournament/KjSRvmyD and of course on Sunday we h...

12.06.2020 - Friday Night Chess Club 12th June 2020

Trying something a little different tonight. Two sections to choose from. Both Adults and Juniors welcome to start at 6:30pm. As usual you can dip in and dip out, start late, finish when you want, stop for dinner and come back later if you wish. OPEN Lichess Link 6:30pm - 9:00pm UNDER 1600 Lichess Link 6:30PM - 8:00PM The Under 1600 tournament is at it implies for players with a Rapid Rating under 1600 during all of the past week with at least 10 rated games previously played. I have created this tournament for a shorter time finishing at 8pm as I envisage this will appeal to our younger players but if U1600 players wish they could then join the Open tournament. Just an idea – if it doesn’t work no harm done we can always revert back next week. Zoom Meeting as usual - I will post link in tournament chat and reminder message. PS No Saturday Worldwide Match tomorrow next one on the 20thJune. ...

30.05.2020 - Worldwide Junior Team 4:00pm Sat 30th May

for all Under 16s Worldwide Junior Division B Team Battle starts at 4:00pm Saturday 30th May Topic: Worldwide Junior Please help us retain our Div B status – there are now 5 Divisions with some very strong players so we need all your help as our highest rated players will be struggling against the likes of Southstream who plays for the Swedish team Trojan Horses. Players in the first few rounds are paired against equal rated opponents so it is your chance to shine and get the first points on the board for Crowborough. GM Kiriakov's School RussiaDnipro Juniors UkraineCrowborough Chess Club EnglandLipetsk Chess Club RussiaSantísimo Selección PeruAlfieri del Garda - chess Academy ItalyTrojanska Hästen SwedenStanEchecs FranceVal Parisis Echecs - Franconville FranceSELECCION INMACULADA Peru As the lockdowns begin to ease around the world this event is moving to a bi-weekly or possibly monthly rather than a weekly occurrence so take the chance...

29.05.2020 - Friday Night Chess Club

29th May 2020 We are reverting back to the more popular Arena Format with all juniors welcome to start from 6:30pm with Adults joining in from 7:30pm. Lichess Arena As usual a Zoom meeting at 6:15pm Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 979 834 3402 As an extra attraction the Top Under 16 in the above event will have first refusal to an offer from the Worldwide Junior event that we play in on Saturdays. Chess Legend GM Alexander Morozevich will play a simul on Lichess against a selected player from each team that participates in Worldwide Junior Tournament on Saturday 30th May 2020. The simultaneous will be divided over two days, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June. We will decide later who will play on which day. There will be no costs to bear. GM Morozevich has only asked us to help him to introduce the  YouTube Channel on which he will comment live on the matches....

15.05.2020 - Friday 15th May Chess Club

We are trying out the new Lichess Swiss format tonight with       Juniors under 1800 rating  starting at 6:30pm  ·       Seniors and other Juniors  starting at 7:30pm  ·       A Breakout tournament that you can play while waiting or after finishing  Not sure what time control to use as the 10+5 would leave quite a bit of waiting around so trying this week the quicker time control of 5+3 Please let me know what you think. Most already are but to play in these events you do need to be a member of the Lichess Crowborough team. Zoom Meeting link I will post in chat...

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