|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
|26.07.2020 - Worldwide Junior Team Sat 25th July Div B
Crowborough are Promoted to Division AA terrific effort by all involved ;
|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
|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
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
After you finish playing in the Mega-final do not forget our
Worldwide Junior event at 4:00pm Saturday
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
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
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
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...