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ICCF Direct Entry 10th Webserver Anniversary Tournament (DE10A)

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Whilst the start date is not until 5th April 2016, players can plan their game load nice and early for next year should they wish to enter the newly announced ICCF 10th Anniversary Direct Entry tournament. It will be organised by the ICCF DE Commissioner Ian Pheby. Of course, players can only enter through ICCF Direct Entry, which is the whole point (!) but at the very reasonable price of 6.35 euros, it is a good opportunity to play in an open tournament against players from across the globe.The full announcement is https://www.iccf.com/message?message=858 Please consider supporting this popular ICCF event.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 04 November 2015 17:40 )

British Chess 960 CC Championship

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The Welsh CC Federation are again organising a British Chess 960 (Fischer Random) Championship. If you are interested in playing, please see the full announcement here: http://www.welshccf.org.uk/


County Champions: Essex!

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The winners of the County Championship 1st Division (Ward-Higgs) were Essex! Congratulations to Captain Steve Abbott & his team. They triumphed by the narrowest possible margin: finishing on the same number of points as reigning champions Yorkshire, but winning on tie-break(number of wins). The full crosstable & games can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=45571


New British Ladies Champion: Helen Sherwood

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Helen Sherwood of Wales has won the 2014-15 British Ladies Championship (BLCCC) with an excellent score of 5.5/6. Congratulations to Helen! The crosstable can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=48188


New British Champion - Bill Lumley!

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Bill Lumley has won the 2014-16 British Championship (in memory of Gordon Evans) - congratulations to Bill! He has now won the Championship on 4 occasions, with the last 2 in succession. There are still 8 games ongoing in the Final & the crosstable can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=45533


British Ladies Championship 2015/6 - Call for Entries!

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Organiser Phill Beckett is keen to encourage more Ladies to enter the Ladies Championship! The Fee is £7.00 (pay online on this website - see Tournament Entry - Online Fee Payment) and all entries must be received by 31 August. All games are played on the ICCF webserver. Please enter!


European Individual Server Championship – Semi-Finals

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Entries can be sent through the EFCC for a fee of £20, payable by card on this site using the reference 'Euro Ind SF' For the full notice and to view eligibility please see https://www.iccf.com/message?message=825 Any player wishing to pay by cheque please make it payable to EFCC and send to Andrew Dearnley before the closing date of 10th September 2015. ICCF direct entry is also available for this event, but I stress please ensure you have a qualification before entering.



2014 Best Game Prize

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Congratulations to Wes Bell, who has won the 2014 Potter/Wason best game prize for his victory over Dominique Conterno in the Gordon Evans Memorial British Championship 2014-16.

Many thanks to Ian Brooks for once again judging the competition. There were six entries this year, all of which were considered to be worthy candidates and led to Ian stating this was “the hardest best game competition I have judged”.  Ian’s summary of the winning game was that “it has a nice flow to it and is well played by both sides. At first glance it seems that black may have been escaping after the exchange sac gaining the Bishop pair and Queenside attack, but white played accurately, forcing off the queens and trading pieces at the right time. It was fitting that the end came with white finally returning the material to set up a forced win.”

The winning game can be seen at: https://www.iccf.com/game?id=749415.


Last Updated ( Sunday, 14 June 2015 18:15 )
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