|12.09.2020 - Premier League Fantasy Football
If chess is not enough then join our fantasy footbal league
https://fantasy.premierleague.com/leagues/auto-join/i3mwoj code is i3mwoj
|10.09.2020 - Online Club Championships
The first two Club Championship were up for grabs on LichessFirst of all we had the Bullet Championship a 1 minute on the clock for the whole game.Followed shortly afterwards by UltraBullet which gives you just 15 seconds each for the whole game.
Quotes from the players;WhiteKnightSV 'why is this [UltraBullet] even an option?The_Pawn_Storm 'any sane person would have moved their Queen'this was after playing 6.Ne4 and premoving 7.Nxc5However yours truly found 6... dxe3 !! 7.Nxc5 Qxf2 mate
|06.09.2020 - TeraFinal 5-6 Sep 2020
Follow the links below to see how all our players scored.
The weekend saw the culmination of the 2020 UK Chess Challenge that started pre lockdown with the Crowborough Chess Club Qualifier during January and February with Henry Shaw winning our club competition.With the onset of the Coronavirus we then moved online for the MegFinal and then the GigaFinal and for the few remaining qualifiers out of a total entry of 30,000 it was the turn of the TeraFinal.Qualifiers from various age groups played a 7 Round Swiss Tournament on the Saturday with the top four in each group playing in a Knock Out to determine the champion. Saturday 5th September Main EventsUnder 8 TeraFinalUnder 10 TeraFinalSillySquash 1/7Under 12 TeraFinalMissElenaChess 4/7 OJS09 3½/7 K-A-B 2/7 Tocs 1½/7 Moksha 1½/7Under 14 TeraFinalArchieRook 6/7Under 18 Tera FinalHLS20 3/7
These were 7 Round Swiss Events with the Top 4 Qualifying for the KO Final on Sunday.These comprise of two semi-finals...
|26.08.2020 - New Season 2020-21
To All Members and Prospective Members
The Crowborough Community Centre is having a phased re-opening
and is not ready to welcome us back in September and when we do return the
English Chess Federation has quite a strict but not impossible Risk Assessment
This may entail social distancing, for instance hiring the
main hall rather than the meeting rooms and playing on separate boards and
calling out moves or other methods of safely playing.
Until the decision is made to return we have decided to
re-open ONLINE as we were during March, April, May and June.
This will include;
· Weekly meetings on Fridays 6:30pm-9:00pm
on LICHESS and ZOOM. Similar format as before. These were popular with about 25
entries each week.
· I will be running a training session for
juniors teaching chess basics on ZOOM. I will consult on day and time but was
|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...