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 to complete. 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   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...

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