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Manchester Summer Chess Congress entries as of 18.07.2018.

Posted by Ian on July 17, 2018 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Players will move section. If there grade goes above the grading limit of the section. When the new ECF grades come out around the British Chess Championships, in Hull at the end of the month.


Joao Rita 3Cs 178 Open

Richard Bryant Oswestry  176 Open

Mark Birkin Leeds 171 Open

Joel  Wagg  York University 171 Open

Tony Slinger Yorkshire Terrier 165  Open


Colin Proctor Yorkshire Copperworks 159 Major

John Cawston Yorkshire Terrier 152 Major

Leslie Wells Scarborough 152 Major

Harry Baxter Alwoodley 153 Major HPB Round 1

Dave Sidall Austin Friars 151 Major

Alan Hall  Marple  150 Major

Martin Gawne Barrow 149 Major

David Bryan Chester  140 Major  HPB Round 5

Stephen Pride Cambridge 139 Major

Matthew Bridgeman Morecambe 138  Major HPB Round 1

Alan Llewellyn Barrow 138  Major

John Harvey Chester 137 Major

Niamh Bridgeman Morecambe  133 Major HPB Round 1

Terry Tyson Keswick 132  Major

Jeremy Brockes 127 Hampstead Major HPB Round 3

Colin Friar 127 St Helens Area Major

Brian Butcher Presteigne 125 Major


Nigel Morris Leamington 123 Knights

Lawrence Harold Eccles 118  Knights

John Merry Salford Area 112 Knights

Paul Jackson Lancaster109 Knights

Chris Lysons Eccles 103 Knights

Allan Kelly  Wallasey 99 Knights

Bolton Club Championship scores 2017/2018

Posted by Ian on June 27, 2018 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Games Played Match Points

Paul Doherty 11/9 points

John Hall        8/7 points

Ian   Lamb     11/7 points

Parshottambhi Patel  11/6 points

Sam King      10/6 Points

Mike Swift     10/5.5 points

Gordon Glover 9/4.5 points

Dave Mathieson 10/4.5 points

John Skipworth 8/2.5 points

Peter Hosie      8/2.5 points

Jim Unsworth 10/2 points

Graham Ash  8/0.5 points

MANCHESTER JUNIOR CHESS Summer Tour 2019 St Petersburg, Russia.

Posted by Ian on June 9, 2018 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Summer Tour 2019

St Petersburg, Russia

Moscow Summer 2019

Manchester Junior Chess is inviting interest from parents and children who would like to join our annual overseas tour for 2019 in St Petersburg.

The tour will include opportunities to play both standard play and rapidplay games against children at schools in St Petersburg. There will also be opportunities to see the city and visit its main attractions.


The tour will take place after 21st June 2019 but before 30th June 2019, depending on flights and accommodation. Likely dates Thursday 27th June 2019 to Sunday 30th June 2019.


Hotel for four nights:

Triple room £ 365pp

Twin/Double £385pp

Single £454pp

Flights for April were £110 pp.


Any children who are members of clubs/schools in the MCF area. Children who have played for Manchester on any representative basis. There is no age limit but children must be accompanied.


As this event happens during the school week, parents will need to ask permission for children to have special holiday leave. As the event is an educational tour with opportunities for engagement with children from other cultures, playing chess and undertaking scholastic activities, it would be considered unreasonable to deny special leave.


We will play two standard play matches against a school in St Petersburg. We will also have a rapidplay tournament (in which parents are welcome to participate).


Email: [email protected] in order to book a place.