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British Chess Championship 2017. Starts today at 2:30pm.

Posted by Ian on July 29, 2017 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Round 1 Pairings

Live games

Live commentary

Good Luck to Bolton Chess Club member FM Joe Mcphillips who playing in the British Chess Championship 2017.

MCF Summer Chess Congress Entries 2017.As of 14.08.2017

Posted by Ian on July 28, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Nigel Davies 240 Tiger Chess Open HPB1

Joseph Mcphillips 230 Bolton Open

Adam Ashton 227 3Cs Open

Martin Brown 224 St Helens Open

Paul Macklin 222 Chorlton Open HPB 1

Robert Shaw 205 Cheddleton&LeekOpen

Jonathan Blackburn 200 Holmes Chapel Open

Chris Russell 199 Downend&Fishponds Open

Mike Surtees197 Great Lever Open

Daniel T Lee 195 Chorlton Open

Alan A Smith 194 Stockport Open

Craig Whitfield 188 Cheddleton & Leek Open HPB1

Joao Rita 186 3Cs Open

Aram Ter Gevorkian 183 Darnall& Handsworth Open HPB1

Joshua Pink 182 Stockport Open

Spiros Bousbouras 178 Greece Open

Richard Bryant 178 Oswestry Open

Jacob Connor Boswell 177 Cheddleton & Leek Open HPB1

Bob Newton 177 Rochdale Open

Joe Kilshaw 175 Grimsby Open

Richard Webster 175 Calderdale Open

John Reed 173 Stockport Open

Ray Ilett 172 Peterborough Open

Athar Ansari 170 Telford HPB1 Open

Mark Whitehead 170 Rochdale Open HPB1

Tim Hilton 169 Rochdale Open

Martin Burns 166 Stockport Area Open HPB1

Glenn Trueman 166 Marple Open HPB2

Adam Tyton 164 Bolton Open

Pete Kobryn 163 Great Lever Open

Nathan Gittens 161 3Cs Open

John P Taylor 160 Macclesfield Open

Michael Tebelev 160 3Cs Open

Dennis Owen 159 Urmston Open

Andy Ward 154 Coventry Open HPB1

Selwyn Hamilton 139 Warley Quinborne Open HPB1


James McDonnell 164 Streatham Major

Richard Vann    164 Ashby Ivanhoe  Major

Tony Slinger 163    Yorks Terrier Major

Chris Vassiliou 161 Chorlton Major

Stephen Stokes 160 Bury Major HPB2

Russell Goodfellow 159 Tunbridge Wells Major

John Milnes 159 Bradford Central Major

Sam Davis 157  Tiger Chess Major HPB1

James Rothwell 156 Atticus Major

John Cawston  155 Yorks Terrier Major

Paul Brencher 154 Shepherds Major

Reg Clucas      154  Altrincham&Hale Major

Mark Taylor      152  Rochdale Major

Geoff D Brown 151 Darnall& Handsworth Major

Tim   Lewis        151 Barnet Knights Major

Gary Gillespie150 Derby Major

Dave Boulden 149  Denton Major

Martin Gawne 149 Manchester Manticores Major

Andy Lake 149 Boldmore St Michael Major

Samuel Toniolo 148 Altrincham&Hale Major

Mick Connor 147 Great Lever Major HPB1

Steve Lloyd 146 Chester Major

Dave Siddall 145 Carlisle Austin Friars Major HPB1

Robert Stephens 145 Manningtree Major

Stephen Pride 144 Cambridge Major

Dipak Shah          144 Harrow Major

Steven J  Rush  143 Prestatyn Area Major HPB1

John Woolard 143 Sheffield Nomads Major

Jon Blackburn 141 Cheddleton HPB1

Peter AN Webster 141 Cambridge University Major

Stephen Wiliams 140 Cwmbran Major HPB1

Kevin Ye 139 3Cs Major

Michael Barooah Formby 138 Major

Paul Bamford 135   East Cheshire Major

Ian  Lamb 135     Bolton Major HPB3

Ian Stephens 134 Liverpool Major

Michael Fisher 130 Blue Club Major

Matthew Stewart 130 Australia Major

Steven Watson 130 Hull Major

James Lee 133 Chester Major HPB1

Terry     Tyson     132 Keswick Major

Alan  Llewellyn 129 Barrow Major

George Harman 128 Worsley Major

Becky Kerton    127 3Cs      Major

Paul Doherty    126  Bolton Major

Neil Oddie        126  Sale   Major

John Astley 125 Macclesfield Major

Con Carey 125  Heywood Major

Kris Kursed 125 Northwich Major

Marc Jouannet 119  Macclesfield Major

Lavanya Maladkar 119 West Notts Major HPB1

Sandra Blackburn 118 Cheddleton Major HPB1

John Kelly    106 Stockport Major


Doug Barnett 123 Crewe HPB1 Knights

Noel Boustred 123 Gosforth Knights

Nigel Morris 123  Leamington Spa Knights

Barry Edgar 122 Hetton-Lyons HPB1 Knights

Chris Fraser 121 West Bridgford Knights

Gareth Griffiths 121 Stockport Knights

Lawrence Harold 121 Eccles Knights

Nathaniel T Holroyd-Doveton 121 Rotherham Knights

Phil Shaughnessy 121 Urmston Knights

Robert Owens 119 Woodvale Knights

Ethan Chung 118 South Wales Knights

Gary Clarke 118 Gosforth Knights HPB1

Khalid Khokhar 118 Chorlton Knights

Ritika Maladkar 118 West Knotts Knights HPB1

Roger Walker 117 Belper Knights HPB1

Julian Hawthorne 116 Kidsgrove Knights

Ian     Mitchell    114 Heywood Knights

Alex  Sosnowski 114 Eccles Knights

Steven Kelly      113 East Cheshire Knights

Eric Lesnik 113 Denton HPB 1 Knights

Chris Rhodes 111 Crewe Knights

Andrew Beswick 110 Chorlton Knights

Paul Jackson 109 Morecambe Knights

Bocar Sow     107 France Knights

Claire Kerton 105 3Cs Knights

David Mathieson 105 Bolton Knights

Paul Mottram 105 Melton MowbrayKnights

Sajjad Dehghan-Afifi 104 Sale Knights

Dave Cook     102 Denton Knights

Andrew De Santos 100 Preston Knights

Jeff Wilson 100    Oldham Knights

Chris Lysons 98 Eccles Knights

Steve Jones 99 Keswick Knights

Jeremy Cai 98 Worsley Knights

Leslie Fancourt 98 Derby Knights

Terry Sullivan 98 Hebden Bridge HPB1

Gabor Somogyi 97 Blue Club Knights

Jeffrey Foy 95 Liverpool Area Knights

Garry Jackson 95  Sale   Knights

Thomas Robson 92 Macclesfield Knights

Vijay        Kakarparthi  92 Altrincham&Hale

Jo Woollard 91 Sheffield Nomads Knights

Joe Mcfall 90 Manchester Area Knights

Thomas Hynes 84 Urmston Knights

Rebecca Correa 66 Ashton Knights

Patrick Curr Macclesfield 60 Knights

Rich Wood Ecclesall 57 Knights HPB1

Chess World Cup 2nd of September 2017 - Final list of participants.

Posted by Ian on July 24, 2017 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

To be held in Tbilisi, Georgia from the 2nd September (player's technical meeting) to 27th September 2017 (tiebreaks/closing ceremony) The World Chess Champion GM Magnus Carlsen will play.

MCF Summer Chess Congress 2017. Entries.

Posted by Ian on July 14, 2017 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Will appear hear on line, when the new ECF grades are published in July 2017.

MCF Prize Winners 2016-2017.

Posted by Ian on July 4, 2017 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

MCF Prize Winners 2016-2017

A Division: Champions 3Cs 1 (13/14 pts.), runners-up Stockport 1 (10 pts.)

B Division: Champions 3Cs 2 (14/16 pts.), runners-up Stockport 2 (13 pts.)

C Division: Champions Chorlton 3 (18/18 pts.), runners-up 3Cs 3 (14 pts.)

D Division: Champions Bolton 4 (9/12 pts.), runners up on tie-break Eccles 1 (9 pts.)

E Division: Champions Heywood 4 (18 /20 pts.) runners-up Chorlton 5 (15 pts.)

Reyner Shield: Chorlton 1 beat Stockport 2 (4-3) in the final.

Wahltuch Trophy: Altrincham & Hale beat 3Cs 2 (4-3) in the final.

Hartley Trophy: 3Cs 4 beat Chorlton 4 in the final (2.5-2.5, resolved by board count)

Milner Trophy: Heywood 4 beat Chorlton 5 (3-2) in the final.

For full results, go to

Bramley Harker Awards

£25 and a certificate, awarded for most points in a division, cup games discounted, any ties to be resolved by the following tie-breakers, applied in the order shown:-

1. Most wins.

2. Grade (lowest takes preference).

3. Highest average board number

A Division: Daniel Abbas 7 pts. (3Cs 1)

B Division: Robert Furness (Urmston 1) 6.5 pts.

C Division: Tim Chatys (Ashton 1) 6.5 pts.

D Division: Mark Southby (Heywood 3) 5.5 pts.

E Division: Liam Lougheed (Sale 2) 7 pts. on tie-break, ahead of last season's winner Andrew Beswick (Chorlton 5)

Bolton Junior Chess Club Holiday Chess 3rd July - 4th September 2017 Monday Evenings 7.30 - 9.00p.m. Y.M.C.A., Deansgate, Bolton BL1 1HA

Posted by Ian on June 27, 2017 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

• Open to any children who know the rules of chess.

• Just drop in to see what we do.

• Every week there will be either a short talk followed by a competition or a look at some chess problems followed by games of chess.

• The club is run by qualified teachers with full CRB checks.

• The club is organised by an accredited ECF (English Chess Federation)and EPSCA (English Primary Schools Chess Association) coach.

• There is a payment of £1.80 each night to the YMCA.

• There is a single payment of £10 to Bolton Chess Club for the period July to September . Children can also pay £10 and join the chess club for the full year. This entitles them to play for Bolton Juniors in the Bolton Chess league.

If parents want any further information please contact:

Julian Clissold, Manchester Junior Chess

01204 852036 or [email protected]

The Team:

Julian Clissold ECF Board member. Julian is a County Chess Player and a teacher. He manages and coaches Manchester Junior Chess. He is also an ECF Coach and Arbiter.

Harry Lamb President of Bolton Chess Club and Life President of the Manchester Chess Federation. Harry is one of the stronger players in the North West; he also coaches chess and is a ECF Senior Arbiter.

Rod Middleton Committee member of Manchester Chess Federation and MCF Grader. Strong local player, Rod coaches chess in a local school. Rod is also a ECF Arbiter.

Mike Swift Mike captains one of the Bolton Chess teams and is a regular local player. He coaches juniors at Bolton Chess Club.

Ian Lamb Ian captains Bolton A team in the Bolton League and many of our junior players progress to play for his adult team.

We are also very fortunate to have the services of Joseph McPhillips Joseph is a FIDE MASTER, with a rating of 2400 fide. We are very pleased Joseph has joined the team and we will expect him to work with one or two of our strongest juniors to help them go through their games. If you wish to join this group bring your score books and back games with you.

Ashton Rapidplay 2 weeks on Sunday 9th July. More details below

Posted by Ian on June 22, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Grading The January Rapidplay grades will be used where available; otherwise long play grades will be used. Ungraded players will be assigned an estimate by the Controller. All results will be submitted to the ECF for their Rapidplay grading list.


Digital clocks will be used in all sections with a time limit of 25 minutes per player for the whole game.


Doors Open 09.00

Round 1 10.00

Round 2 11.10

Round 3 12.20

Round 4 13.50

Round 5 15.00

Round 6 16.10

Prize Giving 17.30 or earlier if possible


The following minimum prizes will be awarded in each section for 1st,2nd and 3rd of £100, £60 and £30 plus grading prizes in the top 2 sections and junior prizes in the U-80 section.


Sections are dependent on entry and the organisers reserve the right to merge sections.


Tea and Coffee will be available to purchase. There are no food facilities on site and the nearest places to obtain food are a reasonable distance so we recommend that you bring food with you.


Players may request a half point bye in the 1st round with their entry.

Directions to the venue

By Road

The centre is approximately 2 miles from J23 on the M60 and is 1 mile from the centre of Ashton. There is ample free car parking.


David Hardy & Glenn Trueman

Note that in all matters the Organisers’ decisions are final.

Entry fees

All sections - Adults £22 Juniors £20

ECF Silver Direct Members and above deduct £7 Adults and £5 Juniors. A late fee of £5 for entries postmarked after 30 June or on the day will apply.

Entry Form

Please complete in Block Capitals and send to David Hardy, 92 Hall Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs. OL6 8QB or by email to [email protected] Tel: 0161 339 3287 or 07974 952252

Payment may also be made by bank transfer to ACCC

If using this method then email [email protected] for details.

Full Name: _______________________________________

ECF Direct Membership number: ____________________

ECF Grading No: ___________

Rapidplay Grade: ______If none then Long play Grade: _______

Address: _______________________________________________


Post Code: _________________ Email: _____________________

Tel No: ____________________Date of birth: _______________

Fee paid: £____________ Donation: £____________

Cheques should be made payable to Ashton Community Chess Club (ACCC). No cheques on the day.

I request a bye in Round 1: Yes / No

I would like to receive prize money by:

CHEQUE BANK TRANSFER (please circle)

Ashton Rapidplay Congress

Sunday 9th July 2017

Broadoak & Smallshaw Community Centre

Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 8RS

Starting at 10.00 am

6 Round Swiss

3 Sections




Limited to 75 entrants

A Manchester Chess Federation event

ECF graded