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Bolton players in action for the county last weekend. In the National Quarter finals.In Birmingham on Saturday and Syston Leicester on Sunday.

Posted by Ian on May 13, 2019 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Harry Lamb. Simeon Sakic, Adam Tyton, Ian lamb,  Viktor Nagy, and Arpad Busznak all took part. A big Thank you  to all the Bolton Players for playing. In the end Sussex defaulted 2 boards in the Open team at least, they let the team know before the game took place.

Results of the matches can be found below here.

County Open team on the Saturday in Birmingham.

https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/37983?fbclid=IwAR2skPBjYucdlZ6G-ZmUEIfLx8MfsI8kAAcqli3x_uHhr0HzwY6Nu_VUFE4

And the Under 160 team in Syston Leicester

https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/38030

2019 Grand Chess Tour started yesterday, in the Côte d'Ivoire Rapid & Blitz GMT in Abidjan.

Posted by Ian on May 9, 2019 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (1)

2019 Grand Chess Tour started yesterday, in the Côte d’Ivoire Rapid & Blitz 6:00pm GMT in Abidjan: players below

Magnus Carlsen

Hikaru Nakamura

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Ding Liren

Wesley So

Ian Nepomniachtchi

Sergey Karjakin

Wei Yi (1 Junior In the world, wildcard)

Veselin Topalov (wildcard)

Amin Bassem (African Champion, wildcard)

Live games: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/grand-chess-tour-abidjan-2019/3/1/1

Live commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MIr_bAzVDM ; with GM Yannick Pelletier and GM Alejandro Ramirez and IM Tania Sachdev

Bolton 3 beat Chorlton 3 in the Manchester League.

Posted by Ian on May 7, 2019 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)


Bolton 3 vs Chorlton 3

1.P Doherty  0.5-0.5 D Kierman

2.J Clissold   1-0     A Beresford

3. I Lamb     0.5-0.5 D Otto

4.R Fox         1-0      P Harnett 

5.V Nagy       1-0     H Hughes

6.A Busznyak 0-1  C Hicks

7.T Byrne      0.5-0.5 A Shingleton

Match Result: Bolton 3 beat Chorlton 3 4.5-2.5

Bolton 2 Lose away to a strong Stockport 1 in the final game of the season.

Posted by Ian on May 7, 2019 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Stockport 1  vs Bolton 2

1.A Longson(White) 1-0 L Sakic

2.A Beardsworth 1-0 M Lamb

3.S Longson  1-0 S Sakic

4.A Reeve       0.5-0.5 A Tyton

5.J Reed         1-0 P Doherty

6.M Taylor        0.5-0.5 I Lamb

7. M Tunstall   0.5-0.5 J Clissold

Match Result: Stockport 2  beat Bolton 1 5.5-1.5


Bolton Easter Cross tables from all events. Available at the link below.

Posted by Ian on May 7, 2019 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

A special thanks to congress director Rod Middleton for doing the cross tables.

https://www.manchesterchess.com/downloads









Bolton Easter 2019 Congress Report.

Posted by Ian on April 26, 2019 at 4:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Bolton Easter 2019 Congress Report.

The 2019 Bolton ester congress was held at the Bolton Ukrainian Club from April 19th to 21st.

The event attracted 79 competitors.

The FIDE Open section was won with a maximum score of 5 pts by IM Joseph McPhillips. Joseph was a full point clear of the field entering the final round and was paired with white against Mike Surtees. This was an identical pairing to the 2018 final round. Joseph triumphed on this occasion so finished a full 1.5 points clear of the field.

There were outright winners in both other sections, Martin Burns with 5pts in the Major and Arpad Busznyak with 4.5pts in the Knights.

In the Busy Persons Blitz there was an on the day entry by IGM Stephen Gordon. Joseph beat Stephen with white in their encounter but dropped a point in an early round, so both finished joint winners on 7/8 pts.


Bolton Championship (FIDE rated)

1st Joseph McPhillips (Bolton) 5pts

2nd= Martin Goodger (Ely), Tim Hilton (Blue Club), Don Mason (Shirley & Wythall),

Joao Rita (Wallasey) & Simeon Sakic (Bolton) 3.5pts

24 competitors, £600 prize fund.


Bolton Major (u170)

1st Martin Burns (Stockport) 4.5pts

2nd= Michael Fisher (Blue Club, Oldham) & Dean Hartley (Amber Valley) 4pts

U150 Grading prize: Michael Barooah (Formby), Ian Lamb (Bolton), Anna Szasz (Yorkshire Juniors)

Bill Tait (East Cheshire) 2.5pts

23 competitors, £480 prize fund.


Bolton Knights (u130)

1st Arpad Busznyak (Bolton) 4.5pts

2nd= Paul Gelder (Alwoodley), PD Patel (Bolton) & Andrew Swales (Burnley) 4pts

U100 Grading prize: Nethuli Saram (Chester) 3pts

34 competitors, £480 prize fund.


Busy Person Blitz

1st= IGM Stephen Gordon (Wood Green & 3Cs ), IM Joseph McPhillips (Bolton) 7pts/8

Grading prizes

165-185 Martyn Goodger (Ely) 6.5pts

146-165 Adam Scoular (Worsley) 5.5pts

126-145 Michael Barooah (Formby) & David Teague (Harrogate) 5pts

106-125 Michael Norris (Bury) 5.5pts

85-105 Lee Baron(Bury), Thisumi Jayawarna (Heywood)

& Charles Palmer (Manchester area) 3pts

U85 Brian Davies (Great Lever) & Nethuli Saram (Chester) 4pts

59 competitors, £300 prize fund.

Rod Middleton

Bolton League Chess Team Jamboree 18th May 2019.

Posted by Ian on April 23, 2019 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Bolton League  Chess Team Jamboree

Organised by the Bolton and District Chess League

Date Saturday 18 May 2019

Venue Little Lever Working Men’s Club Victory Road Little Lever Bolton BL3 1HZ

Format A five round event for teams of four players. Each round is 30 minutes rapidplay. Score is by game points. For example if a result is 3-1 the winning team scores three points and the losing team scores one point.

Entry fee £12 for a first team and £7 for each subsequent team. ECF membership is

not required.

Late fees £1 extra if posted after the Monday before the event. £2 on the day.

Timetable 10.00 Hand in team list 10.15 Round 1 11.30 Round 2

1.00 Round 3 2.10 Round 4 3.20 Round 5

Prizes Overall Champion Chess Clock

Best Bolton League team Chess Clock

Best team with at least 3 players under 140 Chess Set & Board

Best team with at least 3 players under 110 Chess Set & Board

Best team with at least 3 juniors under 16 Chess Set & Board

ECF Rapidplay ratings will be used.

A team cannot win more than one prize.

Directions Take the M60 into Bolton and continue along the A666. Take the Raikes Lane exit. This is the first exit on the A666 proper. Do not take the Farnworth exit on the M61 just before the A666 starts. Turn left after the slip road then left at Manchester Road. At the second set of lights turn left on the A6053 to Little Lever. Take care not to go back onto the A666. Follow the A6053 for a mile then as it takes a right turn into Market St. Keep going straight on into Ainsworth Lane. Victory Rd is second on the right and the working men’s club is towards the end on the right hand side.

FA Cup Final The event is played on Cup Final day. There is time to get home to watch it after the event finishes. Or you can stay in the Club bar and watch it on the big screen

Email team entries to John Webster Email address: [email protected]


Bolton 1 beat Stockport 1 in the Manchester League last week.

Posted by Ian on April 2, 2019 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Bolton 1 vs Stockport 1

1.N Barnaby(White) 0.5-0.5 A Reeve

2.H Lamb                   0-1 A Beardsworth

3.M Lamb                   1-0 A Stoker

4.S Sakic                    0.5-0.5 M Taylor

5.A Tyton                     0.5-0.5 M Tunstall

6.P Doherty                1-0 A Coe

7.J Clissold              1-0 G Griffiths

Match Result: Bolton 1 beat Stockport 1 4.5-2.5

Bolton 3 beat Marple 1 5-2 last week. In the Manchester League.

Posted by Ian on April 2, 2019 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)


Marple 1 vs Bolton 3

1.A Hall(White)  0.5-0.5 R Middleton

2.T Kay                0.5-0.5 V Nagy

3.D Preen           1-0      T Byrne

4.N Dainty           0-1    A Busznyak

5.A Doust            0-1  D Mathieson

6.J Barlow           0-1 J Skipworth

7.P Maxim           0-1 P Patel

Match Result: Bolton 3 beat Marple 1  5-2


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