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by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Paracin, Serbia 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: Paracin, Serbia 2019

Great result for Joe (6.5/ 9), and good tournament also for Marcus (6). The guys fly home tomorrow.

All the England results at https://chess-results.com/tnr422421.asp ... ES&flag=30
by Jim Wadsworth
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Paracin, Serbia 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: Paracin, Serbia 2019

All on live boards today in round 8 (again 3.30pm uk time), and all on either 4 or 4.5

http://chess-results.com/tnr422421.aspx ... ES&flag=30
by Jim Wadsworth
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Paracin, Serbia 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Re: Paracin, Serbia 2019

Wins for Justin, Matthew, Joseph, Marcus, and also Carl Strugnell (apologies, hadn't spotted him earlier). Draw for James and a loss for Sam. Round 2 tomorrow at 0830 UK, round 3 at 15.30 UK also tomorrow. No doubt the lads will all be early to bed given early round time and double round day.....
by Jim Wadsworth
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Paracin, Serbia 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1347

Paracin, Serbia 2019

A strong group of young England players are competing in Paracin, Serbia this week, as is GM Justin Tan. Details at https://chess-results.com/tnr422421.aspx?lan=1&art=25&fedb=ENG&turdet=YES&flag=30 Round 1 has just started, live games at Chess24 https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/paracin-...
by Jim Wadsworth
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championships final 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championships final 2019

Please ignore the league tables. I am sure the full results of this event will soon be published by the organisers. ...... When I proposed that the final be expanded to 16 teams, which has been hugely successful in terms of motivating secondary school chess, Dave Welch developed a fair system for p...
by Jim Wadsworth
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championships final 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championships final 2019

I gather from other sources that City of London Boys won- congrats to them. However, I have to say I am rather confused by the format of this year's U19 final. The published rules (https://www.englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/under-19-rules-2018-19/) say it should be a 4 round swiss, and no drawn matches ar...
by Jim Wadsworth
Sun May 12, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: End of season musings, part two
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: End of season musings, part two

Roger was delighted with Matthew Wadsworth clinching the IM title in March, winning with the Reti no less, and got to relive it all in May when he - Matthew, that is - went on to clinch his first GM norm, winning with the Reti again. Roger sees his second team as a vehicle for promoting young Engli...
by Jim Wadsworth
Sun May 05, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Another new IM
Replies: 22
Views: 3603

Re: Another new IM

To be confirmed, etc etc, but Matthew Wadsworth had three valid norms when, rated 2396, he beat Andrew Ledger on Saturday at 4NCL, so he can certainly be called IM-elect with some confidence until his title is ratified. (He seems to be playing closer to 2450+ level right now). Following Southend at...
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

Jim Wadsworth wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Looks like it's all going to come down to Peter's game against Daniel! No pressure....
All over, real shame and bad luck Peter. Congrats to Oxford, and well done Cambridge for a strong performance in the context of a big rating difference.
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

J T Melsom wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:26 pm
Delighted to see Peter Finn playing and performing creditably. Hopefully he can maintain his level of performance when turning out in the Bucks League later this month.
Looks like it's all going to come down to Peter's game against Daniel! No pressure....
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

Now had to leave the venue. When i left, all square with 4 games still going....all three match results possible.

(Amusingly after the first result came in, a certain GM seated in the commentary room audience was forecasting an oxford whitewash*).

*should that be bluewash?
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

Draw on board 1. I am biased (both family and uni allegiances) but well done matthew! V proud dad!
by Jim Wadsworth
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Live Games
Topic: 2019 Varsity Match
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Re: 2019 Varsity Match

First blood to oxford on board 8...
by Jim Wadsworth
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Junior 5 to 16 September 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 1979

Re: World Junior 5 to 16 September 2018

Matthew lost on time at the 40th move....
by Jim Wadsworth
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Matthew was very happy to finish his very last match as a Reading pupil with the team becoming champions for the 3rd time in 5 years 😀

Thanks to all the organisers for their excellent and hard work.