** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

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** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Peter Hornsby » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:15 am

61 teams and counting for the two week tournament starting on Monday!

Countries involving USA, New Zealand, Australia, Belize, Russia, Germany, UK, South Africa, Italy, Malta, Bulgaria and Ecuador with more to follow.

GM's, IM's, WIM's and CM's involved playing with their respective teams, teams which include Harvard, Oxford University, MIT, and former 4NCL Champions and current holders Tiger Sharks (aka Grantham)!

See www.2020chess.com for more details and let me know if you'd like to join them :)
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Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Peter Hornsby » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:16 am

Round One pairings:

Endgame New Mexico Chess Club - Harvard University
MIT - LSE
Grassy Park Chess Academy - Tiger Sharks A
Oxford University - Geelong Chess Club
Leeds University - Bon Accord Chess Club A
Broadland Chess Club - Mdina Knights of Malta
Sussex University - Petts Wood and Orpington
Tiger Sharks B - Ecuador
Port Elizabeth B - Melbourne University A
Warwick University - Port Elizabeth C
Simon's Town Chess Club - Louisiana Masters & Candidates
Port Elizabeth A - Tuks Chess Club
University "G.D'annunzio" Pescara - Melbourne University B
Financial Moscow University - University of L'Aquila UNIVAQ
University of Southern Maine - Manchester University A
4Knights - Durham University A
Imperial Mandarins - Aberdeen University
Bon Accord Chess Club B - Manchester University B
Durham Alumni - Bulgaria
Aberdeen Seagulls - Bath University
Konstanz - Edinburgh University
Fircroft - Abruzzo Chess University
Bay Tigers - Aberystwyth University
D'Ascanio Vintage - Northenden Chess Club
Oxford Brookes University - Durham University B
Belize - York University
Sheffield University - Bloemfontein Wild Knight Club
Chess Heroes - Eton College
Eton College Eastern - Club African Chess Lounge
Chess Carolinas - Reading University

(Watford Juniors provisionally awarded a bye, tbc)
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Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:04 pm

"Sussex University - Petts Wood and Orpington

Port Elizabeth B - Melbourne University A"

Nice contrast of fairly local and nowhere-near local matches!

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Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Peter Hornsby » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:12 am

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:04 pm
"Sussex University - Petts Wood and Orpington

Port Elizabeth B - Melbourne University A"

Nice contrast of fairly local and nowhere-near local matches!
Got to love the random pairings for the first round!

You can follow the nowhere near match live happening now:

https://www.chess.com/live#tm=7435
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Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Peter Hornsby » Wed May 20, 2020 3:53 pm

We are coming to the end of Stage Three, and what an epic it's been:

https://results.scorchapp.co.uk/t/2020s ... tandings/6

https://results.scorchapp.co.uk/t/2020stage3/pairings/6

It's a five way fight between Tiger Sharks, Thailand, ZSK Poligram Maribor and Trinidad and Tobago to be completed this Friday!

After that Stage Four will begin with several new teams :D

Email director@2020chess.com as soon as possible to apply to join the league!
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Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Peter Hornsby » Fri May 22, 2020 6:01 pm

https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

Thailand vs. Tiger Sharks UK on live!

SEMI-FINAL :D
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Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Peter Hornsby » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:22 am

Eskaki Greece managed to win the play-off over Thailand Dragons to take Stage 3!

Leaving Eskaki, Tiger Sharks, and Australia Chess Universities all joint first having won one Stage each.

Stage 4 is heating up nice :) https://results.scorchapp.co.uk/t/2020s ... tandings/5

We are taking entries for Stage 5, where there are 100 teams already starting on June 20th, email director@2020chess.com to register :D
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Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Peter Hornsby » Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:48 pm

Dear Chess Enthusiasts,

This afternoon we are delighted to announce that 'North East Trophies' from the UK have come onboard to support the tournament by providing the splendid and prestigious:

Portofino Nickel Plated Trophy Cup
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This will be engraved and given to the 1st placed team at the end of the calendar year (online 2020 Chess season) for whoever wins the most stages!

You can check out their fantastic website here: https://www.netrophies.co.uk/

Feel free to email them for all your trophy and medals needs here:

trophies@netrophies.co.uk

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Best wishes and stay safe,

Peter Hornsby

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Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Peter Hornsby » Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:52 pm

https://www.twitch.tv/chessheroes

Huge match on tonight which could decide the season winner, tune in above! Starring Tiger Sharks from the UK, lots of familiar names :)
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Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Peter Hornsby » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:48 pm

And Templarios took Stage 4! :D

https://results.scorchapp.co.uk/t/2020s ... gs/results

They now join Tiger Sharks, Eskaki Greece and Australia Chess University United on having a Stage each.

Stage 5 has kicked off in style with the competition wide open and many more titled players joining:

https://results.scorchapp.co.uk/t/2020stage5/pairings/3
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Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Peter Hornsby » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:23 pm

https://results.scorchapp.co.uk/t/2020stage6/pairings/1

Draw for Stage 6 has been made, Final Stage to conclude the 2020 Season with 85 teams :D

Still not too late to enter for the first round, email director@2020chess.com to enter or to ask any questions

Games will also be covered/broadcast live on Chess.com streaming :)
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Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Peter Hornsby » Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:47 pm

https://results.scorchapp.co.uk/t/2020s ... tandings/7

Tiger Sharks defeated Petts Wood & Orpington in the Final of Stage 5 with a 12-6 scoreline, great turnout and performances from both teams


This puts them in the lead!

Tiger Sharks 2 Stages
Eskaki Greece 1 Stage
Australia Chess League University United A Stage 1
Templarios A 1 Stage
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Re: ** 2020 Chess Worldwide Online Team Chess Tournament **

Post by Peter Hornsby » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:36 pm

We have some absolutely fantastic news courtesy through our friends at ChessKidsNation!

https://chesskidsnation.com/

For Stage 6 they are going to sponsor 2020 Chess with some Cash Prizes!

1st placed team: $50
2nd placed team: $40
3rd placed team: $30

Fair play award: $20
Best player award: $20

For the top five teams:

Three month subscriptions to their ground-breaking 'Think like a King' Chess Curriculum Software:
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https://www.thechessschool.net/

Our thanks to our contact there US Chess Federation Certified Chess Coach Balagee Govindan

He can be contacted at: contact@chesskidsnation.com

Best of luck everyone!

Peter Hornsby

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