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Post by Peter Hornsby » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:32 pm

Some cracking fixtures taking place in this pre-season online friendly at the moment!

Sutton Chess Club vs. Mushroom Chess Club

Bank of Scotland Chess Club vs. Broadlands Chess Club

LSE vs. Bath University

York University vs. Aberdeen University

Warwick University vs. Tiger Sharks

Northenden Chess Club vs. Oxford Brookes University

Leicester and DMU Universities vs. Sheffield University

Leeds University vs. Durham University

Durham Alumni vs. Aberystywth University

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Contact director@2020chess.com if you wish to join. Free to enter to all, prizes on offer, minimum four players per team, more details available via email.

Best of luck and best wishes to everyone x
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Post by Peter Hornsby » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:56 pm

Slight amendment, Lancaster University are playing Bank of Scotland instead, my apologies.

Interest from several junior clubs now, liaising with them so they can join.
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Post by Peter Hornsby » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:25 pm

Tiger Sharks 11.5-4.5 Warwick University
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Post by Peter Hornsby » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:56 pm

Leeds vs. Durham Alumni can be viewed here! 7pm kick off

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Post by Peter Hornsby » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:54 pm

Aberdeen 4.5-3.5 York

Andrew Todd vs Thomas Brown 0.5-0.5 & 0.5-0.5

Craig Stout vs Dan Hill 1-0 & 0.5-0.5 Craig won as white

Anders Charmouh vs Kai Tse 1-0 & 0-1 both sides won as black

Vasileious vs Rob Lockwood 1-0 & 0-1 both sides won as white.
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Post by Peter Hornsby » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:11 pm

Durham Alumni 9-1 Leeds University

Manchester University 14-4 Reading University

LSE 6-1 Bath
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Post by Peter Hornsby » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:30 am

Dear All,

Firstly best wishes as always during these extraordinary times. Secondly thank you for all your help, enthusiasm and commitment for the 'trial games' which have been invaluable in learning how to proceed with this. Thirdly I should admit that whatever format/rules are set it will be tricky if not too tricky for some people, I've tried to set as much as a consensus as possible and if you don't fit into that my apologies and completely understand if it won't work for you.

Anyway here is the plan:

- All teams will be pooled into one Swiss system league, with games to be played over the next two weeks.

- These matches will be played at a set time of 7 pm on: Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings, starting this Monday 23rd March 7pm

- At the conclusion of these two weeks we will have a winner! But it won't stop there, let's say Durham win, we intend to re-set and have another in the same format to enable new teams to join and try and 'catch up' with Durham.

- The overall champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the week in which the ECF recommends that Chess gets back to normal.

- No games are graded and entry is free

- The platform: Chess.com seems the most efficient so if both captains agree they can use that, however warning at least one of your team will need a premium membership. If not Lichess is the default platform. Most people within this email have done the trial and are familiar with both of these, if not please email me will be happy to help! Also we're looking into developing a platform which will be even easier than both of these, watch this space!

- Each team needs to be in rough order of strength, don't worry not trying to catch anyone out, the golden rule is 'No GM's on the bottom board'!

- You can chop and change your team for each game, but the key is having at least four players available each match-day. If you have 3 players you forfeit one board, less than 3 you forfeit the match.

- As per previous emails and trials, the captain needs to sort out how many players will play by midday of the tournament day and transfer the information to their opposition captain (through provided email or Facebook messenger). This will enable people to plan fairly. As previously we're using the model of more participation and lower number is what's used, so if Leeds have 14 players and Durham have 10 it becomes a 10 vs. 10 match.

- Each player plays two games, one white one black and for now the time control is 10 minutes + 2 second increment . The games are played back to back from 7pm.

- If you are late by more than five minutes your opponent can claim the win. Please arrive online at least 15 minutes before your game starts.

- If you can, Facebook message if not email me where your games are taking place online so I can put them on here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10693&p=242174#p242174 for people to follow :)

- For whatever account you use please use a genuine username with strength estimate, so mine would be 'PeterHornsby1650' for example.

- Please do not use the chatroom under any circumstances or communicate with your opponent if they are a junior side. This is for safeguarding reasons, I will specify in the fixtures which teams contain juniors with a (J) after their name.

- I will announce the fixtures for the next round as soon after the all results are emailed or Facebook messaged to me by both captains. You only need to send me the team score, not individuals.

- I will presume that if you receive this email you intend on participating. If you realize this sadly won't be possible please email me by Sunday midday at the latest. After that I will announce the fixture list for this coming Monday.

- These rules are not set in stone for ever, but will be applied for this first tournament.

I hope this all makes sense and sorry for the information overload and thanks for your understanding. We have over 25 teams from Russia, Germany and right across the UK and I'm sure it will expand and be a lot of fun!

I'm sure there'll be something I've missed/mistaken or haven't thought of so please email me if you have any questions

Best wishes as always,

Peter Hornsby

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Post by Peter Hornsby » Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:56 pm

The results for Oxford Brookes Vs Northenden Chess club were:

4.5-9.5 Northenden victory
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Post by Peter Hornsby » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:24 pm

** Round One fixtures 7 pm Monday 23rd March **

Lancaster vs. Oxford Brookes
Oxford vs. Durham Alumni
Sussex vs. Aberdeen
Tiger Sharks A vs. York
Leeds vs. Tiger Sharks B
Financial Moscow vs. Aberdeen B
Sheffield vs. Warwick
Aberstywth vs. Reading
Manchester vs. Konstanz Germany
Petts Wood and Orpington vs. Watford Juniors
Broadlands Chess Club vs. Mushrooms Chess Club
Imperial Mandarins vs. 4Knights
Bon Accord Chess Club vs. Bath
Sutton vs. Northenden Chess Club
LSE vs. Durham Uni
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Post by RobertStarley » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:33 pm

Leeds Uni v Tiger Sharks B 7pm tonight: https://www.chess.com/live#tm=6861

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Post by Peter Hornsby » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:52 pm

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 1844453667

Warwick vs. Edinburgh details (repairing) for Round 1.

Go to www.lichess.com and put in each player's respective handles in to follow their games!


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Post by RobertStarley » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:39 pm

Leeds Uni 2-6 Tiger Sharks B - our only points came due to the absence of their 4th player :(
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Post by Peter Hornsby » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:50 pm

Tonight Results:

ROUND ONE STAGE ONE

Lancaster 9-1 Oxford Brookes

LSE 11.5-4.5 Durham Uni

Konstanz 5.5-6.5 Manchester

Aberdeen 5.5-2.5 Sussex

Aberystwyth 9-3 Reading

Edinburgh 8.5-7.5 Warwick

Bon Accord 7-1 Bath

Tiger Sharks A 8-0 York

Leeds 2-6 Tiger Sharks B

Broadland 7.5- 4.5 Mushrooms

Imperial Mandarins 2.5-5.5 4Knights

Durham Alumni 10.5-5.5 Oxford

Sheffield WIN BY DEFAULT vs. Leicester/DMU

Financial Moscow 7-1 Aberdeen B

Petts Wood and Orpington (J) 17-4 Watford Juniors (odd number unknown!)

Northenden BYE
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