European Club Championship

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Roger de Coverly
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European Club Championship

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:59 pm

Teams for this have been announced
http://www.europeanchessclubcup2014.com ... pants-open

English teams are White Rose and Grantham Sharks

White Rose
ORDER ID FIDE TITLE ELO NAME
1 407372 IM 2448 Richard Palliser
2 1002112 FM 2352 Jan van de Griendt
3 402320 . 2242 Paul Townsend
4 408727 . 2221 Stephen Barrett
5 418250 . 2098 Matthew Webb
6 402273 . 2124 Jim Burnett

Grantham Sharks
ORDER ID FIDE TITLE ELO NAME
1 412384 FM 2403 Peter Roberson
2 408760 IM 2392 Thomas Rendle
3 411132 . 2142 Ben Purton
4 422444 . 2148 Hugh Murphy
5 410950 . 2123 Liam Varnam
6 1506951 . . Rupert Willis

Peter Roberson is now an IM, as the FIDE GA appears to have been quorate enough to ratify titles.

Potential Qualification was appearing in the 4NCL top pool of 8.

Browsing through the other teams suggests there aren't quite as many superstars as previous years.

Other British Isles

Scotland
Bon Accord
ORDER ID FIDE TITLE ELO NAME
1 2400847 . 2193 Adam Bremner
2 2404257 . 2050 Hamish Olson
3 2403277 . 2046 Daniel Maxwell
4 . . Duncan Harwood
5 2403757 . 1810 Murad Abdulla
6 2404435 . . Richard Jennings
7 2405660 . . Mahir Abdullayev

Edinburgh
ORDER ID FIDE TITLE ELO NAME
1 2402564 . 2243 Clement Sreeves
2 2400650 FM 2216 Neil Berry
3 2401762 . 2139 Andrew Green
4 2401479 . 2087 Daniel McGowan
5 2404443 . 2047 Raj Bhopal
6 2401649 . 1934 Chris Sykes

Wales
Abergavenny Chess Club
ORDER ID FIDE TITLE ELO NAME
1 1800604 FM 2236 Sven Zeidler
2 1800140 . 2159 Charles Morris
3 1800400 . 2006 Mark Adams
4 407143 . 1975 John Waterfield
5 1800531 . 1709 Matthew Parry
6 1801880 . 1829 Chris Dixon
7 1802380 . . Andrew Owen

Ireland
Adare chess club
ORDER ID FIDE TITLE ELO NAME
1 2501430 IM 2419 Alex Astaneh Lopez
2 2500736 . 2059 Anthony Fox
3 14902060 . 2046 Jan Heinrich
4 2505630 . 1998 Bernd Thee
5 2502062 . 1941 Henk De Jonge
6 2503093 . 1750 Gabriel Mirza
7 2501732 . 1866 Colm Egan

Ennis Chess Club
ORDER ID FIDE TITLE ELO NAME
1 323195 IM 2342 Jan Sodoma
2 2501260 . 2147 Paul Walsh
3 2501643 . 2120 Rory Quinn
4 2502020 . 1959 John Cassidy
5 2502240 . 1790 Nick Larter
6 2503034 . . Paul Carey

Chris Rice
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Re: European Club Championship

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:54 am

This starts on Sunday in Bilbao and looks like another very strong event. Just take a look at the top six boards for the Italian team, Obiettivo Risarcimento: Caruana (2828), Nakamura (2782), MVL (2768), Bacrot (2729), Fressinet (2712), Kir Georgiev (2626).

http://www.europeanchessclubcup2014.com/en

Mick Norris
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Re: European Club Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:54 am

White Rose have changed their team

White Rose
ORDER ID FIDE TITLE ELO NAME
1 400327 GM 2455 Peter Wells
2 1002112 FM 2352 Jan van De Griendt
3 402320 . 2262 Paul Townsend
4 408727 . 2223 Stephen Barrett
5 418250 . 2098 Matthew Webb
6 411361 . 2141 Peter Shaw
7 402273 . 2081 Jim Burnett
8 2501899 . 2115 Kieran O’Driscoll

Grantham Sharks
ORDER ID FIDE TITLE ELO NAME
1 412384 FM 2403 Peter Roberson
2 408760 IM 2392 Thomas Rendle
3 411132 . 2142 Ben Purton
4 422444 . 2148 Hugh Murphy
5 410950 . 2123 Liam Varnam
6 1506951 . . Rupert Willis

http://yorkshirechess.org/european-club-cup-bilbao/
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MartinCarpenter
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Re: European Club Championship

Post by MartinCarpenter » Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:50 am

It sounds like they might be throwing Webb up a few boards too. Fascinating to see how he goes in this stuff really - he had an outrageously good domestic season last year.

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Re: European Club Championship

Post by Chris Rice » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:44 am

Well not long now till kick off and the team pairings are up for the first round, the individual pairings follow a couple of hours later generally. It's a seven round event with games starting at 2pm UK time each day though I haven't seen a link yet to the live games but assuming one will turn up shortly. Here's a flavour of what we can look forward to and note Gawain is not playing for a British team (see above for composition of most of the British teams):

White Rose (38th seed) - Gros Xake Taldea (12th seed 1 Arkadij Naiditsch (2715), 2 Loek Van Wely (2650))

Grantham Sharks (48th seed) - SK Muelheim (22nds seed but a bit of a top heavy squad 1 Pavel V. Tregubov (2606) 2 Daniel Hausrath (2537) 3 Felix Levin (2513) 4 Mihail Saltaev (2483) and then its three 2100s and an ungraded

Bon Accord (51st seed) - Cercle d'Echecs de Bois Coolombes (25th seed French team 1 Bassem Amin (2638), 2 Matthieu Cornette (2548)

Edinburgh (45th seed) - SK Dunajska Streda (19th seed - five 2400s and a 2300)

Abergavenny (49th seed) - LSG (23rd seed, Dutch team of three 2400s and three 2300s)

White Knights (50th seed) - Oslo Schakselskap (24th seed, Norwegian team 1 Jon Ludvig Hammer (2630), 2 Simen Agdestein (2622))

Adare (47th seed) - Huginn (21st seed from Iceland 1 Gawain C B Jones (2664)!! 2 Robin Van Kampen (2637)!! 3 Throstur Thorhallsson (2437) and four oher Icelanders)

Ennis (46th seed) - SK Rochaden (20th seed, a Sweidsh team consisting of a 2500, two 2400s and three 2300s)

http://europeanchessclubcup2014.com/en

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Re: European Club Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:47 am

Board Pairings with Mickey on top board
http://europeanchessclubcup2014.com/wwwOpen/pairs1.html

12 White Rose (38) - - Gros Xake Taldea (12)

12.1 2455 Wells, Peter K ... ... Naiditsch, Arkadij 2715
12.2 2352 Van De Griendt, Jan Willem ... ... Van Wely, Loek 2650
12.3 2098 Webb, Matthew D ... ... Franco Alonso, Alejandro 2471
12.4 2223 Barrett, Stephen J ... ... Gonzalez De La Torre, Santiago 2450
12.5 2262 Townsend, M Paul ... ... Argandona Riveiro, Inigo 2434
12.6 2081 Burnett, Jim ... ... Martin Alvarez, Inigo 2298

22 Grantham Sharks (48) - - SV Muelheim Nord (22)

22.1 2403 Roberson, Peter T ... ... Hausrath, Daniel 2537
22.2 2392 Rendle, Thomas E ... ... Levin, Felix 2513
22.3 2142 Purton, Ben J ... ... Saltaev, Mihail 2483
22.4 2148 Murphy, Hugh W ... ... Ozerov, Ilja 2131
22.5 2123 Varnam, Liam D ... ... Grodotzki, Kenneth 2012
22.6 0 Willis, Rupert ... ... Beckmann, Klaus 0
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Re: European Club Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:29 pm

Chris Rice wrote:Well not long now till kick off and the team pairings are up for the first round, the individual pairings follow a couple of hours later generally. It's a seven round event with games starting at 2pm UK time each day though I haven't seen a link yet to the live games but assuming one will turn up shortly.
Try here
http://www.sichess.com/euroteam/euroteam.html

White Rose at the bottom of the page
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John Moore
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Re: European Club Championship

Post by John Moore » Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:43 pm

Looks like the website is a serious mess so far as live games are concerned!

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Re: European Club Championship

Post by John Moore » Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:20 pm

The bloke in the vest with a fag in his hand must still be in the bar or having his siesta.

MartinCarpenter
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Re: European Club Championship

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:12 pm

Seems to be just about (if barely) (un!)usable with a lot of patience/luck. Rather bizzare looking layout on my computer mind. Different to the normal stuff.

It looked like their server(s?!) got overwhelmed by people checking for the board order at one point which surprises me as surely not a lot of traffic? Site showing the games is behaving like it too. Oh well. Maybe its popular!

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Re: European Club Championship

Post by John Moore » Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:42 pm

Lets hope they can manage better tomorrow. White Rose are unlikely to be on the live boards again and I would have liked to watch them today.

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Re: European Club Championship

Post by Richard Bates » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:05 pm

John Moore wrote:Lets hope they can manage better tomorrow. White Rose are unlikely to be on the live boards again and I would have liked to watch them today.
Don't see why they shouldn't be. They appear to be winning easily.

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Re: European Club Championship

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:07 pm

Wish I could trust the live boards about that though.

The openings on boards 2 and 4 are what Webb/Townsend would have played with black. 'Wrong' first moves if they're white too, so I'm very uncertain. Suppose we'll find out soon enough.

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Re: European Club Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:19 pm

12 White Rose (38) 1.5 4.5 Gros Xake Taldea (12)

12.1 2455 Wells, Peter K 1 0 Naiditsch, Arkadij 2715
12.2 2352 Van De Griendt, Jan Willem 0 1 Van Wely, Loek 2650
12.3 2098 Webb, Matthew D ½ ½ Franco Alonso, Alejandro 2471
12.4 2223 Barrett, Stephen J 0 1 Gonzalez De La Torre, Santiago 2450
12.5 2262 Townsend, M Paul 0 1 Argandona Riveiro, Inigo 2434
12.6 2081 Burnett, Jim 0 1 Martin Alvarez, Inigo 2298
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Re: European Club Championship

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:20 pm

22 Grantham Sharks (48) 3.5 2.5 SV Muelheim Nord (22)

22.1 2403 Roberson, Peter T 1 0 Hausrath, Daniel 2537
22.2 2392 Rendle, Thomas E 0 1 Levin, Felix 2513
22.3 2142 Purton, Ben J 0 1 Saltaev, Mihail 2483
22.4 2148 Murphy, Hugh W ½ ½ Ozerov, Ilja 2131
22.5 2123 Varnam, Liam D 1 0 Grodotzki, Kenneth 2012
22.6 0 Willis, Rupert 1 0 Beckmann, Klaus 0
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