2020 European Online Youth Championships, 18-20 September

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TimWall
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2020 European Online Youth Championships, 18-20 September

Post by TimWall » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:50 pm

This has been posted on the ECF website today:

The ECF is pleased to announce the participation of England Open and Girls teams in the invitation-only European Online Youth Individual and Team Championships, to be held from Friday 18th September to Sunday 20th September, 2020.
The 24 selected England players (3 in each of the categories: Girls Under 12; Open Under 12; Girls Under 14; Open Under 14; Girls Under 16: Open Under 16; Girls Under 18; and Open Under 18) will play online, under arbiter and Zoom camera supervision from a single central venue, Mercure Daventry Court Hotel and Spa.
Invited players will be notified of their selection in the coming days. For more information about the event, please see the full announcement here:https://www.englishchess.org.uk/Juniors ... hips-2020/

Wadih Khoury
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Re: 2020 European Online Youth Championships, 18-20 September

Post by Wadih Khoury » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:56 pm

No under 10s? :(

Good luck to the team!

Roger de Coverly
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Re: 2020 European Online Youth Championships, 18-20 September

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:09 pm

From the link
Apart from players’ laptops, no electronic devices will be permitted in the playing area, and as well as checks of players’ laptops, normal ‘over-the-board’ Fair Play enforcement procedures will also be in force. Players will be required to be on Zoom throughout their games, sharing the laptop screen. While we expect the hotel’s WiFi connection to fully support streaming for all players, we would ask players to ensure they have their own WiFi hotspot/portable internet connection available as backup in case of emergency.
I would have thought the "backup in case of emergency" requirement conflicts with the "no electronic devices" requirement. How else would a player provide their own WiFi hotspot other than with a suitably configured mobile phone?

Matt Bridgeman
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Re: 2020 European Online Youth Championships, 18-20 September

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:01 am

I believe the Mecure Daventry Court Hotel cancelled at short notice due to Covid restrictions, but another venue has been found.

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Re: 2020 European Online Youth Championships, 18-20 September

Post by Geoff Chandler » Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:45 pm

Just been looking at the results.

Don't like to single out players from the Edinburgh Tiger Cubs but the 10 year lad lad named in the link below is something else.

Outgraded in every game P.9 w5. L4. I've not seen the games yet but I 'd bet a few of those losses
could have been drawn but he tried to win them. I will not be talking him out of that habit. (Little Larsen is an apt nickname.)
All they get from me is, hopefully, an infectious love for the game and how to set and have faith in the two move trap!

http://chess-results.com/tnr535247.aspx ... =30&snr=76

Well done everyone, but most of all to the organisers.

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Re: 2020 European Online Youth Championships, 18-20 September

Post by Matt Bridgeman » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:47 pm

The report from the event is up on the ECF Junior page;
https://www.englishchess.org.uk/Juniors ... ps-report/

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