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ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by Neill Cooper » Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:22 pm

ECF Secondary School Rapidplay Chess Tournament
Sunday 20th September 2015 Eton College, Berks. SL4 6DW

Play will be in the spacious School Hall; team rooms will be shared and in the maths department.

Time: Registration from 10.15am, play start 11am, finish about 5pm
Event Format: 5 round Swiss rapid play tournament. Digital chess clocks: all moves in 20 minutes + 5 sec/move. All games will be ECF graded.

Teams will consist of 6 players in school years 6 to 13. Schools can enter one or two teams. Squads can have up to 8 players with 6 playing in any match.
Reserve games: We may need to include a team of reserves in the tournament. We will also be able to play reserve games in the playing area and arrange for these games to be graded.

Cost: £10.00 per team - cheques payable to English Chess Federation.
Everyone should bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided for the team managers.

Any questions please email Neill Cooper manager.secondary@englishchess.org.uk..

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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by Neill Cooper » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:37 am

With one day to go ...
The last week has seen a few changes - 4 withdrawals and 5 new teams (some due to lost emails).
We are now expecting 33 school to take part with about 250 players in total.

School County
Bedales School Hants
Bristol Grammar School Avon
Churchill Academy Somerset
City of London Boys School Middx
Dame Alice Owen’s School Herts
Dulwich College Kent
Eton College Berks
Haberdashers Askes School Herts
Hampton School A Surrey
Hampton School B Surrey
Heathside Preparatory School Middx
Homefield Surrey
King Edward VI Grammar School A Essex
King Edward VI Grammar School B Essex
King Edwards School Warks
King’s School, Grantham A Lincs
Laxton Junior School Northants
Mill Hill County High School A Middx
Mill Hill County High School B Middx
Nonsuch Surrey
North London Collegiate Middx
Oundle School Northants
QE Barnet Middx
Reigate GS Surrey
RGS Guildford A Surrey
RGS Guildford B Surrey
Sevenoaks School Kent
Simon Langton GSB A Kent
Simon Langton GSB B Kent
Sir Thomas Rich’s Gloucs
St Francis College Herts
St Paul's Girls' School Middx
The Abbey School, Reading Berks
The King’s School, Canterbury Kent
Westminster Under School Middx
Wilson's School A Surrey
Wilson's School B Surrey
Winchester College Hants
Witham Hall School Lincs

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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by Neill Cooper » Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:11 pm

The event went really well

Standings
Place Name Score

1 Haberdashers Askes School 23.5
2 Hampton School A 23
3 QE Barnet 22.5
4 RGS Guildford A 22
5 KEGS A 20
6 North London Collegiate 19.5
7 City of London Boys Schoo 19
8 Eton College 18
9-11 Westminster Under School 17.5
Winchester College 17.5
Wilson's School B 17.5
12 Dulwich College 17
13-14 Simon Langton GSB A 16.5
RGS Guildford B 16.5
15 Wilson's School A 16
16-19 Sir Thomas Rich’s 15.5
Sevenoaks School 15.5
Reigate GS 15.5
Hampton School B 15.5
20-21 Dame Alice Owen’s School 15
Mill Hill CHS A 15
22-23 Bristol Grammar School 14.5
Simon Langton GSB B 14.5
24-25 Heathside Preparatory Sch 14
King’s Grantham 14
26-28 Oundle School 13.5
Homefield 13.5
St Paul's Girls' School 13.5
29-31 The Abbey School 13
The King’s School Canterb 13
Witham Hall School 13
32 KEGS B 12.5
33 Nonsuch 11.5
34 Churchill Academy 11
35 Bedales School 10.5
36 King Edwards School 10
37 Laxton Junior School 9
38 Mill Hill CHS B 8
39 Reserves 7.5
40 St Francis College 3.5
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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by Neill Cooper » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:58 pm

Some lovely feedback. I hope that the knowledge that even teams who came near the bottom still greatly enjoyed the event will encourage even more schools to take part next year.
Neil
Thank you for an excellent tournament. The girls had a really good time and are inspired to improve for another year.
Despite their final score, they did have some further games which could have gone either way and I think they all some some good games during the day where they had chances.
Hello Neill
Just wanted to say thank you so much for a well organised event at a fabulous venue.
I know a lot of work goes into making these events run well and to ensure that all the schools, children and parents have a good day. The team and parents certainly had a great day!
Many thanks also to Eton College and Mr Moston - in particular for the hot drinks and the tour. Tea and coffee on tap was very welcome. The tour was an amazing insight into the history and workings of the college.
Good morning Neill

Once again, many thanks for your hospitality yesterday. In amongst all of the demands of such a tournament both you and Justin made us feel extremely welcome.
Many thanks Neill for yesterday
A super organised day well done to you and your team.

thank you
Dear Neill and Justin
On behalf of the teams thank you very much for all you did to make Sunday’s event so much fun. The players enjoyed their chess and socialising and their families enjoyed their day out in Eton and Windsor. The friendly atmosphere generated by Eton as a venue and the relaxed competitiveness of the chess made it a great day for everybody.
It was nice to spend time with the reserves as well who were not great players and didn’t win many games but were able to play a real part in the tournament and have fun. Next year I want to also bring a team from a local comprehensive as watching the chess at the bottom end confirmed a weak team would still have a good day.
Thanks Neill, the students very much enjoyed the day and are enthused to work harder at their chess!
A great day.

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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by Neill Cooper » Mon May 09, 2016 10:00 pm

2016 event is already getting popular with 30 teams having entered

September 18, 2016 @ 10:15 am – 5:30 pm, Eton College,
http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/schools/schools/

School County
Bristol Grammar School Avon
Churchill Academy Somerset
City of London Boys School Middx
Eton College Berks
Gonzaga College A Ireland
Gonzaga College B Ireland
Haberdashers Askes School A Herts
Haberdashers Askes School B Herts
Hampton School A Surrey
Hampton School B Surrey
King Edward VI Grammar School A Essex
King Edward VI Grammar School B Essex
King’s School, Grantham A Lincs
King’s School, Grantham B Lincs
Oundle School A Northants
Oundle School B Northants
RGS Guildford A Surrey
RGS Guildford B Surrey
Sevenoaks School Kent
Simon Langton GSB A Kent
Simon Langton GSB B Kent
St Francis College Herts
St Mary’s, Ascot Berks
St Paul's Girls' School Middx
The King’s School, Canterbury Kent
Wilson's School A Surrey
Wilson's School B Surrey
Winchester College A Hants
Winchester College B Hants
Witham Hall School Lincs

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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by Neill Cooper » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:40 pm

Just a few days until the 2016 event.
The good news about school chess is that there are 50 teams from 41 schools taking part - over 300 players.
Some are travelling from as far afield as Ireland, Somerset, Hereford, Lincs and Birmingham.
The top teams have a total grade (6 players) of over 1000. Others are playing in their first tournament.

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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by Neill Cooper » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:22 pm

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Cross Table

No Name                       Total  1      2      3      4      5    

1   Gonzaga College A         24.0  33:6.0 17:6.0  3:4.5  6:3.5  4:4.0
2   Hampton School A          24.0  27:6.0 23:6.0  4:2.0  7:5.0  6:5.0
3   Millfield                 23.0  32:6.0 18:5.5  1:1.5 11:5.0 10:5.0
4   RGS Guildford A           22.0  13:6.0 16:6.0  2:4.0  5:4.0  1:2.0
5   Haberdashers  Omega       21.0  39:5.0 14:3.0 12:6.0  4:2.0 16:5.0
6   Wilson's School A         19.5  42:6.0 28:5.0 19:5.0  1:2.5  2:1.0
7   City of London Boys Schoo 19.0  21:4.5 22:6.0 10:3.0  2:1.0 20:4.5
8   KEGS A                    19.0  35:6.0 20:3.5  9:2.0 23:3.5 19:4.0
9   Winchester College A      18.0  15:3.0 25:5.5  8:4.0 19:3.0 11:2.5
10  Haberdashers Alpha        18.0  29:4.0 24:5.5  7:3.0 14:4.5  3:1.0
11  QE Barnet                 18.0  31:5.0 12:3.0 26:5.5  3:1.0  9:3.5
12  Eton College              18.0  40:5.0 11:3.0  5:0.0 42:5.0 28:5.0
13  Sevenoaks School          17.5   4:0.0 44:5.0 22:4.0 34:4.0 24:4.5
14  King Edwards School A     17.0  41:5.5  5:3.0 20:4.0 10:1.5 18:3.0
15  Chepstow School           17.0   9:3.0 36:2.0 27:3.5 26:4.5 25:4.0
16  Simon Langton GSB A       17.0  44:6.0  4:0.0 33:4.0 36:6.0  5:1.0
17  Wilson's School B         17.0  50:6.0  1:0.0 42:3.5 37:3.5 23:4.0
18  Sir Thomas Rich’s         16.5  38:6.0  3:.5  36:2.0 39:5.0 14:3.0
19  Brighton College          16.5  47:6.0 30:4.5  6:1.0  9:3.0  8:2.0
20  Gonzaga College B         16.0  43:6.0  8:2.5 14:2.0 28:4.0  7:1.5
21  Abingdon School           16.0   7:1.5 39:2.5 31:4.0 35:4.0 30:4.0
22  Mill Hill CHS             16.0  45:5.0  7:0.0 13:2.0 29:4.0 37:5.0
23  North London Collegiate   15.5  46:6.0  2:0.0 41:5.0  8:2.5 17:2.0
24  Reigate GS                14.5  37:4.0 10:.5  40:5.0 30:3.5 13:1.5
25  Horris Hill               14.5  26:3.0  9:.5  47:4.0 41:5.0 15:2.0
26  Hampton School B          14.0  25:3.0 34:5.0 11:.5  15:1.5 42:4.0
27  Dame Alice Owen’s School  14.0   2:0.0 46:5.0 15:2.5 33:3.0 36:3.5
28  Westminster Under School  14.0  48:6.0  6:1.0 30:4.0 20:2.0 12:1.0
29  King’s School Grantham    14.0  10:2.0 37:2.5 34:1.5 22:2.0 48:6.0
30  Heathside Prep School     14.0  49:6.0 19:1.5 28:2.0 24:2.5 21:2.0
31  King’s School Canter      14.0  11:1.0 40:2.5 21:2.0 49:5.5 33:3.0
32  The Hall                  14.0   3:0.0 38:1.5 49:4.0 44:5.0 34:3.5
33  Bristol Grammar School    14.0   1:0.0 50:6.0 16:2.0 27:3.0 31:3.0
34  Winchester College B      13.5  36:3.5 26:1.0 29:4.5 13:2.0 32:2.5
35  St Paul's Girls' School   13.5   8:0.0 43:6.0 37:2.0 21:2.0 39:3.5
36  RGS Guildford B           13.0  34:2.5 15:4.0 18:4.0 16:0.0 27:2.5
37  ACS Egham                 13.0  24:2.0 29:3.5 35:4.0 17:2.5 22:1.0
38  King Edwards School B     13.0  18:0.0 32:4.5 39:1.5 40:2.0 46:5.0
39  Nonsuch                   12.5   5:1.0 21:3.5 38:4.5 18:1.0 35:2.5
40  Churchill Academy         12.5  12:1.0 31:3.5 24:1.0 38:4.0 41:3.0
41  KEGS B                    11.5  14:.5  45:6.0 23:1.0 25:1.0 40:3.0
42  Simon Langton GSB B       11.5   6:0.0 48:6.0 17:2.5 12:1.0 26:2.0
43  Guildford County School   11.5  20:0.0 35:0.0 48:2.0 50:5.5 47:4.0
44  Sir William Borlase       10.5  16:0.0 13:1.0 50:4.5 32:1.0 49:4.0
45  Bishop Luffa School       10.5  22:1.0 41:0.0 46:2.5 48:2.0 50:5.0
46  The Abbey School          9.5   23:0.0 27:1.0 45:3.5 47:4.0 38:1.0
47  Hereford Cathedral School 9.0   19:0.0 49:3.0 25:2.0 46:2.0 43:2.0
48  Basildon Upper Academy    8.0   28:0.0 42:0.0 43:4.0 45:4.0 29:0.0
49  Reserves                  7.5   30:0.0 47:3.0 32:2.0 31:.5  44:2.0
50  St Francis College        3.0   17:0.0 33:0.0 44:1.5 43:.5  45:1.0
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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by John Swain » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:23 pm

Wow! Fifty school teams, ten more than last year! Massive congratulations are due to Neill Cooper for masterminding this premier event.

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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by Neill Cooper » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:06 pm

Neill Cooper wrote:

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Cross Table

No Name                       Total  1      2      3      4      5    

1   Gonzaga College A         24.0  32:6.0 17:6.0  3:4.5  6:3.5  4:4.0
2   Hampton School A          24.0  27:6.0 23:6.0  4:2.0  7:5.0  6:5.0
3   Millfield                 23.0  31:6.0 19:5.5  1:1.5 11:5.0 10:5.0
4   RGS Guildford A           22.0  13:6.0 16:6.0  2:4.0  5:4.0  1:2.0
5   Haberdashers  Omega       21.0  39:5.0 14:3.0 12:6.0  4:2.0 16:5.0
6   Wilson's School A         19.5  42:6.0 28:5.0 20:5.0  1:2.5  2:1.0
7   City of London Boys Schoo 19.0  18:4.5 22:6.0 10:3.0  2:1.0 21:4.5
8   KEGS A                    19.0  34:6.0 21:3.5  9:2.0 23:3.5 20:4.0
9   Winchester College A      18.0  15:3.0 25:5.5  8:4.0 20:3.0 11:2.5
10  Haberdashers Alpha        18.0  29:4.0 24:5.5  7:3.0 14:4.5  3:1.0
11  QE Barnet                 18.0  30:5.0 12:3.0 26:5.5  3:1.0  9:3.5
12  Eton College              18.0  40:5.0 11:3.0  5:0.0 42:5.0 28:5.0
13  Sevenoaks School          17.5   4:0.0 44:5.0 22:4.0 33:4.0 24:4.5
14  King Edwards School A     17.0  41:5.5  5:3.0 21:4.0 10:1.5 19:3.0
15  Chepstow School           17.0   9:3.0 36:2.0 27:3.5 26:4.5 25:4.0
16  Simon Langton GSB A       17.0  44:6.0  4:0.0 32:4.0 36:6.0  5:1.0
17  Wilson's School B         17.0  50:6.0  1:0.0 42:3.5 37:3.5 23:4.0
18  Abingdon School           16.5   7:1.5 39:2.5 30:4.0 34:4.0 35:4.5
19  Sir Thomas Rich’s         16.5  38:6.0  3:.5  36:2.0 39:5.0 14:3.0
20  Brighton College          16.5  47:6.0 35:4.5  6:1.0  9:3.0  8:2.0
21  Gonzaga College B         16.0  43:6.0  8:2.5 14:2.0 28:4.0  7:1.5
22  Mill Hill CHS             16.0  45:5.0  7:0.0 13:2.0 29:4.0 37:5.0
23  North London Collegiate   15.5  46:6.0  2:0.0 41:5.0  8:2.5 17:2.0
24  Reigate GS                14.5  37:4.0 10:.5  40:5.0 35:3.5 13:1.5
25  Horris Hill               14.5  26:3.0  9:.5  47:4.0 41:5.0 15:2.0
26  Hampton School B          14.0  25:3.0 33:5.0 11:.5  15:1.5 42:4.0
27  Dame Alice Owen’s School  14.0   2:0.0 46:5.0 15:2.5 32:3.0 36:3.5
28  Westminster Under School  14.0  48:6.0  6:1.0 35:4.0 21:2.0 12:1.0
29  King’s School Grantham    14.0  10:2.0 37:2.5 33:1.5 22:2.0 48:6.0
30  King’s School Canter      14.0  11:1.0 40:2.5 18:2.0 49:5.5 32:3.0
31  The Hall                  14.0   3:0.0 38:1.5 49:4.0 44:5.0 33:3.5
32  Bristol Grammar School    14.0   1:0.0 50:6.0 16:2.0 27:3.0 30:3.0
33  Winchester College B      13.5  36:3.5 26:1.0 29:4.5 13:2.0 31:2.5
34  St Paul's Girls' School   13.5   8:0.0 43:6.0 37:2.0 18:2.0 39:3.5
35  Heathside Prep School     13.5  49:6.0 20:1.5 28:2.0 24:2.5 18:1.5
36  RGS Guildford B           13.0  33:2.5 15:4.0 19:4.0 16:0.0 27:2.5
37  ACS Egham                 13.0  24:2.0 29:3.5 34:4.0 17:2.5 22:1.0
38  King Edwards School B     13.0  19:0.0 31:4.5 39:1.5 40:2.0 46:5.0
39  Nonsuch                   12.5   5:1.0 18:3.5 38:4.5 19:1.0 34:2.5
40  Churchill Academy         12.5  12:1.0 30:3.5 24:1.0 38:4.0 41:3.0
41  KEGS B                    11.5  14:.5  45:6.0 23:1.0 25:1.0 40:3.0
42  Simon Langton GSB B       11.5   6:0.0 48:6.0 17:2.5 12:1.0 26:2.0
43  Guildford County School   11.5  21:0.0 34:0.0 48:2.0 50:5.5 47:4.0
44  Sir William Borlase       10.5  16:0.0 13:1.0 50:4.5 31:1.0 49:4.0
45  Bishop Luffa School       10.5  22:1.0 41:0.0 46:2.5 48:2.0 50:5.0
46  The Abbey School          9.5   23:0.0 27:1.0 45:3.5 47:4.0 38:1.0
47  Hereford Cathedral School 9.0   20:0.0 49:3.0 25:2.0 46:2.0 43:2.0
48  Basildon Upper Academy    8.0   28:0.0 42:0.0 43:4.0 45:4.0 29:0.0
49  Reserves                  7.5   35:0.0 47:3.0 31:2.0 30:.5  44:2.0
50  St Francis College        3.0   17:0.0 32:0.0 44:1.5 43:.5  45:1.0
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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by PeterFarr » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:04 pm

Are many of these State schools; and if not I wonder if Neill sees any glimmers of hope in persuading more of them to compete in this event?

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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by Neill Cooper » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:47 pm

Over a third were state schools:
31 independent, 13 state selective, 5 comprehensive, 27 boys school, 17 mixed, 5 girls.
The leading state school was mine, Wilson's, who were 6th. The leading non-selective state school were Chepstow who were 17th.
So there is a glimmer of hope.

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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by John Upham » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:55 pm

Neill,

Quick question for you:

Do you know of any state secondary schools who take an external provider to come in either during the school day or afterwards to run and manage a chess club and teach children?

It is interesting to compare and contrast this with the situation for state primary schools...
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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by Neill Cooper » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:14 pm

None spring to mind. But it is not just chess. It would be true for almost all co-curricular activities - outside providers at primary school but not at secondary school. The main exceptions I can think of are music tuition and sports coaches who are still used in secondary schools.

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Re: ECF Eton College Team Rapidplay 2015

Post by PeterFarr » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:37 am

Neill Cooper wrote:Over a third were state schools:
31 independent, 13 state selective, 5 comprehensive, 27 boys school, 17 mixed, 5 girls.
The leading state school was mine, Wilson's, who were 6th. The leading non-selective state school were Chepstow who were 17th.
So there is a glimmer of hope.
Thanks very much for that - little acorns etc.

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