County Championships 2018 Live

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Mike Gunn
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County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Mike Gunn » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:44 pm

Has anyone got a link? TWIC suggests there should be something on Chess24, but I can't find anything.

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:21 pm

I applaud your dedication to this event, but can't help thinking that even most players at the venue would rather be watching the football than looking at their own games.

The County Final also clashed with England's last QF in 2006 (v Portugal). My opponent thanked me for resigning in time for him to watch the match! (He meant it well).

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:31 pm

"The County Final also clashed with England's last QF in 2006 (v Portugal). My opponent thanked me for resigning in time for him to watch the match! (He meant it well)."

Credit to you for taking it well!

Early resigners have a choice of viewing today as England women are very well-placed against New Zealand.

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Michael Farthing » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:21 pm

And there was me hoping this thread would provide an escape from the madness seemingly affecting this green and erstwhile pleasant land. Ah well!

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Andrew Zigmond » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:35 pm

The results are now available on the ECF server.
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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Mark Murrell » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:55 pm

In addition to the close of play post referenced by Andrew, the County Championships results server was showing the teams and results as they happened from mid afternoon with the occasional headline update post on the home front page. The Open Championship and the U180s went to the wire. Not quite live but as close as this administrator could manage.

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:00 pm

"And there was me hoping this thread would provide an escape from the madness seemingly affecting this green and erstwhile pleasant land. Ah well!"

At least I was talking about cricket!

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:10 pm

I think the right link is this one:

http://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/36/home

Championship Results

OPEN LANCASHIRE....8.0* - 8.0...YORKSHIRE (*win on tie break)
MINOR SURREY.....9.0 - 7.0...LINCOLNSHIRE
U180 YORKSHIRE....8.5 - 7.5 ...WARWICKSHIRE
U160 YORKSHIRE....5.0 - 11.0...LANCASHIRE
U140 YORKSHIRE....6.0 - 10.0...NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
U120 WARWICKSHIRE....5.0 - 7.0...NORFOLK
U100 LEICESTERSHIRE....7.0 - 5.0...LANCASHIRE

Congrats to Lancashire (and the other winners).

Trivia question: when was the last time (if ever) that all sections of the County Championships were won by different counties? (It wasn't possible this year.)

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Ian Thompson » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:55 pm

Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:10 pm
Trivia question: when was the last time (if ever) that all sections of the County Championships were won by different counties? (It wasn't possible this year.)
One of several possibilities:

Open Lancashire
Minor Surrey
U180 Warwickshire
U160 Yorkshire
U140 Nottinghamshire
U120 Norfolk
U100 Leicestershire

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Nick Ivell » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:04 pm

A great day. Thanks to Bill O'Rourke for driving the mini- bus. There's a pattern developing here. Two years running, red rose beats white on board count; two years running, I swindle a draw against the same opponent two pawns down. Amazing luck.

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Neil Graham » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:03 am

Answer to Chris's Trivia Question which I'm pretty sure I've given before in the County Championship thread.

The last time all the sections were won by different counties was just 2015

Open : Yorkshire
Minor : Essex
U180 : Middlesex
U160 : Lancashire
U140 : Kent
U120 : Hertfordshire
U100 : Nottinghamshire

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:24 am

I am only seriously expecting Neil to answer this - when did Essex last not field any team on Finals day?

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:33 am

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:24 am
I am only seriously expecting Neil to answer this
Wrong!
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:24 am
When did Essex last not field any team on Finals day?
In 2009

http://www.sccu-chess.com/archive/0809/matchbcf.htm

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:36 am

Impressive!

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Re: County Championships 2018 Live

Post by Neil Graham » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:49 am

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:36 am
Impressive!
David had answered the question before I'd even seen it. :)

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