N.B. Any matchday communication from the controller will be posted here.
Currently in PUBLIC mode - do not enter teams !

Welcome to the ECF Online County Championship Results Service.
English County Associations and their online chess players are participating in the inaugural Online Counties Championship this summer, open to all ECF Members and ECF Supporters eligible for an entered County, played on the Chess.com platform: https://www.chess.com/club/ecf-online-english-county-championships. Scroll down for more information about format and how to join one of the teams if you are eligible for that county, which you can do at any time before their county's last group match.

Go to the ECF Competition website at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/online-english-counties-championships-2020/ for all of the tournament documentation. For quick reference here are links to the Competition Rules (reissue 11 June), the Controller's Notices and a Competition guide to this site:
All players must abide by the ECF Online Fair Play and Anti-Cheating Rules: https://englishchessonline.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ECF-Online-...

Matches are played on Saturday evenings at 6:30pm at a rate of G60/15"
See the fixtures and follow results live at: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/60070/ofixtures

Twin group all play all matches started the Group league stage on 13th June and run through to the 1st August. These are the qualifying matches for the various Championships with semi-finals on 8th August and Finals on 22nd August for each Championship within the Open and U1825 Sections.
Open Division 1 is the qualifier for the Open and Major Open Championships
Open Division 2 is the qualifier for the Challengers and Minor Championships
U1825 Section is the qualifier for the U1825 and U1825 Challengers Championships.

A preliminary familiarisation round in the Open and U1825 sections took place on 6th June. See the Events panel (left) for the pairings, results and group allocation. Teams were allocated to Division according to seeding. The pairings for each Championship, determined by league standings, will appear on 2nd August.

Group Stage round 1 on 13th July was aborted due to ongoing platform issues. All games have been rescheduled to 1st August. https://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ECF-OCC-lette...

If you would like to play in this competition see the information below and contact your county’s organiser or secretary of you are eligible applying the criteria below. If no email contact please visit the county's website. You can only play for one county.

Eligibility: A player is eligible to represent one of the following historical counties of England in the Championship if the player is an ECF member or supporter, is not barred from ECF online Clubs, has an active chess.com playing account (and has not held any others); and meets one of the following criteria:
(i) Birth in that county.
(ii) Five years’ domicile in that county at any time.
(iii) Two months’ immediate previous and present membership of a club either in or affiliated to that County.
(iv) One month’s immediately previous and present domicile in that County.
(v) Present attendance as a student at a school, college or university in that County.

Competing County Associations and organiser contacts:
Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire (Open) k.j.williamson@btinternet.com
Berkshire: john.upham@zen.co.uk (Open)
Cheshire & NW higgiecharles@gmail.com (Open)
Cumbria: www.cumbriachess.com (website) (Open)
Derbyshire: villagekiller12@gmail.com (Open)
Devon: http://devonchess.com/ (website) (Open)
Essex: match-cap@essexchess.org.uk (Open & U1825)
Gloucestershire: vince.southcott@gmail.com (Open)
Greater Manchester: andrewshingleton89@googlemail.com ((Open & U1825)
Hampshire: f.n.mcleod@soton.ac.uk (Open)
Leicestershire & Rutland: www.lrca.org.uk (website) (Open & U1825)
Lincolnshire: KMCCARTHYZ@aol.com (Open & U1825)
Middlesex: fulton790@aol.com (Open A & B & U1825)
Norfolk: davidandjulie21@yahoo.co.uk (Open & U1825)
Northumberland: mickriding@hotmail.co.uk (Open & U1825)
Oxfordshire: stephen.rumsby@maidford.plus.com (Open & U1825)
Shropshire: mdhc@shrewsbury.org.uk (Open)
Somerset: ggreenland@me.com (Open)
Surrey: peter_mary_lawrence@hotmail.com (Open & U1825)
Warwickshire: edhgoodwin@gmail.com (Open)
Worcestershire: stephenwoodhousechess@outlook.com (Open)
Yorkshire: http://mannchess.org.uk/YCA.htm (website) (Open)

Latest Results

Northumberland  10 - 7  Greater Manchester  Sat 4th Jul 2020
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Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire  5 - 5  Surrey  Sat 4th Jul 2020
Sporting of BH to reduce to a 10 board match and not claim the default for their 11th man
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Oxfordshire  6½ - 4½  Surrey  Sat 4th Jul 2020
Herbie Johnston substitutes for Brian Tang on Surrey board 5.
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Northumberland  9 - 5  Essex  Sat 4th Jul 2020
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