Welcome to the results service for Essex Online providing events for members of the Essex Chess Association, incorporating live interactive pairing and match cards.

Essex clubs affiliated to the ECA, whose 2020/21 members are eligible to join Essex Online are listed in the Clubs panel. Those who join as Direct Members will be shown as Essex CA in the Event listings.
Membership information for clubs and players:

Event pairings and results are listed in the Events panel under 2021 Season. NB During an event in progress results displayed should be treated as unofficial. Where Tournament Pages from VEGA for an event are published on the ECA website and in the event of any discrepancy with the pairings or results stated here, the VEGA publication shall prevail.

Visit our website for information about the Association and our activities: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2
The drop downs from the Activities tab will take you to the tournament pages for the 2021 season which comprise events taking place between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021. 2020/21 events will be hosted on the lichess.org platform.


ESSEX ONLINE RAPID3 (G10/5) paired by VEGA
Monday 1 March 5 rounds ECF online rapid rated Swiss)
OPEN & U1600 according to entry
Essex Closed event for members of clubs affiliated to the ECA and its direct members who have joined our Lichess "team" https://lichess.org/team/essex-online
ECF membership required - minimum of Supporter level

Competition entries, parings, lichess links, results, tables are contained within the VEGA Tournament Pages below
Open: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline...
U1600: http://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline/...

Essential reading:
Competition Rules - https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/EXOLSP-Rules.pdf
Online Policy/entry conditions - https://www.essexchess.org.uk/online-chess
Online Code of Conduct - https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/files/sg/ECA%20%20Online%20Code...
ECA Online Safeguarding Policy - https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/files/sg/ECA%20Safeguarding%20P...
ECF Fair Play Policy - https://englishchessonline.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ECF-Online-...
Lichess Terms of Service - https://lichess.org/terms-of-service
Guide to playing on lichess - https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Guide_to_Playin...

***ESSEX ONLINE RAPID CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PLAY *** Week 2, 7pm Monday 8 February
Open & U1600 (ECF Online) Championships G20/10 x2

Championships webpage: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-rapid/essex-onli...
OPEN Cross-Table https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/65973/swtable
U1600 Cross-Table https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/66026/swtable

LOOK LEFT to the Championships Events links for Week 2 Rounds 3 & 4 interactive Pairing Cards
at 7pm on Sunday 7 February for Pairings & 7pm on 8 February for live viewing between 7pm and 9:15pm.

7 Week Swiss played on 25 Jan, 8, 15 & 22 Feb and 8, 15 & 22 Mar. Byes and deferment options available in advance.
Each round comprises 2 games of G20/10 rapid against the same opponent, one with each colour.

Essex Closed event for members of clubs affiliated to the ECA and its direct members (see membership above)
ECF membership required - minimum of Supporter level
ECA website page: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/essex-online-rapid-championship-2020-21

OPEN Week 2 Leg 1 (R3) Pairings at https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/66027
U1600 Week 2 Leg 1 (R3) Pairings at https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/66041

Essential reading:
Competition Rules - https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/EXOLRC-Rules-00...
Online Policy/entry conditions - www.essexchess.org.uk/online-chess
Online Code of Conduct - www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/files/sg/ECA%20%20Online%20Code%20of%20...
ECA Online Safeguarding Policy - www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/files/sg/ECA%20Safeguarding%20Policy%20...
ECF Fair Play Policy - https://englishchessonline.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/ECF-Online-...
Lichess Terms of Service - lichess.org/terms-of-service
Guide to playing on lichess - www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Guide_to_Playing_Games_...


Slow Play (G60/15) ECF Online County Championship returns later in the year
If you wish to join squad Essex contact Peter Nickals at nickals.family@gmail.com

The 2020/21 events schedule of remaining events comprises:

Individual Online (Monday evenings starting at 7pm unless stated otherwise)

Blitz- 14 March 2020 (2:30pm) 1st Essex Online Blitz Open & U1600 Championships ***NEW***
Blitz - 29 March 2021 G3/2
Rapid - 1 March 2021
Rapid - 1st Essex Online Rapid Open & U1600 Championships (in play) G20/10
25 Jan, 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 8 Mar, 15 Mar & 22 Mar
EXOL Rapid Championship Rules: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/EXOLRC-Rules-00...
Standard - 2nd Essex Online Championships (sections according to entry):
R1: 12 April 2021; R2: 26 April 20201; R3: 10 May 2021; R4: 24 May 2021; R5: 7 June 2021
EXOL Championship Rules: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/EXOLC2-Rules.pdf

Team Online
SCCU Members' Team Championships: 28 November, 5 December, 9 January, 16 January and 23 January
Event details at: https://www.sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/sccu-online

2021 Summary of completed events
See the Events panel on left for the pairing cards; for official results see the VEGA tournament pages below
09 Nov Blitz 1 (G7/2) https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline...
14 Nov County Challenge. This warm up for the SCCU Members' Team Championships was played in three rating limited sections with teams from North Essex (1820+), Essex (U1820) and Wanstead (U1610) taking on three "The Rest" teams. In making up the opposition, the rest of Essex was joined by players from Kent and Surrey.
23 Nov Rapid 1 (G10/5): https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline...
07 Dec Blitz 2 (G5) Open: http://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline/...
07 Dec Blitz 2 (G5) U1600: http://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline/...
13 Dec Team Blitz (G7) http://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline/...
11 Jan Rapid 2 (G10/5) Open: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline...
11 Jan Rapid 2 (G10/5) U1600:http://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline/...
16 Jan SCCU MTC Major ATR 2050 concluded. Essex tie with Surrey but Surrey take Championship on game points
23 Jan SCCU MTC Inter ATR 1675 concluded. Essex Philpott champions, Essex Pascoe third on tie break.
01 Feb Aborted Blitz (G5/2) Open and U1600 (lichess server offline)

2020 Summer Season
Click on Previous Seasons in the menu above for our first season's events during the summer of 2020, played on the chess.com platform. In July & August 2020 the inaugural Essex Online Championships were held comprising Open, U150 and U100 competitions. On 27 June 2020 and on 18 July 2020 the Essex U1825 squad divided into Essex Marauders and Essex All Stars for an inter team match, during breaks in the inaugural Online County Championships. Essex went onto win the U1825 Championship. The County Championships can be found on this LMS at https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/60070/home. The season began on 30 May 2020 with a county championship warm up match, an inter Anglia affair against Norfolk. A somewhat random affair by virtue of the board order set automatically by chess.com to its online rapid ratings as opposed to standard ratings or grading. The Championships however were played by way of a series of individual board challenges (using ECF standard ratings and then standard grades).

Latest Results

Essex (U1820)  5½ - 2½  The Rest (U1820)  Sat 14th Nov 2020
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North Essex (1820+)  5 - 2  The Rest (1820+)  Sat 14th Nov 2020
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Wanstead (U1610)  3½ - 3½  The Rest (U1610)  Sat 14th Nov 2020
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White  5½ - 4½  Black  Mon 31st Aug 2020
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