Welcome to the results service for Essex Chess incorporating Essex Online providing events for members of the Essex Chess Association, incorporating live interactive pairing and match cards. Now in its third LMS season. For previous season's events click on the "Previous Seasons" tab above.

Please note that the Essex League has a separate "organisation" entry on the LMS dedicated to the Essex League and and Essex Minor League competitions resuming in 2021/22. Click on LMS Home in the ECF box top left to see a list of Organisation and Club sites.

Back to Real Chess Festival - Pre-season

On the afternoon of Saturday 4 September Essex Chess once again has the exclusive use of Wanstead House, as it plays host to Kent Steele in the Minor section of the ECF's pre-season County Challenge. Alongside these inter county matches there are additional over-the-board chess events as more Essex Clubs return to meeting again. These include bespoke events for Junior players to adapt to three dimensional chess and a further opportunity for Essex players to come together for over-the-board play ahead of the resumption of the Essex League. The Essex only events (Essex All Over v Wanstead & Woodford match & U18 Rated Rapid Swiss) for the first part of the festival can be found at the end of the listing for the 2021 season.

04 Sep 1:30 Inter Essex match (details TBA)
04 Sep 2:00 U18 (as at 31.08.2021) Rated Rapid Swiss
04 Sep 2:00 U18 unrated beginners tournament

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. This will be updated for the 2021/22 season shortly.

Membership information for clubs and players:
https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/EXOL-membership...

Event pairings and results are listed in the Events panel under 2022 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.

Congratulations to the Essex Online Champions
Essex Online Champion 2019/20........................David Sands
Essex Online U1825 Champion 2019/20.............Martin Van Tol
Essex Online U1450 Champion 2019/20............Jaideep Cheema
Essex Online Rapid Champion 2020/21..............Russell White
Essex Online U1600 Rapid Champion 2020/21...Jaideep Cheema
Essex Online Blitz Champion 2020/21............... Huzaifa Baig
EXOL 2020/21 Series winners:
Rapid Open: E1:Charukgan Muhunthan; E2:Russell White; E3:Huzaifa Baig - U1600:E2:Purba Audhora & John Staplehurst
Blitz Open: E1&2: David Spearman; - U1600:E2: Huzaifa Baig; E4 Major: Max Pert; Minor: Markos Mouratidis

***SECOND ESSEX ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIPS - April to June 2021 *** G60/15 5 round Swiss Entry is closed.
Championships webpage: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-classic/eca-onli...
Open, U1800 & U1500 Championships are in play.
Open: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-classic/eca-onli...
U1800: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-classic/eca-onli...
U1500: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-classic/eca-onli...
Watch the games live through the interactive pairing cards available via the left panel Events menu.
Round 1 – Monday 12 April 2021, at 7.00 pm - Completed. Games archive on Championships webpage above
Round 2 – Monday 26 April 2021, at 7.00 pm - Completed. Games archive on Championships webpage above
Round 3 – Monday 10 May 2021, at 7.00 pm - Pairings have been published
Round 4 – Monday 24 May 2021, at 7.00 pm
Round 5 – Monday 7 June 2021, at 7.00 pm.
Dispensation: Players unable to play at the given time on the set round dates may seek in advance to play on an alternative date before the next round. In addition one request to miss a round (save for the last one) with a half-point bye can also be made at least one round in advance.

Essential reading:
Competition Rules - https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/EXOLC2-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...

***NATIONAL COUNTY CHESS ONLINE***
Slow Play (G60/15) ECF Online County Championship returns in the summer. Saturdays at 6:30pm
Fixtures are likely to be 7 of the following Saturdays: June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17 and August 14, 21 and 28.
Further details awaited. Essex are the 2020 U1825 National Champions.
North v South match provisionally scheduled for 4 September
If you wish to join squad Essex contact Peter Nickals at nickals.family@gmail.com

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
SCCU MTC details at https://www.sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/sccu-online
01 Feb Aborted Blitz 3 (G5/2) Open and U1600 (lichess server offline)
01 Mar Rapid 2 (G10/5) Open: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline...
01 Mar Rapid 3 (G10/5) U1600:http://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline/...
14 Mar Blitz Championship (G5/4) Open: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline...
25 Jan - 22 Mar Essex Rapid Championship (G20/10 x2): https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-rapid/essex-onli...
25 Jan - 22 Mar Essex U1600 Rapid Championship (G20/10 x2): https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-rapid/essex-onli...
29 Mar Blitz 4 (G3/2) Major and Minor Opens from qualifying groups A and B - see Event links in left hand side panel

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).

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