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BCCA Capablanca Team wins BCCTC!

BCCA Capablanca Team wins BCCTC!

The 2016-17 British CC Team Championship has been won by a team from the BCCA – BCCA Capablanca. The result went down to the wire with the outcome depending on the very last game. As it was, BCCA Capablanca won with 11.5/16, Square Bashers were 2nd with 10.5 and the other BCCA team (BCCA Alekhine) were 3rd on 9.5. The winning team were John Brasier, Trevor Carr (Captain), Peter Catt, Les Ellis, Yosua Sitorus, Dennis Broadway, Ian Mason & Richard Tillett.

The crosstable & all the games can be viewed here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61918


 

Announcement of New Tournament

Announcement of New Tournament

To all English players age 60 or over: we wish to announce entries are now being taken for the 1st English Veterans CC Championship!

The English Federation of Correspondence Chess (EFCC) is pleased to announce that the first English Veterans Correspondence Chess Championship (EVCCC) will be held with a start date in March 2018. All English players aged 60 or over are invited to enter!

The full Rules, tournament structure, eligibility, prizes etc can be seen under "English Veterans CC Championship (EVCCC) on the EFCC website. Go to: http://www.efcchess.org.uk/bvccc.html

There shall be a Championship Final, Semi-Finals & preliminary sections with all standards of player catered for. The games will be played on the ICCF webserver & the tournament duration shall be approximately 21 months of playing time. The time limit shall be 40 days for each 10 moves.

The entry fee is £8.00. Entries may be made by PayPal through this website quoting “1st EVCCC”. Alternatively, entries may be sent to the Tournament Organiser, Ian M Pheby (address: Oaklea Cottage, Horsham Road, Capel, Dorking, Surrey RH5 5JH) with a cheque for £8.00 made payable to “EFCC”. The closing date for entries is 1st February 2018. Pairings will be issued as soon as possible after that date.

All veteran English chess players are heartily invited to enter this tournament, both for the enjoyment of the games and for friendly contact/communication.

Tournament Organiser: SIM Ian M Pheby, IA


 

ICCF Titles and Norms Continue to Flow

EFCC would like to congratulate the following players;

CCE Title :

David Cook
Praveen Rallabandi
Steven Cade

CCM norm :

David Evans

CCE norms :

Richard Akrill
Anthony A Roberts
Anthony Waller
Brian J Herriot


 

Edmund Soh achieves the International Master title

A fabulous performance in his European Server Championship semi final section has earned Edmund Soh a second ICCF International Master norm to achieve a well deserved title. Edmund has won the section convincingly finishing above 5 International Masters and 2 Senior International Masters, with a score of +5. This includes 3 wins with the black pieces which is quite a feat in modern day server chess.

The Cross table for this hard fought tournament can be seen at https://www.iccf.com/event?id=60749

Edmund now qualifies for a European candidates section, which is one step away from the European individual server final. Here is one of the Edmund's wins with black, where a strong bishop pair and pawns dominate his French opponent's rook and knight.

Here is Edmund's game against Alexandre Duchardt :

[Event "EU/C2016/sf-01"]
[Site "ICCF"]
[Date "2016.09.20"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Duchardt, Alexandre"]
[Black "Soh, Edmund"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D43"]
[WhiteElo "2317"]
[BlackElo "2320"]
[PlyCount "98"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]


1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. h4 g4 11. Ne5 Nbd7 12. Nxd7 Qxd7 13. Be5 Qe7 14. Bxg4 Rg8 15. Bf3 O-O-O 16. Qe2 Nd7 17. Bg3 b4 18. Nd1 Nb6 19. O-O Rxd4 20. Ne3 Ba6 21. Nc2 Rd7 22. Rfd1 Rxg3 23. fxg3 Bg7 24. e5 Qc5+ 25. Kh2 Bb5 26. Rxd7 Nxd7 27. a4 Ba6 28. Rd1 Nxe5 29. Qe4 b3 30. Nd4 Nxf3+ 31. gxf3 Qd5 32. Qg4 Bf6 33. Rd2 h5 34. Qf4 Be5 35. Qe3 Qc5 36. f4 Bc7 37. Qe2 Bb6 38. Rd1 Kb7 39. Qe1 c3 40. bxc3 Bc4 41. Qd2 Qd5 42. Qb2 Ka6 43. Rd2 Bxd4 44. Rxd4 Qc5 45. Qg2 f6 46. f5 e5 47. Rd1 Ka5 48. Rg1 Bd3 49. Qd2 e4 0-1

You can download the PGN file here ; Duchardt-Soh.pgn

You can play through the game on EFCC's Game Database here ; Duchardt - Soh, EU/C2016/sf-01

22nd ICCF World Cup - Entries now being accepted.

This tournament has been announced on the ICCF server. Please see https://www.iccf.com/message?message=1109

The entry fee through EFCC is £10.00 per section and can be paid at EFCC's website by card (see 'Online Fee Payment' on the left hand side of this webpage) using 'WC22' as the reference.

Anyone wishing to pay by cheque should send it payable to 'EFCC' to Andrew Dearnley, EFCC International Secretary, 4 Saunderson Road, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 9DU.

This is a popular ICCF event and gives the chance to compete with opponents from all over the world in an open tournament. Please consider entering. There are no further fees payable should one qualify for the next stage and final thereafter.


 

New British Champion

Anthony Balshaw is the new British Champion by a narrow margin!

British Championship 2016-8 Final Table


The table can be viewed from the ICCF servers here ; https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61304

All this years events are up and running.......

Championship : https://www.iccf.com/event?id=70959
Candidates : https://www.iccf.com/event?id=70960

Reserves (5 sections) ;

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=70961
https://www.iccf.com/event?id=70962
https://www.iccf.com/event?id=70964
https://www.iccf.com/event?id=70965
https://www.iccf.com/event?id=70966


 

4 More English Players Titles Awarded

EFCC would like to congratulate the following players on achieving norms for their ICCF titles;

Dawn Williamson - Lady Grandmaster

Brian Thompson - Correspondence Chess Master

Jo Wharrier - Correspondence Chess Expert

Ian Mason - Correspondence Chess Expert


 

England Win Match Against Indonesia

England recently completed a 12.5 – 9.5 win over Indonesia, with 100% performances from Praveen Rallabandi, Ben Wood, Keith Dudeney & Greg Hughes. England were one of the first Federations to play against the newly formed Indonesian CC Federation, and we are pleased to see that Indonesia has now been accepted as a member of ICCF.

International Secretary Andrew Dearnley is currently recruiting players for a match against Portugal, and we have other friendly matches in the pipeline. If you wish to be included in Andrew’s squad, please contact him.

ENG-INA 2016, England - Indonesia 2016

TD Ylönen, Olli
EnglandWhiteBlackWhiteBlackIndonesia
Board 1ENG Maguire, Gary  2272     ½     ½     ½     ½INA Sitorus, Yosua  2322
Board 2ENG Rallabandi, Praveen Kumar  2021     1     1E     0E     0INA Aprilyando Silalahi, Yesaya  1800P
INA Arifin, Raymond  1800P
Board 3ENG Wood, Ben A.  1854     1     1     0     0INA Balladho, Andi  1800P
Board 4ENG Tibbert, Peter H.  1805     0     0     1     1INA Darmanto, Heri  1800P
Board 5ENG Cox, Raymond J. A.  1770     1     0     1     0INA Jatmiko, Tri Yuwono  1800P
Board 6ENG Elwood, David  1763     ½     1     0     ½INA Wahyuza, Carlos  1800P
Board 7ENG Woodhouse, Stephen  1722     1E     0     1     0EINA Lambiarro, Alfonso  1800P
Board 8ENG Dudeney, Keith  1705     1     1     0     0INA Hendra Atmada, Rezqian  1800P
Board 9ENG Hughes, Gregory  1697     1     1     0     0INA Gultom, Paul  1800P
Board 10ENG Ward, Bill  1687     0     0     1     1INA Hendri Sevano, Ricky  1800P
Board 11ENG Pardoe, Iris  1635     0     0     1     1INA Tambunan, Berman  1800P
Total:

12.5

9.5


You can view the match's crosstables at the ICCF site - https://www.iccf.com/event?id=63579


 

ICCF congress is taking place in Bulgaria

EFCC are being represented at the ICCF congress in Bulgaria by secretary, Phill Beckett and Richard Akrill. Proposals and decisions are made regarding the future of CC and the ICCF medal ceremony has already taken place. Phill has collected the LIM title for England's Sue Howell, whilst 3 long standing ICCF delegates received life achievements.
They are Sergey Grodzensky (Russia) Gianni Mastrojeni (Italy) and Per Söderberg (Sweden). Per is pictured with his certificate and award below.

Per_Soderberg.jpg


 

EFCC Executive Meeting - 14th October 2017, 1pm.


If anyone wishes to make any comment on any of the agenda's items or have any other matter discussed at the meeting, please contact the secretary 14 days prior to the meeting.

Provisional Agenda for the EFCC Executive meeting at the Holiday Inn, Sandiacre, Nottingham

14th October 2017, 1:00pm

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of meeting 1st April

3. Matters arising

4. Tournament reports

    a. BCCC (PJB)

    b. BCCTC (IP)

    c. EVCCC (IP) Review of proposed new rules

    d. ECCC (IP)

      i. Proposed amendments to rules

      ii. Proposed amendment regarding leave

    e. C & DCCC (SG)

    f. ICCF Veterans World Cup (IP)

    g. BVCCC

5. Financial Matters (TH)

6. Other Domestic matters

    a. Recruitment of new EC members

    b. Disciplinary matters

    c. EFCC Electronic Yearbook

7. International Secretary’s report

8. Official Appointments

    a. Contract review of Webmaster

9. ECF Matters (report from S.J.Mann who attended in place of PJB) (Note ECF is meeting on the same day as this meeting and S.J.Mann will provide a report for the next meeting)

10. ICCF matters

    a. Report on 2017 Congress from PJB with further comments from R. Akrill

11. Annual Patrons and Patrons

    a. Fees

    b. Maintaining the database

12. Any other Business

    a. Death of KB Richardson and a possible Memorial event

13. Date of next meeting


 

Update on the 2016/7 Counties & District CCC


The three Divisions on the 2016/7 Counties & District CC Championship have just over one month of play remaining, but many issues are already decided.

In Division 2 (Sinclair), a fantastic performance from East Wales A has seen them take the Divisional Title with 14.5/16!
They will be promoted to Division 1 (Ward-Higgs) next season.
The 2nd place, and final promotion spot, lies between Suffolk & Yorkshire C with just one game remaining to decide the issue.
Worcester A & Lincolnshire are both relegated to Division 3 (Butler-Thomas).

Division 3 (Butler-Thomas) saw two outstanding teams dominating the Division. Somerset won the Divisional Title scoring a remarkable 15/16.
They will be joined in promotion to Division 2 by West Wales B who scored 14/16.

Division 1 (Ward-Higgs) still has 5 games ongoing, and these games will decide all issues.
West Wales A lead the Division on 10 points with one game ongoing. They can now only be caught by Surrey A who have 7.5 with 3 games remaining.
Yorkshire A currently stand in 2nd place on 9.5 but they have now finished all their games.
The two relegation places will be decided between Hampshire, Hertfordshire A & Essex B.

All the crosstables & games can be found using the links below.

Ward-Higgs: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61532
Sinclair: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61579
Butler-Thomas: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61584

 

CCE Norm - Mike Richardt.

Well done to Mike Richardt who has now completed his games in the James O'Grady Memorial, achieving a score of +2.

This has gained Mike his first CCE norm and he will be looking to achieve a second norm for the title.

The O'Grady Memorial has just one remaining game left to complete and has already resulted in nine different norms for players.

Gareth Yeo (Wales) is the winner and was the only player to make a CCM norm in the event.

The Cross table for this hard fought tournament can be seen at https://www.iccf.com/event?id=60315

Here is Mike's game against Gareth, which featured an unbalanced Sicilian;

Gareth Yeo v Mike Richardt [B33]
James O'Grady Memorial
15th June 2016

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 Rb8 12. Nc2 Bg5 13. a4 bxa4 14. Ncb4 Nxb4 15. Nxb4 Bd7 16. Bxa6 Qa5 17. Qxd6 Rb6 18. Qd3 Be6 19. Bc4 Rxb4 20. Bxe6 O-O 21. cxb4 Qxb4+ 22. Qc3 Qxe4+ 23. Kf1 fxe6 24. Re1 Qf5 25. Qf3 e4 26. Qxf5 exf5 27. g4 e3 28. gxf5 Rxf5 29. Re2 Bh4 30. f3 1/2-1/2

You can download the PGN file here ; YeoRichardt.pgn

You can play through the game on EFCC's Game Database here ; Yeo - Richardt, James O'Grady Memorial 2016

Trevor Carr and Leslie Eastoe become ICCF Correspondence Chess Masters


Trevor Carr and Leslie Eastoe become ICCF Correspondence Chess Masters

EFCC would like to congratulate Trevor Carr and Leslie Eastoe on both recently making their 2nd CCM norms and hence gaining their titles.
Let's hope both players can now move onto earning the International Master title.

Players rated 2300 and above may wish to consider entering the European Individual Server Championship through EFCC for the bargain fee of £20.
This tournament will give CCE/CCM/IM norm opportunities and is available to enter from now until 10th September 2017. The full announcement can
be found at https://www.iccf.com/message?message=1071

 

Sue Howell achieves the Lady International Master Title


Sue Howell achieves the Lady International Master Title

Very well done to Sue Howell who achieved her 3rd LIM norm in the 10th Ladies Olympiad final. Sue's first norm was back in October, 2009 in the 9th Ladies Championship followed a year later by a second norm in the 8th Ladies Olympiad final. Having to achieve 3 norms is always tough and Sue has shown great perseverance in making the required norms over the required 24 games after her first 2 tournaments only giving her 19 games.

Congratulations also go to Gary Maguire who has achieved his first CCM norm in the 2016/8 British Championship.

 

The British Correspondence Chess Championship




The British Correspondence Chess Championship


The British Correspondence Chess Championship (BCCC) is the premier tournament on the
British CC calendar. Running continuously since 1921 and open to all British players, the
BCCC has carried ICCF title norms since 2016.

The BCCC caters for players of all levels and consists of a final, a candidates section and a
number of reserves sections.

The BCCC is organised jointly by the English Federation for Correspondence Chess (EFCC),
the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation (WCCF) and the Scottish Correspondence
Chess Association (ScoCCA).

Further details of the tournament, including the full rules and a list of previous winners,
are available on the EFCC website:

http://efcchess.org.uk/bccc.html
Last season’s crosstables can be viewed here:
Championship https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61304
Candidates https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61306
Reserves A https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61305
Reserves B https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61307
Reserves C https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61308
Reserves D https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61309

There is a first prize of £100 and a second prize of £50
To enter, please contact the tournament director, Phill Beckett
Email: , with your ICCF ID number; the £10 entry fee can be sent by
PayPal through the EFCC website (under “Online Fee Payment” in the left-hand margin) or
by cheque to:

Phill Beckett
Brough House
Church Laneham
Retford
Notts DN22 0NQ

The closing date for entries is 31st August 2017.
 

Further ICCF Titles and Norms


Congratulations to the following players who have achieved ICCF titles recently;

David Weldon Correspondence Chess Master title (CCM)
David Evans Correspondence Chess Expert title (CCE)

EFCC are also pleased to announce that Peter Catt and Stephen Hughes have achieved CCM norms and Ian Mason and Praveen Rallabandi have achieved CCE norms. Good luck on acquiring further norms for the titles!

 

20th ICCF World Cup Final

Good Luck to Jo Wharrier who has started play in the 20th ICCF World Cup Final.

CT20/fin, ICCF World Cup 20 Final

TD Pavlikov, Andrey Nikolaevich (IA)
Category 8123456789101112131415GMSIMIMCCMCCEScoreWinsSBRGPlace
1AUT10698IMLiedl, W2436..............9000141
2GER85375CCMHomont, R de2364..............98000141
3CAN90684 Czerniawski,A2436..............95000141
4RUS141447SIMMorozov, D V2478..............9000141
5RUS141756SIMTelepnev, I V2499..............9000141
6RUS142127SIMPanitevsky, I2508..............9000141
7RUS142441 Botev, K A2424..............95000141
8RUS142449IMKishkin, S S2457..............9000141
9RUS142554LGMMatveeva, M2490..............9000141
10ENG210108 Wharrier, Jo2402..............985000141
11ITA241504CCEBellegotti, G2456..............9000141
12NED371222IMHeer, M de2467..............9000141
13POL421243IMBroniek, M M2443..............9000141
14USA514718 Zaas, P S.2349..............985000141
15LAT910274IMMende, I2421..............9000141



Not yet started: 98, Ongoing: 7, Adjudication pending: 0, Finished: 0

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=68552


 

Keith McLaughlin wins British Veterans Championship

Keith McLaughlin wins British Veterans Championship.

Keith McLaughlin has won the 19th British Veterans Championship win a superb score of 7/10 including 5 wins. Congratulations to Keith! In 2nd place was David Cook on 6.5 points & he was the only unbeaten player in the tournament. The Final crosstable can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61310

 

ICCF Correspondence Chess Master title and further norms

ICCF Correspondence Chess Master title and further norms.

England have a new CCM in Mark Eldridge, who secured his 2nd norm for the title with a recent British Championship result. EFCC also congratulate Edmund Soh, in achieving his first IM norm by winning his ICCF Master norm section and Gary Maguire, who gained his first Correspondence Chess expert norm. Good luck to both players in obtaining other norms for these titles.

 

ICCF Titles achieved

Two more Correspondence Chess Expert titles.

Congratulations to Trevor Carr and David Weldon who have both recently achieved the ICCF CCE title.

 

England Teams.

England teams

The following players have been selected to represent England in the forthcoming events;

10th European Team Championship Final

SIM Harvey Williamson
SIM Ian Pheby
SIM Nigel Burne
SIM Russell Pegg
CCE Brian Thompson
SIM Alan Rawlings
CCE Stan Grayland
Ian Maver

11th European Team Championship Semi Final

SIM Ajoy Mukherjee
CCM John Brasier
IM Janos Suto
CCE Mark Eldridge
CCM Edmund Soh
Jo Wharrier
CCE David Weldon
LIM Dawn Williamson

Esko Nuutiainan Team Tournament

Stephen Cade
Peter Rice
Phillip Revell
John Vivante-Sowter
David Grobler
Marek Soszynski

Good luck to all three teams!


GM Keith B Richardson.

It is with great sadness, EFCC report the recent passing of GM Keith B Richardson. Born in Nottingham in 1942, Keith was Britain's first CC Grandmaster as well as also being a strong over the board player.

Keith finished 3rd in the 7th ICCF World Championship and repeated the feat in the 10th World Championship. Keith also notably came 2nd in the strong Von Massow Memorial tournament. Keith was once described by ICCF as one of only two “truly outstanding” English players of the late 20th century.

Before becoming a Grandmaster in 1975, Keith came second in the British Correspondence Chess Championship (1964-5), and throughout the 1960s, 70s and early 80s, he was a member of the British teams in the ICCF Olympiad Finals. He retired from international play in 2001.

Even in his seventies, Keith was still active OTB in the Surrey Border Chess League and as recently as this month's April edition, one of his 4NCL games features in the popular 'CHESS' magazine, where there's an article by Carl Portman on page 37. Keith was a former BPCF President and life patron of the English Federation for Correspondence Chess as well as being a key figure within the NATCOR club. In 2015, he received the English Chess Federation’s President Award for services to chess recognising his OTB contributions.

Despite his success, Keith will be remembered for being a very sporting and modest man.

The following are excerpts from a lovely recent tribute by Andy Walker, President of the OTB Nottinghamshire Chess Association:

'Keith was in my class at Nottingham High School (NHS) and luckily also in my house, so I never had to face him in house matches! But he was also a top cricketer, opening the batting for NHS and for England Schools, a scratch golfer and a concert-standard pianist.

When I learned to play chess, in the Lower Fifth, Keith was already the best player in the school, and vying to be the best in the county. By the time we left NHS, five years later [1961], he had been county champion and Midlands champion, and NHS under his captaincy was one of the top schools in the country. Keith went on to win the British U21 Championship in 1962 and to play international chess for the British Student team. He then turned to correspondence [postal] chess, playing many times for England and coming third (twice) in the World Championship, earning the Grandmaster title en route.

He continued to play top board for Notts for some years. His performances over the board never quite matched his skill by post as his quest for perfection always left him short of time, leading to mistakes in won positions. But his best games showed a mastery of chess beyond that of any other player I know, including some strong grandmasters. His pieces gained the upper hand square by square, until they dominated the position. In later years, he played regularly for the OTB England Senior team. He accepted his rating was "going south" with the same calm assurance that he showed throughout his life.

He married Sandra in 1966, on a day perhaps more memorable to everyone else for England playing Germany in the football World Cup Final'

EFCC will discuss what will be the most appropriate way to commemorate Keith's legacy at their next meeting.

Sincere condolences to his wife Sandra, family and friends.

Here are the moves to Keith's win against the 7th World Champion, Yakov Estrin of Russia. This proved to be Estrin's only defeat in this World Championship Final.

Richardson,KB - Estrin,YB [B36]
WCCC VII Final, 1972


1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 d6 8.Be3 Bg7 9.f3 0-0 10.Qd2 Qa5 11.Nb5 Qxd2+ 12.Kxd2 b6 13.a4 Nd7 14.Ra2 Bb7 15.Be2 Rfc8 16.a5 Bc6 17.axb6 axb6 18.Na7 Bb7 19.Rha1 Rc7 20.Nb5 Rcc8 21.Rxa8 Rxa8 22.Rxa8+ Bxa8 23.b4 Bc6 24.Na7 Bb7 25.Bd1 Ba6 26.Bb3 e6 27.Kc2 Bf6 28.Ba4 Ne5 29.Bxb6 Nxc4 30.Bf2 Kf8 31.b5 Bb7 32.Nc6 Bxc6 33.bxc6 Bd8 34.f4 Ba5 35.Bb3 Na3+ 36.Kd3 Nb5 37.g4 Ke8 38.f5 gxf5 39.gxf5 exf5 40.exf5 Ke7 41.Bh4+ f6 42.Bg8 Na7 43.Kc4 Bb6 44.Bd5 Bg1 45.h3 Bb6 46.Bg3 Bc5 47.Be1 Bb6 48.Bc3 h6 1-0

You can download the PGN file here ; Richardson - Estrin.pgn

You can play through the game on EFCC's Game Database here ; Richardson - Estrin, WCCC VII Final, 1972

Postscript

Current British Veteran CC Champion CCM Dave Coyne wrote in and shared the following wonderful game from circa 1993 that he played against GM Keith Richardson.

You can play through the game on EFCC's Game Database here ; Richardson - Coyne


EFCC AGM: Main points from the Meeting on April 1st 2017.

The Annual General Meeting of the EFCC took place on April 1st 2017, and the following may be of interest to players:-

* The EFCC will produce an annual Electronic Yearbook free to download from this website. The first one will be Yearbook 2017 & should appear in early 2018.

* The Constitution of the EFCC has been amended & updated. See “EFCC” – “Constitution” from the left hand menu.

* EFCC Officers: President – Ian Pheby; Secretary – Phill Beckett; Treasurer – Toni Halliwell; International Secretary – Andrew Dearnley

* The BCCTC Time Controls have been amended. From next season, it will run at 10 moves in 40 days with no End date. Tournaments will still begin every season so there may be overlapping events.

* A New English Veterans CC Championship will start spring 2018, and run on a 2 year schedule alternating with the English Championship. The existing British Veterans Championship will no longer be organised by EFCC.

* Three Memorial tournaments will be organised towards the end of the year, to remember Peter Clarke, Ken Bowyer & Craig Bennett (a Chess 960 event for Craig).

 
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