ICCF Titles achieved
Congratulations to the following players who have all been recently awarded the following ICCF titles;
ICCF Correspondence Chess Master
ICCF Correspondence Chess Expert
EFCC AGM Date, time and venue
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 28th February 2017 10:30am )
Notice is hereby given that the EFCC AGM will take place on 1st April 2017 at 12.30pm.
Holiday Inn Derby - Nottingham M1 J25
Bostocks Lane, Sandiacre,
NG10 5NJ, UK
EFCC are seeking any players or club members who would like to join the EFCC committee.
Expenses are remunerated for travel to two meetings per year (Generally March or April and October or November).
The federation really does need some 'new blood' and is now operating with a bare minimum number of officers and officials.
If you would like any further information, please contact Andrew Dearnley.
SIM Alan Rawlings plays in the 6th ICCF Veterans World Cup Final
Good luck to Alan Rawlings, who has qualified and now started play in the 6th ICCF Veterans World Cup Final.
Alan's opponents can be seen in the following crosstable; https://www.iccf.com/event?id=65638
VWC 6/F, 6th ICCF Veterans World Cup Final
Last Updated ( Saturday, 11 February 2017 18:00 )
|TD Moedl, Willi (IA)|
|Category 6 SIM=11½ IM=10 CCM=6½ CCE=6||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13||14||15||16||17||Score||Wins||SB||RG||Place|
1st English Correspondence Chess Championship
Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 February 2017 10:10 )
Final Reminder For Entries
Deadline for entry is midnight on 1st March 2017.
As of 7th February 2017, there are 38 confirmed entries in alphabetical order;
Asquith Jerry E.C., SIM
Beckett, Phillip J.
Bell, I. Wes
Blake, Michael J.
Brasier, John., CCE
Brotherton, Trevor S.
Coyne, David W., CCE
Gosling, Brian G. E.
Grayland, Stan J.
Illingworth, J. B.
Kitson, Keith, SIM
Lumley, Bill F., IM
Mason, Ian J.
Morton, Peter S.
Perrin, Richard David
Pheby, Ian M., SIM
Rawlings, Alan J. C., SIM
Reed, Arthur F.
Squires, Michael B.
Sutton, Alan B.
Wakefield, Robert J.
Williamson, Dawn L., LIM
If you have already entered, thank you, you will receive the pairings as soon as possible
after the closing date. If not, please consider entering and take the opportunity to play
in this new event. The announcement of 17th December 2016, on this site, details how to enter, or click here www.efcchess.org.uk/eccc.html
Tournament Organiser: SIM Ian M Pheby, IA
EFCC President, SIM Andrew Dearnley, IA
Ian Maver 2nd IM Norm
Last Updated ( Monday, 09 January 2017 16:59 )
Ian Maver has concluded his final game in the 10th European Team Championship today, winning it to finish top of his group and give England a credible 7th place finish in the event. https://www.iccf.com/event?id=44300 Ian has also achieved a 2nd International Master norm and is just 2 games short of the title, so a further norm will achieve this. Well played Ian and good luck in the quest for that norm.
Edmund Soh CCE Title
EFCC congratulates Edmund Soh who has been awarded the new ICCF title of Correspondence Chess Expert (CCE) Edmund achieved the title with his results in the WCCC40 prelim 08 and Master norm 135 where he has also achieved a CCM norm as well
Announcement for the 1st English CC Championship!
Last Updated ( Saturday, 17 December 2016 17:01 )
The English Federation of Correspondence Chess (EFCC) is pleased to announce that the first English Correspondence Chess Championship (ECCC) will be held which will start in April 2017. All English players are invited to enter!
The full Rules, tournament structure, eligibility, Prizes etc can be seen under "English CC Championship (ECCC) in the left-hand Menu, or by clicking here: www.efcchess.org.uk/eccc.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 £9.00. Entries may be made by PayPal through this website quoting “1st ECCC”. 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 £9.00 made payable to “EFCC”. The closing date for entries is 1st March 2017. Pairings will be issued as soon as possible after that date.
All 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
EFCC President: SIM Andrew Dearnley, IA
ICCF 7th WebChess Open
ICCF have announced entries are being accepted to the 7th WebChess Open until 31/12/16. See the announcement; https://www.iccf.com/message?message=954
EFCC are accepting entries at £4 per section and this can be paid online by Paypal / Card at this site, using reference '7th Webchess open' . For those wishing to pay by cheque, please make it payable to 'EFCC' and send your entry to; Andrew Dearnley, 4 Saunderson Road, Penistone, Sheffield, S36 9DU. ICCF Direct Entry is also available for this tournament.
4th British WS Team Tournament
The fourth season of the British Webserver Team Tournament will start on 1st January 2017.
The BWSTT is an event organised by the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation for teams of correspondence chess teams of four players. As there are normally four divisions, the tournament is suitable for chess players of all standards. There are no membership requirements, and teams representing chess clubs, workplaces, or just groups of friends are very welcome to enter.
The full tournament announcement can be seen here: bwstt.pdf
England win the 2015 British Tri-Nations
Last Updated ( Thursday, 03 November 2016 22:38 )
Leslie Eastoe awarded CCE Title
Leslie Eastoe has become the 1st English player to receive the newly created CCE (Correspondence Chess Expert) Title: congratulations to Leslie!
Achim Soltau Memorial
It is not often a category 15 tournament takes place. The German Federation wished to remember their powerful Grandmaster, Achim Soltau with such a strong tournament and EFCC would like to wish GM Nigel Robson and GM Richard Hall a successful tournament. Both players accepted the invitation to play and the starting cross table can be seen at https://www.iccf.com/event?id=61736
MT-Soltau, Achim Soltau Memorial
|TD Korže, Dr. Danilo (IA)|
|Category 15 GM=5 SIM=4 IM=3½ CCM=3½ CCE=3½||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||Score||Wins||SB||RG||Place|
|2||GER||80774||GM||Müller, Gerhard (Osnabrück)||2569||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||0||0||0||10||1|
|3||CRO||900070||GM||Ljubičić, Ing. Leonardo||2591||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||0||0||0||10||1|
|6||ESP||160789||GM||Lafarga Santorromán, David||2649||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||0||0||0||10||1|
|7||ENG||210773||GM||Hall, Richard V. M.||2603||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||0||0||0||10||1|
|8||GER||86189||GM||Stephan, Prof. Dr. Jürgen||2576||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||0||0||0||10||1|
|9||BRA||70303||GM||Oliveira, João Carlos de||2579||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||.||0||0||0||10||1|
David J. Weldon IM norm
EFCC would like to congratulate David Weldon on achieving his first International Master norm. David achieved his norm in the ICCF Master norm section 132, with an exceptional performance , finishing in first place with a +5 score.
See https://www.iccf.com/event?id=56691. We wish David well in achieving another norm and hopefully the title!
|TD Ruggeri Laderchi, Giorgio (IA)|
|Category 4 SIM=9½ IM=8 LGM=6 LIM=3½||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10||11||12||13||Score||Wins||SB||RG||Place|
|1||ENG||211942|| ||Weldon, David J.||2360||½||½||½||½||1||½||½||1||½||1||1||1||8.5||5||44||0||1|
|2||LTU||920383|| ||Vekelis, Gintaras||2351||½||½||½||½||½||½||1||½||1||½||½||½||7||2||37.75||0||2|
|3||MEX||340110|| ||Mercader Martínez, J G||2372||½||½||½||½||½||½||½||½||½||½||1E||1||7||2||37||0||3|
|4||HUN||230380|| ||Kovács, Dr. Arthur||2307||½||½||½||½||½||½||½||½||½||½||1||½||6.5||1||35.25||0||4|
|5||RUS||141436|| ||Popov, Evgeny V||2300||½||½||½||½||½||.||½||½||.||½||1||1||6||2||32.75||2||5|
|6||RUS||141802|| ||Zemlyanov, Sergey M||2395||0||½||½||½||½||½||½||½||½||½||½||1||6||1||31.25||0||6|
|7||ITA||249164|| ||Grammatica, Andrea||2320||½||½||½||½||.||½||½||½||½||.||½||½||5||0||28.75||2||7|
|9||NED||370283|| ||Thierry, Rein D. J.||2334||0||½||½||½||½||½||½||.||½||½||½||½||5||0||27.25||1||9|
|10||ESP||160262||IM||Peñafiel López, Juan||2371||½||0||½||½||.||½||½||½||½||.||½||½||4.5||0||25.5||2||10|
|11||AUT||10507|| ||Ebner, Mag. Johann||2302||0||½||½||½||½||½||.||½||½||.||½||½||4.5||0||25.25||2||11|
|12||SVK||950271|| ||Zalčík, Václav||2293||0||½||0E||0||0||½||½||1||½||½||½||0E||4||1||21||0||12|
|13||RUS||141543|| ||Nopin, Vyacheslav M||2310||0||½||0||½||0||0||½||0||½||½||½||1E||4||1||20.25||0||13|
SIM Ken J. Bowyer
It is with sadness that EFCC reports the passing of SIM Ken J. Bowyer on 14/10/16. Ken was a regular England player and played in two ICCF World Championship Semi finals. In his first semi final, Ken achieved the International Master title in 1992. Eleven years later, Ken achieved the Senior International Master title whilst playing on board two for England in the 5th NATT. Ken played in the Essex team for many years and helped the team win the County Championship as recently as 2014/15. EFCC would like to express its condolences to Ken's wife, Ann and the family.
Yorkshire win County CC Championship!
Last Updated ( Monday, 05 September 2016 12:41 )
Yorkshire have won the County CC Championship (C & DCCC) after finishing top of Division One (Ward-Higgs). Yorkshire won by a clear point from Essex having scored 8 wins and 8 draws from their 16 games. Congratulations to Yorkshire and Captain Phill Beckett!
The crosstable can be seen here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=55926
C & DCCC Controller Neil Limbert is retiring from the role after four seasons in charge and overseeing the change of this great & traditional tournament from a Postal event to a Webserver event. Stan Grayland is the new Controller & we wish him well.
GB/WH2015, C & DCCC 2015/16 Division 1 - Ward-Higgs
Dawn Williamson Lady International Master
Dawn Williamson was awarded the Lady International Master (LIM) Title at the recent ICCF Congress. Here she is with her Medal & Certificate. Congratulations to Dawn!