Individual Open Round 2 pairings have been made. Please see Individual Open 2017-2018 page for more details.
Please visit the Grading lists page for up to date grading information as of 29th October 2017.
The Individual Open – Round 1 pairings are available in Individual Open 2017-2018
The Register of Members for 2017/18 is now uploaded onto the site. Please navigate to the Register of Members tab. This may be updated there from time to time. Club captains are requested to ensure in accordance with our rules that only registered members, and those also registered as ECF members, play in any CCA events.
The Executive Committee wishes to draw members’ attention before the start of the new season to its Practice Note, which may be read via the link below.
PRACTICE NOTE 2 MIN RULE SEPT 2017
P Mitcheson, Secretary.
Report on the recent rapid play tournament held at Tennants Auction House, Leyburn.
Author: Ernie Lazenby
Date: 16th September 2017
The venue has to be one of the very best in the country to play chess and it was a privilege to play in the event organised by Great Ayton’s Kegan Harrison who works at Tennants.
Fourteen players contested a single swiss tournament over 6 rounds with 25 minutes each on the clock. I found myself being roped into arranging the draw for each round as well as playing but I enjoyed doing both.
Some excellent chess was played in a friendly atmosphere although me taking a win because of my opponent’s illegal move may not have been in keeping with the convivial mood in the room.
Great Ayton’s Mike Hardman was the top-rated player however he did not get his own way dropping 1.5 points to end up equal first in the open section with Kegan. Prizes were awarded in accordance with the grades; there was a big disparity between the top players and the bottom.
The majority of payers were from Great Ayton and Thornaby Chess clubs with two from Harrogate.
I hope this type of event is repeated by Kegan because it was great fun and a jolly good day out in fantastic surroundings. Hopefully the next one will attract a bigger entry.
|2nd Tennant Chess tournament – Final results|
|Mike Hardman||4.5||1= Open|
|Kegan Harrison||4.5||1= Open|
|Gordon Middlemiss||3.0||1= Major|
|Ian Johnson||3.0||1= Major|
|Brian Whitaker||3.0||1= Major|
|Jim Rogers||3.0||1= Major|
A correction has been made to the 24th CCA Club Championship game submission post.
The usual bi-submission timetable will be adhered.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
Following up from the post made on 24th August (CCA Club Championship Submission – 24/8/17) no games will be submitted to the ECF without a named representative from that club to go along with the submission.
This is in accordance with ECF guidelines as it is up to each club to ensure all games played in their internal competitions are played by legitimate players (I.E. Have paid their ECF registration).
Any queries, please email Paul Douglass at firstname.lastname@example.org
TAKE NOTICE that revised accounts for 2016-17 (addition of interest received to provisional set presented in June at the AGM) and a Balance Sheet as at the Association’s year end 31/8/17 may be perused in ‘CCA Mins’.