Friday, 25 July 2014

New ECF grades

The July 2014 ECF Grading List has been published. The grades for active Colchester players are:

140673FBarnes, Nathan146D
250046CBellinger, Clive139D139D
155695CDaley, Philip123C124D
227455DDuff-Cole, John90B90B
292991AGlenn, Samuel121E121E
139627EGooding, Ian185C176C
256466LGoodman, Ed71C77D
150405JHarris, Martin120A139D89E
283272AHarris, Peter1669E57E52E
297586FJaufarally, Nadia1080D
297619FJaufarally, Shazia1371E
293018DJohnson, Mark69D49E
286563EKing, John26E26D
292992CKolomvas, Dimitrios158E158E
295637JLachinov, Eldar198D
117812LRemmer, Brian110D109E
213710ASmith, Pete123C122B113E113E
120924DWagstaff, Michael147D145D
295877GWelge, Alex1134D
290797FWood, David19A21A43A38A

There are also a number of other Colchester players - like Javier Ruano Marco, Aleksandr Orava, Mohammud Jaufarally, Rob Smith, Jake Stones and Luke Tatchell - who have played some graded games in the last season (but not enough to have a grade yet).

Several players appear on the list for the first time: Eldar Lachinov, Nadia Jaufarally, Shazia Jaufarally and Alex Welge.

A number of players have increased their grades - with Mark Johnson (+20) and Ian Gooding (+9) both improving their grade by a large margin. Ian scored 4/6 in NECL matches this year and 6.5/9 in the 4NCL (Four Nations Chess League) where he plays for Cambridge University. Below is a minature won by Ian in the 4NCL earlier this year.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Recent tournament results

Some of the club's junior members have been taking part in a few competitions in the last month and achieved good results.

  • 7th Nadia Jaufarally 4/6 - Saffron Walden Junior U11 Section
  • 10th Shazia Jaufarally 2/6 - Saffron Walden Junior U18 Minor Section
  • 5th Nadia Jaufarally 4.5/6 - Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge – Southern Gigafinal U10 Girls
  • 9th Shazia Jaufarally 3/6 - Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge – Southern Gigafinal U13 Girls
  • 30th Tor Leijon 2/6 - Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge – Southern Gigafinal U8 Boys "B"
  • Nadia Jaufarally 3.5/5 - UKI Girls Chess Championship U10 (1/2 a point behind the winner)
  • Shazia Jaufarally 2.5/5 - UKI Girls Chess Championship U13

If I have missed anyone out please let me know!

Colchester Junior Chess Tournament

Several Colchester Chess Club members took part in this tournament, part of the Essex Junior Grand Prix.

In the Under 18 Minor event Shazia Jaufarally won the grading prize for the best performance by an ungraded player with a score of 3/6, finishing in 6th place. Luke Tatchell came 16th in this event - he was one of the youngest competitors in this section.

In the Under 11 section, Alex Welge scored 3 out of 6 to finish in 15th and Nadia Jaufarally scored 4 out of 6 to finish in 6th. Nadia won the prize for best newcomer (for a player in their first Essex Junior Grand Prix event).

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Club Grand Prix

22 players took park in the Colchester Chess Club Grand Prix - points are awarded for results in the club championship, Tony Locke Rapidplay and NECL matches. The top ten players this season were:

1stEldar Lachinov (ungraded)21.5
2ndNathan Barnes (ungraded)18.5
3rdMartin Harris (139)12
4thPeter Smith (122)11
5thBrian Remmer (109)10.5
6thMark Johnson (49)9.5
7th=Phil Daley (124)9
 John Duff-Cole (90)9
9thMike Wagstaff (145)8.5
10thClive Bellinger (139)6.5