Thursday, 26 July 2018

July 2018 ECF grades

The July 2018 ECF Grading List has been published. The standard play grades for active Colchester players are:

316761GCesenek, Jan201F
186371LStemp, Matt196C196C
302172LVoelker, Norbert176E178C
139627EGooding, Ian175C170C
274746HCatabay, Michael169D170E
299554CKjenner, Svein164B162B
140673FBarnes, Nathan161A163A
301977ASchnell, Felix154C152C
120924DWagstaff, Michael147D147C
286077GTihov, Emil143E
250046CBellinger, Clive135C136C
117812LRemmer, Brian116C114C
293018DJohnson, Mark114C113C
155695CDaley, Phil110D117D
213710ASmith, Peter103C111B
227455DDuff-Cole, John103C102C
253530AJohnson, Zoe1082E
314944EBradshaw, Craig73F
307566HCatabay, Mae866E
298999CCatabay, Asci1548F

A few players have increased their grades with Ian Gooding (+5) having the most significant increase.

Zoe Johnson and Mae Catabay appear on the list for the first time; Jan Cesenek, Craig Bradshaw, Asci Catabay also get provisional F grades and appear on the list for the first time.

Emil Tihov gets his highest ever grade, his first grade as a Colchester player; slight increases for Svein Kjenner, Mark Johnson and John Duff-Cole also see them reach their highest ever standard play grade.

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Colchester B round-up

Colchester B finished mid-table in NECL Division 1 with four wins, one draw and four defeats in the league. Their best results were a 2.5-1.5 win against Chelmsford A, a 4-0 win against Billericay A and a 3.5-0.5 win against Chelmsford B. The B team had a few problems getting players in some of the matches early in the season resulting in a few defaults on board 4.

The player statistics (by board) are:

Board 1 (Total 3.5/9)
Michael Catabay1.5/4
Jan Cesenek1/1
Nathan Barnes1/4

Board 2 (Total 5.5/9)
Michael Catabay1.5/3
Jan Cesenek1/1
Nathan Barnes1/1
Svein Kjenner1/1
Felix Schnell1/3

Board 3 (Total 5/9)
Clive Bellinger2/3
Nathan Barnes1/1
Michael Catabay1/1
Felix Schnell1/2
Svein Kjenner0/1
Pete Smith0/1

Board 4 (Total 5.5/9)
Felix Schnell1.5/2
Nathan Barnes1/1
Svein Kjenner1/1
Emil Tihov1/1
Pete Smith1/1

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Colchester A round-up

Colchester A finished in 3rd place (out of 11) in NECL Division 1 with six wins, two draws and two defeats in the league. Their best result was probably a 3.5-0.5 win against Brentwood A. The A team reached the quarter-finals of the knockout where, fielding no nominated A team players, they narrowly lost to eventual winners Chelmsford A.

It was very close at the top of the table, with Writtle, Chelmsford A and Colchester A all getting 25 board points. Chelmsford and Writtle had an extra match point, with Writtle A winning the title on board count. A single extra half point could have resulted in Colchester winning the title.

The player statistics (by board) are:

Board 1 (Total 7/12)
Matt Stemp5/9
Ian Gooding1.5/2
Nathan Barnes0.5/1

Board 2 (Total 7/12)
Ian Gooding4/6
Norbert Voelker2/3
Jan Cesenek0.5/1
Michael Catabay0.5/2

Board 3 (Total 7.5/12)
Jan Cesenek2/2
Nathan Barnes1.5/4
Norbert Voelker1/1
Felix Schnell1/1
Michael Catabay1/2
Clive Bellinger0.5/1
Svein Kjenner0/1

Board 4 (Total 9.5/12)
Michael Catabay4/4
Nathan Barnes2.5/3
Emil Tihov1/1
Svein Kjenner1/2
Felix Schnell1/2