Welcome to the results service for Essex Chess incorporating Essex Online providing events for members of the Essex Chess Association, incorporating live interactive pairing and match cards. Now in its fourth LMS season. For previous season's events click on the "Previous Seasons" tab above. Visit our website for information about the Association and our activities: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/

Essex Knockout and Plate - summer 2024

The Knockout team rapid got underway in June 2024. You can access the draw, results and fixtures from the Events panel to your left. The Plate competition will have its own "Event" listing when the round 1 Knockout matches have been completed. Click on the result in the fixtures tab to view a matchcard. Boards 1-5 are leg 1 of the match and Boards 6-10 are leg 2 (with colours reversed). Home players are always on the left, Away players on the right. Click on League Tables above for the overview of the competitions.

Essex Clubs

The Clubs Panel to your right lists the Essex Clubs currently active in ongoing Events on this site. This list is likely to change according to the Events taking place. A full list of clubs affiliated to the Essex Chess Association can be found on its website.

Essex League

Please note that the Essex League has a separate "organisation" entry on the LMS dedicated to the Essex League and and Essex Minor League competitions from season 2021/22. Click on LMS Home in the ECF box top left to see a list of Organisation and Club sites.

Previous Seasons Summary

Essex Knockout and Plate - summer 2023
The Sims Cup was won by Wanstead A and the Plate by Wanstead B, a unique double. Full details in Previous seasons above.

Essex Knockout and Plate - summer 2022
The Sims Cup was won by Wanstead A and the Plate by Iflord. Full details in Previous seasons above.

2020/21 League Champions v The Rest of the League
Traditionally a precursor to the Essex League resuming competition the last such challenge was laid by 2020/2021 League Champions Barking and was played on 30 September 2021. More details can be found in Previous Seasons above. 2021/2022 Champions, Writtle, chose not to challenge.

Back to Real Chess Festival, September 2021 - Pre-season
To encourage the return to OTB chess as Covid-19 restrictions lessened, on the afternoon of Saturday 4 September 2021 Essex Chess had the exclusive use of Wanstead House, as it played host to Kent Steele in the Minor section of the ECF's pre-season County Challenge. Alongside these inter county matches there were additional over-the-board chess events as more Essex Clubs returned to meeting again. These included bespoke events for Junior players to adapt to three dimensional chess and a further opportunity for Essex players to come together for over-the-board play ahead of the resumption of the Essex League. The Essex only events (Essex All Over v Wanstead & Woodford match & U18 Rated Rapid Swiss) for the first part of the festival can be found in the 2021 Season listings via the Previous Seasons tab in the main banner menu above.

Congratulations to the Essex Online Champions
Essex Online Champion 2019/20........................David Sands
Essex Online U1825 Champion 2019/20.............Martin Van Tol
Essex Online U1450 Champion 2019/20............Jaideep Cheema
Essex Online Rapid Champion 2020/21..............Russell White
Essex Online U1600 Rapid Champion 2020/21...Jaideep Cheema
Essex Online Blitz Champion 2020/21............... Huzaifa Baig
EXOL 2020/21 Series winners:
Rapid Open: E1:Charukgan Muhunthan; E2:Russell White; E3:Huzaifa Baig - U1600:E2:Purba Audhora & John Staplehurst
Blitz Open: E1&2: David Spearman; - U1600:E2: Huzaifa Baig; E4 Major: Max Pert; Minor: Markos Mouratidis

***SECOND ESSEX ONLINE CHAMPIONSHIPS - April to June 2021 *** G60/15 5 round Swiss Completed.
Championships webpage: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-classic/eca-onli...
Open, U1800 & U1500 Championships are in play.
Open: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-classic/eca-onli...
U1800: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-classic/eca-onli...
U1500: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-classic/eca-onli...

Essential online reading:
Competition Rules - https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/EXOLC2-Rules.pdf
Online Policy/entry conditions - https://www.essexchess.org.uk/online-chess
Online Code of Conduct - https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/files/sg/ECA%20%20Online%20Code...
ECA Online Safeguarding Policy - https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/files/sg/ECA%20Safeguarding%20P...
ECF Fair Play Policy - https://englishchessonline.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ECF-Online-...
Lichess Terms of Service - https://lichess.org/terms-of-service
Guide to playing on lichess - https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Guide_to_Playin...

2021 SUMMARY OF OTHER COMPLETED ONLINE EVENTS
You can see the Events via the Previous Seasons tab in the main banner menu but for official results see the following VEGA tournament pages:
09 Nov Blitz 1 (G7/2) https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline...
14 Nov County Challenge. This warm up for the SCCU Members' Team Championships was played in three rating limited sections with teams from North Essex (1820+), Essex (U1820) and Wanstead (U1610) taking on three "The Rest" teams. In making up the opposition, the rest of Essex was joined by players from Kent and Surrey.
23 Nov Rapid 1 (G10/5): https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline...
07 Dec Blitz 2 (G5) Open: http://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline/...
07 Dec Blitz 2 (G5) U1600: http://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline/...
13 Dec Team Blitz (G7) http://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline/...
11 Jan Rapid 2 (G10/5) Open: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline...
11 Jan Rapid 2 (G10/5) U1600:http://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline/...
16 Jan SCCU MTC Major ATR 2050 concluded. Essex tie with Surrey but Surrey take Championship on game points
23 Jan SCCU MTC Inter ATR 1675 concluded. Essex Philpott champions, Essex Pascoe third on tie break
SCCU MTC details at https://www.sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/sccu-online
01 Feb Aborted Blitz 3 (G5/2) Open and U1600 (lichess server offline)
01 Mar Rapid 2 (G10/5) Open: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline...
01 Mar Rapid 3 (G10/5) U1600:http://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline/...
14 Mar Blitz Championship (G5/4) Open: https://www.essexchess.org.uk/wp-content/tournaments/2020-21/EssexOnline...
25 Jan - 22 Mar Essex Rapid Championship (G20/10 x2): https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-rapid/essex-onli...
25 Jan - 22 Mar Essex U1600 Rapid Championship (G20/10 x2): https://www.essexchess.org.uk/activities-2/essex-online-rapid/essex-onli...
29 Mar Blitz 4 (G3/2) Major and Minor Opens from qualifying groups A and B - see Event links in left hand side panel

2020 ONLINE SUMMER SEASON
Click on Previous Seasons in the menu above for our first season's events during the summer of 2020, played on the chess.com platform. In July & August 2020 the inaugural Essex Online Championships were held comprising Open, U150 and U100 competitions. On 27 June 2020 and on 18 July 2020 the Essex U1825 squad divided into Essex Marauders and Essex All Stars for an inter team match, during breaks in the inaugural Online County Championships. Essex went onto win the U1825 Championship. The County Championships can be found on this LMS at https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/60070/home. The season began on 30 May 2020 with a county championship warm up match, an inter Anglia affair against Norfolk. A somewhat random affair by virtue of the board order set automatically by chess.com to its online rapid ratings as opposed to standard ratings or grading. The Championships however were played by way of a series of individual board challenges (using ECF standard ratings and then standard grades).

Latest Results

Wanstead C  7 - 3  Brentwood B  Tue 23rd Jul 2024
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Wanstead A  5 - 5  Barking  Fri 19th Jul 2024
Congrats to Barking who progress on board count 14 - 16.
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Brentwood A  4 - 6  Wanstead A  Tue 2nd Jul 2024
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Wanstead B  5 - 5  Basildon  Tue 16th Jul 2024
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