xccowan
Jul 4, 2020
Same here
walkusz
Jul 4, 2020
I win
Amynstor
Jun 15, 2020
For other views on ECF Onine Championship see here: https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=10773
Amynstor
Jun 14, 2020
Saturday's server reboot highlighted a weakness in trying to do mass communication.In order to help with future communication issues I would ask you all to join the following clubs as a matter of urgency if you have not already so: https://www.chess.com/club/ecf-middlesex https://www.chess.com/club/ecf-online-english-county-championships
Amynstor
Jun 13, 2020
Dear all match starts at 7:10pm
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ECF Online Counties Championship - National Stage Open Challengers  F vs. Oxfordshire match report

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Amynstor | Aug 23, 2020
The final between these two teams was a reprise of the Group Stage match one of four. For details of past Mx 2nd vs. Oxfordshire 1st contests read the original match report. Since this was the final dwelling on past performance no matter how recent should be considered irrelevant. The final is a new match, with its own unique conditions. However, for those who are unwilling or cannot resist looking to the past it must be remembered that the Group Match was a close affair on a number of quarte...
ECF Online Counties Championship - Open Challengers Result MxB vs. Oxfordshire

ECF Online Counties Championship - Open Challengers Res...

Amynstor | Aug 22, 2020
MxB were the sole team to fly Mx flag. It was hoped that they would have been joined by their sister teams MxA and Mxu1825 but both fell by the wayside in the SF. MxB had already played Oxfordshire in the Group Stage so this was a rematch one of four to take place at the National Stage. Oxfordshire were the slightly stronger team the first time the pair met but with MxA being eliminated and the nominations determining who could represent MxB it was expected that MxB would be significantly str...
ECF Online Counties Championship - National Stage Open SF vs. Northumberland match report

ECF Online Counties Championship - National Stage Open ...

Amynstor | Aug 10, 2020
The SF tie between Northumberland and Mx is the second time the two have met in online play. Pre-match articles have stated that both teams were undercooked in preparatory round since many players from both squads, primarily Mx, opted out as they were familiar with chess.com format so felt no need to play an additional round. When the group stage got underway it was possible to see the relative strengths of the teams which naturally got stronger after the preparatory match and the steady recr...
ECF Online Counties Championship - National Stage Open Challengers  SF vs. Shropshire match report

ECF Online Counties Championship - National Stage Open ...

Amynstor | Aug 10, 2020
MxB entered the KO phase as one of four undefeated teams the others being Northumberland (Open Championship and the top two seeds in the u1825 Championship Mx and Northumberland). Pride therefore would be a motivator to ensure they completed the competition with a 100% record and this would start with a defeat of Shropshire in the SF stage. Now there is an element of irony that the two counties meet as essentially both are u180 teams. Like other teams Shropshire participate in Minor competiti...
ECF Online Counties Championship - National Stage u1825 Championship SF vs. Lincolnshire match report

ECF Online Counties Championship - National Stage u1825...

Amynstor | Aug 10, 2020
The u1825 Championship sees an undefeated Mx attempt to defend their record as they enter the KO phase of the ECF's new venture. The pre-match report indicated that if the two were to maintain their group averages then a tight contest would unfold in this the first ever meeting between the two counties. Since the u1825 is a merging of the u160, u140, u120 and u100 when reviewing Mx's match records the two counties had never met in OTB play thus this SF tie was their maiden match.  Since the ...
ECF Online Counties Championship - National Stage Draw: Confirmed

ECF Online Counties Championship - National Stage Draw:...

Amynstor | Aug 5, 2020
The ECF's Online Counties Competition has been a success so far for Mx. The group stages were completed on 1st August and it is with great pleasure to announce each Middlesex team has qualified for the elite competition of their respective sections. MxA were joint first in their division but pipped to top spot by virtue of their loss to Lincolnshire, however let's call it joint first! MxB and Mxu1825 were undefeated in their respective groups so are one of the top two seeds for their competit...
ECF Online Counties Championship - Group Stage Summary

ECF Online Counties Championship - Group Stage Summary

Amynstor | Aug 4, 2020
The Group Stage of the ECF's new venture is complete and it can be safe to say Mx had the best of it. Due to COVID-19 the National Stage was suspended so the ECF devised an online version by way of compensation. The Competition is to be run in sections Open and u1825 with the top two in each proceeding to a KO phase. If there were sufficient entrants each section would be split into divisions which would thereby create a number of KO sections - 4 for the Open: Open, Major Open, Challengers an...
MxA vs. Cheshire and North Wales - Match Report

MxA vs. Cheshire and North Wales - Match Report

Amynstor | Aug 2, 2020
The match report for the final round is in part a delayed one as it should have been published on 14th June. However as it well known the first round of group matches was aborted due to problems on the chess.com platform. In order to maintain integrity your author makes no changes to the preamble the only additions are comment on respective teams line-ups, how the match developed and post match commentary. The publication of the Online Counties Competition fixture schedule meant the ECF's ve...
MxB vs Derbyshire match report

MxB vs Derbyshire match report

Amynstor | Aug 2, 2020
The match report for the final round is in part a delayed one as it should have been published on 14th June. However as it well known the first round of group matches was aborted due to problems on the chess.com platform. In order to maintain integrity your author makes no changes to the preamble the only additions are comment on respective teams line-ups, how the match developed and post match commentary. Mx are the only county to submit 2 teams in the Open Division of the ECF's new competi...
Mxu1825 vs Surrey match report

Mxu1825 vs Surrey match report

Amynstor | Aug 2, 2020
The match report for the final round is in part a delayed one as it should have been published on 14th June. However as is well known the first round of group matches was aborted due to problems on the chess.com platform. In order to maintain integrity your author makes no changes to the preamble the only additions are comment on respective teams line-ups, how the match developed and post match commentary. Ever since the 1880's Mx begin to lose its status as an administrative centre as Londo...