The Cumbria Rapidplay is on Sat 2nd November at The Crown Hotel, Eamont Bridge, Penrith
Whitaker Round 2 draw has been made.
20th September 2019
The Cumbria Rapidplay is now on Sat 2nd November at The Crown Hotel, Eamont Bridge, Penrith.
The Cumbria Individuals is still planned for 21st - 23rd February 2020.
18th September 2019
Unfortunately Barrow are not running a team in the Open League this season.The fixtures have been amended.
6th September 2019
Whitaker Round 2 Draw
The draw for Round 2 of the Whitaker took place at Kendal Chess Club last night and can be seen on the Whitaker Page.
The last date that these matches can be played is Sunday 15th December.
10th September 2019
Saturday 26th October is the likely date for the Cumbria Rapidplay, though Peter Hanks is to confirm.
21st - 23rd February 2020 is the date for the Cumbria Individuals.
6th September 2019
Whitaker Round 1 Draw
The draw for Round 1 of the Whitaker took place at Kendal Chess Club last night and can be seen on the Whitaker Page.
Note that we have an unusual situation as there are only 2 teams in the first round.
5th September 2019
Carlisle New Team Names
Please note that Carlisle have renamed their 3 teams from the Open League. They are now called Carlisle Bishops, Carlisle Kings, and Carlisle Rooks. Contact details are on Clubs Page.
They are not in any order of strength.
Other clubs are very welcome to do similar if they so wish. Either for the Open League or the Whitaker. If clubs still want to have a first team and a second team in order of playing strength they are very welcome to do so, but there is no obligation to do this.
22nd August 2019
Cumbria Membership Form
Players can join the ECF individually on-line or through Cumbria – a £1 discount no longer applies on line. A £1 discount does still apply if names are submitted to Cumbria before 31st October.
Clubs can submit en bloc ECF membership applications to the Membership Secretary. If players join on-line, please include their names in this list.
20th August 2019
17th August 2019
The 2019-20 fixtures are now on the Fixtures page.
Please note that these fixtures are a simple reverse of last season's fixtures.
Reversing the fixtures means those teams that had 5 away games now have 5 home games.
31st July 2019
There were little changes to match rules -
- Games to played within 4 weeks and 2 days, not 4 weeks and 1 day. This is what was actually used in the latter part of last season
- There is a point deducted from the total team score if a team plays an illegible player, or player out of grade order in League and Whitaker matches.
- Rule 4 2 e) allowing some clubs to amend board order for up to a maximum difference of 5 points was retained.
|1) applies to League games, NOT Whitaker games.|
|2) states - " if a club's estimates of playing strength differs from the grading order.....". So it is NOT a method for tactical manoevering.|
25th July 2019
July 2019 Grades
The July ECF grades have now been issued and can be seen on the ECF Grading page.
The Top 10 grades
|Robin Moss||Carlisle Austin Friars||201|
|Stavros Karampatos||Carlisle Austin Friars||182|
|Alex J. Billings||Windermere||167|
Congragulations to Robin on leading the table !
25th July 2019
NCCU AGM Minutes
1st July 2019
Email from Jonathan Rashleigh -
Dear Association Officers and Club Secretaries
I attach the agenda for the AGM to be held in Kendal on Saturday 20th July together with the proposals received for changes to the rules.
The Minutes of last year's AGM held on 23rd June 2018 and the Special General Meeting held on 1st September 2018 were previously circulated and are available in the library section of the CCA website together with the current version of the Constitution.
The Abbott Hall Social centre is not licensed, but tea and coffee will be available during the meeting. Regrettably there is no adjacent free parking on a Saturday afternoon but there are pay and display car parks next to the hall and in the adjoining streets.
Kind RegardsJonathan Rashleigh - Secretary
The Agenda is here. Please note that the name Bill Henderson was incorrect on that circulated by email and has been changed to Bill Hardwick.
13th June 2019
South Lakes Congress
White to move.
The game between Gary Sharkey and Colin Rees can be seen on the Games Page.
11th June 2019
South Lakes Congress 2019
The results of the 2019 South Lakes Congress can be seen here
and on the Archives page.
Another great congress !