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Tournament Update: 2nd States and Regions

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, April 28, 2019

Despite the start date not being until the 1st of May, the play has been brisk with 8 games completed in the 1st Division and 34 in the Second. Unusually for modern Correspondence Chess over 50% of the games have been decisive.

The offer of Norms on all boards in this popular and well-received tournament seems to have prompted positive play and planning for the next renewal is underway, considering that enquires have already been received!

States and Regions CCC 2019 Division One

Still plenty of manoeuvring taking place. Stand out result so far is Sherwood - Vivante- Sowter 1-0, with some poison found in an off-beat Nimzo-Indian line, although still a while before this game becomes public! 

States and Regions CCC 2019 Division Two

Early days but Wes Wales Dragons (Jean, Scott, Denton and Smith) are  the standout team so far 

 

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Austin Lockwood  Saturday, April 13, 2019

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IM TItle

Russell Sherwood  Friday, April 12, 2019

Congratulations go to Gareth Yeo on achieving thee ICCF IM Title with a fine Norm in WS/GMN/64  

Gareth took the hard route to the title, achieving three Norms to gather the necessary games. In achieving the Title, Gaeth took the Welsh IM count to six!

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States and Regions Correspondence Chess Championship

Austin Lockwood  Monday, April 8, 2019

Season Two of The States and Regions Correspondence Chess Championship has now started.

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=79694

https://www.iccf.com/event?id=79693

There are two divisions, with 15 teams being in each division; title norms are available on all boards, ranging from Category Six on Board One of the First Division to Minor Category B on Board Four of the Second Divison, so we do hope to see plenty of title norms emerging from this event.

There are nine Welsh teams, four each from England, Cuba and USA, two from Austria and Slovenia, and one each from Denmark, Spain, Germany, Italy and Panama; so this really is an international event!

Of the 120 players participating, we have 1 GM, 5 SIMs, 6 IMs, 29 CCM/LGMs and 24 CCE/LIMs.

WCCF wish all teams and players the best of luck, and hope that everyone enjoys their games.

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Tournament Start

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 31, 2019

Good Luck to Paul Keevil in WS/MN/B/5 and Marc Wakeham in WS/CCE/B/2

States and Regions: Confirmed Entries

Austin Lockwood  Friday, March 15, 2019

Team Country Average Rating Notes
Windy City USA 2414  
Matanzas All Star CUB 2373  
Las Villas Chess Masters CUB 2372  
Celtic Warriors A WLS 2369  
Menorca Talaiòtics ESP 2358  
Tirol AUT 2339  
US West USA 2335 Season One D1 Winners *
Pawn Sacrifice Bremen GER 2325  
Štajerska SLO 2312 Season One D2 Winners *
Lancashire Roses ENG 2307  
USA East USA 2305 Season One D1 Runners Up *
Quattro Torri Lazio ITA 2304  
Salzburg AUT 2283  
Herts and Minds (Hertfordshire) ENG 2278  
West Wales Dragons WLS 2241  
Moja dežela SLO 2237  
The Cubans East Rookies CUB 2172  
Habana Blue CUB 2162  
Red Rose A (Yorkshire) ENG 2161  
Red Rose B (Yorkshire) ENG 1615  

* Qualify for Division One

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Updated Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Austin Lockwood

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BCCC Rules Update

Russell Sherwood  Sunday, March 17, 2019

The rules for the British Correspondence Chess Championship have been updated, following long discussions between representatives of the English, Scottish and Welsh CC Federations. Whilst the rules will be of no interest to 99% of players! they have been uploaded  here

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