Following the MCA Committee meeting on Monday Night,Martin Blasczyk has drawn up a provisional draft of the new League Structure for this season.

26 Atticus players have shown an interest in playing online.

You will need to join the ECF and Lichess to be able to play this season. There will no match fees required by the MCA.

 

1. MCA Online 2020/2021

 

Teams:

Every club may enter as many teams as they like in this tournament.

Players:

  • A player can only be a member of one team, he can not play in two teams

  • Players must have a Lichess.org account

  • Players without a Lichess.org account are not eligible to play in this tournasment

  • All players must be ECF members or supporters

Entry Fee:

no fee, a player shall have at least the status of an „ECF Supporter“ (£10.00); this is necessary for getting the games rated (see: ECF Online Ratings (August 2020))

Venue:

Online Tournament on Lichess.org

Registration:

Clubs may register teams by e-mail to all tournament controllers and to the MCA secretary.

Requirements for registration:

Name, surname, grade, e-mail address, phone or mobile, Lichess-Nick, team captain

Every team captain must be registered on the MCA website and will get all necessary rights to submit results online.

Tournament Mode:

9 rounds Swiss system, computer-pairing (Sevilla 18.3.1 or later)

White challenges his opponent on Lichess.

Time Control:

60 minutes plus 30 seconds per move

Rounds:

round 1: Monday, 09/11/2020, 7.30 p.m. - 20/11/2020
round 2: Monday, 23/11/2020, 7.30 p.m. - 04/12/2020
round 3: Monday, 07/12/2020, 7.30 p.m. - 08/01/2021

- Christmas and New Year break -
round 4: Monday, 11/01/2021, 7.30 p.m. - 22/01/2021
round 5: Monday, 25/01/2021, 7.30 p.m. - 05/02/2021
round 6: Monday, 08/02/2021, 7.30 p.m. - 19/02/2021
round 7: Monday, 22/02/2021, 7.30 p.m. - 05/03/2021
round 8: Monday, 08/03/2021, 7.30 p.m. - 19/03/2021
round 9: Monday, 22/03/2021, 7.30 p.m. - 05/04/2021

Both team captains have to agree a day for the match.

The default match day is the first day of the round.

Grading:

This tournament will be reported for grading (online-chess)

Tournament Controller:

Dave Whitby, Martin Blasczyk

FAQs:

1. What happens in the event of a dispute? The decision of the tournament controllerwill be final. Their decision will be made in good faith.
2. Will the MCA make any profit from this tournament? No.
3. When will we know our opponents of the next round? Every second Friday, when all matches had been played and all results have been submitted, all pairings of the next round will be generated immediately. All pairings will be published on the MCA website asap.
4. I cannot play every Monday. Is it nevertheless possible for me to join this tournament? Yes, you can join this tournament. The team captains then have to rearrange the match or another player may play in your team.
5. Is there a limit on the number of teamsNo.
6. Any other question?
Please e-mail Martin Blasczyk

 

 

 

The new monthly ECF Grading System has been released today.

Follow the link below to get all the latest Atticus Club Grades.

https://www.ecfrating.org.uk/v2/new/list_players.php?club_code=7ATT

The Cross Keys Pub are continuing with their generous food offer throughout September. All meals have 50% reduction on Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday in September.

 

 

SECOND ON-LINE (LICHESS) CHESS CHALLENGE MATCH 

45MINS + 15 SECS INCREMENT 

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 18th 2020 

 

MATCH REPORT 

 

 

ATTICUS 

CHESS CLUB 

USER NAME 

(Lichess) 

ECF 

RESULT 

CREWE  

CHESS  

CLUB 

USER NAME 

(Lichess) 

ECF 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom  

Bimpson 

tombimpson 

173 

1 - 0 

Karl  

Lockett 

ZZCrewe 

159 

Sanjoy  

Banerjee 

sanjoybanerjee 

135 

0 - 1 

Rick Renegade 

DONT_WALK_OFF 

146 

Steve 

Burge 

SteveJB 

135 

0 - 1 

Harry Gardiner 

gingerninja2003 

153 

Mark  

Wadsworth 

AtticusChallenger 

132 

1 - 0 

Neville  

Layhe 

Whitevanman 

131 

Tom  

Webb 

TomWebb 

128 

½ - ½  

Dave  

Price 

baldrickprice 

109 

Chris 

Wentworth 

Chriswent 

123 

½ - ½ 

Lukasz Michalek 

Good-40-percent 

115 

Jim  

Wiseman (Capt) 

JimWiz20 

121 

1 - 0 

Lee 

Tilton 

LeeTilton 

95 

Lee  

Webster 

leebster 

*130 

1 - 0 

Ben 

Harrison 

Ben60805 

85 

 

5 - 3 

 

 

 

David  Hulme (Non-playing Captain) 

*130: LeeWebster Jan 2020 ECF Grade based on 5 games only played at Heywood Congress in 2019. Most recent previous grade (2004) = 94; Between 1994 & 2003 (incl) grades ranged between 84 & 102 . I have discussed this with Crewe Captain David Hulme and estimated his current grade to be somewhere between 115-120. 

 

A very close match with honours going to Atticus this time making up for the drubbing Crewe unleashed upon us last time. 

All the games appeared close and there was chances for both players on most of the boards. 

Thanks to Crewe for accepting the challenge and I hope everyone enjoyed the match 

Jim Wiseman 

(Atticus Captain) 

Could all Atticus players who are interested in playing in this season's MCA Matches, please state their intent immediately as teams need to be registered next week.

Please conctact Secretary Steve Kee to express your interest  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

It is likely all games will be played online on the Lichess Website.

Any players at present based abroad will be able to join in with this online format. Full instructions will be given nearer the start of the competition.

 

On a personal note can I thank Martin Blasczyk for running an excellent Open Summer Tournament.

Well done to Waterloo players Colin Horton and Peter O'Driscoll for finishing 1st and 2nd with Atticus Dave James in 3rd place.

 

 

 

 

A return match has been arranged with Crewe Chess Club for Tuesday August 18th at 19h30, everyone is welcome to play in this game and the number of boards will be adjusted accordingly. 

Time Control  45mins + 15secs on the Lichess Website

Please contact organiser/Captain Jim Wiseman to join the team.

 email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The new grades have emerged. Not a great deal of movement (given the circumstances.) Many players have stayed the same or only gone up or down by one. Luke, however, is up 8 to 185 while Steve B is up 4 to 135. Mark is also up 4 to 132. Well done to all concerned!

CREWE CHESS CLUB v ATTICUS CHESS CLUB

ON-LINE (LICHESS) CHESS CHALLENGE MATCH

45MINS + 15 SECS INCREMENT

 

WEDNESDAY JULY 22nd 2020

 

MATCH REPORT

 

CREWE CHESS CLUB USER NAME (Lichess) ECF RESULT ATTICUS CHESS CLUB USER NAME (Lichess) ECF

 

1 Karl Lockett ZZCrewe 148 1-0 Tom Bimpson tombimpson 175

2 Rick Renegade DONT_WALK_OFF 137 1-0 Sanjoy Banerjee sanjoybanerjee 135

3 Harry Gardiner gingerninja2003 135 0-1 Steve Burge SteveJB 131

4 Neville Layhe Whitevanman 121 1-0 Mark Wadsworth AtticusChallenger 128

5 Dave Price baldrickprice 119 1-0 Tom Webb TomWebb 128

6 Lukasz Michalek Good-40-percent 113 1-0 Chris Wentworth chriswent 123

7 Martin Gill Beemerman318 108 1-0 Jim Wiseman (Capt) JimWiz20 121

8 Andrew Crosby Portlover 96 1-0 Lee Webster leebster *130

7 - 1

David Hulme (Non-playing Captain)

*130: LeeWebster Jan 2020 ECF Grade based on 5 games only played at Heywood

Congress in 2019. Most recent previous grade (2004) = 94; Between 1994 & 2003 (incl)

grades ranged between 84 & 102 . I have discussed this with Crewe Captain David Hulme

and estimated his current grade to be somewhere between 115-120.

 

 

Despite being clearly out-graded on paper, history will record that Crewe Chess Club delivered a sound thrashing to Atticus. Only Steve Burge of Atticus managed to get a result with the rest of us all getting beaten. There were times during the match when it looked like Atticus might do better, although to be fair, I think Crewe always looked like winning on the night.

 

I feel the match was played in a good spirit by both sides and well done to Crewe for their magnificent performance.

 

Thanks to all the players and to Dave Hulme (Crewe’s non-playing captain) for making this an easy and enjoyable event to organise.

 

Jim Wiseman

(Atticus Capt

Atticus have been challenged to an online Lichess match on July 22nd at 19h30,

Time control will be 45mins plus 15 seconds.

 

So far we have a team of 7 players but would welcome any more players who might like to join in. Crewe have suggested they could field up to 17 players.

 

Please Contact Organiser Jim Wiseman ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for further details or if you would like to join the team.

The Club has received the sad news that long time member Dave Healiss has recently passed away. An obituary will be posted shortly.

Dave last played for Atticus 2 in the Championship winning team of 2016/17. That season he turned out in every match and had an excellent record of 10/14.

Good News The Cross Keys Pub is able to Re-Open this weekend.

https://www.crosskeysliverpool.co.uk/index

 

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