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Whatley vs Vallejo Pons

Congratulations to Stephen Whatley who defeated grandmaster Francisco Vallejo Pons the Spanish number one and world number 51 rated player in a simultaneous display held at the public launch of, a new online chess platform based in Gibraltar.

Stephen has just completed his first year as a chess scholar at Millfield school in Somerset. [...]

Day 9 – final report from Kavala

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ECF Under 18 County Championships

- report by Neill Cooper (ECF Secondary School Co-ordinator and Wilson’s School teacher)

This year the ECF U18 County Championships were held at Wilson’s School, Wallington on Sunday 29th June 2014. There were two events, a twelve board Open Championship and a six board grade limited Minor tournament. Most of the [...]

Success in Kavala

Congratulations to nine-year-old Harvey Zhang who won the silver medal in the European Schools Under Nine Championship that finished today in Kavala, Greece. My thanks to his coach Yang-Fan Zhou and to everyone who supported him during the event.

- Lawrence Cooper, ECF Junior Director [picture courtesy of John Upham]


Day 8 Report from Kavala

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series ESCC2014

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series ESCC2014

Unbelievably, the tournament is almost at an end and the players have only today and tomorrow morning left. The players have all benefitted immensely from the high quality games and coaching. The atmosphere has been an excellent one throughout and Jay has been an outstanding [...]