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26 Nov 2020

Ian Bush

Mike Duck Online Tournament: Draw for Final Round

The draw for the sixth and final round, to be played in the week beginning 30 November, is as below. First-named team is at 'home' and is black on odd boards. Matches to commence on Lichess at 19:30 on the dates indicated.

Mon 30 Nov	University 1 	:	Banbury 1 
Mon 30 Nov	Cowley 1 	:	Cumnor 1 
Mon 30 Nov	Oxford City 1 	:	University 2 
Mon 30 Nov	Cowley 2 	:	Didcot 1 
Mon 30 Nov	Witney 1 	:	University 3 
Mon 30 Nov	Abingdon 1 	:	Witney 2 
Thu 03 Dec	Cumnor 2 	:	Oxford City 2 
Standings:
Place	Name		Score	Buch.	Games
1	University 1 	9	33.0	22.0- 8.0
2	Cumnor 1 	8	29.0	18.5-10.5
3	University 2 	7	29.0	20.5- 8.5
4-6	Oxford City 1 	6	30.0	18.5-11.5
	Didcot 1 	6	26.0	16.5-13.5
	Cowley 1 	6	24.0	16.5-12.5
7-9	Witney 1 	5	28.0	16.0-13.0
	University 3 	5	27.0	11.0-12.0
	Banbury 1 	5	17.0	16.0-13.0
10-11	Cumnor 2 	4	28.0	 8.0-15.0
	Cowley 2 	4	15.0	11.5-18.5
12	Oxford City 2 	3	20.0	 7.5-21.5
13	Witney 2 	2	28.0	 7.5-22.5
14	Abingdon 1 	1	22.0	 4.0-14.0
Cross-table:
No	Name		r1	r2	r3	r4	r5
1	University 1 	5:W	6:W	2:W	4:W	3:D
2	Cumnor 1 	13:W	3:W	1:L	7:W	4:W
3	University 2 	7:W	2:L	10:W	8:W	1:D
4	Oxford City 1 	11:W	10:W	6:W	1:L	2:L
5	Didcot 1 	1:L	12:W	8:D	9:W	7:D
6	Cowley 1 	8:W	1:L	4:L	13:W	10:W
7	Witney 1 	3:L	9:W	13:W	2:L	5:D
8	University 3 	6:L	0:W	5:D	3:L	12:W
9	Banbury 1 	12:D	7:L	14:W	5:L	13:W
10	Cumnor 2 	0:W	4:L	3:L	11:W	6:L
11	Cowley 2 	4:L	13:L	12:W	10:L	14:W
12	Oxford City 2 	9:D	5:L	11:L	14:W	8:L
13	Witney 2 	2:L	11:W	7:L	6:L	9:L
14	Abingdon 1 	0:	0:D	9:L	12:L	11:L

Link: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63355/efixtures
23 Nov 2020

Ian Bush

Mike Duck Online Tournament: Round 5 - 4 Matches Tonight

It's already the second to last round in the Mike Duck Tournament, and we have 4 matches tonight (Nov 23rd):

Mon 23 Nov	Oxford City 1 	:	Cumnor 1 
Mon 23 Nov	Didcot 1 	:	Witney 1 
Mon 23 Nov	Witney 2 	:	Banbury 1 
Mon 23 Nov	Abingdon 1 	:	Cowley 2 
Watch games by going to the link below, clicking on the score of the match, and then one of the little television icons for the game of interest.

Link: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63355/efixtures
22 Nov 2020

Andrew Varney

ECF Online U18 County Championship - Oxfordshire 3rd

Well done to Oxfordshire junior team in the ECF U18 online county 
championship. Many thanks to Ola Murawska for managing the teams and 
the following report.

The Championship took place on chess.com on Saturday 21 November. 
Players played from their homes with Zoom supervision by arbiters and 
team captains. The teams were small and as a result only a limited 
number of Oxfordshire Juniors were able to participate. It was 
fantastic to watch them play and they did very well taking the third 
place in the tournament. 

Results are published on chess-results:
https://chess-results.com/tnr541241.aspx?
lan=1&art=63&flag=30

Oxon team individual results:
https://chess-results.com/tnr541241.aspx?
lan=1&art=20&flag=30&snr=3

				

19 Nov 2020

Ian Bush

Mike Duck Online Tournament: Round 5 Draw

The draw for round 5, to be played in the week beginning 23 November, is as below. First-named team is at 'home' and is black on odd boards. Matches to commence on Lichess at 19:30 on the dates indicated.

Captains please respond to email (to be sent later this evening) on how many teams of four you would like to enter for the 8-round Mike Duck 2 Tournament after Christmas.

Mon 23 Nov	Oxford City 1 	:	Cumnor 1 
Mon 23 Nov	Didcot 1 	:	Witney 1 
Mon 23 Nov	Witney 2 	:	Banbury 1 
Mon 23 Nov	Abingdon 1 	:	Cowley 2 
Thu 26 Nov	University 2 	:	University 1 
Thu 26 Nov	Cumnor 2 	:	Cowley 1 
Thu 26 Nov	University 3 	:	Oxford City 2 
Standings:
Place	Name		Score	Buch.	Games
1	University 1 	8	21.0	19.0- 5.0
2-4	Cumnor 1 	6	20.0	15.0- 8.0
	Oxford City 1 	6	17.0	16.0- 8.0
	University 2 	6	15.0	17.5- 5.5
5	Didcot 1 	5	16.0	13.5-10.5
6-8	Cowley 1 	4	18.0	13.5-10.5
	Cumnor 2 	4	18.0	 6.0-12.0
	Witney 1 	4	17.0	13.0-10.0
9-11	University 3 	3	19.0	 5.0-13.0
	Banbury 1 	3	13.0	12.5-10.5
	Oxford City 2 	3	11.0	 8.5-15.5
12-13	Witney 2 	2	16.0	 5.0-19.0
	Cowley 2 	2	14.0	 7.5-16.5
14	Abingdon 1 	1	14.0	 2.0-10.0
Cross-table:
No	Name		r1	r2	r3	r4
1	University 1 	5:W	6:W	2:W	3:W
2	Cumnor 1 	12:W	4:W	1:L	8:W
3	Oxford City 1 	13:W	7:W	6:W	1:L
4	University 2 	8:W	2:L	7:W	9:W
5	Didcot 1 	1:L	11:W	9:D	10:W
6	Cowley 1 	9:W	1:L	3:L	12:W
7	Cumnor 2 	0:W	3:L	4:L	13:W
8	Witney 1 	4:L	10:W	12:W	2:L
9	University 3 	6:L	0:W	5:D	4:L
10	Banbury 1 	11:D	8:L	14:W	5:L
11	Oxford City 2 	10:D	5:L	13:L	14:W
12	Witney 2 	2:L	13:W	8:L	6:L
13	Cowley 2 	3:L	12:L	11:W	7:L
14	Abingdon 1 	0:	0:D	10:L	11:L

Link: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63355/efixtures
16 Nov 2020

Ian Bush

Nov 16th: 4 Matches tonight

We have 4 matches tonight in the Mike Duck online tournament, including the big, top of the table clash between City and the University:

Mon 16 Nov	University 1 	:	Oxford City 1 
Mon 16 Nov	Witney 2 	:	Cowley 1 
Mon 16 Nov	Cowley 2 	:	Cumnor 2 
Mon 16 Nov	Oxford City 2 	:	Abingdon 1 
As usual you can watch games by going to the link below, clicking on the score of the match, and then one of the little television icons for the game of interest

Link: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63355/efixtures
12 Nov 2020

Ian Bush

Mike Duck Online Tournament: Round 4 Draw

The draw for round 4, to be played in the week beginning 16 November, is as below. First-named team is at 'home' and is black on odd boards. Matches to commence on Lichess at 19:30 on the dates indicated.

Mon 16 Nov	University 1 	:	Oxford City 1 
Mon 16 Nov	Witney 2 	:	Cowley 1 
Mon 16 Nov	Cowley 2 	:	Cumnor 2 
Mon 16 Nov	Oxford City 2 	:	Abingdon 1 
Thu 19 Nov	Cumnor 1 	:	Witney 1 
Thu 19 Nov	University 2 	:	University 3 
Thu 19 Nov	Banbury 1 	:	Didcot 1 
Standings:
Place	Name		Score	Buch.	Games
1-2	University 1 	6	9.0	14.0- 4.0
	Oxford City 1 	6	5.0	15.0- 3.0
3-5	Cumnor 1 	4	12.0	10.5- 6.5
	Witney 1 	4	9.0	11.5- 5.5
	University 2 	4	9.0	11.5- 5.5
6-8	Didcot 1 	3	9.0	10.0- 8.0
	University 3 	3	8.0	 5.0- 7.0
	Banbury 1 	3	6.0	10.0- 7.0
9-12	Cowley 1 	2	14.0	 7.5-10.5
	Cumnor 2 	2	13.0	 0.0-12.0
	Witney 2 	2	10.0	 5.0-13.0
	Cowley 2 	2	9.0	 7.5-10.5
13-14	Abingdon 1 	1	9.0	 0.0- 6.0
	Oxford City 2 	1	8.0	 4.5-13.5
Cross-table:
No	Name		r1	r2	r3
1	University 1 	6:W	9:W	3:W
2	Oxford City 1 	12:W	10:W	9:W
3	Cumnor 1 	11:W	5:W	1:L
4	Witney 1 	5:L	8:W	11:W
5	University 2 	4:W	3:L	10:W
6	Didcot 1 	1:L	14:W	7:D
7	University 3 	9:L	0:W	6:D
8	Banbury 1 	14:D	4:L	13:W
9	Cowley 1 	7:W	1:L	2:L
10	Cumnor 2 	0:W	2:L	5:L
11	Witney 2 	3:L	12:W	4:L
12	Cowley 2 	2:L	11:L	14:W
13	Abingdon 1 	0:	0:D	8:L
14	Oxford City 2 	8:D	6:L	12:L

Link: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63355/efixtures
09 Nov 2020

Ian Bush

Nov 9th: 4 Matches in the Mike Duck Online Tournament tonight, 3 On Thursday

We have 4 matches in the Mike Duck tournament tonight, including a first outing for Abingdon School:

Mon 09 Nov	Cowley 1 	:	Oxford City 1 
Mon 09 Nov	Witney 1 	:	Witney 2 
Mon 09 Nov	Abingdon 1 	:	Banbury 1 
Mon 09 Nov	Oxford City 2 	:	Cowley 2 

There are a further 3 fixtures on Thursday 12th

Thu 12 Nov	Cumnor 1 	:	University 1 
Thu 12 Nov	University 3 	:	Didcot 1 
Thu 12 Nov	Cumnor 2 	:	University 2 

As usual you can watch any and all of the games as they are in progress by going to the link below, clicking on the score of the match, and then one of the little television icons for the game of interest.

Link: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63355/efixtures
05 Nov 2020

Ian Bush

Mike Duck Online Tournament: Round 3 Draw

The draw for round 3, to be played in the week beginning 9 November, is as below. First-named team is at 'home' and is black on odd boards. Matches to commence on Lichess at 19:30 on the dates indicated.

We welcome Abingdon School to the competition. Having entered at the weekend, the team has been given a 'draw' bye for round 2, as it was not possible to arrange for them to play a match against University 3. The 'win' bye for University 3 stands.

Thu 12 Nov	Cumnor 1 	:	University 1 
Mon 09 Nov	Cowley 1 	:	Oxford City 1 
Mon 09 Nov	Witney 1 	:	Witney 2 
Thu 12 Nov	University 3 	:	Didcot 1 
Thu 12 Nov	Cumnor 2 	:	University 2 
Mon 09 Nov	Abingdon 1 	:	Banbury 1 
Mon 09 Nov	Oxford City 2 	:	Cowley 2 
Standings:
Place	Name		Score	Buch.	Games
1-3	University 1 	4	4.0	10.0-2.0
	Cumnor 1 	4	4.0	8.5-2.5
	Oxford City 1 	4	1.0	11.5-0.5
4-10	University 2 	2	6.0	5.5-5.5
	Cumnor 2 	2	6.0	0.0-6.0
	Didcot 1 	2	5.0	7.0-5.0
	Cowley 1 	2	5.0	5.0-7.0
	University 3 	2	4.0	2.0-4.0
	Witney 2 	2	4.0	4.0-8.0
	Witney 1 	2	3.0	6.5-4.5
11-13	Abingdon 1 	1	4.0	0.0-0.0
	Banbury 1 	1	3.0	4.0-8.0
	Oxford City 2 	1	3.0	3.0-9.0
14	Cowley 2 	0	6.0	3.0-9.0
Cross-table:
No	Name		r1	r2
1	University 1 	6:W	7:W
2	Cumnor 1 	9:W	4:W
3	Oxford City 1 	14:W	5:W
4	University 2 	10:W	2:L
5	Cumnor 2 	0:W	3:L
6	Didcot 1 	1:L	13:W
7	Cowley 1 	8:W	1:L
8	University 3 	7:L	0:W
9	Witney 2 	2:L	14:W
10	Witney 1 	4:L	12:W
11	Abingdon 1 	0:	0:D
12	Banbury 1 	13:D	10:L
13	Oxford City 2 	12:D	6:L
14	Cowley 2 	3:L	9:L

Link: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63355/efixtures
02 Nov 2020

Ian Bush

Nov 2nd: 4 Matches in the Mike Duck Online Tournament tonight

A reminder there are 4 matches tonight:

Mon 2 Nov	University 1 	:	Cowley 1 
Mon 2 Nov	Oxford City 1 	:	Cumnor 2 
Mon 2 Nov	Didcot 1 	:	Oxford City 2 
Mon 2 Nov	Witney 2 	:	Cowley 2 

You can watch the games live on Lichess from 19.30. To do so click on the link below, and then the score of the match you are interested in (probably 0-0 if it is early on). Then click on the little television icon for the game you are interested in. If the game has started you should be able to see it being played. You can also follow more than one game at a time.

Link: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63355/efixtures
29 Oct 2020

Ian Bush

Mike Duck Online Tournament: Round 2 Draw

The draw for round 2, to be played in the week beginning 2 November, is as below. First-named team is at 'home' and is black on odd boards. Matches to commence on Lichess at 19:30 on the dates indicated.

Mon 2 Nov	University 1 	:	Cowley 1 
Mon 2 Nov	Oxford City 1 	:	Cumnor 2 
Thu 5 Nov	University 2 	:	Cumnor 1 
Thu 5 Nov	Banbury 1 	:	Witney 1 
Mon 2 Nov	Didcot 1 	:	Oxford City 2 
Mon 2 Nov	Witney 2 	:	Cowley 2 
n/a		University 3 	:	BYE
Current standings:
Place	Team		Match pts
1-6	Oxford City 1 	2
	Cumnor 1 	2
	University 1 	2
	Cowley 1 	2
	University 2 	2
	Cumnor 2 	2
7-8	Banbury 1 	1
	Oxford City 2 	1
9-13	Witney 1 	0
	University 3 	0
	Didcot 1 	0
	Cowley 2 	0
	Witney 2 	0

Link: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63355/efixtures
26 Oct 2020

Ian Bush

Mike Duck Online Tournament Starts Tonight!

The Mike Duck Online Tournament kicks off tonight, 26th Oct, with the following matches being played on Lichess at 7.30pm

1	Didcot 1 	:	University 1
2	Witney 1 	:	University 2
3	Cowley 2 	:	Oxford City 1
5	Oxford City 2 	:	Banbury 1
6	Cowley 1 	:	University 3
On of the good things about online chess is that all the games can be followed as they are being played. To do this go to the ECF LMS site which we are using to administer the competition, and click on the score of the match(es) you want to follow, followed by the little television icon - if the game has started this will allow you to watch it in real time! For more on spectating look in the (beta version of) the Guidance for Players

Link: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/63355/efixtures
20 Oct 2020

Ian Bush

Mike Duck Online Tournament: Round 1 Draw

The draw for round 1, to be played in the week beginning 26 October, is as below. First-named team is at 'home' and is black on odd boards. Matches will be played on Lichess at 7.30pm on the date indicated.

1	Didcot 1 	:	University 1 	(Mon 26th)
2	Witney 1 	:	University 2 	(Mon 26th)
3	Cowley 2 	:	Oxford City 1 	(Mon 26th)
4	Cumnor 1 	:	Witney 2 	(Thur 29th)
5	Oxford City 2 	:	Banbury 1 	(Mon 26th)
6	Cowley 1 	:	University 3 	(Mon 26th)
7	Cumnor 2 	:	BYE
The competition will be administered via the ECF League Management System (LMS). As such the most up to date information can be found at LMS .

The rules for the competition are available at Rules .

First drafts of the Guidance for Captains and Guidance for Players documents are now available. Note these are currently "work in progress" and will be polished before final versions are placed on the OCA web site. However they now contain enough information for captains to run their teams and players to participate in the tournament.


10 Oct 2020

Roger Thetford

Mike Duck Oxfordshire Online Tournament

The AGM held on 24 September agreed:

  • to establish an Online Chess Officer;
  • to amend the Rules to permit matches to be played online;
  • that the ODCL should not run in 2020-21;
  • in place of the league, to run two online Swiss tournaments, to be known as Mike Duck Oxfordshire Online Tournaments, one before Christmas and one after.

The competition rules, and updated versions of the League Rules and Constitution have been posted on the Admin Documents page.

The first round takes place in the week starting 26 October, and the entry date has been extended to Monday 19 October. Entries to the Secretary, please.


29 Aug 2020

Roger Thetford

Online AGM: 24 Sep 2020

Documents for the AGM have been circulated to the club contacts. They include:


07 Aug 2020

Ian Bush

Covid-19 - Plans for 20-21 season

The 20-21 season is rapidly approaching. Due to the current pandemic it will be very different from any in recent history. Concrete proposals to address this will be made at the AGM in September, and will be available in full later this month. However we thought it best to provide as early as possible an outline of the ways that we might play chess next season in order to obtain feedback, and to this end the document linked to below discusses how the league might be run next season. Comments on the proposals contained therein would be much appreciated. If you have any please either contact your club representative, or send an email to the League Secretary, Roger Thetford

Link: http://www.oxfordfusion.com/oca/documents/OCA_Competitions_during_the_Covid-19_Pandemic.pdf

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