The ECF members club took part in the much awaited Nations League 2020 on chess.com.
The first season kicked off on June 28 (first match) with the first season running until August 16 (final match) on Sunday afternoon or evening. The top two teams in each division qualified for the playoffs. The matches were 1v1 team matches against other nations with boards of 10-20 players or more and two segments per match (rapid at 15|2 and blitz at 3|2).
We won our first match against Greece on June 28th and our last match against Brazil on August 16 by 21-7 and 16-2, with England finishing sixth in the top division with wins against Greece and Brazil against some tough opposition.
Many thanks to FM Marcus Harvey, IM Tom Rendle and WIM Natasha Regan for helping us to win our last fixture of the season, and to all of those who have played for the England team in this season’s events including GM’s Keith Arkell and Simon Williams. We will be organising some friendly fixtures against other div A teams during August and September including USA and Romania as preparation for the second season which is scheduled for later in the year.
Many thanks to all of those who played for the England teams. We will be organising some friendly fixtures against other div A teams during August and September as preparation for the second season which is scheduled for later in the year.
Season 1 Fixtures
|Round 1 – Sunday June 28||Round 2 – Sunday July 5||Round 3 – Sunday July 12|
|Greece vs England||Greece vs United States||Romania vs Greece|
|United States vs Argentina||Kazakhstan vs Brazil||United States vs England|
|Romania vs Kazakhstan||Argentina vs Romania||Brazil vs Argentina|
|Brazil vs Poland||England vs Poland||Poland vs Kazakhstan|
|Round 4 – Sunday July 19||Round 5 – Sunday August 2||Round 6 – Sunday August 9|
|Greece vs Brazil||Poland vs Greece||Greece vs Kazakhstan|
|Argentina vs Poland||Brazil vs United States||England vs Argentina|
|England vs Kazakhstan||Romania vs England||United States vs Poland|
|United States vs Romania||Kazakhstan vs Argentina||Romania vs Brazil|
|Round 7 – Sunday August 16|
|Argentina vs Greece|
|Poland vs Romania|
|Kazakhstan vs United States|
|Brazil vs England|
Division A Standings after Round 7
|Place||Name||Rd 1||Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Rd 5||Rd 6||Rd 7||Total|
You can find the full set of England matches with individual games on the chess.com ECF members club matches page here: