The Nations League

The ECF members club took part in the much awaited Nations League 2020 on chess.com.

https://www.chess.com/club/chess-com-nations-league

https://www.chess.com/news/view/participating-teams

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.
https://www.chess.com/club/matches/live/english-chess-federation-members/166988
https://www.chess.com/club/matches/live/english-chess-federation-members/166987

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

PlaceNameRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Total
1RomaniaW2W4W7W5W6W8W37
2KazakhstanL1W8D3W6W4W7W55.5
3PolandW8W6D2D4W7W5L15
4ArgentinaW5L1W8D3L2W6W74.5
5United StatesL4W7W6L1W8L3L23
6EnglandW7L3L5L2L1L4W82
7GreeceL6L5L1D8L3L2L40.5
8BrazilL3L2L4D7L5L1L60.5

You can find the full set of England matches with individual games on the chess.com ECF members club matches page here:

https://www.chess.com/clubs/matches/live/english-chess-federation-members