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PATRICK RIBBANDS


Patrick Ribbands, who died suddenly at the end of January, was a stalwart of Cambridgeshire chess for as long as anyone can remember. He played and captained teams for Linton in the Bury League for the past decade, and played a similar role for Royston in the Cambs and Herts Leagues. Before that he played for Cambridge City and was club president. He was a regular at local Congresses and also in the supporting events at the British Championships.

It will be as an indefatigable administrator that he will be best remembered and most missed. Among many other roles he captained the Cambridgeshire county second team for 30 years and was grading officer for 22 years. For the East Anglian Chess Union he was County Match Controller for 22 years and grading officer for 15 years. He initiated and ran the East Anglian Club Championship from 2008. At the time of his death he had just completed this seasonís event online and had planned an East Anglian online League for this spring. He had been Match Secretary in the Bury League.

Patrick was a kindly and gentle soul, who always made sure that there were plenty of opportunities for the lower-graded and junior players in events that he organised. He had a long history of coaching juniors, who have themselves paid tribute to the influence he had on them when they were starting out. He was always full of ideas, as evidenced by the Ribbands pairing system which he devised as an alternative to Swiss pairings, organising rapidplay tournaments to try it out! He will be greatly missed: as a club member always willing to fill a gap in the team sheet, as an organiser prepared to take most things on, and as a friend.

Paul Kemp

 
The 2020 Bury St Edmunds Congress has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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This year's 3rd EACU FIDE Congress has been cancelled following the Coronavirus outbreak.
 
This year's Great Yarmouth Congress has been cancelled following the Coronavirus outbreak.
 
EACU Closed Congress 2020 games - click here and save.
 

Entries to the EACU FIDE-rated Tournament, 5th-7th June, are now being accepted by Richard Freeman. See Fixtures and Events page for details.

 

Entries to the Norfolk Blitz Tournament on 31st May are now being accepted by John Wickham. See Fixtures and Events page for details.

 
Newmarket 2019 games - click here and save.
 
Entries to the EACU Team Championships 2020 are now being accepted by Patrick Ribbands. See Fixtures page for details.
 
Entry forms for the Cambridgeshire Rapidplay, on the 29th September, Bury St Edmunds Congress, 26-27 October, and the Lowestoft Rapidplay, 24th November, can be found on the Fixtures page.
 
Dates for Open and Under 160 County matches for the 2019-20 season can be found on the Fixtures page.
 

Sad news about Marcus Misson

Received from Pete Wells of Warboys Chess Club:

Really sorry and saddened to have to convey the terrible news that Marcus died of a heart attack on Wednesday night.
As you may know he had been unwell and was in hospital in Sheffield having treatment for his condition when it happened and that they could not rescusitate him. He was 52 years old.

He leaves his partner Helen and two young sons, William and Matthew

The funeral will be at 12:00 on Friday 12th July in The Free Church, St Ives, followed by a private burial for the family. Everyone welcome to attend the wake after the burial but the location for that is not finalised yet.

The wake is to be held at the Dolphin Hotel, London Road, St Ives, PE27 5EP, in the Terrace Suite. Further details here. This includes details of how to get there.

The family has asked for donations rather than flowers. Donations, if desired, made payable to SR.UK (Scleroderma & Raynaud's) or The Mountain Bothies Association, may be sent to Easton and Cook Independent Funeral Service, 2b Harding Way, St Ives, Cambs, PE27 3WR.

For those not familiar with St Ives, The Free Church is in the town centre, Market Hill,  St Ives, PE27 5AL

Friday is a market day so the town centre will be closed to vehicles.

Depending on where you are coming from best parking is probably the Cattle Market car park, off Meadow Lane (near Waitrose)   

The map at this link shows other car parks in St Ives
http://www.theoldriverportstives.co.uk/tourist-information/car-parks

Anybody requiring further information should contact Pete Wells of Warboys Chess Club at pete.wells1@gmail.com

For tributes to Marcus, click here.

At the EACU AGM, it was decided that the EACU Grand Prix would be renamed the EACU Marcus Misson Memorial Grand Prix.

EACU Closed Championships

For a report on the 2019 EACU Closed Chess Championships, click here.
For the results of the 2019 EACU Closed Chess Championships, click here.
For the games of the 2019 EACU Closed Open Chess Championship, click here.


ITTER PARK GIANT CHESS EVENT

On Sunday 12th August 2018, in Itter Park, Peterborough, Cambs, there will be a giant chess set and GM Keith Arkell will be on hand to play. Full details on the ECF Calendar


EACU FIDE-rated Chess Congress 2018

Open Crosstable in Excel format here and select 'Save Target as'
Open games in pgn format here and select 'Save Target as'
Under 170 Crosstable in Excel format here and select 'Save Target as'
Under 130 Crosstable in Excel format here and select 'Save Target as'


Cambridgeshire County Closed Chess Championships 2018
For Details and Entry Form click here 


Bury St Edmunds Chess Congress 2016
All results are available on the congress website - http://www.bsecongress.org.uk/


EACU Chess Congress 2016
Open Crosstable in Excel format here and select 'Save Target as'
Open games in pgn format here and select 'Save Target as'
Under 170 Crosstable in Excel format here and select 'Save Target as'
Under 130 Crosstable in Excel format here and select 'Save Target as'

EACU Chess Congress 2015

Congress Winners in pdf format here and select 'Save Target as'
Congress Winners in Excel format here and select 'Save Target as'
Results in pgn format here and select 'Save Target as'

EACU Grand Prix 2014
Top Players - right click here and save.
All Players results - right click here and save.

Newmarket 2014
 
Newmarket 2013 games - right click here and save.
 
East Anglian Championship crosstable - click here.
 
Grand Prix scores - click here.
 
 

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