What's New!


Dear members, we've been invited to play a team match by the ASIAS chess club (Associazione Scacchistica Italiana Amici Sumus). We're still honing the details but the game will start on the beginning of March, and will be played on the chess.com website. Every IECC member who has a valid chess.com account[*] and is willing to participate can submit his application by compiling this form. Please note that there are no rating restrictions. If there will have more players than boards, date of application will be the only criteria for selection. Submissions end on 21st of February.

[*] You can create a free chess.com account if you don't already have one. Check out this page for more details.

Sunday February 19, 2016

The Absence List has been updated.

The Ratings have been updated.

The Current Events have been updated.

The Pyramid standing has been updated.

Friday February 10, 2017

The beginning of the year has seen some changes in the Board of directors. Michael Kinna has stepped down from his role in the board, and we would like to thank him for the great contributions he offered as a director; he will continue to support the club in his role of Senior TD for the KO and Championship departments.

The board is also pleased to welcome back George Angus, which rejoined as director after a sabbathic spell.

Wednesday February 01, 2017

The January 2017 Club archive is now available to download from the archives page.

Sunday January 08, 2017

After nearly two years in the role, Mike Crowley has stepped down as Senior TD of Pyramid Department.

The club would like to thank Mike for the efficiency and time he dovoted to run the Pyramid, and we wish him well for his future activities and projects.

We are also delighted to announce that Josè Luis Llorente Alvarez has accepted the position of Pyramid Senior TD as Mike's replacement. Thanking him for his enthusiasm and the dedication to the club, we wish him well in his new role.

Thursday December 15, 2016

The Board is sad to announce that, due to a lack of interest, the Team Trio events are currently suspended. We apologize with all the players who already signed for the event; we hope to restart the event in the near feature.

1-game and KO tournaments on line

The Club is happy to announce that KO tournaments and 1-game matches are now available as online events.

For 1-game matches members can nominate to play online, or can still play via email; players will only be paired with other players who want to use the same format.

However, KO is online only. We are about to issue the pairings for our first KO online event.

Note: "Online" games are not played "live" and the structure of the events remains unchanged. They are played the same way you would play an email game, however your moves are sent via an online game board and transmitted via the chess.com server, instead of via email.

Staffing Needs

The Club continues to exist and thrive by virtue of the small number of members who join the staff and devote a small portion of their time to helping to run the Club. The Board is very grateful for their generosity, and we are all collectively in their debt.

We are currently looking for volunteers who wish to join the IECC Staff in the role of Tournament Director. The time commitment required will be between one and two hours per week, and the ability to use the basics of Microsoft Excel would be useful.

Members who wish to help can apply via the volunteering page.

Saturday March 05, 2016

The Board is pleased to announce that after being placed on HOLD for six months, the SWISS EVENTS TOURNAMENTS are back, and sign-ups are now open.

These tournaments are a 4-Round SWISS OPEN event (20 player maximum).

Sunday January 17, 2015

The Board is pleased to announce that Aldo Maggiora has accepted the Senior TD position for the 2-Game department. Effective from lat last year, this role is in addition to his other roles in the the Class and Admin Departments, and we thank Aldo for his ongoing support for club activities.

The Board was also like to thank Mary-Anne Lynskey for her work in 2-Game, and Mary-Anne will continue to support Aldo as TD in the 2-Game Department.

Monday Sep 07, 2015

The IECC 2015/2016 Championship tournament round 1 crosstables have just been updated.

Saturday May 02, 2015

The IECC 2015/2016 Championship tournament round 1 crosstables have just been published.

Monday March 09, 2015

After 2 years in the role, Michel Barrer has stepped down as Senior TD of Pyramid.

The club would like to thank Michel for the efficiency and dedication with which he has run the Pyramid Department, and we wish him well for the future.

We are delighted to announce that Mike Crowley has accepted the position of Senior TD Pyramid as Michel's replacement, and we wish him well in his new role.