3Cs on tour ...

Reports of 3Cs' players in competition, both home and abroad.

11 November 2022

Five 3Cs' players competed in the Swinton & Worsley Blitz competition as shown in the photograph.

Back (l to r) Kyle Pelling, Mohammed Rohman, Hafsa Riaz
Front (l to r) Abdul Qadeer, Ibrahim Riaz

In the six round event, Kyle finished with 4 points while the others scored as follows .. Abdul(3), Mohammed (2), Hafsa (2), Ibrahim (1.5) 

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30 October 2022

Adam Ashton and Sarah Longson both finished unbeaten on 4/5 and in equal 3rd position (out of 71) in the Open section of the Scarborough congress while Edward Jackson scored 2 out of 5.  Alannah Ashton competed in the Major section, scoring 3/5 and finishing in equal 9th position (out of 41).
18 Sep 2022

Not only did Crystal, Kyle and Mitchell all finish on the same score at the Ilkley congress, it appears they were just as close to each other while playing their matches ... as can be seen by the photo in which Mitchell is shown stood up in the green shirt, while Kyle is top right in black and Crystal middle right in red.
18 Sep 2022

3Cs were well represented at the Ilkley Congress which began with a Open section "local derby" in which Adam Ashton drew with Kyle Pelling.  Adam went on the finish on 3 points in equal 10th position (out of 45) while Kyle, along with Mitchell Burke and Crystal Ashton all ended on 2.5 points and equal 16th.  Alannah Ashton also scored 2.5 points in the Major section and was equal 24th out of 54 players.
29 August 2022

Sisters Becky and Claire Kerton took part in the Leyland congress for which details can be seen via this link ...
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30 August 2022

Having defeated 5 players who were more than 350 FIDE rating points above him, including a Grandmaster, 3Cs' Edward Jackson finished the Northumberland Masters tournament with a score of 5.5/9 and in 12th position, despite having started the event ranked 54th out of 67.  In doing so Ed gained a massive 194 ranking points and by far the best increase by anyone at the tournament.

More details are available via the following links ...
5 June 2022

Ahmed Abbas, who went to live in Cumbria a couple of years ago, celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee by entering his first event since then - the South Lakes Congress - and won the minor section !

It was nice to see that Ahmed still registered himself as a 3Cs' player as he will always be welcomed at the club if ever he is in the area.

3Cs were also successful in some of the other sections, with mother and daughter Crystal (open) and Alannah Ashton (major) winning their respective grading prizes.
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2 July 2022

Rebecca Correa won the Warrington Junior Congress, finishing unbeaten on 4.5/5.  Ivan Elisseev-Siuda, also in the Open section, scored 1 point, while Hafsa Riaz and her brother Ibrahim gained 3.5 and 3 points respectively in the Knights section.  The Pawns section saw Aaron Lewis and Abdul Qadeer both scoring 3 points and Maeve Martiniere ending on 2.5.

Pictured are (left to right) Abdul Qadeer, Aaron Lewis, Hafsa Riaz, Ibrahim Riaz, Rebecca Correa, and Maeve Martiniere.  (IvanElisseev-Siuda also played in the competition)
22 May 2022

Adam Ashton scored 4.5/7 in the English Open Championship, finishing in equal 4th position (out of 33 entrants) and only behind 2 Grandmasters and 2 International Masters.

Click this link for details of the event ...   
8 May 2022

Crystal Ashton and daughter Alannah played in the Durham congress with Crystal finishing on 2/5 in the Open section while Alannah scored 3/5 in the Major section as well as receiving a trophy as the player who gained the most ECF rating points in the entire congress.
13 March 2022

Hunain Malik (pictured below) won the Standard section of the 2022 Blackpool congress outright after gaining four wins and a draw to finish unbeaten on 4.5/5.

Crystal Ashton finished on 3.5/5 in the Open section; the same score being achieved by her daughter Alannah in the Intermediate event while Paul Keech, also in the Intermediate section, ended on 2.5

Details via this link ...
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12 March 2022

A draw by 3Cs' Daniel Abbas helped Oxford to a 4.5 - 3.5 win in the 140th annual Varsity match against Cambridge.
However, Cambridge still have a 60-58 overall lead (with 22 draws) since the event began in 1873  Details of the 2022 fixture, including Daniel's game, can be seen via the following link ...
27 February 2022

Adam Ashton played in a 9-round all-play-all event at Ilkley specifically for players such as Adam, currently a FIDE Master, aiming to achieve International Master status. Adam drew all 9 of his matches, including three against current IMs, and thus finished with a score of 4.5.  He was also one of only two players to end the tournament unbeaten. Further details via this link ....
20 February 2022

Edward Jackson took part in a FIDE-rated event in Oxford specifically for young players who are aiming to achieve a FIDE title and with the tournament featuring 20 players, 17 of whom were rated over 2000.

Despite being ranked 13th, Ed finished 6th scoring 3.5/6 and had an excellent win over top seed and FIDE Master Yichen Han while he also gained over 100 FIDE rating points.  Further details can be seen via the link below ...

5 February 2022

WFM Sarah Longson returned to over-the-board chess action (after some time away due to Covid ... and the birth of two children) by entering the Harrogate Congress.  Below is a link to a report on her weekend including analysis on each of her five games ...

15 May 2020


3Cs' Andy Horton finished as runner-up in the English online blitz championships, losing to Marcus Harvey in the final but only after an excellent semi-final victory against Grandmaster Gawain Jones.


Sarah Longson also qualifed for the finals of the women's event but lost in the round of the last 16.

16 February 2020


Rebecca Correa and Ivan Elisseev-Siuda competed in the minor section of the Leyland rapidplay with Rebecca scoring three points and Ivan two but only after facing each other in an all-3Cs' clash during the competition.

30 August 2021


3Cs' Ed Jackson won the u-2000 event at the Northumbria chess congress with a score of 7.5 / 9 and having remained unbeaten throughout the competition. His performance saw Ed gain 186 FIDE rating points, having started as the 51st seed among the 60 entrants.

24 May 2021


3Cs' International Master Andy Horton was selected to represent England in the European Hybrid tournament and which acted as a qualification for the FIDE World Cup.  

The hybrid event had International teams from across Europe playing online matches but with each team being designated a venue in their own country which has been apporoved by FIDE in order to prevent any cheating.

2 February 2020

At the Frodsham congress Crystal Ashton scored 1.5/5 in the open section while Alannah Ashton ended on 3/5 in the u-120 competition.


Daniel Abbas took part in the Kedlington open where he finished as runner-up with a score of 4 out of 5.

26 January 2020

Sixteen 3Cs' players took part in the Stockport Rapidplay with Adam Ashton finishing third in the open competition while Alannah Ashton and Neil Jackson were joint runners-up in the minor section.

30 January 2020

Grandmaster Stephen Gordon along with Mitchell Burke represented 3Cs at the annual Gibraltar Chess Festival with both playing in the Masters event which included most of the world's top players. The strength of the tournament is actually reflected in the fact that although Stephen is currently ranked 11 in England he was seeded in 70th position out of the 250 entrants.


As well as the Masters tournament there are various other levels of competition with Mitchell having also played in one of the Challengers events where he scored 2.5 / 5 and gained 10.2 FIDE rating points.


Stephen ended on 5.5/10 in the Masters, a performance that has put him back in England's top 10, while Mitchell scored 3.5 and won another 9.2 FIDE points.

20 February 2022

Kyle Pelling entered the open section of the Nottingham rapidplay where despite being rated 27th of of the 31 entrants he scored 2/5 with a win and two draw all against higher-rated opponents.  More details via this  link ...
27 February 2022

Nathan Gittens (pictured below) scored 2.5/5 in the open section of the Doncaster Congress.

Although now based in Stevenage, Nathan is another product of the 3Cs' junior system and always visits the club on his journeys back north as well as playing for 3Cs in online competitions.  Details of the Doncaster congress can by seen via the following link

       (Photograph courtesy of Brendan O'Gorman)