DCCA team competing online in the “Easter Team Blitz International” – Sat 11 April, 1pm to 4:20pm!

This Saturday afternoon (11 April), a small team of players from our DCCA Online Club (https://www.chess.com/club/dcca-online-club-devon-england) will be participating in a mini competition called the “Easter Team Blitz International”, organised by the “CLUB League” group on chess.com. The competition – which is the first of its kind – will be an all-play-all blitz contest between six chess clubs spanning several different countries (Germany, the Netherlands, Ecuador, and the UK) – a fantastic illustration of the potential of online chess to connect players from around the world.

The event will comprise five rounds of matches, starting at 13:00, with each match consisting of two games per player at a time control of 5 min + 3 sec increment. Teams can field anywhere between 5 and 8 players for each match, with the lineup being flexible between the different matches.

If you’re interested in following the action, the links to the match pages on chess.com are shown below – we understand that these will be updated gradually during the course of the event!

IMPORTANT UPDATE (Saturday 1:45pm): Due to technical problems on chess.com, the schedule for our matches has been updated to the following (start 14:20, end 17:40 approx)

FIRST MATCH: Almere I vs Devon County [14:20] … go to https://www.chess.com/club/matches/live/8092 or https://www.chess.com/live#tm=8092 for the games

SECOND MATCH: Devon County vs Gerlingen [15:00] … go to https://www.chess.com/club/matches/live/8095 or https://www.chess.com/live#tm=8095 for the games

THIRD MATCH: Almere II vs Devon County [15:40] … go to https://www.chess.com/club/matches/live/8098 or https://www.chess.com/live#tm=8098 for the games

FOURTH MATCH: Devon County vs Hochstadt [16:20] … go to https://www.chess.com/club/matches/live/8104 or https://www.chess.com/live#tm=8104 for the games

FIFTH MATCH: Devon County vs Tumbaco-Quito [17:00] … go to https://www.chess.com/club/matches/live/8103 or https://www.chess.com/live#tm=8103 for the games

Further details – including the final standings – will be made available on our new DCCA Online Club on chess.com, which is located here: https://www.chess.com/club/dcca-online-club-devon-england– if you haven’t yet joined the DCCA Online Club, you are strongly encouraged to do so! Full details on how to do this appear at the previous post here: “Join our new DCCA Online Club on chess.com – free of charge!”


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