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ESCC: Live chess!

Watch how Zoe Varney of Cumnor Chess Club performed in round 8 and 9 of the European School Championships in Kavala, Greece.

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ESCC: Not Overdoing It

The latest update from the European Schools Chess Championships.

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ESCC: “Chess is mental torture”

Friends Zoe Varney and Marianne Hauer face each other at the European Schools Chess Championships.

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ESCC: Team Spirit at the European Schools Chess Championships

First of all my apologies for the delayed posting after round 5. That is because it was my turn on Saturday to compile the main report for the whole team, and then Sunday was a very busy rest day for

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ESCC: Another Magic Day for Zoe at the European Schools Chess Championships

Someone commented to me in an email that the reference to Magic seemed a little incongruous in yesterday’s blog. Read on to the end today and hopefully it will make some sense. After Zoe’s successes over the first few days,

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ESCC: A Magic Cure

If someone had told me, before the tournament, that having a heart surgeon among the England entourage would be important for the girls’ performance, I probably would have laughed. But it may have made the difference between a win and

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ESCC: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Chess Parent

The tournament received more entrants than was anticipated, so has been split over two venues. The sections that involve the Cumnor and Witney girls (U13 girls and U15 girls) are held in the more picturesque of the two, the local

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ESCC: Flying the flag at the European Schools Chess Championships

Yes, the Varneys and Sheremetyevas did travel with BA to get here, but that’s not what I’m referring to. Yesterday (17th June) the girls received their England shirts and badges after the introductory team meeting and it was time to

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ESCC: Pre-match preparation for the European Schools Chess Championships

Follow the adventures of Cumnor Chess Club’s Zoe and Elizaveta (Liza) as they travel to Kavala in Northern Greece for the European Schools Chess Championships.

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ESCC: Zoe in Kavala

Cumnor Chess Club’s own Zoe Varney is playing in the U15 girls section of the European Schools Chess Championships.

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