Wanstead retain Sims Cup

Having defeated Writtle away in the Semi-Final, the Wanstead A team had one more stern test to retain the Sims Cup for the Essex Summer Rapid Knockout: another showdown with Barking A. Wanstead has held the Sims Cup since 2019, while the Knockout was sidelined by Covid lockdowns. Wanstead A has had to wait a long time to erase the memory of 2019 when it was Wanstead B team that won the all-Wanstead Final that year. Congratulations to Skipper Ashley […]

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Wanstead Festival postponed to 2 October

The Wanstead Festival, which was to have taken place on Sun 18 September, has been postponed to Sunday 2 October 2022. Those members who had pledged support to Paul Barclay for the original date, please confirm to Paul your availability for the new date. The revised “September programme” is: Tue 13 Sep Summer League Play-off Final   Inbetweeners 3 + 2 rated blitz   Start of U1650 Ladder Tue 20 Sep Essex Knockout Final – Wanstead A v Barking A […]

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London League Fixtures

The London League Fixtures are published. Two Wanstead teams have been entered, the first team in Division 2 and the second team in the Minor Division. The first fixture for each is on 6 October 2022 and both are travelling west, to the Mind Sports Centre and both play opposition from Wimbledon. The first team has two fixtures at Mind Sports, five fixtures at St. Margaret’s House, Bethnal Green and three fixtures at opponents’ venues in central London; 10 in […]

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Opening Night Tandem

The 2022-23 Season opened in traditional style on Tues 6 September with the tandem simultaneous by last season’s champions. And what an array of honours held by our two bi-bicyclists: all the tournaments and trophies between them! John Cawdery: Club Champion; Lightning Champion; Blitz Champion;Mark Murrell: Rapid Champion; David Wood Memorial Trophy; Roy Wagstaff Memorial Shield; John Philpott Trophy. This redoubtable twosome took on 16 Members, circulating the arena, in tandem, without consultation. Of the 16 games, they allowed only […]

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Hastings win the battle

Had that been the result in 1066, England might be a very different place, particularly where architecture is concerned. But their victory this time was not over Norman invaders but a friendly foe from Wanstead; and Hastings’ winning score was by the odd point, at 8-7. WW did well at the top (2½-½) and Boards 9-15 (4½-2½), but Hastings had a swathe of five wins over Boards 4-8 which edged the verdict. Board-by-board details via the link below. Now David […]

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September programme

The new season got underway on Saturday, 3 September, with the return of our annual match away day at Hastings. Result: Hastings 8-7 Wanstead Details to follow. The programme for the rest of the month is given below: Tue 06 Sep Opening Night Tandem Simul Tue 13 Sep Summer League Play-off Final   Inbetweeners 3 + 2 rated blitz   Start of U1650 Ladder Sun 18 Sep WWCC at the Wanstead Festival Now 2 October 2022   Chess on the […]

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A Team reach Essex KO Final

WRITTLE R1 R2 WANSTEAD A* 1 White, Russell P 2111 (B, W) ½-½ 0-1 Hodgson, John H 2185 (W, B) 2 Myall, Ivan J 2009 1-0 0-1 Mulay, Partha 2017 3 Wilson, Edgar 1988 1-0 ½-½ Rix, Steven JL 2057 4 Moore, John C 1973 0-1 ½-½ Freeman, Ashley 1930 5 Mueller, Jens 2019 ½-½ 1-0 Whitton, Terry D 1909   3-2 2-3   (BC: 10) WRITTLE 5-5* WANSTEAD A (BC: 7) * WANSTEAD A win on Board Count Playing […]

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