Online slow play League Chess is back!

MM again, now bringing us up-to-date with online league activity. 4NCL – Tuesday evenings 7:30pm starting 22 September, primarily for those unable to attend Club Nights. LoM – Thursday evenings 6:45 pm starting 1 October, open to all members with a second division now added. Somewhat earlier than envisaged, our new season of online team chess gets underway this Tuesday. With the intention of providing Tuesday night chess for those unable to attend our Club Nights, Peter Nickals worked his […]

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Tournament Round-Up

Mark Murrell pulls together the strands of our fast-moving SD-OTB and Online activities. Headlines Philip Staniland lands a perfect score in our first two-boarded tournament played under Rule of Six conditions David Rawlings wins the double round “B” zone on the head to head tie-break from new member Matthias Lataille In the online club, David Spearman, rules the roost in our first ECF rated competition of the new season, extended to 7 rounds following a flood of last minute entries […]

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Rule of 6 OTB Tournaments – 15 Sep

Our third Covid-19 Club Night, and our first competitive activity, is set for 15 Sep with the start of a series of Rule of 6 OTB Tournaments. These will be 6-player Rapid tournaments – 5 rounds, at 10m + 5s per mover for each player (G10+5) – each being a self-contained group/bubble/zone as allowed by the new law of HM Government. Two groups are formed already. If you would like to get involved, DON’T DELAY, head straight to the Attendance […]

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OTB rapid rated Tournament

Tuesday 15th September, 7:30pm This Tuesday we will be holding our first tournament tailored to the Rule of 6. A 5-round all-play-all rapid tournament, playing all within your zone group. Groups determined in accordance with August rapid then standard grades. Rate of play – all moves in 10 minutes plus 5 second increments (G10+5). Schedule: Sign in 7:30; R1 7:40; R2 8:15; R3 8:50; R4 9 25: R5 10:00 ECF and Club membership required. ECF rapid rated. Please indicate tournament […]

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The Rule of Six

Social distancing regulations change from Monday 14 September, so will apply to our next socially-distanced, pre-booked, Club night, 15 September and beyond, until further notice. From Monday,  i.e. our next socially-distanced Club night on Tuesday 15 September, we have to observe groups of no more than six. The duty steward will therefore indicate at the start of the evening, which tables constitute each zone. The players within each zone, must keep among themselves for the whole evening and not mingle […]

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Mayhem KO Semi-Final

A spirited try, but Wanstead came second in the semi-final against hmcwtf1. hmcwtf1 v Wanstead Wanderers CM Squaretaker 207 (W) 1-0 EastCoker 187 (B) Andrewtoo 189 1-0 Ashfreez 170E Musicknight 161 1-0 WWJammyDodger 154 JG-S22 93e 0-1 Ghostliner 138   3-1   Mark on three was the first casualty, we believe against Kayode Disu; was in trouble from the moment a White rook reached the 7th, and couldn’t save it. The next result demonstrated the cut-throat nature of a four […]

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