Blitz Championship 2021-22

The Club Blitz Championship, in play this evening, has atrracted 24 entries and is once again witnessing keen competition. Four rounds out of six have been completed and you can open the latest Cross Table via the link below. You can also follow results as they are added via the Vega Tournament pages – again, link below. You will need to periodically give your browser a hard refresh (Ctrl-F5 on a Windows PC) to ensure you are seeing the latest […]

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Club Blitz Championship 2021-22 – 4 January

The Entry Form is now open for the Club Blitz Championship 2021-22, to be held 4 January 2022, covid restrictions permitting. The possibility of HMG restrictions being introduced in the wake of Omicron appears to be receding with the breaking news announcement of no new restrictions in England before the New Year; allowing for notice being given for new restrictions, this would appear to be good news for 4 January. Nonetheless, we have a fallback position of running an online […]

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Club Championship Round 3

Round 3 of the Club Championship started with six players on 2/2, but finished with one player on 3/3 – Ashley Freeman – and five players on 2½/3, plus Whitton-Cawdery (each 2/2) postponed. Wanstead House is closed on 21 December, so our last Club night of the year might be a social evening in HQ (the George) – await the Fixtures Secretary’s circular. Activities resume in the New Year on 4 January 2022 with the Blitz Championship. Links: Club Championship […]

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John Cawdery Lightning Champion

Club Champion 2020-21, John Cawdery has now added the 2021-22 Lightning Championship, wresting the crown from Terry Whitton who was held to a draw in the last round by David Smith; John would have won on tie-break in any event had Terry won. There were 20 entries and some keen competition. At the start of Round 3 of the six rounds, there were four players on 2/2, but only one of these, Mark Murrell, retained a 100% record, defeating Istvan. […]

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Magnus remains World Champion

The World Championship match in Dubai has finished after Magnus’s fourth win to reach the winning total of 7½ points with three games to spare. We have compiled a feature article embracing all the WCC blog items we have published to date, together with a download of the database of all the WCC 2021 games. You will find the WCC feature in the new Features menu in main navigation bar above. Game 11: 10 Dec, at 12:30 – Magnus wraps […]

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Lightning Championship 2021-22

The Club Lightning Championship for 2021-22 will be held on 7 December 2021 in the club room, starting at 7.30 pm. In Lightning Chess a buzzer sounds every 10 seconds and the player on move has to move on the buzzer, not before, not after. Entry to the Lightning is via the usual Attendance Form for 7 December, or if you prefer to play social games and not enter the Lightning, complete the Entry Form and opt instead for SOCIAL. […]

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