Wolves clean sweep

With a clear advantage in ratings, there was nothing to stop the Wolves starting their Season 3 London Online League campaign with a 4-0 clean sweep. For details and all the games, follow the link below. The next fixture, Weds 16 June, is likely to be a sterner test, against Charlton Chess Mates. Link: Wolves v Metropolitan MetroGnomes  

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Peter on top

After four rounds of the 5-round 2×64 Championship, Peter Nickals leads the Major with 3½/4 ahead of Philip Staniland 3/4, who took a half point bye this round. Peter is good value for his lead, numbering among his results a draw with Vladimir Parols and a win against Terry Whitton. We can anticipate a sharp battle when the two leaders clash in the last round, Tue 15 June. In the Minor, Michael Buckingham has kept up his 100% record and […]

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London Online League – Season 3

Wanstead Wolves are pawing at the ground, ready for action this Wednesday, 9 June, at the start of the London Online League Season 3. The Wolves are once more in Bishops Division. Club members who would like to join the team, but are not yet involved, please contact skipper Nigel White (use the Contact Form and select ‘Essex Minor A Captain’). Games start at 7.00 pm on the Tornelo platform (link below), where the games can be followed as they […]

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Knockout Mayhem

It will be a while before OTB chess returns to normality and we are entering a sort of hybrid period where the Club has resumed over-the-two-board chess, but not many others have, or will, for a while and the return of League chess is still a long way off at the moment. So online chess still has a place and the Club has entered the League of Mayhem’s second Knockout tournament. Not only entered, but successful! A win in the […]

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ECF Online Charity Marathon in aid of The Red Cross

Saturday 5 June 2021-Sunday 6 June 2021 the Red Cross Charity Marathon following on from the week long ECF Chess for all Festival (30 May-4 June). The Red Cross Marathon raised £12,000 last year. Free to enter, but the presence of a Donation cell on the entry form tells you what it’s all about. Put your hand in your pocket if you wish, or get your friends to sponsor you, so much a game, or whatever. The event is a […]

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We’re back again

With HM Government’s roadmap out of lockdown moving to Step 3 from 17 May, the Club once again resumed over-the-two-board chess on 18 May. Club Tournament Secretary, Mark Murrell, having before the Club meeting presided over a Junior coaching session with 26 attendees, was delighted with the response: “24 adults and 26 juniors (their highest this term) in action today. That makes 50 engaging in real chess today.” The Club members participated in Round 1 of a 5-Round “2×64” tournament, […]

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Arrangements for Over the Board Club Chess at Wanstead House, from Tuesday 18 May

Entries close at 1 pm on Tuesday 18 May for the 2×64 Championships (G80+10) which run until 15 June in the form of a Major (open) and a Minor (u1600) Championship. Both are a 5 round Swiss (with a slight twist) and ECF OTB Standard rated. Twenty members have so far signed up. Details here. 1 pm on Tuesday is also the deadline for the tournament entrants to request a first round ½ point bye. For each week of Stage […]

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