Coming up…

From Mark Murrell, Tournament Secretary and Fixtures Secretary Tuesday 19 October Chingford CC visit with a team of eight and will play in the club room along with the one postponed club championship R1 game. Social chess will take place in Manor and (as needed) Warren rooms for those not playing in the “all club” match. Thursday 21 October Essex League matches get underway with our first team‘s visit to league champions Barking. Tuesday 26 October Hackney CC visit with […]

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2021-22 Programme

The Programme of activities for the 2021-22 Season is published. You will find it under the Activities menu in main navigation above: – Activities/Activities 2021-22…/2021-22 Programme – or from the link below. Highlighted activity is the 7-Round Club Championship – Round 1, 12 October. An email has gone to all members: to enter the Club Championship reply to that email. We also have our “first of the month” speed events – Lightning, Blitz, Rapid and the Handicap Blitz Grand Prix […]

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Handicap Grand Prix 2021-22

Announcing the Handicap Grand Prix for 2021-22 New members are in for another culture shock: the Handicap Blitz Grand Prix (“HBGP”). This is a five-event series, the points scored in each event aggregating for a season Grand Prix. Culture shock? you’ve heard of chess-boxing, well this is chess-arithmetic. Players are placed in rating groups according to their published rapid ratings (or Controller’s estimate). These rating groups are numbered zero (highest) to 6 (lowest). In each game, the difference between the […]

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It’s a thriller!

The second half of the Rapid Championship 2020-21 produced more thrills and spills than seemed possible in the three further rounds. The leader after R3, Philip Staniland, lost in R4 to Ashley, while Terry beat Steve Gilmour; Terry and Ashley =1 on 3½/4. In a dramatic R5, Terry beat Ashley to steal the lead, while Philip held John Hodgson (playing hors concours) to a draw, allowing Valdimir to steal into clear 2nd on 4. So to the last round and […]

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Philip leads at half time

The Club Rapid Championship for 2020-21 has received record support for this event, with 29 entries. This may have a lot to do with, for the first time, its being played over two weekday evenings (Club nights) rather than an all-day event on a Saturday. The first three rounds were played on 21 September, with the final three rounds (R4-6) to be played on 28 September. With the splitting of the event over two evenings, Members unable to play on […]

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League match sign up

All but one of the Leagues in which we play are gearing up to return to over-the-board competition and very soon we shall need to indicate our entry to these Leagues. We have willing Captains, we now need to know urgently how many willing players we have. So this is a call to Members to sign up to League match chess: please visit the League match sign up page in the main menu above (or link below), read the information […]

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Club Rapid Championship 2020-21

The Club’s Rapid Championship for 2020-21 will be played over two evenings, 21 and 28 September; three rounds on each evening. This event was originally scheduled for 21 August but had to be postponed and no alternative Saturdays were available for some time. For the avoidance of doubt, the Rapid Championship for 2021-22 will be played later in the season. Full details are available at the link below. Entry form is included in the Attendance Form for 21 September; Members […]

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