Essex Knockout R1 – A Team v Barking B

WANSTEAD A R1 R2 Barking B Cawdery, John 2044 (W, B) 1-0 1-0 Naumov, Igor 1727 (B, W) Rix, Steven JL 2058 1-0 0-1 Saunders, Richard 1784 Freeman, Ashley 1901 1-0 ½-½ Mike J Cresswell, 1743 Hunnable, Ian D 1991 1-0 1-0 Chtym, Vladimir 1458 (Terry Whitton) 1d0 1d0 Default   5-0 3½-1½   WANSTEAD A 8½-1½ Barking B Barking had notified that they were a player short, so Terry Whitton was not required to attend and Barking’s task, already […]

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AGM 7 June 2022 and other news

At the club’s recent Annual General Meeting the members decided to: adopt a restructured Constitution, updated to incorporate virtual meetings and regulatory requirements: Constitution and By-Laws; repeat and extend this year’s programme of activities (jncluding the 2022 summer programme) adding, subject to captains being found, additional teams in the Essex and Central London leagues as well as the restoration of teams in the North Circular League (should it be resurrected) and such other internal events at the discretion of the […]

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Brentwood August Bank Holiday Congress

From Robin Slade… Herewith details of FIDE Standard Play and FIDE Rapid Play Congress taking place over August Bank Holiday at Brentwood School. 1st Brentwood FIDE-Rated August Bank Holiday CongressFIDE-Rated Standard Play CongressSaturday 27th August to Monday 29th AugustFor players with a FIDE Standard Play rating of 1500 – 2399 1st Brentwood FIDE-Rated Rapid PlayFIDE-Rated Rapid Play TournamentSunday 28th AugustOpen to all For good measure, also linked below the entry form for a Junior tournament in Chelmsford on 26th June. […]

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Gambiteer Blitz

Making use of a Tuesday with only a 4 board Essex Minor match in the calendar, Krishna Raikundalia devised and ran a very different kind of handicap tournament from that with which our members are familiar. The handicap was that the stronger player had to play an assigned gambit and the greater the rating differential the more unsound the gambit (though not always as risky). Class will out: Ashley Freeman won on 6½. His only ½ point dropped was to […]

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London League Blitz 3

From the London League: The next London Chess League Blitz evening is now taking entries • Thursday 24 Feb 2022• The London Mindsports Centre, 21 Dalling Road, W6 0JD• 19:00 to 22:00 – Round 1 starts promptly at 19.30, arrive early to avoid delays• Time control G3+2• Six rounds or twelve games (two games against each opponent)• Entry fee £6 Link to Entry Form Because we are limited by numbers, entries are not considered accepted until the entry fee is […]

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New boy Ryan heads table

An evening of Handicap Blitz once again proved a levelling experience, with several fancied players dropping points to lower rated opponents. Several new names were included in the list, one of whom, Ryan Colclough, spectactularly headed the table on 5/6, along with resident speedster, Terry Whitton. David Smith was next on 4½, followed by Tu Sennan, Paul Barclay and Michael Wilson on the third step of the podium, each with 4 points. Terry Whitton now leads the Grand Prix with […]

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Club Championship • HBGP3

The Board 1 pairing in the fourth round of the Club Championship, Cawdery-Freeman, ended in a win for the defending Champion, who retains his lead on 4/4. There are, however, six players within one point of John Cawdery, waiting for the slightest slip. These include John Hodgson, 2118, the number two seed, a point adrift through having underestimated Michael Wilson in Round 1. Competition is open all the way down: following the top seven, there are another 24 players covered […]

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