Round 1 of the Club Championship – out of consideration at the start of a season spent mostly in lockdown – took place on 29 June in the spacious surroundings of the Boaden Hall at Wanstead House. We think this is the first time we have held a Club night in the Hall, the departure allowing the 12 games to be played in four groups of three single board games with generous spacing between groups. [Photo by Mark Murrell.]
The results mostly went with the higher rated players, but new members Krishna (draw) and James (win) scored “upset” results. The entry for the 5-round tournament is a satisfactory 32.