One of the facets of the new “west” venue for London League matches – “Mindsports” in Hammersmith – is that the hiring agreement commits the League to take the venue every Thursday throughout the year, yet is still way cheaper than the other venue at Citadines.
The League has therefore the additional capacity to hold other events – a “win-win” situation. The first two such events have been announced, individual FIDE blitz evenings at G3+2, Thursdays 9 and 16 December 2021 – details below including a link to the entry form. Even though we play in the London League east competition, all are welcome – indeed, encouraged – to enter; as the League Secretary’s circular says:
These are intended as social evenings (i.e. blitz events that won’t be quite as quiet as you’d expect a long play match, so please keep this in mind!) while allowing players to obtain a rating as well, at a very reasonable price! FIDE arbiter Adam Raoof will be presiding on the night.
Players and teams who normally play in the East section are especially encouraged as a reason to check out MSC as a venue, if you’d like to come along and take a look and/or play!
Dates: Thursday 9 Dec and Thursday 16 Dec (two dates, so if a player has clashing commitments they can choose);
Location: London Mindsports Centre, 21 Dalling Road, W6 0JD;
Time: Start 19.30, Finish 22.00;
Number of Rounds: 6 rounds, 12 games total (6 opponents, and two games against each opponent);
Time Control: 3min + 2 sec increment;
Cost of Entry: £6.00 (pay on the night);
Entry Form: https://form.jotform.com/213253571163955
COVID Precautions: Same rules as London Chess League will apply. Masks required indoors at the playing venue, temperature checker, spare masks and sanitiser will be made available. Mask exempt players welcome, but to notify Arbiter of exemption at time of entry;
LIMITED SPACES: Entry via the above entry form is necessary for participation, and the form will be closed once the evenings reach capacity.