Central London League

Team Captain: Michael Buckingham

The CLL is a new departure for the Club. It was set up several years ago as an alternative to the London Chess League for those who didn’t like the default format being multi-session with adjournment, notwithstanding that one-session could be had by agreement (and is now the default format).

We were already considering alternatives to the London League, which had become very expensive to play in, when the Covid pandemic brought matters to an abrupt halt. Now it turns out that the CLL is the first of “our” leagues to resume.

The Club’s team is playing in Division 2 and teams are of five boards. Matches are played at a venue in Pimlico, described in pictures by Peter Nickals: CLL venue

Date Opponents Result Score
Thu 09-Sep-21 West London Won 3½-1½
Thu 07-Oct-21 Pimlico 3 Lost 1½-3½
Thu 28-Oct-21 Battersea 3    
Thu 11-Nov-21 HMC 2    
Thu 25-Nov-21 Railsport    
Thu 09-Dec-21 HMC 3    
Thu 13-Jan-22 West London    
Thu 27-Jan-22 Battersea 3    
Thu 10-Feb-22 HMC 2    
Thu 24-Feb-22 Railsport    
Thu 17-Mar-22 Pimlico 3    
Thu 05-May-22 HMC 3    

League tables

Played 9 September 2021

  Wanstead v West London
1 Nickals, Peter (1817)  (W) 0-1 Campbell, Russ (1870)  (B)
2 Raikundalia, Krishna (1590)  ½-½ Gill, Gursharanjit (1668) 
3 Buckingham, Michael J (1590)  1-0 Regan, J (1510) 
4 Senan, Tu (1474)  1-0 Winter, Stuart (1428) 
5 Duffy, Laurence (1617)  1-0 Laurencin, Joseph (1015) 
  Average rating 1618 3½-1½ Average rating 1498

The jubilant squad. (Not in picture: Laurence Duffy – presume behind the camera)

Played 7 October 2021

  Pimlico 3 v Wanstead
1 Kabir Pandit u ½-½ Matthias Lataille 1698
2 Robert Stern 1948 1-0 Jay Sharman 1607
3 Matthew JD Baker 1912 1-0 Krishna Raikundalia 1585
4 Colm O’Shea 1885 0-1 Tu Senan 1523
5 Hugh Fenwick 1866 1-0 Laurence Duffy 1639
  Average rating 1610 3½-1½ Average rating 1903

Played 28 October 2021

  Battersea 3 v Wanstead
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3    
4    
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Player     P W D L Pts
Buckingham Michael 1590 1 1 0 0 1
Duffy Laurence 1617 2 0 0 1 0
Lataille Matthias 1698 1 0 1 0 ½
Nickals Peter 1817 1 0 0 1 0
Raikundalia Krishna 1590 2 0 1 1 ½
Senan Tu 1474 2 2 0 0 2
Sharman Jay 1607 1 0 0 1 0