The Club’s activities in these various leagues can be followed on this menu branch. At the moment just the CLL is actually in play. There will be a menu item for each League and within each page a “tabbed” display giving the individual match details and fixture lists. These will be linked below as and when they become active and available.
As the chess world cautiously emerges from Coivd restrictions, leagues are gearing up to resume over-the-board activity.
As Clubs resume, with a reduction in active members and the leagues respond by reducing board numbers, the leagues which are emerging are very different from those competitions pre-Covid.
As a Club, we have branched in a different direction by entering a team in the Central London League for the first time with one five-board team in CLL Division 2 and have won our first match!
The London League has had to reinvent itself, adding a second “central” venue in Hammersmith in addition to improving the existing venue at Citadines Hotel, Holborn (which, however, remains horrendously expensive) and reducing boards in the main divisions to eight. The League has offered a “west” competition based on the new “Mindsports” venue in Hammersmith and an “east” competition at the improved Citadines Hotel, Holborn; 8 board and 4 board competitions in each. We have entered an 8 board team in the eastern competition, Match Captain Keith Jones. We have played in the London league since 1967-68.
The Essex League has now restarted with eight teams in each of Division 1 (8 Boards) and Division 2 (6 boards) playing a single round and six teams in the Minor competition (4 boards) playing a double round. We have entered one team in each.
We now have news of the North Circular League in that they are holding their AGM on 9 December, with a view to holding some orm of league competition in the New Year.