Rule of 6 OTB Tournaments – 15 Sep

Our third Covid-19 Club Night, and our first competitive activity, is set for 15 Sep with the start of a series of Rule of 6 OTB Tournaments. These will be 6-player Rapid tournaments – 5 rounds, at 10m + 5s per mover for each player (G10+5) – each being a self-contained group/bubble/zone as allowed by the new law of HM Government. Two groups are formed already. If you would like to get involved, DON’T DELAY, head straight to the Attendance […]

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OTB rapid rated Tournament

Tuesday 15th September, 7:30pm This Tuesday we will be holding our first tournament tailored to the Rule of 6. A 5-round all-play-all rapid tournament, playing all within your zone group. Groups determined in accordance with August rapid then standard grades. Rate of play – all moves in 10 minutes plus 5 second increments (G10+5). Schedule: Sign in 7:30; R1 7:40; R2 8:15; R3 8:50; R4 9 25: R5 10:00 ECF and Club membership required. ECF rapid rated. Please indicate tournament […]

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The Rule of Six

Social distancing regulations change from Monday 14 September, so will apply to our next socially-distanced, pre-booked, Club night, 15 September and beyond, until further notice. From Monday,  i.e. our next socially-distanced Club night on Tuesday 15 September, we have to observe groups of no more than six. The duty steward will therefore indicate at the start of the evening, which tables constitute each zone. The players within each zone, must keep among themselves for the whole evening and not mingle […]

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Mayhem KO Semi-Final

A spirited try, but Wanstead came second in the semi-final against hmcwtf1. hmcwtf1 v Wanstead Wanderers CM Squaretaker 207 (W) 1-0 EastCoker 187 (B) Andrewtoo 189 1-0 Ashfreez 170E Musicknight 161 1-0 WWJammyDodger 154 JG-S22 93e 0-1 Ghostliner 138 3-1 Mark on three was the first casualty, we believe against Kayode Disu; was in trouble from the moment a White rook reached the 7th, and couldn’t save it. The next result demonstrated the cut-throat nature of a four board KO: […]

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North v South Challenge

This evening on chess.com the epic North v South Challenge took place, over no fewer than 108 boards. On publication of the match sheet, it was clear that the North had the advantage on the grades and this was borne out by the match result North 60½-46½ South (corrected score, with 11 games decided by default and one 0-0). A monumental undertaking, which surely would not have happened OTB. The Club had nine players in this encounter representing The South: […]

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Get in there!

Round 1 of the new League of Mayhem Knockout, W&W 8th seeds KO the No 1 seeds, Charlton Chess Addicks (sic). Wanstead Wanderers v Charlton Chess Addicks East Coker 187 ½-½ David_Jarmany 202 Ashfreez 170e 0-1 dhmayer 165e CRMTURBO 152 1-0 Drummond20 162 Ghostliner 138 1-0 Demyan7777 83e 2½-1½ In the next round – the semi-final – W&W meet hmcwtf1 who beat Hackney Hungry on Board Count (we presume, although we have not seen the Knockout rules). The odd think […]

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