League match sign up

All but one of the Leagues in which we play are gearing up to return to over-the-board competition and very soon we shall need to indicate our entry to these Leagues. We have willing Captains, we now need to know urgently how many willing players we have. So this is a call to Members to sign up to League match chess: please visit the League match sign up page in the main menu above (or link below), read the information […]

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Club Rules under HMG Covid Roadmap Step 4

From 19 July, HM Government’s Roadmap out of Lockdown moves to Step 4. With this, most of the legal requirements for Covid precautions are lifted. But this only relaxes the legal requirements; Covid has not gone away, far from it and the effect to Step 4 is to move from State control to personal responsibility. The Government’s stance now is to give guidance which they “expect and recommend” responsible people to observe, which you can find here: link – HMG […]

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New guidance from Wanstead House

Help prevent the spread Wanstead House has issued updated guidance to its groups for the summer under Step 4 – link below. This applies from Tuesday 20 July to the common parts of the House and Hall that are used by everyone. Compliance is a condition of our hire and continued use of the House. This includes: sanitise hands on entry and exit; wearing a face covering moving through the House and the foyer of the Hall and in the […]

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Summer schedule added to main Activities menu

As a follow on to the previous article, we have now added the Summer Schedule to the main Activities menu (above). Hover your pointer over (or tap on) Activities in the main menu above, then select the top item 2021 Summer OTB to get the schedule of activities in a nutshell. Downloading the Summer at WWCC document is still a good way of retaining this schedule (it is p3) together with the other important information you need for the Summer, […]

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This Summer at W&WCC

Our indefatigable Tournaments and Fixtures secretary, Mark Murrell, has pulled more irons from the fire and published his plans for this summer as we emerge from lockdown and contemplate the future of Step 4 – “freedom”. This plan has the full support of the Club’s Covid-19 Committee. Of course, we don’t quite know how things are going to pan out and need to be flexible in outlook to take the rough with the smooth. We have already needed to adapt […]

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Arrangements for Over the Board Club Chess at Wanstead House, from Tuesday 18 May

Entries close at 1 pm on Tuesday 18 May for the 2×64 Championships (G80+10) which run until 15 June in the form of a Major (open) and a Minor (u1600) Championship. Both are a 5 round Swiss (with a slight twist) and ECF OTB Standard rated. Twenty members have so far signed up. Details here. 1 pm on Tuesday is also the deadline for the tournament entrants to request a first round ½ point bye. For each week of Stage […]

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