Finding a way through the Tiers

Tiers there maybe, but W&WCC carries on. Rule of Six is for the present kicked into touch. London and Essex are currently on Covid alert Level Tier 2 – High, meaning we cannot currently play OTB chess as indoor gatherings are currently banned. So how can we continue to meet? In a word: Education. In another word: Training. Education/Training is/are exceptions to the Tier 2 level restrictions. We can make a legitimate case that training is reasonably necessary for chess […]

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Important change affecting Club nights

With effect from 00:01 on Saturday 17 October, London and Essex move into Covid-19 alert level Tier 2 – High. This means that indoor gatherings are banned outside your household and Club night games have to cease until the alert level returns to Tier 1. There is, however, an exception in respect of education and training. Therefore, until the alert level returns to Tier 1, meetings can only continue if the nature of Club meetings is changed to training sessions, […]

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Online slow play League Chess is back!

MM again, now bringing us up-to-date with online league activity. 4NCL – Tuesday evenings 7:30pm starting 22 September, primarily for those unable to attend Club Nights. LoM – Thursday evenings 6:45 pm starting 1 October, open to all members with a second division now added. Somewhat earlier than envisaged, our new season of online team chess gets underway this Tuesday. With the intention of providing Tuesday night chess for those unable to attend our Club Nights, Peter Nickals worked his […]

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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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Socially distanced W&WCC

Wanstead House will re-open on Tuesday 1 September and we are ready to resume our club meetings on that date. There are three documents you need to be familiar with: Privacy Notice which has been updated to include Track & Trace, online activity and the change from grading to rating following the introduction of 4 digit ratings Return to chess which includes Wanstead House rules at Appendix 3 and how to play with 2 boards Socially distanced WWCC which includes the Club’s new […]

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Code of Conduct for all players in Online Chess

Following the updating of the ECF’s safeguarding policy on the 18th June to include chess online (see today’s announcement – link below), there is now a Code of Conduct applicable to all players taking part in ECF or Club online events. This is part of the online safeguarding policy the Club has introduced. It applies to all of the Club’s online activity. The ECA has also adopted the ECF recommended practice for its events and teams, including this Sunday’s Essex […]

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