Essex Knockout R1 – A Team v Barking B

WANSTEAD A R1 R2 Barking B Cawdery, John 2044 (W, B) 1-0 1-0 Naumov, Igor 1727 (B, W) Rix, Steven JL 2058 1-0 0-1 Saunders, Richard 1784 Freeman, Ashley 1901 1-0 ½-½ Mike J Cresswell, 1743 Hunnable, Ian D 1991 1-0 1-0 Chtym, Vladimir 1458 (Terry Whitton) 1d0 1d0 Default   5-0 3½-1½   WANSTEAD A 8½-1½ Barking B Barking had notified that they were a player short, so Terry Whitton was not required to attend and Barking’s task, already […]

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AGM 7 June 2022 and other news

At the club’s recent Annual General Meeting the members decided to: adopt a restructured Constitution, updated to incorporate virtual meetings and regulatory requirements: Constitution and By-Laws; repeat and extend this year’s programme of activities (jncluding the 2022 summer programme) adding, subject to captains being found, additional teams in the Essex and Central London leagues as well as the restoration of teams in the North Circular League (should it be resurrected) and such other internal events at the discretion of the […]

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Another splendid team performance

The skipper was pleased with “another splendid team performance” when the 1st team defeated Writtle away by a comfortable margin (5-3), with no draws, to maintain top spot in the Essex League Division 1 table. Having defeated the defending Champions (Barking) and Writtle – the most successful Essex League team in the last 25 years by a mile* – puts Wanstead in pole position, particuarly in this shortened programme with no return fixtures. But there are still some stern tests […]

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New dates for your diary

From Fixtures Secretary, Mark Murrell Tue 30 Nov 2021: 2019-20 Finchley Cup Final Wanstead 3 v Chingford 2, at Wanstead, 7:30 pm; Thu 02 Dec 2021: 2019-20 Lawrence Cup Final Wanstead 1 v Wanstead 2, over as many boards as there is interest for, 7:30 pm; Mon 13 Dec 2021: Return friendly fixture Chingford v Wanstead, at the British Legion, Hall Lane, 7:30 pm; Tue 23 Nov 2021: Wanstead Warriors v Chess4all power pawns, a double header G20+10 match at […]

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Blistering start

The Club has made in instant impact in the newly-constituted Essex League, to date with a 100% record and two whitewashes. Results to date Division I 21 Oct: Barking I 3½-4½ WW I 9 Nov: WW I 6-2 Upminster I Division II 3 Nov: Loughton II 0-6 WW II Minor League 9 Nov: WW M 4-0 Upminster MB All the results are up to date in the team pages, links below, now complete with player stats. Look out for the […]

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London League return

For the first time in nearly two years, the Club once again played a match in the London League. Not quite as we know it, but London League OTB chess is back. The League had to reinvent itself to cater for who was prepared to play where and at what cost. The upshot is that the League has split into two theatres: London League west is based at a venue in Hammersmith, known as Mindsports, while London League east, where […]

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