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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October Friendlies

Two wins and a draw Three fixtures, in October, billed as “friendlies” were nonetheless keenly contested. With teams matched for strength, the Club emerged with two wins by the narrowest margin – against Hackney and the Warriors (W&W JCCC) – and a draw in the other, against Chingford. Mark Murrell has penned a comprehensive report which you can find here: October Friendlies report Handicap Blitz Grand Prix 2 Speaking of keenly contested, Tuesday 2 November in the Club Room – […]

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Opening salvo

Meeting the Essex League Champions head-on, the Wanstead first team came away from their opening fixture at Barking with both points, winning 4½-3½. A great result for debut skipper, Ashley Freeman, who contributed to the blitz of the top order by winning his own game. This fine result came after losing two players from the top half in the previous 48 hours and at one point being 3-1 behind and will send a few ripples through the League, with a […]

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