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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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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Coming up…

From Mark Murrell, Tournament Secretary and Fixtures Secretary Tuesday 19 October Chingford CC visit with a team of eight and will play in the club room along with the one postponed club championship R1 game. Social chess will take place in Manor and (as needed) Warren rooms for those not playing in the “all club” match. Thursday 21 October Essex League matches get underway with our first team‘s visit to league champions Barking. Tuesday 26 October Hackney CC visit with […]

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Return to winning ways

London Online League R10: Wanstead Wolves 3-1 Battersea Too We used to think five-board National Club matches were perilous affairs (as they were), but these four-board matches can turn on their head with a single slip. Instance Board 1, which should have gone to Battersea, but ended up in our lap, as did the match. Only two of the other games were played, Board 4 accruing to Wanstead’s account when the opponent didn’t show. Boards 2 and 3 were shared; […]

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Wolves saved from the dogs

Battersea Dogs 2-2 Wanstead Wolves Round 9 of the London Online League on the Tornelo platform was beset by connection problems, which added to the issues Nigel had to deal with during the day surrounding a late substitute of Battersea’s Board 4, resulting in a board order change. When the play got going, Battersea won the top two boards, but the Wolves were able to equalise by winning the bottom two, including a fine debut win by Sean Lightbown. A […]

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Wolves with the 3-1 habit

With a third 3-1 victory in a row, Wanstead Wolves have acquired the winning habit. This win was achieved within a remarkably small time span, following Ian Reynold’s violent win in 13 moves, Ian H and Matthias wrapped up a 3-0 scoreline within seconds of each other. By our quick calculation, East Ham Beagles (the Wolves’ next opposition on 28 July) and Battersea Too, are joint leaders on 6 ponts, while the Wolves are 3rd on 5 points. While the […]

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Hackney Hopefuls disappointed

Wanstead Wolves extended their good record this season with a second 3-1 win in a row (if two can be a row) and now have a record of P6, W3 D2, L1. Hackney Hopefuls presumably were, with the bottom two boards drawn and for a while standing better on Board 1. When that game went against them, their hopes were to level the match by winning Board 2, but Keith was on the point of taking control of a double-edged […]

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