‘A Team’ bounces back

Another day, another competition. In the Semi-Final of the Lawrance Cup, Wanstead defeated the mighty Barnet Elizabethans by 5-3 over the two rounds. Artur inflicted a double defeat on Tryfon Gavriel, 210, Kyan secured a draw and a win against Roy Sagall, 196, Alin contributed a win and a draw against Philip Myers, all of which allowed David to have an off day. In the other Semi-Final, Wanstead 2 play Chingford 1 on 16 Jan, to set up another all-Wanstead […]

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Bees sting the A Team

For the Final of the Essex Knockout, an all-Wanstead affair, Paul Barclay encountered difficulties assembling his team, with the top four of his registered players unavailable. Having arranged the date particularly for John Hodgson, it was particularly unfortunate that John went down with flu. No such problems for the B Team who were well-represented on all boards and enjoyed a grading advantage of an average 10 points a board. The A Team felt the full force of this advantage in […]

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News roundup…

By way of catching up with a backlog… Mark Murrell’s Summer Activities report. Click HERE Opening Night Report by Philip Staniland. Click HERE Other items to follow… Hastings match Champions v The Rest Aix-en-Provence (Rapid matches available in the Teams menu)

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Aix-en-Provence

In September a Club team of nine players is travelling again to Aix-en-Provence to compete with our friends there on the evening of Friday 20th September in a blitz tournament and then on the afternoon of Saturday 21st in a rapid tournament. There will be a meal together on Saturday evening and there will be opportunities to visit this university town in Provence which is particularly famed for its painter Paul Cézanne. If anybody else is thinking to join this […]

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Forthcoming events…

Fixtures Secretary, Mark Murrell, signposts upcoming activities, both in Club and external… It’s a tie at the top of NCCL Division C with NC4 and NC5 in a play-off at the Club on 4th June in as-many-boards-as-we-like decider to become U130 Champions, a first for Wanstead. If you were graded U130 back in July and do not want to play in the Sam Black blitz (below) sign up with Nigel, Rafa or me. 21 of you have played for team […]

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Lawrance Cup retained

Lawrance Cup Final: Barnet E 3½-4½ W&W After last season’s North Circular League and Cup double, there was no repeat on the cards, Barnet having already secured the League Championship. However, the Cup was up for grabs and our opponents in the Final on 8 May were indeed the new League Champions, Barnet Elizabethans at their venue. The usual format for the Cup was two Rapid games at G20+10 against the same opponent. As often happens, this was a match […]

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