Blitz Championship 2021-22

The Club Blitz Championship, in play this evening, has atrracted 24 entries and is once again witnessing keen competition. Four rounds out of six have been completed and you can open the latest Cross Table via the link below. You can also follow results as they are added via the Vega Tournament pages – again, link below. You will need to periodically give your browser a hard refresh (Ctrl-F5 on a Windows PC) to ensure you are seeing the latest […]

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Club Championship Round 3

Round 3 of the Club Championship started with six players on 2/2, but finished with one player on 3/3 – Ashley Freeman – and five players on 2½/3, plus Whitton-Cawdery (each 2/2) postponed. Wanstead House is closed on 21 December, so our last Club night of the year might be a social evening in HQ (the George) – await the Fixtures Secretary’s circular. Activities resume in the New Year on 4 January 2022 with the Blitz Championship. Links: Club Championship […]

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John Cawdery Lightning Champion

Club Champion 2020-21, John Cawdery has now added the 2021-22 Lightning Championship, wresting the crown from Terry Whitton who was held to a draw in the last round by David Smith; John would have won on tie-break in any event had Terry won. There were 20 entries and some keen competition. At the start of Round 3 of the six rounds, there were four players on 2/2, but only one of these, Mark Murrell, retained a 100% record, defeating Istvan. […]

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Lightning Championship 2021-22

The Club Lightning Championship for 2021-22 will be held on 7 December 2021 in the club room, starting at 7.30 pm. In Lightning Chess a buzzer sounds every 10 seconds and the player on move has to move on the buzzer, not before, not after. Entry to the Lightning is via the usual Attendance Form for 7 December, or if you prefer to play social games and not enter the Lightning, complete the Entry Form and opt instead for SOCIAL. […]

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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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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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2021-22 Programme

The Programme of activities for the 2021-22 Season is published. You will find it under the Activities menu in main navigation above: – Activities/Activities 2021-22…/2021-22 Programme – or from the link below. Highlighted activity is the 7-Round Club Championship – Round 1, 12 October. An email has gone to all members: to enter the Club Championship reply to that email. We also have our “first of the month” speed events – Lightning, Blitz, Rapid and the Handicap Blitz Grand Prix […]

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