Finding a way through the Tiers

Tiers there maybe, but W&WCC carries on. Rule of Six is for the present kicked into touch. London and Essex are currently on Covid alert Level Tier 2 – High, meaning we cannot currently play OTB chess as indoor gatherings are currently banned. So how can we continue to meet? In a word: Education. In another word: Training. Education/Training is/are exceptions to the Tier 2 level restrictions. We can make a legitimate case that training is reasonably necessary for chess […]

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Important change affecting Club nights

With effect from 00:01 on Saturday 17 October, London and Essex move into Covid-19 alert level Tier 2 – High. This means that indoor gatherings are banned outside your household and Club night games have to cease until the alert level returns to Tier 1. There is, however, an exception in respect of education and training. Therefore, until the alert level returns to Tier 1, meetings can only continue if the nature of Club meetings is changed to training sessions, […]

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Rule of Six 13 Oct – LoM 15 Oct

OTB Club Night 13 Oct The main event on the next socially-distanced Club night, 13 October, is a return to our first Ro6 engagement, one or more G10+5 ECF Rapid OTB rated tournament(s). Details on the Ro6 13 Oct page – Activities/OTB Club nights/Ro6 13 Oct – where those not in attendance can follow the pairings and results throughout the evening. Members attending may alternatively play individual Club Challenge Rated Game(s) at either a Standard or Rapid rate, or just […]

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Tonight’s online action – 8 Oct

League of Mayhem Wanstead Wanderers kicked off the second League of Mayhem campaign with a win against St. Geroge’s Dragons. You can find the details in the team page Activities/LoM D1 The Club’s two teams in Division 2 start their schedule next Thurs, 15 Oct. LoM D1 | League of Mayhem U150 Rapid Won by Peter Nickals with 3/3, but the projected five-round event fizzled out after three rounds when two players had to depart early. Online activities page

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Club Challenge games now include Rapid

Club Challenge Rated Games, introduced on 1 September, have now been extended to include Rapid games, OTB and OL, making four categories. Full details are given on the new Club Challenge page – link below. You can find this link at any time on the Activities menu above. Club Challenge Rated Games

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Activities round-up – 22 September

OTB Our fourth socially-distanced Club night – the second “Rule of 6” meeting – was marked by two Rule of 6 Handicap Blitz sections (not part of a Grand Prix). These bore three distinct differences by comparison with our Handicap Blitz Grand Prix events, although using the same rules: i) six player all-play-all sections instead of a Swiss; ii) each pairing played two games; iii) scoring was 2 points for a win 1 for a draw, so four points available […]

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Tournament Round-Up

Mark Murrell pulls together the strands of our fast-moving SD-OTB and Online activities. Headlines Philip Staniland lands a perfect score in our first two-boarded tournament played under Rule of Six conditions David Rawlings wins the double round “B” zone on the head to head tie-break from new member Matthias Lataille In the online club, David Spearman, rules the roost in our first ECF rated competition of the new season, extended to 7 rounds following a flood of last minute entries […]

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