League Match Sign-up 2022-23

MEMBERS: PLEASE READ THE VENUE AND PLAYING CONDITIONS INFORMATION BELOW

THEN, FOR EACH LEAGUE, SELECT YOUR RESPONSE BY COMPLETING THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

If you need more information to make a decision then raise your questions asap with Mark at fixtures@wansteadandwoodfordchess.com

We need your responses urgently so that we can enter viable teams. Teams do not run without captains, so if you are able to take on this role please indicate accordingly.

There is match chess available for players of all abilities.

Please note that the board fee at Wanstead House for 2022-23 for all activity was set by the AGM at £5 (Juniors £2 for non-JCCC junior members). For our matches at Pimlico central venue and new London League home venue in Bethnal Green the same board fee applies.


ESSEX LEAGUE (Division 1: 8 boards; Division 2: 6 boards; Division 3: TBD 4 to 6 boards)

1HomeTuesday and an additional match night to be confirmed; 7:30 pm
2AwayMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri at 7:30 pm
3GameIncrements with 3 hour session
4WhereEssex clubs – Barking, Basildon, Brentwood, Ilford, Loughton, Southend, Thurrock, Upminster, Writtle and possibly Witham.
Division 1 composition unchanged: Wanstead 1’s opponents are Barking (H), Basildon (H), Brentwood (A), Loughton (A), Southend (H), Upminster (A), Writtle (H); followed by further games among the top 4 (and also the bottom 4) with scores aggregated.
Division 2 composition currently has teams from Barking, Ilford and Thurrock + TBA;  2 WWCC teams?
Division 3 composition currently has teams from Barking, Ilford, Southend and Upminster + TBA 1 WWCC team?
5Board Fee£5 home matches (£2 juniors)
6StandardTeams for all abilities including Minor League below

ESSEX MINOR LEAGUE (4 boards)

As per Essex League above save that it is a competition for players rated below 1650 and the average rating of the team must not exceed 1500. Interest so far from Southend, Thurrock and Upminster (both with 2 teams). WWCC expects to enter 1 team.

LONDON LEAGUE – DIVISION 2 and 3, each 8 boards

However, there is scope with the League for team assignments to be changed, dependent on the result of this survey.

1HomeWednesday 7 pm at St Margaret’s House, Bethnal Green (close to underground station)
2AwayAny weekday
3GameIncrements or QPF; 3 hour session
4WhereSt Margaret’s House, central London club venues and Mind Sports Hammersmith.
Following reunification, the starting position for the Divisions is that of the 2019-20 season.
5Board Fee£5 (£2 juniors) when play at St Margaret’s House or Mind Sports Centre
6StandardTeams for all abilities including rating limited (TBA) divisions

LONDON LEAGUE MINOR (4 boards)

As per London League above save that it is a competition for players rated below 1650.

CENTRAL LONDON CHESS LEAGUE (Div 3, 5 boards and Div 4, 4 boards) – PIMLICO (mostly)

These teams are intended to support our relatively recent younger generation of members with a combination of competitive chess in a more social setting. A move to Division 3 should ensure more competitive matches and this has been furthered with a new rating limited team in Division 4.

1HomeThursdays 6.30 pm at Churchill Gardens Tenants Association, SW1V 3AL
2AwayMon, Tue, Wed, Thu
3GameIncrement; 3 hour session
4WhereZone 1 & 2 Central London Club venues
5Board Fee£5 (£2 juniors) when play at Pimlico; other venues £0
6StandardDivision 3 is for teams around an average team rating of 1900.
Division 4 is for players rated below 1700

NORTH CIRCULAR CHESS LEAGUE

A league comprising local Essex leagues’ clubs supplemented by Enfield and Chingford. It is hoped that following the success of the rapid team events that the league will restart with a league management Committee in place or become a metropolitan division of the Essex Chess Association. Limited travel is the main attraction nowadays having lost some strong teams.

1HomeTue and possible additional night TBA.
2AwayMon, Tue, Wed, Thu
3GameIncremental; 3 hour session
4WhereEnfield, Chingford, Loughton, Ilford, Barking
5Board Fee£5 home matches (£2 juniors)
6StandardTeams for all abilities including U1675 Division

ESSEX COUNTY CHESS (Southern Counties Chess Union County Championships)

Members of the Club are members of the Essex Chess Association and are eligible to represent Essex. Wanstead House is the current home venue for Essex. The SCCU County Championships (Oct to Mar) determine the Union’s nominations of teams to participate in the ECF Counties Championships (Apr to early July). Participation in the national stages is NOT part of your commitment to playing in the SCCU Championships which are regional.

1HomeSaturday, 1:30 pm Wanstead House
2AwaySaturday, starting between 12:30 and 2 pm usually
3GameIncremental; 4½ hour session
4WhereSussex, Surrey, Kent, Middlesex, Hertfordshire
5Board Fee(Expected): £4 home matches (£2 juniors)
6StandardTeams for all abilities

RATING LOOK-UP

You can find your latest ECF Official Original (blue) Standard rating by following the link below. If you are unrated and unsure of playing strength liaise with Mark. The 1 Sep blue list categories A & K will be the definitive one for eligibility.

Link: ECF Rating Website


League Match Sign-up Form 2022-23

YOUR DETAILS


THIS IS AN INTERACTIVE BLOCK. If you select the last option above, the rest of the survey will disappear leaving only the Submit button to press. (That might be the easy way out of this survey, but it would mean you won't get any match invitations! If you do this accidentally, simply select one of the other options and the rest of the survey will re-appear.)

ON WHICH DAYS ARE YOU USUALLY AVAILABLE?

League matches are played on weekday evenings. County matches are played on Saturday afternoons.

TEAM CAPTAINCY

THIS IS AN INTERACTIVE BLOCK. If you answer by selecting the first option (willing to captain) a supplementary block will open below with more options.
Thank you for expressing your interest to help the Club in this way. Select those options which interest you. While we would expect any member interested in team captaincy to take on only one team, it would help when assigning captains to teams to have flexbility, hence this being a multiple choice question. (If you have selected the wrong option in the previous question, simply clear the ticks in this question, then go back and select "I am not available to captain any Club teams in 2022-23" to clear this supplementary.)

YOUR AVAILABILITY FOR MATCHES FOR THE CLUB IN 2022-23

Please indicate below your avilability for each League indicated.
The Essex Minor League has a rating cap of 1650 (team average rating of 1500) so an expression of wish to play will be tempered by eligibility.

What is 2+3?