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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 as all bar one league are in the process of formation with imminent team entry deadlines. We have willing captains; Do we have players?

The venue and playing information given on this page may also be downloaded as a PDF document here:

Download: Venue and playing conditions information (pdf)


ESSEX LEAGUE (Division 1: 8 boards; Division 2: 6 boards)

A – LOGISTICS

1 Home Tuesday and an additional match night to be confirmed; 7:30 pm
2 Away Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri at 7:30 pm
3 Game Increments with 3 hour session
4 Where S and E Essex – Ilford, Loughton, Brentwood, Writtle, Barking, Upminster, Thurrock, Southend
5 Board Fee £3 home matches (£1 juniors)
6 Standard Teams for all abilities including Minor League below

B – PLAYING CONDITONS

1 Ventilation Recommended
2 Player distancing Socially distant boards; 1 board per table where possible
3 Viral load barriers Face coverings required unless U12 or medical exemption Both players may agree to remove at Board
4 Hygiene Hand sanitisation required
5 Risk Assessment Will be published on ECA’s Health and Safety webpage. Mitigations approved by WW Committee

ESSEX MINOR LEAGUE (4 boards)

As per Essex League above save that it is a competition for players rated below a figure which will fall somewhere between 1600 and 1650 and the average rating of the team must not exceed 1500.

LONDON LEAGUE EAST DIVISION (8 boards)

A – LOGISTICS

1 Home Wednesday 7 pm Citadines Hotel, Holborn (improved conditions)
2 Away Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
3 Game Increments or QPF; 3 hour session
4 Where Citadines Hotel and other central London club venues
5 Board Fee £3 (£1 juniors) when play at Citadines; other venues £0
6 Standard Teams for all abilities including rating limited (TBA) divisions

B – PLAYING CONDITONS

1 Ventilation Citadines: Filtered Air Conditioning (fresh air intake)
Away: TBA
2 Player distancing Citadines: 1 board per table (50% decrease in occupancy)
Away: TBA
3 Viral load barriers All: Face coverings required
4 Hygiene Citadines: Available
5 Risk Assessment None supplied. Mitigations approved of by WW Committee.

LONDON LEAGUE WEST DIVISION (8 boards)

A – LOGISTICS

1 Home Thursday 7 pm at Mind Sports Centre, Ravenscourt Park
2 Away Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
3 Game Increments or QPF; 3 hour session
4 Where Mind Sports Centre and Central London club venues
5 Board Fee £3 (£1 juniors) when play at Mind Sports; other venues £0
6 Standard Teams for all abilities including rating limited (TBA) divisions

B – PLAYING CONDITONS

1 Ventilation Mind Sports Centre: Yes
Away: TBA
2 Player distancing Citadines: 1 board per table (50% decrease in occupancy)
Away: TBA
3 Viral load barriers All: Face coverings required
4 Hygiene Mind Sports Centre: Available
5 Risk Assessment None supplied. Mitigations approved of by WW Committee.

CENTRAL LONDON CHESS LEAGUE (Div B, 5 boards) – PIMLICO (mostly)

This new initiative is intended to support our relative recent younger generation of members with a combination of competitive chess in a more social setting. Members should note that the playing conditions involve a significantly greater risk to the individual that does not meet the committee’s threshold for acceptable risk which is geared to the safety of all members. Participants must be satisfied that the increased risk level is one they are willing to accept before signing up below. Match programme has started.

A – LOGISTICS

1 Home Thursdays 6.30 pm; Fixtures published
2 Away Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
3 Game Increment; 3 hour session
4 Where Zone 1 & 2 Central London Club venues
5 Board Fee £3 (£1 juniors) when play at Pimlico; other venues £0
6 Standard Any but note remit for team above

B – PLAYING CONDITONS

1

Ventilation Community Centre: Yes
Away: TBA
2 Player distancing Away: TBA
3 Viral load barriers All: None. Player choice
4 Hygiene Community Centre: Available
5 Risk Assessment Not produced. Covid policy instead.
Mitigations considered inadequate by WW Committee.

NORTH CIRCULAR CHESS LEAGUE

A league comprising local Essex leagues’ clubs supplemented by Enfield and Chingford. No information is presently available but it is hoped that the league will resume given that all of its members are relatively local to each other. Accordingly, it should be the easiest of any of our leagues to resume and for our members of all ages to support.

Your choices for this section are on the basis of subject to satisfactory playing conditions.

A – LOGISTICS

1 Home Tue and possible additional night TBA.
2 Away Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
3 Game Incremental; 3 hour session
4 Where Enfield, Chingford, Loughton, Ilford, Barking
5 Board Fee £3 home matches (£1 juniors)
6 Standard Teams for all abilities including U1675 Division

B – PLAYING CONDITONS

1 Ventilation Unknown
2 Player distancing Unknown
3 Viral load barriers Unknown
4 Hygiene Unknown
5 Risk Assessment Unknown

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.

It is expected that playing conditions regulations will be more relaxed than those in place for the ECF’s pre-season County Challenge in which Essex players have participated during the summer. More information on the ECA’s Health and Safety webpage.

A – LOGISTICS

1 Home Saturday, 1:30 pm Wanstead House
2 Away Saturday, starting between 12:30 and 2 pm usually
3 Game Incremental; 4½ hour session
4 Where Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Middlesex, Hertfordshire
5 Board Fee £3 home matches (£1 juniors)
6 Standard Teams for all abilities

B – PLAYING CONDITONS (not yet published, Home conditions prevail, provisionally as below)

1 Ventilation Yes – Home games at WH: through ventilation
2 Player distancing Yes – Home games: 1m social distancing
3 Viral load barriers No requirement save as required by home venue
Home games: face coverings unless U12 or medically exempt or both players agree to dispense at board where social distanced
4 Hygiene Yes – Home games: Minimum on entry/exit
5 Risk Assessment Not published by the SCCU yet. The ECA is unable to risk assess away venues. ECA policy apply to home venue (WH).

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ON WHICH DAYS ARE YOU USUALLY AVAILABLE?

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

The Essex Minor League has a rating cap so an expression of wish to play will be tempered by eligibility.

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