Hammers – it’s almost time!
The opening fixture of the new season awaits us this coming week, as our new Central London League team takes on the mighty Streatham & Brixton.
Brace yourselves – there’s an awful lot of chess coming up over the next few weeks & months! With the exception of our three Middlesex teams, all fixtures have now been agreed and can be found on our calendar. Please familiarise yourselves with the dates & fixtures, check your calendars, and make space in your schedule!! – team captains will be in touch to confirm match lineups very shortly.
And remember – it’s up to you to let the captains know when you want to play.
If you don’t reply to their emails, you’re unlikely to make the team!
Central London Chess Congress – 1st to 3rd November
Imperial College will be hosting the Central London Chess Congress in early November. It’s a five-round tourney with open and grade-limited (140 ECF) sections, held over 3 days, with some serious cash prizes on offer.
Checkout the full details on their website: https://union.ic.ac.uk/rcc/chess/2019/08/central-london-chess-congress-at-imperial-college-november-2019/
Your County Needs You!
If weekday chess across multiple leagues isn’t enough to satisfy your chess appetite, Middlesex County are looking for new recruits.
Their weekend games against other local counties are played at a much slower speed, allowing plenty of time to make deep calculations and play a high quality game.
There are several grading divisions: Open, u180, u160, u140 and u120, as well as junior teams. More information is available on their webpage: http://middlesexchess.blogspot.com/p/middlesex.html
If that sounds like something you can get onboard with, please contact our Club Secretary Adam (firstname.lastname@example.org) who’ll put you in touch with the relevant captain!