El Chessico – 2019 Edition

As all our members know, both the new and old, the greatest rivalry our club has is with Battersea Chess Club – affectionally or disrespectfully know as the “Noisy Neighbours”. In the past three years we have held three challenge matches – Hammersmith has emerged victorious on each occasion. This has given us severe bragging rights as well as the edge in the many social media exchanges.

There is no love lost at the chess board but there is always great camaraderie afterwards. Last year the match took place over thirty boards – check the report. Thanks to the Hammer Junior shock troops the result was never in doubt.

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So, to this year’s encounter.

This will be an ECF rated encounter with a time control exactly the same as the Summer League- one hour to start with and 30 second increments a move.

Basically the competition is on to see who can get the most players committed to the actual match to start with. So, Hammers I need you to commit ASAP to this match at Battersea’s venue starting at 7.15pm on the 4th December – a Wednesday.

To sign up simply send an email to john.white49@ntlworld.com

This is one of the highlights of the season with a serious opponent to overcome.

Hammers I urge you now to sign up…………..NOW!!!

Lord Clueless

PS – There will likely be a Christmas celebration drink afterwards with our foes/friends so get involved

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