Another Chess League Season went by and Hammersmith has participated with 17 teams across all the different leagues and divisions, which meant close to 1,000 competitive and rated games of chess for our members!
Our top team in the London League finished in clear second place, very close from taking the title from Wood Green this time – but the real highlight is how much fun everyone has when playing League chess as a team, it really is a great way of bringing the club together.
Over 50 of our members have played more than 1 game during the season, several of them being new joiners – the work of our Team Captains (and Club Secretary Adam Cranston) in encouraging them to join our teams has been excellent.
Many of our Captains have been new in their positions this year, including Club Captain Robin Sarfas, but they have all done an amazing job at finding players for their team’s matches, keeping an eye on the scores, and building a spirit of camaraderie across old and new members. We hope they have enjoyed the process and will stay for the next Season. Anyone else interested in becoming a Captain, please reach out to either Robin or Adam.
Below are our final standings for each team. This year we have also given out a Game of the Season Award, with commentary from GM Daniel King.
Hoping for an even more successful 2023/24 Season!
Hammersmith Chess Club