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3rd WLCC Rapidplay

We are holding another Rapidplay tournament to be played over two Wednesday sessions on the 3rd and 10th of December. The details are as follows:

  • Fixtures: Two Wednesday sessions, the 3rd and 10th of December at Chiswick Town Hall, starting at 7:30pm.
  • Format: 6 rounds at 25 minutes per side (unrated). Pairing will be done by computer according to FIDE/swiss tournament rules.
  • Entry fee: £10 with £5 concessions for non-workers.
  • Results will go up somewhere on this Web site.
  • Prize money is dependent on the number of players, but the following is guaranteed:
    • 1st place - £20
    • 2nd place - £15
    • Best under 150 - £15
    • Best under 120 - £15

It is open to members and non-members alike, so if you are interested, please send an e-mail to webmaster@westlondonchess.com

AGM Summary

Twelve people attended the AGM this year. The main points are as follows:
  • The Team captain reports show we had another successful season, with teams promoted into Middlesex League Division 2 and London League Division 2.
  • A new 8-person team has been entered into London League Division 4, replacing the 4-person team in the "Fun" Division.
  • Mark Lyell won the Henderson Cup for best Middlesex Division 1 performance, Raghu Kamath won the Sir George Thomas Cup for best London League Performance and Richard Matzko won the Spires Trophy for or best Middlesex Team 2 performance.
  • Most of the existing officers we re-elected. Mark Lyell replaces Meri Grigoryan as the Equipment Officer and Ed Tandi is the captain for the new Division 4 team.
  • The date for the AGM has been brought forward to July.
The full minutes can be found here.

WLCC AGM

The club's AGM will be held on the 19th at 7.15 pm in the Tabard Public House, near Turnham Green Tube station at 1 Bath Road, W4 1LN. Particular topics for discussion should be raised in advance by e-mail to Mark Lyell.

Time:
19/09/2008 - 19:15

2nd WLCC Rapidplay

Due to popular demand, there will be another Rapidplay held over two Wednesday sessions, on the 27th August and 3rd of September. It will be in the same format as the last one, see the posts below. It is open to members and non-members alike, so if you are interested, please send an e-mail to webmaster@westlondonchess.com.

Summer Rapidplay Results

The event was a success with 14 participants, some from other clubs. £76 was awarded in prizes:

  • Winner on 5 points: Mark Lyell (won £22)
  • Second place on 4.5 points: Colum Jezierski (won £18)
  • Best Under-150 on 4 points: Raghu Kamath (won £18)
  • Best Under-120 on 3 points:
    • Jesus Martinez (won £6)
    • Paul Bombal (won £6)
    • Barry Sutton (won £6)

A number of players chose to donate some of their winnings to the club. The full results can be found here. Largely due to good feedback and requests, we may be holding another rapidplay late August / early September.

Summer Rapidplay

The club will be holding a small rapidplay tournament over two Wednesday sessions ealy in July. The details are as follows:

  • Fixtures: Two Wednesday sessions, the 2nd and 9th of July at Chiswick Town Hall, starting around 7:30pm.
  • Format: 6 rounds at 25 minutes per side (unrated). Pairing will be done by computer according to FIDE/swiss tournament rules.
  • Entry fee: £10 with £5 concessions for non-workers.
  • Results will go up somewhere on this Web site.
  • Prize money is dependent on the number of players, but the following is guaranteed:
    • 1st place - £22
    • 2nd place - £18
    • Best under 150 - £18
    • Best under 120 - £18

We currently have 10 confirmed participants and players  from outside the club are welcome. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to webmaster@westlondonchess.com.

West London are Winners of London League Division 3 (almost)

After what was a very close and exciting end to the seson, West London's London League team ended up top in the London League. This ensures promotion into Division 2. Check out the league table -well don team!

Update: It turns out that because Wimbledon fielded an ineligable player vs Lewisham, Lewisham get an extra ½-point, finishing on the same 8 match points as West London. Because Lewisham have 2½ more game points, they snatch the league victory from us. Both West London and Lewisham are promoted.

Middlesex Team 2 Secures Promotion!

West London's second team in the Middlesex League are now the champions elect of Division 3! The championship was secured by winning at Barnet Knights' home venue last night, reaching a points total of 7.5, which cannot be surpassed by any other team.

The team will now be promoted to the second division. Congratulations to captain Adrian Barron and everyone who has played in the team this season.

Mid-Season League Progress

The first team in the Middlesex League have had a challenging time, scoring only 3 out of 7 points. That said, many of the matches were very close. The second team in Division 3 are doing exceptionally well, scoring 5 points out of 6! Three of the remaining four matches are being held at home, so there is good chance for promotion to Division 2 if we keep winning.

In the London Leage, the first team is doing reasonably well, scoring 2.5 out of 4, but there are 7 matches left. In the new fun division, the second team have scored only 1 from 4, but that's OK since it's only for fun Wink

Club AGM Summary

The WLCC AGM was held on the Wednesday 12th September 2007 in the Chiswick Town Hall. There were 9 attendees and the highlights are as follows:

  • The Treasurer's report indicates that club's finances are steady, thanks to sponsorship obtained late in the season. The club membership remains at £50.
  • The team captains' reports show that we had a mixed season. We won the Eastman Cup and in Middlesex League Division 1 we improved upon last year finishing 3rd, but in the London League, we once again struggled to stay in division 3. In Middlesex League Division 3, it was the usual problem of finding people for away matches.
  • The Webmasters report shows a significant increase in people accessing the site (almost double compared to last year). There have been a number of site enhancements over the season.
  • There were no changes in the currently elected positions. Shwan Sharif was elected as the new London League "Fun Division" team captain and Meri Grigoryan was elected as the Equipment Officer.
  • All the trophies were on display for the first time -it was an impressive sight! Mark Lyell was awarded the Henderson Cup for best performance in the top team, finishing on 9.5 points from 13. Ed Tandi was presented the Sir George Thomas Cup for best performance in the London League, scoring 6 points, just beating the previous cup holder by half a point in the last game of the season. He was also awarded the Spires Trophy for best performance in the Middlesex League second team (6.5 points). The 3 cups are to be engraved. It was agreed that provided there is adequate competition, the Vera Menchik trophy will be awarded to the best performing female player starting from the 2007/2008 season.
  • Commercial sponsorship was formally approved and significant progress has been made regarding the insurance of equipment and payment rules for new members.
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