Alexander Cherniaev, a Grandmaster from Archangelsk Russia gave a simultaneous display against multiple opponents on Wednesday 18th of May. It was a good turnout, with 20 players entering the simul. Column Jezierski, Tony Bynnersley and Tony Spencer won. Ed Tandi came close to drawing but eventually lost.
Score: 17-3. Three of the games are now available on the Games page.
The rest of the participants were: Ahmad Faizii, Harry Burdon, Adrian Barron, Ben Wheeler, Alex Kron, John Dean, Nicholas Dean, Jeremy Smith, Russell Campbell, Peter Walden, Jonathan Wolf, Gerry McCann, Greg Knowles, Shimmy Hrapciuc, Kabir Peshawari and Tarush Gupta.
West London won their last game in the London League this season finishing on 8.5 points. It was a close-run battle, with Capablanca and Dulwich Plough 2 also finishing on 8.5 points. We won however with a 56.5 game-win total. See the London League Division 4 league table. Well done team, this means we are promoted and will play in League 3 next year with a 10 player team!
West London team 1 won the last game in the League this season. We did well this year, finishing on 8 out of 14 points. This puts us in in the middle of the table, in 4th place. See the Middlesex League Division 1 Table.
West London team 2 won the last game in the Leage this season. We did much better than last year with 5.5 points out of 9, not counting the "now show" of the Thames Valley team. This puts us right in the middle of the table, in 5th place. See the Middlesex League Division 3 Table.
We now compute player/game stats automatically from the league match results. We think the figures are of general interest to all club members and publication should promote competition. Take a look at the Player Statistics page.
Alexander Cherniaev a Grandmaster from Archangelsk Russia gave a simultaneous display against multiple opponents on Saturday 18th of December. 16 people took part, 5 of them were juniors. Andy Hayler won, Greg Knowles and Ben Giles drew. Tony Spencer came close to drawing but eventually lost. Clifford Wilmot won the best game prize for juniors -he turned down a draw offer!
Score: 14-2. Andy's game can be found on the Games page.
The rest of the participants were: Rob Byrom, Adrian Barron, Gerry McCann, Sami Dawsa, Colum Jezierski, Jullian Tanner, Ramon Vergara. Juniors: Theo Tanner, Clifford Wilmot, Shimmy Hrapciuc, Stephen Ao and Toby Marley.
The club held its AGM at The Tabard Public House. The highlights were as follows:
International Master Mike Basman gave a simultaneous display at the club on 6th October. The final score was :
M. Basman 13 - 3 West London