About the Club

West London Chess Club was founded in 1893 and caters for players of all types and abilities. Members can play competitive games for our first teams in the Middlesex, London and Hillingdon Leagues. You can play friendly or 'blitz' games most Wednesdays and a number of internal club tournaments are organised. Take a look at who we are on the photo page.

The Junior Club is normally on Saturday mornings at the Town Hall. Tuition is given by Meri Grigoryan, a Woman FIDE Master who is a West London Chess Club member and a ECF Accredited Coach. See the Junior Page for more information and the next meeting dates.

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Chess Workshop

FIDE Master Mark Lyell will be holding a chess analysis workshop on the 20th May, starting at 7.30 pm. The session will be at least two hours in length and the first part of the session will cover submitted games on the demonstration board. In the second part of the session, Mark will be analysing ad-hoc game submissions on an individual basis. If there is time, he will cover illustrative games or endgame theory.

The cost is £5 for members and £7 for non-members. If you are interested, please contact Mark Lyell.

3rd WLCC Rapidplay Results

Running up to Christmas, there were only 7 participants, so the prizes had to be revised. The winners were as follows:

  • 1st, with 5 points - Russ Campbell - £18
  • 2nd, with 4½ points - Przemek Majcherczak - £12
  • 3rd, with 4 points - Raghu Kamath - £10

We will resume rapidplays in the Spring/Summer.

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 Results

There were 10 participants and the results were very close, with 6 of the participants finishing on 3 points. £70 was awarded in prizes:

  • Winner on 5.5 points: Richard Matzko (won £20)
  • Second place on 4.5: Colum Jezierski (Won £15)
  • Best Under-150 on 3 points:
    • Edward Tandi (Won £5)
    • Russell Campbell (Won £5)
    • Alex Brown (Won £5)
  • Best Under-120 also on 3 points:
    • Paul Bombal (Won £10)
    • Patryk Kazaniecki (Won £10)

The full results can be found here.

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.

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