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.
West London chess club has entered the London League's Eastman Cup tournament this year. It's a knockout tournament and the trophy was donated by former West London member Ralph Eastman (see history).
Yesterday (12th) WLCC managed to muster a strong team to beat the favourites Cavendish 6-4. The team lineup included GM Alexander Cherniaev and IM Mike Basman -take a look at the results.
The simultaneous display originally planned for Wednesday 18th October has been postponed.
Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev will give another simultaneous display at the club on Wednesday 15th November 7.10pm at Chiswick Town Hall. The entry fee is £12 for non-members, £10 for members and £7 for Juniors. If you are interested please contact Mark Lyell.
The annual WLCC AGM was held on the Wednesday 4th October 2006 in the Chiswick Town Hall. There were 11 attendees and the highlights are as follows:
The club Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th October at 7pm in Chiswick Town Hall.
We are also hoping to arrange a simultaneous display by a titled player on Wednesday 18th October at Chiswick Town Hall. The entry fee is £12 for non-members, £10 for members and £7 for Juniors. If you are interested please contact Mark Lyell.
The new season's fixtures list has been published and the first match is a Middlesex League Division 1 match vs Hammersmith on the 25th September.
Last season, in the Middlesex League, we finished 4th out of 7 in Division 1 and 5th out of 7 in Division 3. Ealing staged a bit of a comeback in Division 1. In the London League, we managed to stay up in Division 3, finishing 10th out of 12.
Twelve participants showed up to battle their wits against International Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev. The score was 10½-1½ to Alexander Cherniaev. Mark Lyell, Colum Jezierski and Harry Burdon managed to draw. Nick Burton came close to winning and Russ Campbell came close to a draw.
Alexander Cherniaev also sold autographed copies of his first book at a discounted rate. Mark has a few copies if you want one.
Participants: Harry Burdon, Russ Campbell, Carl Pickering, Colum Jezierski, Mark Lyell, Samuel Ross, JG. Martinez, Ahmed Fazli, Nick Burton, Shwan Sharif, E. Tandi and Gerald McCann.
International Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev from Archangelsk Russia, will give another simultaneous display at the club on Wednesday 10th May at 7:10pm. The simul is open to members and non-members. The entry fee is £12 for non-members, £10 for members and £7 for Juniors. If you are interested please contact Mark Lyell.
We look set to take 3rd place in Middlesex League Division 1, winning 6 matches out of 10, with 2 matches to go. In Division 3, things are not looking so good -we are currently second from bottom of the League.
In the London League, after all the hard work that went into getting promoted to Division 3 last year, we face the risk of relegation. It's been a difficult year, getting a 10-man team out has proved challenging and we lost 1 whole match point to defualts. We really need to put in a good performance in the last two matches (we need to win both).
The turnout was quite low, with 6 adults and 7 juniors participating. International Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev put in a good performance against West London, winning 13-0. We will have to try harder next time!
The annual WLCC AGM was held on the 23rd November 2005 in the Chiswick Town Hall and there were 7 attendees. The highlights were as follows: