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.
The Annual General Meeting has been rearranged and will now take place at Chiswick Town Hall on Wednesday 23rd November at 7:00pm.
International Grandmaster Alexander Cherniaev will give a simultaneous display at the club on Wednesday 7th December at 7:10pm. The simul is open to all but limited to 20 players. The entry fee is £10. If you are interested please contact Mark Lyell.
The club Annual General Meeting has been postponed until Saturday 19th November. The fixtures are now available on the fixtures page. Don't forget the Basman simul on 19th October !
International Master and former England team player Michael Basman, known worldwide for his unique chess style, is to give a simultaneous display at West London Chess Club on 19th October starting at 7.10 pm. Those wishing to play should contact Mark Lyell ASAP. The entry fee is £10 per head and £7 for juniors.
The fixtures list for the London League has been published with the Middlesex league to follow shortly (see the fixtures page). Our first match is on the 28th of September.
Also, the BCF have now published the lates grades on their web site. Take a look at WLCC's BCF grades. With the information now available electronically, we are able to produce performance ratings on our player statistics page, which automatically recalculates with each match result.
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.