CLUB NEWS

Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout.

We are defeated at Barking in the summer Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout.
See scorecard.


NCCL team

The North Circular team finished the seasom with two excellent away wins. See scorecards.


1st team.

The first team had their first win of the season against Barking.
See scorecard.


Christmas Rapidplay.

Stephen was a clear winner in the Club Christmas Rapidplay Swiss tournament with 5/5. Bill was second with 3½/5.
See Results Grid.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team had their first win of the season. See scorecard.


NCCL team

The North Circular team had an excellent performance at Chingford. See scorecard.


NCCL team

The North Circular team were defeated in their first league match of the season. See scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team had their first win of the season at Thurrock. See scorecard.


Essex League.

The 1st team and 2nd team both lost their first matches of the season.


Ken Groce Memorial Rapidplay.

There was a four way tie for first place in the Ken Groce Memorial Rapidplay. Stephen, Bill, Martin and John were the victors.
See Results Grid.


Ken Groce.

Sad news. Ken Groce who was one of our longest serving and active members of the club has recently passed away.
He will be missed. See obituary.


Essex Team Rapidplay Plate Knockout.

We were defeated by Wanstead B in the summer Essex Team Rapidplay Plate Final.
See Scorecard.


Essex Team Rapidplay Plate Knockout.

We defeated Wanstead C in the summer Essex Team Rapidplay Plate Knockout on board count.
See Report and Scorecard.
We will play Wanstead B in the plate Final.


Essex Team Rapidplay Plate Knockout.

We defeated Barking B in the summer Essex Team Rapidplay Plate Knockout.
See Results.
We will play Wanstead C in the plate Semi final.


Bowls Club Parking.

Please park inside the wire fence in the car park in the Bowls Club grounds to avoid new parking restrictions. See Bowls Club Parking.


Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout.

We were well beaten by Chelmsford in the summer Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout.
See Results.
We will play Barking B in the plate.


Summer Solstice Rapidplay Tournament.

Kevin won the Club Rapidplay Swiss tournament with 5/5.
Robin and Martin were joint second with 4/5.
See Results Grid.


Club Championship.

Congratulations to Stephen who has been declared winner of the Club Championship.
Congratulations also to Fred has been declared winner of the Under 1600 Club Championship.


2nd team.

The second team lost their final game of the season at home by Wanstead. See scorecard.


NCCL team

The North Circular team were defeated in their final league match of the season. See scorecard.


1st team.

The first team were defeated in their final league game of the season at Basildon. See report and scorecard.


English Seniors Championship.

Kevin finished third behind two international masters and was unbeaten in the English over 65 Championship in Leamington Spa.
See Results.


1st team.

The first team won their final home game of the season against Upminster.
See report and scorecard.


Essex championship.

Bob Eames is Essex champion as the highest placed Essex player at the Southend chess congess.


2nd team.

The second team were defeated at home by Brentwood.
See scorecard.


NCCL team

The North Circular team had a convincing win at Barking.
See report and scorecard.


Finchley Cup.

We were defeated in Finchley Cup final against Wanstead II.
See scorecard.


Reykjavik Open.

George had a good performance in the Reykjavik Open gaining over 60 FIDE Elo points.
See Results and Games.


2nd team.

The second team were defeated at Upminster.
See scorecard.


1st team.

The first team survived the long drive and wet weather to record a good away win at the seaside.
See report and scorecard.


NCCL team

The North Circular team had an excellent drawn match at Wanstead.
See scorecard.


1st team.

The first team had a narrow defeat against the Essex league leaders Writtle.
See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team had a tough match against a strong Wanstead II team.
See report and scorecard.


1st team.

The first team's recent good run ended with a defeat at 2019-20 champions Barking.
See scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team had a convincing victory at Brentwood.
See scorecard.


1st team.

The first team continued their good run with a win against Southend.
See scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team gained their first match point of the season against Thurrock's first team.
See scorecard.


1st team.

The first team had an excellent result against Wanstead, one of Essex's top teams.
See scorecard.


NCCL team

The North Circular team had another narrow defeat, this time at Enfield.
See scorecard.


NCCL team

The North Circular team started the new year with a narrow defeat against a strong Wanstead II.
See scorecard.


Club RapidPlay Swiss Tournament.

Kevin won the Christmas Club rapidplay with 5/5. Atilla was second with 4/5 and Graham, Lyn & Martin shared third with 3/5.
See Results Grid.


NCCL

We lost a very close match against Chingford II.
See report and scorecard.


Finchley Cup.

We won a thrilling match in the Finchley Cup at Wanstead III.
See report and scorecard.
We will play Wanstead II in the final.


2nd team.

The second team had two good individual wins but lost overall at Barking II.
See scorecard.


1st team.

The first team had an excellent win against Basildon, one of Essex's strongest teams.
See scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team lost at home to Upminster II.
See report and scorecard.


NCCL

We had an excellent win in our first North Circular league match this season against Enfield I.
See report and scorecard.


1st team.

The first team lost at title chasing Brentwood.
See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team were defeated in our first ever visit to Witham.
See report and scorecard.


Finchley Cup.

We have been draw away to Wanstead III in the Finchley Cup.
The match will be played on Thursday 1st December.


2nd team.

The second team had a tough match against Ilford 1th team.
See report and scorecard.


1st team.

The first team made a winning start to the season at Upminster.
See report and scorecard.


Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout.

We lost a close match in the quarter final to Writtle, the current Essex league champions in the summer Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout. See scorecard.


English Seniors Championship 2022.

Kevin's ending vs. Tim Spanton from the English over 65 Championship 2002 was featured as the weekly puzzle on the Richmond & Twickenham website.
See puzzle and solution.


Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout.

We had a narrow victory over Wanstead C in the summer Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout. See scorecard.


World over 65s Chess Team Championship.

Kevin won 3 draw 2 lost 1 plus one default win playing for England 2 in the World over 65s Chess Championships in Italy.
See ECF reports.
and over 65s results.


Finchley Cup.

We were defeated in the Finchley Cup by Barking II.
See scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team concluded their season with a tough match at Ilford. See scorecard.


1st team.

The first team had a good performance against a Wanstead I team in the running to win the league.
See scorecard.


1st & 2nd team.

A tough week with 1st team defeats to Basildon and 2nd team defeats to Brentwood II and Barking II.


2nd team.

The second team went down to a defeat at Thurrock. See scorecard.


1st team.

The first team had an excellent win at home to Brentwood.
See scorecard.


1st team.

The first team were well beaten at the 2017-18 Essex champions Writtle.
See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team had their first win of the season against Southend II. See scorecard.


Covid.

The first team match at Southend has been postponed due to concerns over covid and the risk of at least 16 players mixing in the same room and travelling in shared cars. The match has been rescheduled for Friday 1st April.
Club nights will continue for a small number of members, but we are now recommending that people wear masks, at least while they are at the board or close to other people.


North Circular league.

There has been a meeting to look at getting this league restarted. If it restarts, we will enter a team in a lower division, as a means of giving games to our mid/lower-graded players. We would be very happy to hear from anyone who would like to be a captain. It would be good for the club to have a new person involved in a modest amount of running something.


1st team.

The first team had an excellent win against Upminster I.
See report and scorecard.


1st team.

The first team had their first match in over twenty months but had a heavy defeat against the current Essex champions.
See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team had a pointless answer to a strong Wanstead II. See scorecard.


Re-Opening night.

The club reopened its doors on Wednesday 21st July. We had nine players appearing, with a number more intending to come in future weeks, but just unable to make it this first week. We all had a few light casual games, although some of our regular members felt a bit rusty. New players of any level will be very welcome. We have a spacious and well-ventilated venue.
The club will be open on Wednesdays 7.30pm as normal.
See Covid_rules. Everyone very welcome.


Club nights.

Wednesday club nights will recommence starting on Wednesday 21st July 7.30pm. See Covid_rules.
Everyone very welcome.


Essex league.

The Essex league 2019-20 season has been abandoned with the current leaders of each division declared champions. A new 2021-22 season is being planned.


Essex on-line tournament.

Martin scored a good 2½/5 and finished 7th out of 16 in the Essex online open tournament.


Loughton on-line club.

Simon has created an on-line Loughton Chess Club on chess.com
See https://www.chess.com/clubs/members/loughton-chess-club


World over 65s Chess Team Championship.

Kevin won 2 draw 3 lost 1 in the World over 65s Chess Team Championships in Prague, before the tournament was abandoned due to Czech government coronavirus restrictions.
See over 65s team results.


2nd team.

The second team were defeated at Upminster III. See scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team match had an excellent away win at the seaside. See scorecard.


1st Team.

The first team's barren run continued with a loss at home to Wanstead III. See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team match were defeated by a strong Barking ll who are very likely to win their division. See report and scorecard.


1st Team.

The first team match had a disappointing result at home to Upminster II. See scorecard.


Ken's exciting game.

See Ken's exciting win against Paul Gilberg of Enfield.


1st Team.

The first team rescued a draw from the jaws of defeat at Ilford. See report and scorecard.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team continued their unbeaten run with a home draw with Enfield I. See report and scorecard.


Club Championship 2019-20.

The final game of this season's club main championship was played. See result and final standings.


1st Team.

For the third time in two weeks, we were beaten by a Southend team. See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team suffered their first defeat of the season at home to Southend II. See scorecard.


1st Team.

The first team travelled to the seaside but were beaten at Southend. See report and scorecard.


Club Championship.

Congratulations to Graham who clinched the club championship. See latest results and standings.


World over 65s Chess Championship.

Kevin won 5 draw 3 lost 3 in the World over 65s Chess Championships in Bucharest. He had games against one GM and four IMs and players from Costa Rica, Philippines, two Israelis, Canada, Turkey and Slovenia.
See over 65s results.
See Tim Harding's report.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team had an excellent away win at league leaders Wanstead III. See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team continued their winning run with a home victory over Thurrock II. See scorecard.


Finchley Cup.

We were knocked out of the Finchley Cup at Chingford. See scorecard.


1st Team.

The first team made a good start to the season winning at home to Ilford. See report and scorecard.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team won their first home game of the season against Enfield II. See scorecard.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team started their season with a draw at Barking. See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team won their first away game of the season at Thurrock II. See scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team made a winning start to the season against Upminster III. See scorecard.


Finchley Cup.

Dave scored a last minute winner as we narrowly defeated Wanstead V in the Finchley Cup. See report and scorecard.


Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout.

We were knocked out of the summer Essex Team Rapidplay in the semi-final replay by Wanstead B. See ScoreCard.


Friendly.

We played a pre-season friendly against our friends from Chingford. See scorecard.


Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout.

We had a very close match against Wanstead B in the semi final of the summer Essex Team Rapid Play knockout. See ScoreCard with a very unusual result.


AGM

The Club AGM was held at the Loughton Bowls Club.
See AGM minutes.


Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout.

We had an excellent away win at Upminster in the first round of the summer Essex Team Rapid Play knockout. See ScoreCard.


1st Team.

The first team won their final game of the season at home to champions Brentwood to finish second. See report and scorecard.


Finchley Cup.

We won the Finchley Cup final 🏆 with a second half comeback against Wanstead IV. See report and scorecard.


1st Team.

The first team won away at Ilford. See report and scorecard.


NCCL team.

Barnet II were unable to raise a team and have defaulted against our North Circular team.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team won at Barking to the accompaniment of a gospel choir. See report and scorecard.


Daily Telegraph.

Loughton chess club and Kevin got a mention in the chess column in the Daily Telegraph (Tuesday 7th May ) for his English Seniors win at Solihull !! 🏆


2nd team.

The second team won their final game of the season at Wanstead. See report and scorecard.


1st Team.

The first team were well beaten at league leaders Brentwood. See report and scorecard.


NCCL team.

We clinched the North Circular Division B title with a win over Barking II. See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team won their final home game of the season against Southend II. See report and scorecard.


St Albans Congress.

Simon finished 2nd equal scoring 4/5 in the intermediate section at the St Albans congress. Martin also had a good performance scoring 3/5 in the major section and winning a grading prize.


English Seniors.

Kevin finished a clear 1st scoring 5½/6 in the English over 65 Championship at Solihull. See ECF report and results.