Planner 2017-18 update

Planner 2017-18 v2 is now available.

FIXTURES Planner 2017 Overview v2

Essex and North Circular fixtures

Following publication of the London League fixtures (see previous article, below) the fixtures for both the Essex and North Circular Leagues are now published and can be accessed from the links below. Fixtures Secretary Mark Murrell is to be congratulated on putting together another busy and complex season of League chess.

The Essex Division 3 fixtures required a little creative thinking for the League Secretary, David Millward, with eight teams. The Clubs were offered three options, a single round, a double round, or a hybrid system; they opted for the latter. The hybrid system involves splitting of the teams into two groups, which have been labelled “East” and “West” each double round, i.e. six fixtures. After this first stage, the top two in each group go into the “A Final” and the bottom two in each group go into the “B Final”. The teams in each final group play each of the new teams home and away, but not the team they met in the first stage as the original matches against that team count again in the Final stage. In order to ease the arrangement of these additional fixtures, Mark has wisely agreed provisional dates against all the prospective opponents in the Final stage, although only half of those matches will materialise. These provisional dates are listed in the fixture document, with an explanatory note. In due course, this document will be updated to show the live fixtures and remove the others.

The Webmaster is working on providing a Planner document derived from the program which collates the stats, but this is still in the early programming stages. In the meantime, Mark’s fixtures planner is available – link below – which will give members an overview of activity on any date.

As noted before, members are reminded that the place where the Club’s match results and player statistics will appear is in the Statistics option on the About menu (see menu bar above this article) or from the link below.

EL Fixtures 2017-18 (pdf) | NCCL Fixtures 2017-18 (pdf) | Stats menu | Fixtures Planner 2017 Overview (pdf)

London League fixtures

The London League fixtures are published and you can download our LL fixtures document (v2 06 Sep 2017) from the link below. While every care has been taken in producing this document, errors can occur; the definitive authority for all fixtures is the London Chess League website.

After several seasons when the League expected to have to move from Golden Lane, finally the move has happened and a new central venue is in play for 2017-18. This is Citadines Hotel, 94-99 High Holborn, London WC1V 6LF.

LL Fixtures 2017-18 (pdf) | LCL Website | WW Stats 2017-18

New Season stats 2017-18 – John Philpott Trophy

The new season stats for 2017-18 are now available. Apologies for the delay, but the Results program I use for collating the Clubs results needed a major upgrade to incorporate for the first time Rapid games in addition to Standard games. The change was needed to chart results for the John Philpott Trophy, newly inaugurated in memory of our late friend, the inimitable John Philpott.

The new trophy will be awarded to the member securing the highest score in all our Rapid game activities. These run from the summer competitions through to the completion of the following “winter season”. We play a lot of Rapid chess, starting with the Baum Trophy matches and the Essex Knockout in the summer, followed by the Lawrance and Finchley Cups in the winter and our own Rapid Championship in March.

The statistics can be found in the usual place on the ‘About’ menu under the ‘Statistics’ item, then select ‘2017-18’. The index menu for 2017-18 is expanded to indicate two reports in each of the main categories, each bearing a suffix of either “(S)” for Standard games and “(R)” for Rapid games. A separate Grading Performance report is available for each. Bear in mind when reading the Grading Reports that they include games played between 1 July and the following 30 June. Therefore, games played, for example, in May/June (such as the Baum Trophy “Bonanza Night” on 30 May) will not be included in the 2017-18 Grading Report, but of course nonetheless count towards the John Philpott Trophy for 2017-18.

The Statistics file is currently the only place where you will find our match records published, pending the new Club Website being up and running. So bookmark the page – link below – so you can find it easily when you need it. Or just go to the ‘About/Statistics’ menu.

Ian Hunnable

Statistics 2017-18

Planner update 19 Mar – to v2.c1

A new version of the Planner is available via the link below.

Change Log v2.c1

E2 at Home to Barking 1 moved from 13/4 to 20/4;
N2 Away to Barking 1 moved from 20/4 to 13/4 with venue change, now HOME;
Sam Black Blitz at WH moved from 6/6 to 20/6 (no longer shown on Planner);
Previous changes now integrated.

Planner 2016-17 v2.c1

Fixture change and new Planner 2016-17 v2.b1 – 2 Mar 2017

The  London League 2nd team fixture v GLCC 2 has been moved from 28 March to 11 May, with change of venue: now at Golden Lane. A new version of the Planner is available to reflect this change – link below.

Change log, v2.b1

Move GLCC 2 v L2 from 28 March t0 11 May
Venue for this fixture is now Golden Lane (“GL”)

Updated planner: planner-2016-17-v2-b1

Planner v2.a2 – 5 February 2017

With apologies for the previous ‘red herring’, herewith a corrected Planner update – v2.a2 – showing the L4 match v Hammersmith Hedger now on 12 June. (The previously shown 30 June is apparently a ‘holding’ date for fixtures being rearranged.)

Change log v2.a2

L4 v Hammersmith Hedger move from 30 June to 12 June.

planner-2016-17-v2-a2