House closure dates and other matters

Please note there will be no Club meetings on Tuesdays 21st and 28th August whilst Wanstead House is refurbished. The three rapid matches scheduled for 28th August will proceed.

You can renew your ECF memberships on line or wait for the Club’s group registration. The choice is yours.

The new data protection regulations will feature in the renewal of your Club memberships. Further details in the pre-season mailing. Did you sign up?

The new Season gets underway on Tuesday 4th September with our traditional caterpillar simultaneous display lead by Club Champion Partha Mulay with fellow junior Kyan Bui and Mark Murrell as they collectively take on all-comers from the Club. 7:30pm start.

Entries for the new ladder U126 competition are now being taken by Tournament Secretary, Mark Murrell at

Junior Chess training focusing on 8 to 12 year olds will launch on 18th September (Tuesdays in term time, 5pm to 7pm). Further details to follow. Contact Junior Organiser Ben Harte at

Mark Murrell
Fixtures Secretary

Ladder update

Ladder Result played 7th November:

Rung  White      Result  Black           Rung
 7    Paul Read   1-0    Stanley Prooth   3

Paul moves up to 3.

Ken Jardine has challenged Nic Charles but date not fixed yet.

Mark Murrell

Ladder Games | Ladder position at 7 Nov

2018 Ladder published

Entries for the 2018 Ladder competition are closed and can be found at the link below.

An innovation this year, to spice up the competition, is that the starting position places the entrants in reverse grading order, with the lowest graded at the top and the highest at the bottom. No resting on laurels here!

Don’t forget that Ladder points count towards the Match score component of the Roy Wagstaff Memorial Shield. The games included for the purposes of the RWMS can be found in the Stats menu (link in the ‘About’ menu selection above).

On game has already been played:

(3) Fleming 1 – 0 O’ Regan (1).
Michael moves to the top of the ladder.

For the latest Ladder and Games List follow these links – each will open in a new window, so this page will remain open for you to come back to.

2018 Ladder as at 17 Sep 2017 | Ladder games 2018

2016/17 Ladder starting soon

Tournament Secretary Mark Murrell writes

The new U126 Ladder starts this Tuesday 13th September.

18 members have signed up to the competition at the outset. ┬áStarting positions can be found on the “Ladder standings 2016/17” drop down from the Ladder menu above or by clicking here. Read more of this post