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CLUB NEWS

AGM

The Club AGM will be held on Wed 27th June 7.45pm
See agenda.


Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout.

We defeated Upminster B in the Essex Team Rapid Play knockout in a close match and will meet cup holders Writtle in the quarter finals.
See ScoreCard.


County Championship

Kevin in the U180 team vs. Yorkshire and
Martin and Simon in the U140 team vs. Notts,
all represented Essex in the County championship semi finals.
All drew.
See Essex reports.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team lost their final game of the season at home to Barnet. See scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team finished top of division 3B with a home win over Thurrock II. See report, scorecard and season review.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team went down to a narrow defeat at title chasing Chingford. See scorecard.


1st Team.

The First Team were well beaten in their final match of the season and finished second in the league. See report and scorecard.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team drew away at Enfield. See scorecard.


1st Team.

The First Team had their first victory of 2018 at Ilford. See report and scorecard.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team's recent good run ended with a home defeat in the forest derby at home to Chingford. See scorecard.


Club Championship.

In an exciting finish in the club championship, we have a new club champion. See latest result and standings.


2nd team.

The second team won at home to Upminster IV again to stay the top of division 3B. See report and scorecard.


European Senior Team Chess Championship.

Kevin is playing in the European Senior Team Chess Championship in Walbrzych, Poland. See over 50s results.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team had a splendid away draw at Enfield. See scorecard.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team had their third consecutive victory with an away win at Barnet. See scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team maintained their position at the top of division 3B with an away draw at Thurrock. See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team moved to the top of division 3B with an away win at Upminster. See report and scorecard.


1st Team.

The First Team went crashing to defeat at Wanstead. See report and scorecard.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team continued their recent good run with a win over Barking II. See scorecard.


1st Team.

The First Team maintained their unbeaten run in a tense finish against Upminster. See report and scorecard.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team had an away day win at Wanstead. See scorecard.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team had a close match at home to Enfield I. See report and scorecard.


Club Championship.

We have a new leader in the club championship. See latest results.
Gordon and Mick shared the U110 championship. See U110 play off results.


2nd team.

The fixtures have been agreed for the second phase of Essex league division 3. See 2nd team dates.


2nd team.

The second team had an excellent away win at Upminster. See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team fought hard but lost away to the league leaders Thurrock. See report and scorecard.


ECF January 2018 Grades

The ECF January 2018 grades are out. See January 2018 Loughton grades.


Hampstead Congress.

Martin finished 4th with 3½/5 in the U135 section of the January Hampstead Congress. Just outside the prize money !


2nd team.

The second team had their first win of the seasom at home to a Wanstead team. See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team got off the mark with an away draw at Wanstead. See scorecard.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team had our first win of 2018 over Enfield II. See scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team had a dramatic end to their match against Thurrock. See report and scorecard.


1st Team.

The First Team increased their lead at the top of Essex league division two with a win over Ilford. See scorecard.


Club Rapidplay Tournament.

Dave Spearman won the Christmas RapidPlay with five straight wins.
Bill, Brian & Ken shared second.
See results crosstable.


1st Team.

The First Team increased their lead at the top of Essex league division two with a home win over Wanstead III. See scorecard.


NCCL team.

The North Circular team had a creditable away draw at Barking. See scorecard.


Hampstead Congress.

Martin had another excellent result winning the U135 section of the November Hampstead Congress.


1st Team.

The First Team extended their lead at the top of Essex league division two with an excellent away win at Wanstead II. See report and scorecard.


1st Team.

The First Team had a convincing win over Barking II. See scorecard.


Imperial College Central London Congress.

Martin had an excellent result winning the minor section of the November Imperial College Central London Congress.


1st Team.

The First Team had a very close match and tense finish at Upminster which ended in a draw. See scorecard.


Finchley Cup.

Missing our top players, we went down to a narrow defeat at Enfield in the Finchley Cup. See scorecard.


Guernsey.

Kevin and Graham both played well in the Guernsey international tournament. See full report.


1st team.

The first team won their opening game of the season at Barking. See report and scorecard.


2nd team.

The second team had a narrow defeat in their opening game against Upminster III. See report and scorecard.


NCCL team.

In the first match of the new season, the North Circular team narrowly lost to a Wanstead team. See scorecard.


Club Pre Season RapidPlay Tournament.

The club Pre Season RapidPlay Tournament was won by Dave, after starting with four straight wins. Brian was a clear second. See CrossTable.


Fixtures.

The fixtures for 2017-18 have been arranged. See team pages or calendar.


Finchley Cup.

We have been drawn away to Enfield I in the first round of the Finchley Cup.


Thanet congress.

Kevin scored 2½/5 in the open section of the Thanet congress including a win against an international master.
Ronnie Melhuish who moved to Herne Bay from this parish scored 2½/5 in the minor.


Club five minute Tournament.

Gavin won the Summer blitz five minute Swiss tournament on his first appearance. See CrossTable.


End of Season Reviews.

See end of season team reviews and players of the season.
Essex league team.
NCCL 1st team.
NCCL 2nd team.


NCCL 2nd team.

The North Circular second team undertook the journey to Ilford, who needed a result to win the division. See report and scorecard.


NCCL 1st team.

The North Circular first team drew their final game of the season against Enfield. See scorecard.


Club Championship.

Simon has won the 2016-17 club championship. See final results and table.


NCCL 2nd team.

The North Circular second team had an excellent win over a Wanstead team and a default win over a Barnet team. See scorecard.


Finchley Cup.

Missing key players, we put a brave fight, but went down at Chingford in the final of the Finchley Cup. See scorecard.


County Championship

Kevin in the Minor County team vs. Lincs and Ken and Simon in the U160 team vs. Notts, all represented Essex in the County championship quarter finals.


First Team.

The First Team won their final game in the Essex league to finish in mid table. See scorecard.


NCCL 1st team.

The North Circular first team had a home draw against Enfield. See scorecard.


1st team.

The first team, missing key players, suffered away defeats in the Essex and North Circular leagues. See Brentwood scorecard and Wanstead scorecard.


Imperial College Central London Congress.

Kevin scored 2½/5 in the open section and Martin scored 3/5 in the minor section of the Imperial College Central London Congress.


NCCL 1st team.

The North Circular first team had a convincing away win at Enfield. See scorecard.


NCCL 1st team.

The North Circular first team had a close finish against Barnet. See scorecard.


Essex team.

The Essex league team's six day tour of Essex ended with a disappointing defeat at Barking. See scorecard.


Essex team.

The Essex league team's recent good form continued with an excellent win at Ilford. See scorecard.


St. Albans Congress.

Dave scored 3/5 ( W2 D2 L1 ) finishing near the top of the major section of the St. Albans Congress.

Martin had a respectable 3/5 ( W1 D4 ) in the intermediate section. The win was a against a player who sacrificed a piece for a pawn and a strong attack, which he held off. Two of the draws were from better positions.
Ken also played in the intermediate section.


Essex team.

The Essex league team travelled to the seaside to face league leaders Southend. See report and scorecard of an exciting finish.


NCCL 2nd team.

The North Circular second team could not repeat their recent good result against Enfield's first team in the return fixture. See scorecard.


NCCL 1st team.

The North Circular first team had a good away win at Enfield. See scorecard.


Essex team.

The Essex league team had a excellent win over Ilford. See scorecard.


NCCL 1st team.

See scorecard for the North Circular first team game against a Wanstead team.


Robert Brown.

Robert Brown of Chingford chess club and well known to some Loughton members sadly passed away recently. In his memory, there will be a double simultaneous exhibition given by GingerGM Simon Williams and reigning British Rapid Champion IM Richard Bates on Friday 10th March 7.15 at Wanstead House. All proceeds will go to Robert's chosen charity, the British Lung Foundation. See here for more details.


NCCL 2nd team.

The North Circular second team had a good away draw at Enfield's first team. See scorecard.


Essex team.

The Essex league team had a close match against title favourites Southend. See scorecard.


NCCL 1st team.

Despite a grading advantage on all boards, the North Circular first team lost away at title challenging Ilford. See scorecard.


NCCL 2nd team.

The North Circular second team had a very creditable effort against a title challenging Barking team. Mick had an excellent result. See scorecard.


Essex team.

The Essex league team had a disappointing result at Upminster. See scorecard.


NCCL 2nd team.

The North Circular second team lost to a strong Chingford team. See scorecard.


NCCL 2nd team.

The North Circular second team were defeated at the battle of Barnet. See scorecard.


Essex team.

The Essex league game away to Barking has been rearranged for Thursday 6th April. See fixtures.


NCCL 2nd team.

The North Circular second team narrowly avoided a whitewash against an unbeaten Ilford team who are the title favourites for this division. See scorecard.


NCCL 2nd team.

The North Circular second team were busy playing on consecutive nights including a creditable Central line derby draw. See scorecards.


Finchley Cup.

We reached the final of the Finchley Cup after a tense finish and a very narrow semi-final win over Ilford. See scorecard.


NCCL 1st team.

The North Circular first team had a happy new year with a derby win over league leaders Chingford. See scorecard.


London Chess Clasic.

Oliver Finnegan had two excellent tournaments in the London Chess Classic sharing first prize in both the Weekend U1825 and Weekday U1750.


Club Rapidplay Tournament.

Kevin won the Club Christmas Rapidplay Swiss tournament. Ken was a clear second. See results crosstable.


Essex team.

The Essex league team had a mixed start to the season with a win and loss. See scorecards.


NCCL 2nd team.

The North Circular second team travelled through the forest to face a strong Chingford team. See scorecard.


NCCL teams.

Graham managed to win for both North Circular teams on consecutive nights. See 1st team scorecard against Ilford and 2nd team scorecard against Enfield II.


Hertfordshire Chess Congress.

Martin finished on 4/5 ( W3 D2 ) in the U140 section of the Herts Congress. He ended up in a 4-way tie for first. See his report.


NCCL 1st team.

The North Circular first team had a disappointing result against a Barking team. See scorecard.


NCCL 1st team.

The North Circular first team made the short trip through the forest to face a strong Chingford team. See scorecard.


NCCL 2nd team.

The North Circular second team were heavily outgraded but fought hard against Barking. See scorecard.


NCCL 1st team.

The North Circular first team made the long westbound journey to Barnet. See scorecard.


Guernsey.

Graham had a good performance in the Guernsey tournament and improved his elo rating. See his results.


Finchley Cup.

We moved into the semi final of the Finchley Cup after a quarter final win over an Enfield team. See scorecard.


NCCL 1st team.

The North Circular first team were stuck in traffic en route to Barking. See scorecard.


NCCL teams.

In the first fixture of the new season, our North Circular teams played each other for double match points. See scorecard.


Fixtures.

This season we have entered one team in the Essex League and two teams in the North Circular Chess League. See fixtures.


Club Rapidplay Tournament.

Kevin won the Pre Season Club Rapidplay Swiss tournament. Bill was a clear second. See full results.