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CLUB NEWS

Club Championship.

We have a new leader in the club championship. See latest results and standings.


Club Rapidplay Tournament.

Bob Eames won the Pre Season RapidPlay with five straight wins.
Bill was second.
See results crosstable.


Essex league fixtures.

The 1st and 2nd team Essex league fixtures have been arranged.


NCCL fixtures.

The North Circular team fixtures have been arranged.


British Championship.

Loughton has a British Champion !!! Kevin finished 1st equal scoring 5½/7 in the British over 65 Championship with four wins and three draws against the top three seeds. See report and results.


ECF July 2018 Grades

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


Essex Team Rapidplay Knockout.

We were well beaten by cup holders Writtle in the quarter finals of Essex Team Rapid Play knockout. See ScoreCard.


World Senior Team Chess Championship.

Kevin won 3 draw 3 lost 3 in the World Senior Team Chess Championships in Dresden. He had games against American GM and ICC commentator Joel Benjamin and a Russian WIM. See over 50s results.


Club Championship 2017-8.

Jonathon was presented with the club championship trophy for 2017-8. See photo.


Players of the season.

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


AGM

See minutes of the Club AGM held on Wed 27th June .


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 for 2017-18. See final 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.