New NECL season

This season will see division three consisting of 7 teams all playing each other twice (a total of 12 matches). I’m hoping this will give members new to competitive chess more opportunities to play. Overall we have 27 teams, down from the 30 of last season.

If you notice a lack of contact or other information on the main site for your club (particularly email contacts for captains) please nudge your secretary and get them to update the page.

If any club is unclear about the ECF funding issue please check. Chelmsford has decided that any player wanting to play for the club or play in the club tournaments must be an ECF member which will make life easier for the club administrators.

Good luck to everyone in the coming season.


Brentwood D dropped


Brentwood have dropped the D Team for 2012-13 season.

After the loss of several members for various reasons it was decided to trim down and reconcile the number of teams. Hopefully the new venue should bring stability to what has been a highly disruptive couple of years and along with it more new members to replace those who have moved on.

Brentwood Chess Club New Address

As of 01/09/2012 Brentwood Chess Club has moved from the Rising Sun to:

Brentwood Baptist Church, Kings Road, Brentwood, Essex. CM14 4DR. Entrance is on Kings Chase and we play upstairs, we can accommodate people who need disabled access but need advanced warning (please contact relevant captain) as there is no lift so we can make arrangements.

We still play on Tuesdays at 7.30pm.

BCC Club Championship

BCC Club Championship after 5 rounds ended in a tie for first Trevor Coote and Gavin Strachan on 41/2 / 5. Although it appeared like Trevor was going to lose after Gavin won his final round very quickly, at just gone 11 Malcolm Kingsley blundered and fell into a very clever mating net. Trevor and Gavin have to now play two 15 min games and if these are drawn then one Armageddon match (White has to win but gets more time) to decide the champion.