Round 5 draw out now!! 

All games to be finished by April 12th

Current leaders after 4 rounds: 

Championship: Gustavo (4)

Plate: John & Steve (3)

Challengers: Alan, Lev & Alykhan (2)

Juniors: Lev (2)


2023 Club Champion

Gustavo Leon Cazares

Gustavo's first year with the club has been a very sucessfull one.  As well as supporting our Empire team cement theiir place in Division 1 he managed an impressive 5 wins and 1 draw for a total of 5.5 out of 6 to be crowned the 2023 Club Champion!

2023 Major winner

Ray Devenne

After a hard fought playoff this year Ray managed to defeat Paul 1.5 v .5 to secure the Major title!

2023 Minor Winner

Paul Costello

A great result for one of our senior members, even had a hard fought playoff to try and win the Major!

2022 / 23 Club Championship

Final Standings

Congratulations to Gustavo Leon who, as already announced, is our Club Champion for this year. 

Congratulations to Emma Salazar who is our Junior Champion.

Ray Devennery and Paul Costello are playing a two round play-off to decide who will be Major winner. Paul will be Minor winner even if he loses the playoff, so congratulations to him as well. 

There are a couple of contenders for most improved player in the Club Championship based on October 2022 ratings. I am awarding this prize to David Prichard who was rated 1450 in October 2022 and got a creditable 3 points, so congratulations to him as well.

Prizes will be presented at our AGM in October.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Club Championship. We ended up with 23 players. Three others dropped out, all for reasons unconnected with chess. All but one game were completed, nearly all on time despite the busy chess schedule we now have.

I will appreciate any suggestions as to how the Club Championship might be improved next year. We can start earlier in the year which will allow a bit more time between rounds.

Name                                        Competition             Pts

Leon Cazares Gustavo            Open                            5½

Hartman Stefan                       Open                            5

Armbruster David                   Open                            4½

Ross James W                          Open                            4

Casos Huerta Marcos             Open                           4

Pollock Murray                         Open                          4

Riding Mick D                           Open                           4

Costello Paul T                         Minor                          3½

Liddle John                               Open                           3½

Devenney Ray                          Major                          3½

Prichard David                         Minor                          3

Shanbhag Shruti                      Major                          3

Eggleston Steven                     Major                          3

Salazar Eyre Emma                 Major/Junior              3

Chester Ian B                           Major                          3

Heyman Robert                       Major                          2½

Wilde Steven                            Minor                          2½

Steven Laura                            Major                          2½

Wu Feitong                               Minor/Junior              2½

McGuinness Ken                     Minor                          2

Tong Daniel                              Minor/Junior              2

Cheung Aaron                          Minor/Junior              2

Chan Joe                                   Major                           1


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