The London chess season might be petering out as summer approaches, but for Streatham and Brixton Chess Club it has finished with a flourish. Our team in the London League Minor Division have not only finished top of their table, but have done so with a perfect score of eight match points out of eight. Congratulations to Captain Chris Morgan and his tight team of players.
Two other bits of news. Firstly, a slightly under-strength S&BCC side faced Mushrooms I on 14th March in our final London League First Division match of the season, which we currently lead 6-5 with one game adjourned. This means we should finish in the top-half of the table: not quite as good as last year's fourth, but certainly respectable. Interestingly, last year we scored six match points and will at least do that again this year, but will certainly finish lower in the table. So in an already highly-competitive league, competition is hotting up even further...
Finally, we will be holding our club championship on Tuesday 6th May and Tuesday 13th May at Woodfield Grove Tennis Club. Entry is free to members of our club (it's never too late to join!) and to those of Streatham Library Chess Club. Each evening will see three rapid games, the first starting at 7.30pm, with first prize a year’s free membership, and the same prize going to the highest-finishing player from the second half of the draw. Further prizes are currently being arranged, and those wishing to enter should contact Club President Angus French.
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