SCCU/London Club Championships

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David Gilbert
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SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by David Gilbert » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:33 pm

Here’s something new. The Southern Counties Chess Union (SCCU) is running a Club Championship rapidplay tournament for teams in the SCCU/London Region. There are three sections for teams of four players with maximum average grades of ECF 180, 150 and 120. It all takes place at St Luke’s Church off the Finchley Road, on Saturday, 29 June 2019. There’s only room for 40 teams so those interested might want to get their entries in once the January 2019 grades are available. More details in the tournament brochure https://sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/london-club-champs

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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:21 pm

David Gilbert wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:33 pm
More details in the tournament brochure https://sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/london-club-champs
Is a 4NCL squad a "club" within the meaning of the brochure?

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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by David Gilbert » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:49 pm

Roger we are looking to attract teams from Clubs that play in Leagues within the London/SCCU regions or from Schools or other junior organisations that have a chess club or run chess classes.

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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by Nick Grey » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:39 pm

Is this clashing with National County Finals (100th)?

My club will likely enter on the basis of support Adam given in our area in 2018. A shame not on here earlier as we have just played our last fixture of 2018 & on timing of this will be last fixtures in 2019.

Roger your team in 4NCL were about 180 first week of the season - my 4NCL team played your team in round 2.

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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by NickFaulks » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:00 am

Nick Grey wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:39 pm
Is this clashing with National County Finals (100th)?
No.

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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by David Gilbert » Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 pm

Entries have started to come in. So far:

180 section: Mushrooms 1, Mushrooms 2, Surbiton 1, Wanstead & Woodford 1
150 section: DHSS 1, Wanstead & Woodford 2
120 section: Battersea, DHSS 2, Surbiton 2, Wanstead & Woodford 3

The £40 per team entry fee is reduced to £30 until the end of May.

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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by David Gilbert » Wed May 29, 2019 1:02 pm

An update on entries

180 section: GLCC 1, Mushrooms 1, Mushrooms 2, Surbiton 1, Wanstead & Woodford 1
150 section: DHSS 1, GLCC 2, Lewisham, Pimlico, Southend, Streatham & Brixton, Wanstead & Woodford 2
120 section: Battersea, DHSS 2, GLCC 3, Hendon Barnet Knights, The Latymer School, Edmonton. Surbiton, Wanstead & Woodford 3

The competition rules and entries as they come in are here:
https://sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/london-club-champs

Added 14 June 2019
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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by David Gilbert » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:08 pm

Hooray! The trophies arrived this afternoon! Bad news, they are all incorrectly engraved “selection” instead of “section”. It’s an easy mistake, only it happened twelve times! New plates will be needed. Previously the same supplier was doing more Trading Places, engraving my League’s James Curtis Trophy as the Jamie Curtis Trophy. (see what he did there?)

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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by David Gilbert » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:49 pm

A little less than a week to go. 26 teams in the mix:

180 section: GLCC 1, Mushrooms 1, Mushrooms 2, Muswell Hill, Surbiton 1, Richmond Juniors, Wanstead & Woodford 1
150 section: DHSS 1, GLCC 2, Hatch End, Lewisham, Pimlico, Richmond Juniors, Southend, Streatham & Brixton, Wanstead & Woodford 2
120 section: Battersea, DHSS 2, Harrow, GLCC 3, Hendon Barnet Knights 1, Hendon, The Latymer School (Edmonton). Richmond Juniors, Surbiton, Wanstead & Woodford 3

Any more?

Updated 22 June 2019

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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by David Gilbert » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:01 pm

Almost there. We'd be happy to receive late entries into the 180 and 150 sections especially. It's always preferable to have even numbers in team events. What better way to spend your Saturday? And I'll be there too! Entry and player lists are here https://sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/teams

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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by David Gilbert » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:49 pm

Good fun last Saturday. Final placings beneath.

Major (Average 180)
1. Muswell Hill 6/6
2. GLCC1 4/6
3. Surbiton1 4/6

Intermediate (Average 150)
1. Hatch End 5.5/6 (champions by 1 game point)
2. Pimlico 5.5/6
3. Streatham 5/6

Minor (Average 120)
1. DHSS2 6/6
2. Surbiton2 4.5/6
3. Hendon Barnet Knights 4/6


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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:02 pm

Nice photos - is David Sedgwick asleep against Richmond Juniors? Or is that a look of deep concentration?

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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:50 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:02 pm
Nice photos - is David Sedgwick asleep against Richmond Juniors? Or is that a look of deep concentration?
Both, I think. Nowadays I need to concentrate during my dreams.

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Re: SCCU/London Club Championships

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:46 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:50 pm
Both, I think. Nowadays I need to concentrate during my dreams.
Having spent the day sitting next to David, I can affirm that he does not snore.

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