Next meeting: Wednesday 5th October 2022 from 7:30pm until 10pm.
Venue: The George & Devonshire, 8 Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London W4 2QE (see map).
Agenda: Casual and friendly games. New members welcome.
About the club
West London Chess Club was founded in 1893, as such we pre-date the formation of the English Chess Federation. Historically, we have been and continue to be affiliated to Middlesex County Chess Association (MCCA). Our club welcomes and caters for players of all abilities. Members can play competitive games for our teams in the Central London, Hillingdon and London leagues or social/friendly games for general improvement. Should they be interested they can also consider representing one of the county teams. The club match venue is the impressive Chiswick Town Hall, a grade 2 listed building opposite Turnham Green. During the summer months we meet in the relaxed atmosphere of the George and Devonshire pub for some friendly games.
But after 15 rounds of play finished at Kensington, it was West London Chess Club who had cause to celebrate. Winning the event was our very own Eldar Gasanov, on 12/15 ahead of IM Jonathon Tayar and GM Speelman. In fourth place was another West London player, Kabir Pandit, who scored a remarkable 11/15, ahead of four international masters, including a win over Harry Grieve (who is rated 2560 at blitz); not bad for someone with (at least until now) a blitz rating of 1991. Well done to both players!