Hackney 3 clinch promotion with win over Athanaeum

Peter Burgoyne's Hackney 3 have made it to Div 3 of the London League. Promotion was secured with a 5.5-2.5 win at Athanaeum. Full details coming.

Kevin Bowmer at the European Seniors Team Championship

Kevin has done an interesting report of his trip to Croatia playing for
the England senior team.
http://www.kevbow.co.uk/Chess/Croatia.html

Sam Black blitz tournament

The annual Sam Black tournament is being held at Wanstead House on
Tues 3rd June. Details here http://www.northcircularchess.co.uk/samblackentry.html

Injury time winner seals crucial victory for Hackney 3

Dominic Leigh secured a late victory in a roller coaster ride of an evening at DHSS. With the scores level at 3-3 Leigh's opponent resigned a position two pawns down and with Robin Oakley securing a draw Hackney won 4.5-3.5 to go back to the top of the table. With two games left, it is looking good for our return to Div 3 after a near ten-year absence. Earlier there were wins for Jonny Tennyson and Mark Rivlin. Special mention for the excellent hospitality provided by David Gilbert and his players. It's always a pleasure making the cross-London trip to St James.

Hackney secure mid-table place in Division 2 promotion pool: all to play for on final weekend in May

At the penultimate weekend of this year’s 4NCL, Hackney achieved our first objective of qualifying for the championship/promotion pool by beating White Rose 2 in the seventh round on Saturday 22 March. We then started our matches in the promotion pool in fourth place, carrying forward 3 match points from our Pool B matches. On Sunday 23 March, a day of very close matches throughout the promotion pool which saw The ADs suffer their first defeat of the season, we drew 4-4 with Anglian Avengers 1.

Notices

Hi all
A couple of notices from people contacting the club:

Notice 1
Good afternoon,

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Applicants just need to:
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Middlesex league mid season report

We currently have 3.5 points from 7 matches,which is a decent result
in what is now quite a tough league!
A win against Imperial College away was a big boost as they beat us
previously 0-8! We also gave the full strength Hendon 1 team a run for
their money last week losing 3-5.
The current league situation can be seen at
http://middlesexchess.blogspot.co.uk/p/league-results.htm

Here are the last 2 results

20/2/14
Hackney Imp College
1. Eames R 1-0 Navaro Cia M
2. Reid J 1-0 Hookham J
3. Adelaja A 1-0 Gupta Ar

Another superb weekend for Hackney's 4NCL heroes!

Hackney 4NCL Rounds 5 and 6: report by captain Nick Walker

Hackney in score draw

Hackney majors were 2-0 down at half-time last night, but Marc Morgan and Mark Rivlin scored two late strikes to save the day.

The 2-2 draw against Battersea means we are still in second place, although most teams have a game in hand.

Reality check for 4NCL in Rounds 1 and 2

Nick Walker reports on Rounds 1 and 2 of 4NCL

The opening weekend of this year’s 4NCL, on 16 and 17 November, provided a
reality check/brought us down to earth/[insert your own cliché here]
following the euphoria of last season’s triumphant campaign in which we
carried off the championship of Division 3. Past glories meant little in the
unrelenting pressure of the exalted Division 2 environment at Hinckley
Island as we recorded two losses to finish the day pointless at the bottom
of Division 2 Pool B.