Christmas tournament pt2

There was a good turnout for the keenly fought christmas tournament on Sunday
with 12 competing and others coming to spectate.Notable was a mini
film crew of Maris (the organiser of the event) and her assistant
filming the day and doing on the spot interviews!
The winner was Bob Eames on a near perfect 10.5/11,Nick Walker was second
with 9.5 and Jochen Wittmann third on 9. Michael Holes and myself
shared the u180 grade prize and Zeynal Polat got the u150 spot.
Thanks to Maris for putting on the event, and The Gorki for the use of

Hackney christmas tournament/party

The Hackney christmas tournament/do is being held at Gorki House, 70 Stoke Newington High Street from about 2pm this Sunday 14th Dec. There will be a 5 minute tournament and probaly a 10 minute one from about 3pm.Not too serious,all levels catered for.
There will be various other activities going on including free coaching and friendly games,so come down if you are free. Xmas drinks
at The Rochester are expected afterwards!

4NCL Roundup: Rounds 1 and 2; tough at the top for Hackney 1 while Hackney 2 get on the scoresheet

NCL roundup

Nick Walker and Mark Rivlin report:

The Hackney Empire strikes back at Imperial!

Great result for our London League Div 3 team last night; a 7-3 win at Imperial College including wins for Peter Anderson, Chris Levy, Robin Oakley, Declan Kilcline, Chris Gribben and Mark Rivlin. Zeynal Polat and Terry Donnelly drew and Marc Morgan and Paul Conway lost. After the mauling we got at Imperial in 2011 this was a great comeback so well done to all. Next game our glorious leader Peter Burgoyne will be back to lead the team.

Bad bishop blitz tournaments

Gary Cook is starting bi-monthly blitz tournaments at Wanstead House,
Details at

Excel Mind Games information

Hi folks
we have received this from Martin Mills of Mind Games.

I am currently working on marketing the Chess for the MSI Championships at
the ExCel Centre starting November 19th 2014.
I just wanted to let you know that entries are now open via the website where you can also find the full schedule of
events and I hope you can pass this on to your members and/or include this
event on your website.
I hope to meet you there.
PS Any thoughts or feedback most welcome.

Great pre-season opener as Hackney 1 finish second in Capes Blitz

A great start to the season for Hackney 1 in the Capes Trophy blitz tournament in Wanstead. Bob Eames' team finished joint second in a very high graded field. And to cap the great night Zoltan Kovacs and Ali Kikoyo won board prizes. Pictured here is the team (l-r) Ali, Bob, Zoltan and Adrian Ociepka. Our second team of Jonny Tennyson, Ramon Jose, Peter Burgoyne and Mark Rivlin put up a fighting display depite being heavily outgraded.
Our second team of Jonny Tennyson, Ramon Jose, Peter Burgoyne and Mark Rivlin put up a fighting display depite being heavily outgraded.

Opportunities to represent Essex or Middlesex

Hi folks..we have been courted by Essex and Middlesex County teams Under 140. We already have an excellent relationship with Essex as they have been very accommodating to our junior players in tournaments etc. Also, playing at 'home' for Essex means a short trip to Wanstead House as opposed to a trek to Willesden where middlesex play their games. But in the interests of fairness here are the details of both people to contact should you wish to play. Criteria is Graded players Under 140:

Essex, email Peter Nikals:

Middlesex league fixture dates

Here are the dates for this seasons Middx matches.
Home matches are at The Prince,Kynaston Rd,Stoke Newington.

Weds 8 Oct 7.30 H Hammersmith
Weds 5 Nov 7.30 H Athenaeum
Tues 11 Nov 7.30 A Hendon 2
Weds 3 Dec 6.45 A Athenaeum
Thurs 22 Jan 7.30 A Hendon 1
Weds 4 Feb 7.30 H Hendon 2
Thurs 12 Feb 7.00 A Kings Head
Thurs 26 Feb 7.00 A Imperial College
Weds 11 Mar 7.30 H Hendon 1
Thurs 26 Mar 7.00 A Muswell Hill
Weds 8 Apr 7.30 H Muswell Hill
Mon 27 Apr 7.30 A Hammersmith
Weds 6 May 7.30 H Kings Head

Message from TV production company

Alice Hinsley sent a message using the contact form at

Dear Hackney Chess Club,

I hope you don’t mind me contacting you. I am from John Stanley
Productions and we are producing a fun, new family quiz show for Sky 1
‘Relatively Clever.’

We are looking for lively, chatty families with a good grasp of general
knowledge, who are keen to take part in the programme. The family teams
will be made up of two children (aged between 12 to 16, preferably
siblings) and two adults (parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles). Filming