The Lavers' Ladder provides an opportunity for members who do not have a match on a club night to play a number of rapid play games in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
The Lavers' Ladder was introduced in the 2010-2011 season in memory of one of St. Albans Chess Club's former long-time members, Norman Lavers, who died in 2010. Norman's family donated generously towards the cost of a commemorative trophy - an exquisitely made American Walnut plaque, with engraving tabs for the names of the next 24 winners.
This quick-play competition has proved to be a great success with most of the twenty seven club members who have taken part. It has encouraged diversity in our choice of opponents, and helped to create a competitive, but jovial, environment in which to practice our enthusiasm for chess.
The current rules for the Lavers' Ladder can be found here.
The Lavers Ladder winners have been as follows.