St Albans Chess Club
The County Club, 29 Ridgmont Road - a short walk from St Albans City station.
Postcode for SatNav: AL1 3AH
|Adults & Older Juniors|
|Monday, 7.30pm to 11.00pm|
|Contact: Aidan Ellis,|
|Monday, 6.15pm to 7.15pm (during school term)|
|Contact: Matt Ball & Michael Flatt|
Sharp Trophy (u160). St Albans beat Hertford in the FINAL at Hertford Club on 12th June.
Under-140 Cup. St Albans lost to Welwyn Hatfield Chess Forum in the FINAL at Haldens Sports & Social Club, WGC, on 5th June.
Under-120 Cup. St Albans beat Letchworth & Hitchin in the FINAL at County Club, St Albans, on 4th June.
Remaining Sessions. As the Club prepares to take its Summer Break during July and August, the last three sessions will be:
- Monday 11th June: Annual General Meeting.
- Monday 18th June: Annual 'Double Cross' friendly match against Harrow (20 boards)
- Monday 25th June: Handicap Cup Rapidplay
The new season began on Monday 4th September 2017 at The County Club, Ridgmont Road.
Early Knights meet from 6.15pm, and the adults section, including older juniors, from 7.30pm.
The Final of the Lavers Ladder, carried over from the end of last season, was won by John Gemmell.
Monday 11th September saw IM Peter Roberson give a Simultaneous Exhibition over 20 boards against club members and guests. He scored 17 wins, 1 draw (against Simon Narbeth) and 2 losses (against Jeremy Fraser-Mitchell and Aidan Ellis).
Tuesday 26th September, St Albans travelled to Watford to contest the annual Cheshire Board match. Watford wrested the trophy from St Albans, with the final score 9-6.
Double Cross Match, June 2017 © Surjit Dhemrait
This season, the Club will again be entering teams in the Hertfordshire League, Herts & District (U160) League, U120 League and KO Cup competitions. Fixtures are now available.
Annual subscription should be paid to the Treasurer before the end of September to qualify for the reduced rates: adult membership is £50; Junior, full time student, unwaged is £25.
It is also recommended that members playing in competitions should renew their ECF membership so as to avoid ECF grading fees incurred by unregistered players being charged to the Club.