Metropolitan Chess Club

Founded 1890

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Welcome to Metropolitan Chess Club

About the club

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Our venue is the Middlesex Community Centre which is situated in Petticoat Square on the right hand side of Middlesex St, 250 yards from the junction with Bishopsgate.  Nearest Stations are Liverpool St., Aldgate and Aldgate East.

Access is now via the Gravel Lane entrance (adjacent to Love’s Café).  When you get to the blue door type 101 and press CALL - someone from the club will respond and buzz you in.  You should take the lift to the first floor and turn left directly in to the new hall.  It is advisable you contact someone via phone or email before you visit.

The venue is available for use from 6pm to 10pm every Thursday.  Play should cease at 9.45 and the building vacated by 10pm. London league matches will start at 6.30pm and Middlesex league at 6.45pm

Coaching: Free, informal, one-to-one coaching is offered to members who are beginners or near-beginners.

Venue map

The Metropolitan chess club is one of the oldest clubs in London.  It was founded in 1890 with the amalgamation of two existing clubs 'The Three Pawns' and 'The Monument'.

We currently have over 50 members and welcome new members of all abilities.  We have many teams in both the London and Middlesex Leagues, so players of all standards are always able to find a serious game if they want to. As we are based in a central location in the City of London , most of our matches are played at home or very nearby in the Barbican.  In addition, have a team in the 4NCL this year.

If you are interested in joining our club, please feel free to come along to any of club nights (Thursdays), play a few games and speak to a member about joining.  Alternatively you can download and return the membership application form to the address shown on it.

The annual subscription is currently 80 pounds annually, which runs from the 1st October until the 30th September each year. If you join part way through the subscription year a pro rata subscription will apply.  There are also discounts available to those who have retired or on benefits.


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Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 20:05
 

BEGINNERS' CHESS NIGHT

 

Interested in chess? Looking for somewhere to play?

Want to improve your skills or simply learn more about this fascinating game?

The Metropolitan Chess Club is the place for you!

Our centrally located premises offer a friendly atmosphere and a warm welcome to all players.

On January 16th we will be hosting our 2nd Beginners' Night:

 Introduction to chess for all levels

 Online resources for further information

 Learn about our club and also organised chess

 Find out about the history of chess, its literature, its culture... Give it a try, you won't regret it! And don't forget to bring your friends!

Just drop by on the night (see map below), or if you prefer, get in touch with us first:

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When: Thursday 16th January, from 18:30 till 21:30

Where: E1 7AW

Middlesex Community Centre

Entrance on Gravel Lane (lift to 1 floor)

Station: Liverpool Street, Aldgate or Aldgate East

Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 20:36
 

Beginners' Chess Night

Interested in chess? Looking for somewhere to play?
Want to improve your skills or simply learn more about this fascinating game?

The Metropolitan Chess Club is the place for you!

Our centrally located premises offer a friendly atmosphere
and a warm welcome to all players.

On September 26th we will be hosting our 1st Beginners' Night:

. Introduction to chess for all levels
. Online resources for further information
. Learn about our club and also organised chess
. Find out about the history of chess, its literature, its culture...

Give it a try, you won't regret it! And don't forget to bring your friends!

Just drop by on the night (see map below), or if you prefer, get in touch with us first:

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When:
Thursday 26th September, from 18:30 till 21:30

Where:
E1 7AW
Middlesex Community Centre (Petticoat Square)
Entrance on Gravel Lane


Station:
near Liverpool Street, Aldgate or Aldgate East

PDF version here


Last Updated on Friday, 20 September 2013 13:17
 

Metropolitan Congress 2012 Cross Tables

Congress Cross Tables


Event name:                         Metropolitan Chess Club Congress 2012: Open

Number of players with results:     18

Number of graded games:             45

Number of graded results:           84




Metropolitan Chess Club Congress 2012: Open

Date:       20 Oct 2012 to 21 Oct 2012
Timings:    First 36 moves in  mins. 105 mins to completion.

R O U N D S
No  Player                     Code     1     2     3     4     5    A   B
12  Sowray, Peter J.......... 119460E  w15+  b18+  w17+  b10+  w8+   5   5
17  Maroroa, Sue Y........... 277113F  w1+   b14+  b12-  w13=  w4=   3   5
4  Georghiou, Paul T........ 111156F  b3=   w13=  b16=  w2+   b17=  3   5
7  Lindner, Daniel.......... 257526H  w11+  b10=  w8=   b18=  w1=   3   5
8  Mackle, Dominic.......... 114766D  b2=   w3+   b7=   w9=   b12-  2½  5
13  Stone, Andrew M.......... 119788F  w19+  b4=   bye=  b17=  w10=  3   4
14  Villiers, Thomas......... 224790C  b5+   w17-  w18-  b15+  b16+  3   5
18  Lyell, Mark.............. 114692A  w16+  w12-  b14+  w7=   b9+   3½  5
9  Perez Carballo, Manuel... 278727B  w10-  b19=  w3+   b8=   w18-  2   5
1  Bowmer, Kevin............ 107099L  b17-  w2=   b19+  w16+  b7=   3   5

15  Dydak, Mateusz........... 287299H  b12-  w5-   b11+  w14-  b19-  1   5
3  Friedland, Jon S......... 110933K  w4=   b8-   b9-                 ½  3
2  Calvert, D Ian........... 107896D  w8=   b1=   bye=  b4-   w5+   2½  4
19  Rogers, Tim  L........... 118171D  b13-  w9=   w1-   b5-   w15+  1½  5
5  Hayward, Alan............ 270877C  w14-  b15+  w10-  w19+  b2-   2   5
10  Rigby, Colin............. 243911G  b9+   w7=   b5+   w12-  b13=  3   5
16  Cohen, Ronnie............ 208802C  b18-  b11+  w4=   b1-   w14-  1½  5
11  Rohrer, Finlo N.......... 246275J  b7-   w16-  w15-  bye+        1   3

Index:
A = Player's score
B = Number of graded games played




Event name:                         Metropolitan Chess Club Congress 2012: Major

Number of players with results:     40

Number of graded games:             105

Number of graded results:           182




Metropolitan Chess Club Congress 2012: Major

Date:       20 Oct 2012 to 21 Oct 2012
Timings:    First 36 moves in  mins. 105 mins to completion.

R O U N D S
No  Player                     Code     1     2     3     4     5    A   B
29  Shah, Dipak K............ 245882C  b27=  w17-  b37-  b14-  w1=   1   5
11  French, Max.............. 280968A  w20+  b12-  bye=  w28-  b3-   1½  4
13  Haddock, Paul............ 101814A  b24-  w19-  w4+   b33=  w18-  1½  5
4  Bynnersley, AG (Tony).... 107845J  b26-  w3-   b13-  w1=   bye+  1½  4
1  Bennett, Chris........... 233756D  w6=   b32-  w20-  b4=   b29=  1½  5
22  Melsom, Jonathan T....... 115422K  b9-   w14+  b19-  w8=   b37-  1½  5
30  Sonnis, Steve............ 248680F  bye=  bye=  b16=  w24=        2   2
33  Vasco, Giovanni.......... 120822G  w2-   b38+  w21-  w13=  b6=   2   5
34  Wei, Naomi............... 284233G  w7=   b6=   w2-   b18=  b8=   2   5
36  Zhou, Yang-Jian.......... 267949J  b8+   b40-  w25+  b12-  w7-   2   5

3  Burgoyne, Peter A........ 107678E  w23-  b4+   w15-  b25-  w11+  2   5
37  Cork, David J............ 146435J  w5-   b15=  w29+  b31-  w22+  2½  5
38  Obihara, Jason........... 155117G  b39-  w33-                    0   2
16  Higgs, Joshua............ 276302D  w15=  b25=  w30=  b20=  w9-   2   5
6  Clayton, Tristan......... 172362F  b1=   w34=  bye=  b35-  w33=  2   4
2  Bovtramovics, Vladimirs.. 283075K  b33+  w39-  b34+  w17-  b28-  2   5
8  Doye, Peter C............ 109850A  w36-  b20=  w18=  b22=  w34=  2   5
35  Woods, Timothy J......... 127064D  w12-  bye+  b24=  w6+   b10-  2½  4
31  Stewart, Noel M.......... 119725D  b14+  w26-  bye=  w37+  b17-  2½  4
18  Kalavannan, Koby......... 282399J  w28=  b7-   b8=   w34=  b13+  2½  5

24  Oakley, Robin J.......... 116440F  w13+  b23-  w35=  b30=  w25=  2½  5
20  McAleenan, Charles T..... 259304L  b11-  w8=   b1+   w16=  b26=  2½  5
26  Pride, Stephen C......... 140662A  w4+   b31+  w23-  b21-  w20=  2½  5
14  Healeas, Simon........... 257389B  w31-  b22-  bye=  w29+  b5+   2½  4
25  Pinto, Reagan............ 287667L  b10=  w16=  b36-  w3+   b24=  2½  5
7  Clegg, Chris RA.......... 108484H  b34=  w18+  b27-  w5=   b36+  3   5
9  Fenwick, Hugh F.......... 267281K  w22+  b5=   bye=  w19-  b16+  3   4
32  Tello, Yasser............ 120211L  bye=  w1+   b5+   bye=  b39-  3   3
28  Roy, Soumen.............. 256306L  b18=  w10-  bye=  b11+  w2+   3   4
27  Rahman, K Azizur......... 201369B  w29=  b21=  w7+   b15+  w12-  3   5

10  Finnegan, Oliver......... 122453A  w25=  b28+  b17+  w40-  w35+  3½  5
40  Pepe, Salvatore.......... 144928L  b19+  w36+  bye=  b10+  w23-  3½  4
17  Jacob, Sydney J.......... 113478E  w21=  b29+  w10-  b2+   w31+  3½  5
19  Kane, Robert (Bob)....... 127320G  w40-  b13+  w22+  b9+   w21+  4   5
12  Goodfellow, Russell R.... 111388E  b35+  w11+  b39-  w36+  b27+  4   5
23  Mirokov, Vasily.......... 284073L  b3+   w24+  b26+  w39=  b40+  4½  5
39  Chakanyuka, Charles...... 245884G  w38+  b2+   w12+  b23=  w32+  4½  5
5  Carter, KF John.......... 101486K  b37+  w9=   w32-  b7=   w14-  2   5
21  McCabe, Shane............ 185380G  b17=  w27=  b33+  w26+  b19-  3   5
15  Heaton, Paul............. 136092K  b16=  w37=  b3+   w27-        2   4


Index:
A = Player's score
B = Number of graded games played


Event name:                         Metropolitan Chess Club Congress 2012: Minor

Number of players with results:     24

Number of graded games:             64

Number of graded results:           104




Metropolitan Chess Club Congress 2012: Minor

Date:       20 Oct 2012 to 21 Oct 2012
Timings:    First 36 moves in  mins. 105 mins to completion.

R O U N D S
No  Player                     Code     1     2     3     4     5    A   B
1  Barman, Devdoot.......... 284834L  b16+  w12-  b21+  w5-   b8-   2   5
2  Bryan, Ian B............. 122990E  b7-   w10-  bye=  b9+   b13-  1½  4
3  Lelievre, Clement........          bye=  w17+  b6=   w7-   b20-  2   4
4  Crouch, Timothy J........ 264336E  w21+  b22+  bye=  b18=  w5-   3   4
5  Dziedzic, Tomek.......... 243829L  w11+  b18-  w9+   b1+   b4+   4   5
6  Gilbert, David J......... 123333G  b9+   bye=  w3=   w10-  b21-  2   4
7  Hale, Ron J.............. 111885H  w2+   b14=  w24=  b3+   w19-  3   5
8  Jasserand, Pascal........ 256654A  b12-  w23=  b15+  w11=  w1+   3   5
9  Jefferies, Tyrone R...... 113570D  w6-   b19=  b5-   w2-   w23-    ½  5
10  Jones, Michael R......... 163236L  w18-  b2+   w14+  b6+   b12-  3   5

11  Leman, Martin............ 101827K  b5-   w16=  bye=  b8=         1½  3
12  Macdonald, John R........ 274379G  w8+   b1+   w18=  b24=  w10+  4   5
13  Paglialunga, Carlo....... 253121F  b17=  w15=  b20=  b19-  w2+   2½  5
14  Shierlaw, Hamish.........          b15+  w7=   b10-  w20=  w16=  2½  5
15  Steele, Kevin............          w14-  b13=  w8-   b16-          ½  4
16  Stewart, Nicholas SD..... 268606F  w1-   b11=  bye=  w15+  b14=  2½  4
17  Torrance, John........... 233809K  w13=  b3-   bye=              1   2
18  Verma, Ashish............ 291288A  b10+  w5+   b12=  w4=   w24=  3½  5
19  Burnham, Frank D......... 272103L  b20-  w9=   b23+  w13+  b7+   3½  5
20  Anbukumar, Hajane........ 273313E  w19+  b24-  w13=  b14=  w3+   3   5

21  Samadov, Samir........... 277213K  b4-   bye+  w1-   b23+  w6+   3   4
22  Bishop, Geoffrey L....... 106807G  b23+  w4-   bye=  bye=        2   2
23  Ivanov, Elizabeth........ 279664J  w22-  b8=   w19-  w21-  b9+   1½  5
24  Ivanov, George........... 279708C  bye+  w20+  b7=   w12=  b18=  3½  4

Index:
A = Player's score
B = Number of graded games played


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 19:42
 

Metropolitan Congress 2012 Results

 

A quick report on the Metropolitan Congress 2012.

Cross tables to follow

Open results:

Surname Forename ECF Grade ECF Grading Code Score Games Performance Grade
Sowray Peter J 224 119460E 5 5 239
Lyell Mark 190D 114692A 3.5 5 216
Maroroa Sue Y 177B 277113F 3 5 212
Georghiou Paul T 213C 111156F 3 5 192
Lindner Daniel 203A 257526H 3 5 196
Stone Andrew M 200 119788F 3 5 198
Villiers Thomas 194 224790C 3 5 189
Bowmer Kevin 187B 107099L 3 5 192
Rigby Colin 172B 243911G 3 5 205
Mackle Dominic 202A 114766D 2.5 5 195
Calvert D Ian 179 107896D 2.5 5 194
Perez Carballo Manuel 188B 278727B 2 5 175
Hayward Alan 173A 270877C 2 5 172
Rogers Tim L 178 118171D 1.5 5 167
Cohen Ronnie 171B 208802C 1.5 5 173
Dydak Mateusz 185A 287299H 1 5 160
Rohrer Finlo N 181A 246275J 1 4 136
Friedland Jon S 183A 110933K 0.5 3 168
Johnstone Mark A 176B 156635A 0 0 0

Major results:

Surname Forename ClubName ECF Grade ECF Grading Code Score Performance Grade
Chakanyuka Charles 168E 245884G 4.5 195
Mirokov Vasily Barclays Bank 162E 284073L 4.5 197
Goodfellow Russell R Tunbridge Wells 158X 111388E 4 179
Kane Robert (Bob) West London 157X 127320G 4 180
Jacob Sydney J Lewisham 164X 113478E 3.5 172
Pepe Salvatore Hendon 159B 144928L 3.5 179
Finnegan Oliver Loughton 152B 122453A 3.5 179
Rahman K Azizur Ilford 166C 201369B 3 168
Roy Soumen Metropolitan 164A 256306L 3 159
Tello Yasser Wimbledon 163B 120211L 3 166
Fenwick Hugh F Mushrooms 162A 267281K 3 165
Clegg Chris RA Kingston 160X 108484H 3 161
McCabe Shane London Congresses 156C 185380G 3 167
Pinto Reagan Ilford 165A 287667L 2.5 150
Cork David J Coulsdon CF 163A 146435J 2.5 152
Healeas Simon Ealing 160A 257389B 2.5 148
Pride Stephen C Cambridge City 158X 140662A 2.5 151
Oakley Robin J Chingford 156B 116440F 2.5 146
McAleenan Charles T Athenaeum 155X 259304L 2.5 145
Kalavannan Koby Surbiton * 149X 282399J 2.5 151
Stewart Noel M Metropolitan 142A 119725D 2.5 161
Woods Timothy J Milton Keynes 141A 127064D 2.5 143
Heaton Paul Writtle 165A 136092K 2 157
Doye Peter C Metropolitan 161A 109850A 2 138
Bovtramovics Vladimirs Russia 157A 283075K 2 146
Clayton Tristan Coulsdon CF 156X 172362F 2 126
Higgs Joshua Sussex Juniors 153A 276302D 2 146
Carter KF John 152B 101486K 2 152
Burgoyne Peter A Hackney 146X 107678E 2 142
Zhou Yang-Jian Coulsdon CF 144X 267949J 2 151
Wei Naomi Essex Juniors 143X 284233G 2 147
Vasco Giovanni Metropolitan 141B 120822G 2 136
Sonnis Steve Albany 132X 248680F 2 155
Melsom Jonathan T Wycombe & Hazlemere 147X 115422K 1.5 141
Bynnersley AG (Tony) West London 141A 107845J 1.5 103
Bennett Chris Metropolitan 129B 233756D 1.5 133
Haddock Paul Dulwich Plough 128X 101814A 1.5 129
French Max Millfield School 126X 280968A 1.5 131
Shah Dipak K Harrow 152A 245882C 1 126
Obihara Jason Ealing 134X 155117G 0 105

Minor results:

Winners Tomek Dziedzic and John Macdonald share first place and the 1st and 2nd prizes.

Third place shared by Ashish Verma, Frank Burnham and George Ivanov.

U126 Grading prize shared by Timothy Crouch, Pascal Jasserand, Michael Jones and Samir Samadov.

U106 Grading prize won by Hajane Anbukumar.

Surname Forename ECF Grade ECF Grading Code Score Games Performance Grade
Dziedzic Tomek 117B 243829L 4 5 155
Macdonald John R 134 274379G 4 5 157
Verma Ashish 137* 291288A 3.5 5 146
Burnham Frank D 126D 272103L 3.5 5 132
Ivanov George 135A 279708C 3.5 5 137
Crouch Timothy J 122 264336E 3 5 139
Hale Ron J 126B 111885H 3 5 132
Jasserand Pascal 117 256654A 3 5 137
Jones Michael R 121B 163236L 3 5 136
Anbukumar Hajane 102 273313E 3 5 134
Samadov Samir 112A 277213K 3 5 120
Paglialunga Carlo 118A 253121F 2.5 5 122
Shierlaw Hamish 121e 2.5 5 118
Stewart Nicholas SD 103D 268606F 2.5 5 130
Barman Devdoot 123 284834L 2 5 107
Lelievre Clement 120e 2 5 111
Gilbert David J 130 123333G 2 5 103
Bishop Geoffrey L 139 106807G 2 4 114
Bryan Ian B 107C 122990E 1.5 5 94
Leman Martin 135 101827K 1.5 4 96
Ivanov Elizabeth 106A 279664J 1.5 5 101
Torrance John 136A 233809K 1 4 94
Jefferies Tyrone R 110 113570D 0.5 5 77
Steele Kevin 139B 192016K 0.5 4 77

 

 

 

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