The internal handicap tournament takes off

The handicap internal tournament 2021-22 is open to everyone who is a member of the club but not playing in the FIDE rated tournament. You can either just show up on a Wednesday and find an opponent or I can help to “match” players. Please let me know by email ( if you’re interested.

Opponents are chosen by the players at random. Only one game is to be played between the same two players. Both players are required to record the moves of the game until they have less than 5 minutes on their clock.

Each game is fixed for two hours to be split between the two players on a handicap basis. The handicap will be based on September 2021 ECF Ratings. For anyone without an official rating, estimated ratings will be used. The time split is shown in the following table:

Games will be played from October to April. Please email me your results when finished and I will provide a weekly updated cross-table on the website so you can check on progress.

Around April 2022, we will arrange a knock-out play-off for the top 4 players.

Sam Barlerin – Handicap Tournament Controller

Beckenham and Bromley FIDE rated kicks off

Our FIDE rated internal event has kicked off last night, this time counting with a few players from Petts Wood & Orpington. The players taking part in this event are:

Daniel Lindner22142208
Ian Snape21542204
John Duggan21172177
Laurence Ball20902058
Richard Selway20262080
James Merriman18372057
Jean-Baptiste JugandN/A2058
Freddy JiangN/A1923

The results from last night:

Daniel Lindner 1-0 Freddy Jiang

Ian Snape ½-½  Jean-Baptiste Jugand

John Duggan ½-½ James Merriman

Laurence Ball v Richard Selway (postponed)

The crosstable can be found here

Good luck to everyone playing this event!

Beckenham and Bromley wins Pitt Yavash Trophy 2021

Thank you all for playing in the Pitt Yavash annual friendly last night. We managed to win the game 10-8, in what was a very close match: a couple of results either way would have swung it. Congratulations on win, loss or draw as it was a great team effort.

It was an amazing turnout and showed the full potential of our new room. Hope everyone enjoyed being part of the team and I know Lewisham are now looking forward to next year at their club to try and win the trophy back!

It should continue to become a good season opener.

Pitt Yavash Trophy

The Pitt Yavash Trophy is an annual friendly match with Lewisham Chess Club, with the basic idea of getting into the swing of playing a competitive (yet friendly!) game before the season starts for league games.

This year we will be playing at our club on Wednesday 22nd September 7:45pm start. Time control yet to be decided but it’s going to be standard long play (at least an hour for each player).

If you wish to play, please get in touch with our team captain, Andrew Dovey:

AGM 2021

Herewith is the notice of our AGM on Wednesday 1st September 2021 in our new room called “The Studio” on the first floor of Parklangley Club.

We have a number of potential new members, all of whom are warmly invited to attend. The meeting usually lasts less than 30 minutes after which we will all have an opportunity to play some friendly games. I hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend, even if only to inspect our new premises.

There is plenty of room for social distancing. We will provide hand sanitiser. All we ask is that you wear a mask while in the room. Please also use the QR code at the main entrance or sign in at the door of the Studio.


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