Kent League suspension of play

As you are aware the current Omicron variant is rapidly spreading, some members of the Kent League committee discussed the situation and given that matches start up on the 5th a decision has been taken to postpone all matches for two weeks from the 1st to the 16th January as a fire break and toContinue reading “Kent League suspension of play”

Online Christmas Blitz

Fellow chess players and friends at the Beckenham & Bromley,  Andrew and Dave are organising an online Christmas Blitz team battle. Lewisham, Charlton and East Ham clubs are taking part, the time control is 5 minutes +3 sec increment. The inter-club tournament will run on Tuesday 28th December at 8pm. Xmas Blitz Team Battle #OvGDZifQContinue reading “Online Christmas Blitz”

The Master’s Move – session 1

Take a few minutes and think what would you play as White in this position? It doesn’t really matter whether you chose 16.Bf4, 16.Bg5 or 16.Ra4, you are still invited to the first session of The Master’s Move, at 20:00 on 22nd December: a fun way to put your skills to the test and improveContinue reading “The Master’s Move – session 1”

Captain’s report: Dartford and Swanley 2 4-2 Beckenham and Bromley 3

Our third team was humbled at Dartford last night: Andrew had a quick draw with the white pieces and Adrian played a hard-fought draw on board 2. Great debut for Roy, who took the whole point on board 5. With 3-1 down and in need of a win to at least draw the match, RudyContinue reading “Captain’s report: Dartford and Swanley 2 4-2 Beckenham and Bromley 3”

Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley 6 1½ – 2½ Beckenham and Bromley 5

Wednesday, November 3rd – Tom Fuller Cup Game: One of the rules of the Kent League is that if a club has two teams in the same competition, their two teams must play each other first before they can play others. Last night Beckenham 5 and 6 – teams of four – met this requirement withContinue reading “Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley 6 1½ – 2½ Beckenham and Bromley 5”

Captain’s report: Chislehurst 1 1½ – 4½ Beckenham and Bromley 3

Beckenham and Bromley third team has started its En Passant Cup journey with a victory over Chislehurst’s first team. John held his higher-rated opponent to a draw with Black on board 1 and full points from Adrian, Andrew and the new joiners Rudy and Nick sealed the deal. Match card: https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/84143 The team’s next commitmentContinue reading “Captain’s report: Chislehurst 1 1½ – 4½ Beckenham and Bromley 3”

Captain’s report: Dartford and Swanley 1 4½ – 1½  Beckenham and Bromley 2

Our first Stevenson cup match took place at Dartford this week. Nice to be captain again and welcome new team members. Mikey secured a half point with a nice fork. Ehsan played a solid game with a draw. Adrian, Freddy and I have had less success and ended up long castling (0-0-0). Pascal game wasContinue reading “Captain’s report: Dartford and Swanley 1 4½ – 1½  Beckenham and Bromley 2”

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