2023-2024 Season Winners, AGM Announcement and Important Dates

London Chess League Eastman Cup

London Chess League 2023-24 Season Winners

The London Chess League 2023-24 season is now officially over, and we can congratulate our winners and runners-up in each competition! They are as follows:

Division One
Winner: Wood Green
Runner-up: Hammersmith 1

Division Two
Winner: Kings Head 1
Runner-up: Metropolitan 1

Division Three
Winner University College London
Runner-up: King’s College London

Division Four
Winner: Greater London 2
Runner-up: Charlton

Women’s Division
Winner: London Universities Women
Runner-up: Hammersmith Women

Open 4-Board
Winner: West London
Runner-up: Football Radar

Major Division (Under 1850)
Winner: Battersea Eagles MA
Runner-up: Greater London MA

Minor Division (Under 1650)
Winner: Metropolitan Gnomes MI
Runner-up: British Bangla MI

Eastman Cup
Winner: Richmond & Twickenham EC
Runner-up Hammersmith EC

Congratulations to all teams, and we look forward to seeing you in competition next season.

London Chess League 2024 AGM

Separately, I am writing to announce the 2024 London Chess League AGM, details of which are below:

Date: Tuesday, the 16th of July, 2024
Venue: The London Mindsports Centre, 21 Dalling Road, W6 0JD
Time: Arrivals from 18.00 for a 18.30 Start
Important Note: Drinks (both soft and alcoholic) and food such as toasties, baked potatoes and other meals, are served at the venue. No outside food or drink is permitted on the premises except for medical reasons which must be communicated and approved in writing 24h in advance.

There are a number of important things I will be sharing with via email with team captains and club secretaries, but I wanted to at least share an outline of some of these now so that you can begin some discussion:

Important Dates and Events Coming Up

  • Tue 09/Jul – Deadline for formal member club resolutions for the LCL AGM Agenda
  • Tue 16/Jul – London Chess League AGM
  • Tue 30/Jul – Start of 7-round LCL Summer Congress (no entry form yet, coming soon)
  • Fri 02/Aug – Deadline for club and team entries for the 2024/25 season
  • Sat 31/Aug – Provisional fixtures for the 2024-25 season published (will be tweaked as necessary throughout September)
  • Tue 10/Sep – Final round of the 7-round LCL Summer Congress
  • Tue 01/Oct – Deadline for nominations for all teams that require them
  • Tue 01/Oct – 2024/25 Season Begins