I’m pleased to report that we have now had two very successful evenings of chess at our new venue, the Cumberland Club!
On 7th April, we had a well-attended evening of social chess, with several new people turning up, which was great to see: interest in chess clubs still seems to be riding high!
On 14th April, we had our first Middlesex League match at the Cumberland, with Hendon 3 facing off against Harrow 2. (Our first team was originally scheduled to play Hackney on the 14th as well, but that match is being rescheduled, as Hackney couldn’t raise a team so close to Easter.)
|Hendon 3||Hendon 3||Harrow 2||Harrow 2|
|1||Kent, Anthony R||1767||0 - 1||Patel, Rishi||2024|
|2||Tom Garcia||1511||0 - 1||Dhemrait, Jagdeep||1948|
|3||Kapur, Gul||1483||1 - 0||Lyons, James||1710|
|4||Jacobs, Stanley G||1397||0 - 1||Ivan, Austin||1728|
|5||Maximo Pollack||1232||0 - 1||Dhemrait, Surjit S||1593|
|6||Engelaityte, Evelina||~1000||0 - 1||Sivanandan, Bodhana||1561|
|1 - 5|
The Hendon 3 match saw two players (Tom and Max) making their Middlesex League debuts for Hendon in this match, which was great to see. However, Harrow 2 are one of the strongest teams in the division, with the lowest match-points-dropped so far; they brought a strong team, and ran out comfortable winners.
Many thanks to all who played! Hendon 3 has only one more match remaining this season, at home against Hammersmith 4 on 26th May.
The new venue seems to be working very well, and we look forward to many more successful events here in the future!