Coronavirus - suspension of the league.
The league's senior officers have taken the decision to suspend league competitions until further notice.
The Trost Trophy was held on 10 June at Crystal Palace CC.
Jude Ranga came first with 8/9 (Jude also won last year and the year before). Second was Samuel Barlerin (7.5/9). And in third place was Maciek Smolnicki (7/9). Full results here.Thanks to David Hodgson and Crystal Palace for organising and hosting.
The Bielski Cup was held on 1 March at CCF. 16 four-board teams competed in two sections of blitz chess - 650-and-under (10 teams, single round-robin) and 400-and-under (6 teams, double round-robin).
The upper section was closely contested with Lewisham A running out winners with 23.5/36 game points from What Do You Mean it's Stalemate? (23 points) and Shaolin Masters (22.5 points).
South Norwood Allcomers triumphed in the lower section with 25.5/40 game points from the Warriors (22.5 points).
Progressive scores are available here and full scores are available here (Upper section, docx) and here (Lower section, docx).
Winners (photo from Miroslaw Jecek).
The results will be submitted to FIDE for rating and should be reflected in the April 2019 version of the rating list.
Thanks as always to Scott, Paul, Daniel and CCF for their very efficient organising and for hosting.
The Trost Trophy was held on 7 May at Crystal Palace CC.
Jude Ranga came first with 7.5/9 (Jude also won last year). Second was Harry Morgan (6.5/9). And in joint third (with 6 points each) were Madara Orlovska, Samuel Barlerin and Francis Fields. 19 played. Full results here.Thanks to David Hodgson and Crystal Palace for organising and hosting.
The Bielski Cup was held on 6 April at CCF. 15 4-board teams (a record in recent times at least) competed in 10 rounds of blitz chess.
Chipstead Valley ran out winners with 33.5/40 game points ahead of Crystal Palace (25.5 points).
The grading prize - for the best-placed team with a total grade of less than 600 - was won jointly by Streatham and Brixton C, The Three Musketeers and Me, and Wallington and Carlshalton (all with 23 game points).
A special mention for the Glaring Howellers: a team made up entirely of members of one family!
7 (apologies to Crystal Palace captain, Chris Bernard, who is obscured in picture 6).
Full results, including player stats, are available here (html, courtesy of Keith Selby) or
here (Excel s/sheet).
The results will be submitted to FIDE for rating and should be reflected in the May 2018 version of the rating list.
Thanks as always to Scott, Daniel and CCF for their very efficient organising.
The Trost Trophy was held on 12 June at Crystal Palace CC.
Jude Ranga ran out winner with 8/9. Second was Jon Griffiths with 7.5 and Joel Newman was third with 6.5. The grading prize was won by Cem Oyvat with 5.5. Full results here.Thanks to David Hodgson and Crystal Palace for organising and hosting.
April 2017...(Desktops and laptops only) Match scorecards and Player stats pages now have 'tooltips' to show grade comments for players with estimated or January grades. Hover the mouse pointer over a player's grade to see.
The Bielski Cup was held on 24 February at CCF.
11 4-board teams entered, each playing 10 rounds of blitz
chess. Crystal Palace B ran out winners (by some distance) with 32.5/40 game points from Rangers (25 points) and Streatham & Brixton A (23). The Warriors (13.5) won the grading prize for the highest-scoring team with a total grade of less than 550. Full results
can be downloaded here. Martin Stewart has kindly compiled a spreadsheet with various stats. These show, for example, that Jude Ranga was the top individual scorer with 10/10! A short AVI-format video clip is available here.Thanks as ever to Scott and CCF for their very efficient organising.
The 2016 AGM will be held at Crystal Palace Chess Club on Monday 19 September at 7:45 pm.
The Trost Trophy (individual handicap blitz) took place at Crystal Palace CC on 13 June 2016 and was won by Angus French (7.5/9) from Daniel Young (7) and Robin Haldane (6.5). The grading prize went to Maciek Dabrowski. A cross table is available here.
The 2015/16 league season is complete. Congratulations to the winners: West Wickham A in division 1; Lewisham in division 2; Lewisham B in division 3; and Crystal Palace in the Rapidplay division.
The Bielski Cup was held on 26 February at CCF.
11 4-board teams entered, each playing 10 rounds of blitz
chess. Crystal Palace A ran out winners with 28.5 game points from Lewisham B (27 points) and 'Heaven Help Us' (25.5). Full results
can be downloaded here. Thanks to Scott and Daniel for their very efficient organising.
Picture: Graham Keane (Crystal Palace A) receives the Bielski Cup from Daniel Gliddon.
The new season is underway and we are delighted to welcome two new
teams - Castles, playing in Division 2, and King's College London,
playing in Division 3. This season there are three teams in Division 1,
eight in Division 2 and eight in Division 3. The Rapidplay
Division is back in business and this season Crystal Palace,
South Norwood and Streatham will compete for the David Hodgson Trophy.
Our season is nearly at an end and the winners have emerged. It was a
close contest in all three divisions. Congratulations to West Wickham
A, winners of Division 1, who edged out Streatham A on
game points. West Wickham also won Division 2, their B team
finishing half a match point ahead of South Norwood A and
Lewisham. Division 3 was also decided by half a match point with
Crystal Palace C the winners ahead of CCF C1 and Wallington B.
April 2015... David Hodgson's recently-published novel Can I Touch Your Face? has been very well received - there's a review here
on the Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog. David is secretary
of Crystal Palace Chess Club and for many years ran the Croydon &
District Chess League. You can buy a copy direct from David - just
email him on email@example.com.
The Bielski Cup was held on 27 February at CCF.
This year 10 4-board teams entered, each playing 9 rounds of blitz
chess. Streatham & Brixton Chess Club pulled off an impressive
double - their B team finished in first place and their A team came
second. The third placed team were Cumnor House Forever. Full results
can be downloaded here.
Revised rules for the 2014/15 season can be downloaded from the Playing rules page or by clicking here.
Welcome to Lewisham Chess Club who are once again playing in our league
and have entered a team in Division 2. There will be four teams in
eight in Division 2 and nine in Division 3. There will
be no Rapidplay division this season as there were only two entries.
Streatham player Martin Smith won this year's the Trost
Trophy, held at Crystal Palace Chess Club on 9 June, with a score of
8/9. Robin Haldane was second, Ronald Harris third and Marek Turowski
won the grading prize. The cross table can be downloaded here.
May 2014... Howard Walden has written a history of our league, which can be downloaded via the link on the Home page.
May 2014... Congratulations to West Wickham B, this season's Division 2 champions, and Streatham C, winners of Division 3.
September 2013... The Croydon League is launching a new Rapidplay Division. In its first season, three clubs will contest the David Hodgson Trophy - Crystal Palace, South Norwood and Streatham. Teams will be limited to a maximum total grade of 650 and will consist of four players, each of whom will play two 25-minute games during a match.
May 2013... Congratulations to Streatham B who are this season's Division 2 champions, and to South Norwood B who have won Division 3.
March 2013... Well done West Wickham A, who have secured this season's Division 1 championship with 5 points from a possible 6.
annual Bielski Cup was held on 28 February. Five teams competed
and, as in 2012, the hosts South Norwood shared the honours with
Streatham. The South Norwood A team and the Streatham team both
finished with 16 points.
2012/13 season will soon be under way. There will be
four teams in Division 1, six teams in Division 2 and
eight teams in Division 3.
year a field of 16 players competed for the Trost Trophy,
held at Crystal Palace Chess Club on 11 June. Two players
finished in top position with 6.5/9 - Robin Haldane
and Martin Smith. Robin emerged the winner after a play-off.
Marek Turowski was third and the grading prize went
to Carl Weeks. For the full table, click here.
A have won Division 1 by the narrowest of margins. Streatham
A and West Wickham 1 both scored 5 points but Streatham's
15.5 game points were enough to secure the prize, just
half a point ahead of West Wickham 1.
Division 2 winners were West Wickham 2 with 4.5 points.
Streatham C came second on 3.5 points.
to Wallington C who have won Division 3. They edged
ahead of last season's winners West Wickham 3 on game
points, both teams having scored 5.5 match points.
teams took part in the 2012 Bielski Cup, hosted as usual
by South Norwood Chess Club. Two teams shared first
prize: South Norwood A and Streatham.
2011/12 season is under way with two new teams in Division
3 - Lewisham and South Croydon Bus Garage. We also welcome
back CCF, who this season have entered teams in Divisions
1 and 2.
AGM and fixtures meeting is on Monday 3 October at Crystal
Palace Chess Club, starting at 7.45 pm. Croydon League
team captains and club officials are welcome to attend.
players from Croydon League clubs participated in this
year's Trost Trophy, held at Crystal Palace Chess Club
on 6 June. Robin Haldane took first prize with 7.5/9,
Angus French came second with 7/9 and Ian Snape third
with 6/9. David Moss took the grading prize. For the
full table, click here.
looks like a clean sweep for West Wickham, who have
already won Divisions 1 and 2 and look set to take Division
3. That's a remarkable achievement and congratulations
to the three team captains - Sue Maguire, John Lewin
and Howard Walden.
to South Norwood A, winner of the 2011 Bielski Cup with
a score of 17.5 points. Streatham took second place
with 12 points.
Bielski Cup five minute team tournament will be held
at South Norwood on Thursday 24 February at 7.30 pm.
Teams are four boards with a total grade limit of 750.
Entries to Martin Cath by phone (020 9660 6252).
website has been updated and two new features added.
The latest version of the full rules can be downloaded
by clicking on the link at the bottom of the 'playing
rules' page, and Angus's new results form can be downloaded
- to find the link for this scroll down the 'fixtures
and results' page.
year's AGM and fixtures meeting will be held at Crystal
Palace Chess Club on Monday 4 October at 7:45 pm.