Covid19 Update + Fair Play Policy

We wish all chess players and fans good health during these difficult times. Despite the lockdown easing, we have made the decision to put on hold our return to our regular chess Saturday night beer and blitz sessions at the Rochester Castle pub. Please visit our Facebook page  for updates of where we are playing casual chess.   Hackney

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Getting Hackneyed

Hackney captain Paul Conway reveals how the Middlesex League was conquered Article reproduced with permission from Chess Magazine. You can subscribe to Chess Magazine at  Three seasons ago Hackney’s Middlesex League team was in need of a new venue and my Chief Exec said we could use a room at the office. The club’s view was that, since I’d

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Shaun Tracey: Rooking all over the world

Hackney CC’s Shaun Tracey moved to the Cayman Islands a few years ago. He has kept his love of chess going by setting up a Cayman Islands Chess Association which includes coaching for juniors ( And after a recent trip to London, Shaun took part in the World Open in Philadelphia. Playing in the U1800 he started with two defeats

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