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 (http://www.caymanchessclub.com/). 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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London League AGM: a mockery of democracy

News from London League AGM. A bad night for chess. We were backing Hammersmith CC’s motion to end the absurd system of adjournments (that a few old timers insist is their birthright) and bring London Chess league into the 21st century. Unfortunately the motion did not even reach the floor as some clever tactics by some clubs ensured that a

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For Hackney blitzers, the only way is Chessex!

Nick Walker reports on an excellent showing by Hackney at the Essex Chess Association Tream Bitz. Hackney won the Essex Chess Association team blitz with 24.5/32 game points on Sunday 1 July. As a non-Essex team (although we are of course affiliated to ECA) we were ineligible for the trophy which was taken by Barking, who came second, 3 points

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Hackney CC in Cyprus friendly

Hackney Chess Club are going to Cyprus! Organised by Rauf Khalilov, Kykkos Monastery will host a fundraising challenge match between local Cypriot team Larnaca and a touring party from our club. It is hoped that funds can be raised for the Monastery’s good causes in this collaboration between the Monks of Kykkos and Larnaca & Hackney Chess Clubs. If you

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The Morley the less merry for Hackney Gorki

Hackney Gorki’s hopes of winning the London League Division 6 title came to a halt after a 4-0 defeat by Morley College whose victory makes them champions. Despite this setback, Gorki have had a great season under the captaincy of Chris Thorne – the team has  five wins, two draws and two losses with one game left.    

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High fives for Hackney Major!

Hackney Major have brought home our first silverware of the season after a 2.5-1.5 victory over Cavendish secured the London League Division 5 title. There were wins on the night for captain Chris Gribben and Zebedee Jones, along with a draw for Alistair Dyte on top board and a defeat for George Perkins. Hackney Major finished the season with 7.5/9

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It’s 4NC Hell as Hackney are relegated

Another disappointing season for our 4NCL team who were relegated to Division 4 after the final three rounds in Wokefield Park. On Saturday we drew with West is Best 3-3, then lost to Fermented Sharks on Sunday and drew 3-3 on Monday against The Rookies. A big thank you to Francis Chin who as always was an excellent captain and

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