About

Welcome to the Summer Chess LeagueLondon’s lighter league.

We are a new league for 2017 and hosted by Battersea Chess Club at their venue near Clapham Junction railway station.

Our launch night was on June 13, and for it we welcomed GM Simon Williams and IM Simon Ansell.

Simon Says event at Battersea Chess Club
Simon Says event at Battersea Chess Club

The league is a collaboration between Battersea and Hammersmith Chess Club, with support from Streatham & Brixton and the British Bangla Chess Association.

Here are the details:

– Time controls: 60+30s

– No adjournments

– All games ECF graded

– Matches on Tuesdays

– All games at Battersea

The idea is to create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where players can get in some games over the summer

We have six teams taking part from across London, two from Battersea, two from Hammersmith, one from east London representing the British Bangla Chess Association and one representing Streatham & Brixton Chess Club.

They are:

  • Battersea Volts
  • Battersea Amps
  • Just Hammered
  • Totally Hammered
  • East London Knights
  • Streatwise

If you are interested in playing for any of these sides or entering a team, get in touch.