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London League:



2022-23 saw the League back in its 4-Division format.

Lewisham compete in three Divisions in the London League.

Our London League 1st team plays in Division 1, our 2nd team competes in Division 3 and our 3rd team will compete in Division 4.

All home matches will take place on a Tuesday evening at Brokers Wine Bar, Whittington Ave, London EC3V 1AB

Kent League:
Lewisham have entered teams in each Kent League competition this season. A total of 7 teams across all competitions.
All Kent competitions with the exception of the County Cup, which is an Open Competition, have grading average limits. In competitions with a grading average limit the combined grade of all the players in the team, divided by the number of players in the team, must not exceed the grading average limit for each competition.

The grading averages for each competition are:

Lewis Cup 2000, Stevenson Cup 1850, En-Passant Cup 1750, Harvey Cup 1600, Tom Fuller Cup 1500, Intro Cup 1400.
In addition no player >1750 may play in the Tom Fuller, and no player >1600 may play in the Intro

The Kent League is divided into two sections, Met and Mid. Lewisham play in the Met section. Each competition is initially played on a League basis within each section, then the top two teams from the Met and Mid sections play each other in a semi-final, the top team from each section play the runner-up from the other. The winners of which progress to the Kent League Finals, where they will play each other for the Trophy.
Initially, the County and Lewis Cups are an amalgamated competition in the Group stage. The top two in the group progress to the County Cup semi-finals, 3rd and 4th placed teams progress to the Lewis Cup semi-finals.
Central London Chess League:
Lewisham have one team in the Central London Chess League, where we will play in Division 3.  

We will play our home matches at Churchill Gardens Community Hall, (SW1V 3AL), which is 10mins walk from Pimlico Underground / 20mins walk from Victoria.  Matches will take place on a Thursday evening from 6:30pm

Croydon League:
The Croydon and District Chess League run 5 competitions; The Croydon Shield, The Martin Cath, the Dave Luckin, The Deric Cox and the David Hodgson Trophy, which is a Rapidplay competition.

As in the Kent League these are competitions with a combined grading limit, barring the Croydon Shield which is an Open limit.  In the Martin Cath the combined grade of the 4 player team cannot exceed 7800 ECF, in the Dave Luckin the limit is 6600 ECF and in the Deric Cox the limit is 5800 ECF. The grade limit for the 4 person Dave Hodgson team is 7800 ECF.
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