New London League Venue

16th August, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Andrew has negotiated an agreement with Brokers Wine Bar in Leadenhall Market EC3 to provide a venue for two of our three London League teams going forwards. Our 1st team and new 3rd team will play their 'Home' London League fixtures at the new venue on Tuesdays whilst our 2nd team will continue to play its fixtures at the Citadines Hotel in Holborn on Wednesdays.

The venue address is:

Brokers Wine Bar & Restaurant,

6-9 Leadenhall Market,

London, EC3 2BLR

The playing room is located on the 1st floor.

Many thanks to Beckenham's Andrew Dovey for his help in 

securing this venue.

Lewisham Fixtures 2019-20

29th September, 2019

The new season is here and Fixtures are out for all three Leagues we compete in.

London League: In the London League Division 2 our 1st team travel to Cavendish 2 on 10th October before hosting Beckenham & Charlton 1 on on 22nd October and then Kings Head 2 on 29th October at our new London League venue Brokers Wine Bar (BWB).

In London League Division 3 our newly promoted 2nd team travel to Albany 1 on Monday 30th September and then to Greater London 1 on 15th October and University College London 1 on 4th November before we have our first 'home' match at our Citidines (CIH) base v Mushrooms 2 on 13th November.

In London League Division 4 our newly-inaugurated 3rd team will visit Greater London 2 on 8th October before hosting Athenaeum 3 at BWB on 19th November.

Kent League: In the Kent League our Stevenson Cup teams, Lewisham 2 and Lewisham 3 play their head-to-head on Weds 16th Oct and a day later on the 17th our County/Lewis team, Lewisham 1, travel to Beckenham 1 to kick off our campaign in Kent's top Division. On Weds 23rd Oct our Harvey team, Lewisham 5,  travel to Sidcup 3 and on the 24th Lewisham 2 play their 2nd match in the Stevenson Cup when they travel to take on Dartford 1.

Croydon League: With a couple of fixture dates still to be decided our first match of the Croydon League season will be a visit to CCF B in the Martin Cath Trophy on 11th Nov followed by a visit to Streatham R in the David Hodgson Trophy on 17th Dec. However, if scheduling goes to plan there could also be a visit to the Croydon League's inaugurees Petts Wood R, also in the David Hodgson, on 15th Nov.

A full Fixtures List is available on the 'Fixtures & Tables' page.

Ted Mason Memorial - Sunday 1st September

2nd September 2019

13 players contested the 2019 Ted Mason memorial tournament on Sunday 1 September.

The initial group stage was followed by a knock-out Quarter Final, with the 4 winners:- Cem, Cos, Jude and Howard  then competing in a round-robin final table, whilst everyone else moved into a plate competition.

In the finals, Cem, Cos and Jude couldn't be separated, each scoring 2 / 3 points, meaning a 3-way tie for the Trophy.

Lewisham v Beckenham Inaugural Trophy Match

19th September, 2019


Lewisham held sway over a relatively inexperienced Beckenham team and even with the addition of 3 Lewisham players guesting for Beckenham Lewisham ran out comfortable 10.5-2.5 winners . A sterner test awaits us when we face Beckenham & Charlton 1 in our upcoming London League fixture

Summer Chess League

10th August, 2019


Now in it's 3rd Season, the collaboration between Battersea and Hammersmith Chess Clubs to provide Summer chess in a fun and relaxed atmosphere can definitely be regarded as a roaring success. This season sees 30 teams of 4 players compete over 3 ten-team Divisions.

Lewisham entered a team in Division 2 and for a good portion of the campaign we were very much in contention to win the Division until Round 5 when we took on Division leaders East London Knights. A shock reverse on Bd 1 saw Madara lose to an opponent 30+ points lower than her which handed a 2.5-1.5 win to ELK to consolidate their No 1 position. A further defeat in Round 6 v The Dogs Of Battersea finally ended any faint ambitions we had remaining.

With two Rounds left to play we will push hard for 2nd place.

Club Championship 2019


The Club Championship is being contested over 4 rounds this summer and is in full swing.  Mark Robertson, Mike Roberts and Tony Foreman have 100% records going into Round 3, with Tony also frontrunner for the grading prize (<145 ECF).

Lewisham Team Blitz 2019

29th September, 2019

Unfortunately down on numbers, only six teams contested the 3rd Annual Lewisham Team Blitz Tournament this year. However, the teams who did take part seemed to enjoy the night, if not the runaway victory by the Kingslayers team of Madara, Jude, Cem and Max. 2nd-placed Sidcup Warriors finished 8.5 points behind. Player of the Tournament was undoubtedly Max John who finished with a remarkable 10/10. Cem wasn't far behind with an outstanding 9/10 (8 wins and 2 draws). Kingslayers took the Team prize of £54 and Max took the Player prize of £18. Many Thanks to all who participated and we'll see you in the early part of September next year.

Attn Lewisham Schools!


Lewisham Chess Club would like to help local Schools and Colleges start or develop their own Chess teams.

Chess develops the mind - Mental discipline, patience, forward planning, calulation, spatial awareness, strategy and strategic thinking are just some of the attributes a person develops when they learn to play chess. It can also teach one to win with grace and to lose with dignity.

Chess can be demanding, rewarding, exciting and FUN!

So if you are a teacher who would like to start a school Chess Club or would like to enhance the development of an existing club/team please get in touch with us to discuss how we at Lewisham Chess Club  can assist you in your quest to develop and enhance young minds.

In the first instance please contact Martin Stewart who will discuss how we can best assist you in conjunction with our Youth Chess Engagement officer David Hamilton.

Upcoming Events

Monday, 30th Sep 2019

London League Div 3: 18.45

Albany 1 v Lewisham 2


The Wheatsheaf Public House, 25 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JB 

Tues 8th Oct 2019

London League Div 4: 18.30

Greater London 2 v Lewisham 3


Upper Vestry House, St George's Church, 6-7 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HR

Thur 10th Oct 2019

London League Div 2: 18.45

Cavendish 2 v Lewisham 1


Millman Street Community Centre, 50 Millman Street, Holborn, London, WC1N 3EW

Tues 15th Oct 2019

London League Div 3: 18.30

Greater London 1 v Lewisham 2


Upper Vestry House, St George's Church, 6-7 Little Russell Street, London, WC1A 2HR

Wed 16th Oct 2019

Stevenson Cup: 19.45

Lewisham 2 v Lewisham 3



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