Wanstead House, 21 The Green, Wanstead, London E11 2NT
Please note that as from Tuesday 30th November, it will be a requirement to wear face masks in all communal areas at Wanstead House. Please pass on this information to all your members/users so they are aware.
Kent - Venue 1
Our Lady of Crays, 312 High Street, St Mary Cray, Orpington BR5 4AR
The Hall is a good size and has plenty of ventilation. Refreshments (tea & coffee) will be available at the venue. The wearing of face coverings is encouraged, but not mandatory. However, if players leave their board they are asked to put on a mask. Players should leave the playing area once their game is complete. Captains will do all they can to match up players who both wish to play with a mask.
Kent - Venue 2
St Anselm’s Parish Centre, 89 West Hill, Dartford DA1 2HJ
The main entrance is actually in West Hill Drive. See Map
This will be used for the two Open team matches v Surrey (Saturday, 5 December 2021) and Kent v Sussex (Saturday, 12 March 2021). Because of the requirements of the venue matches will start at 12.15pm. The car park must be cleared by 4.30pm.
The time control will be 35 moves in 100 minutes, followed by the addition of 20 minutes for the game, with 10 seconds increments from the start. Face coverings will be optional at the board. Players are asked to wear a mask if they get up from their seat, particularly if they are looking at other games.
For those travelling by car the journey is straightforward (although those using the Blackwall Tunnel should prepare for heavy traffic). From the A2 take the Dartford turn off. At the roundabout take the turn off towards Dartford. Keep going straight ahead for about two miles, the road bends to the left and you’ll pass Dartford Grammar School (and the Mick Jagger Centre). You’ll come to a mini-roundabout, take the first turnoff on to West Hill then a sharp right on to West Hill Drive and the St Anselm’s car park is immediately on your left.
Make sure you go left at the mini-roundabout, otherwise you’ll be stuck in the one-way system and its permanent traffic jam!
Kent Venue 3
(This will be used for the Kent v Middlesex U1450 match on 5 February 2022)
St Thomas More Church Hall, 420A Long Lane, Bexleyheath DA7 5JW
The time control will be 35 moves in 100 minutes, followed by the addition of 20 minutes for the game, with 10 seconds increments from the start. Face coverings will be optional at the board. Matches start at 12.15pm. Players are asked to wear a mask if they get up from their seat, particularly if they are looking at other games.
Middlesex do not have a permanent venue. Venues for specific matches will be notified once they have been confirmed.
Capital City Academy, Doyle Gardens, Willesden, London NW10 3STThe venue specifies that the following MUST be followed whilst MCCA are using premises:
Travel by Public Transport:
Travel by Car - I will confirm car parking arrangements as soon as I can as have yet to receive confirmation if can park on school grounds. However on-street parking available but there may be restrictions in force so individuals are advised to read signs. Doyle Gardens in front of school has restricted parking on Saturday.
Refreshments - players are advised to bring own refreshments as per COVID guidance but a limited selection will be available.
All players are expected to comply with COVID guidance with captains advising in advance if one of their players wishes to play an opponent with face mask
The Cheam Parochial Rooms, 42 The Broadway, Cheam Village, Surrey, SM3 8BD
Hassocks United Reformed Church, 23 Keymer Rd, Hassocks BN6 8AB