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Ellam Trophy 2018

Created:20 Sep 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

In years past, the Thames Valley League held an annual match pitting member clubs from South of the river against member clubs from North of the river - the so-called Ellam Trophy. The fixture has lapsed in recent years but, in an effort to revive a traditional way to warm-up for the new season, Ealing agreed to host a match at the Old Actonians.

Perhaps inevitably Ealing members showed far more interest in playing than other clubs and in the end it was decided that the match would take the form of an Ealing vs. Rest of the World contest.  Even then, it proved necessary to lend the RoW team a couple of Ealing players to even up the numbers.

On the night, despite facing a grading deficit on most boards Ealing emerged convincing victors, conceding no losses and finishing with a 7-2 winning margin.

Full details within. 

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2018 Lightning Tournament

Created:12 Sep 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

Ealing held the 23rd edition of its annual Lightning Tournament on Monday. As usual, the event featured some fierce competition but, happily, all conducted in an excellent spirit of fair play.

Overall winner for the second year running was the 12-year-old Christopher Tombolis, who finished on 8½/10 with only one loss to fellow Junior Haotian Wu. Raj Jhooti finished second with 7½/10 and was unlucky not to get in a final game before time was called.

In the under-150 section, Harry Symeonidis made a mockery of his grade to finish on a highly commendable 6½/9. Jason Obihara came close to challenging Harry but fell just short on 6/9.

Christopher Yapp triumphed in the under-25 section with 4/11 and also wins the endurace prize by playing the most games on the night.

Full details of the night's results can be found in the table within.

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Exciting News on the Delancey Schools Challenge

Created:27 Jul 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

Ealing's Jacinta Khadouri has qualified for the Terrafinal

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Ealing A win Hillingdon Plate

Created:25 May 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

Ealing A win the Hillingdon League Plate after a nerve-jangling finale. 

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Ealing B lose in Hillingdon Plate

Created:10 Apr 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

David Websdale writes:

Ealing B lost by 2-3 to Harrow Juniors A, represented by the Dhemrait family. This match was for a place in the final of the Hillingdon Plate KO competition, so Harrow Juniors progress to play our A team.

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Hillingdon KO Result

Created:13 Feb 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

David Websdale writes: 

After our last League match debacle where we went down 3-0 to Hatch End B, giving them their first win of the season, Ealing B raised their game last night at Greenford to score 2.5-2.5  against their A team. Everyone in our team was playing an opponent with a much higher grade - they averaged over 160, so a very fine performance. 

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Hillingdon Cup Result

Created:16 Jan 2018 by: Alastair Johnstone

Ealing were knocked out of the Hillingdon Cup last night. Although we drew the match, we lost on the count-back tie-breaker. 

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Christmas Opening

Created:18 Dec 2017 by: Alastair Johnstone

Please note, with Christmas Day and New Year's Day both falling on a Monday this season, the Old Actonians will be closed on these days. However, the club will be open on Tuesday, 2nd January.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all friends and members.

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Annual Lightning Tournament

Created:11 Oct 2017 by: Alastair Johnstone 22nd edition ..more


2017 AGM

Created:11 Jun 2017 by: Alastair Johnstone

The club's 133rd AGM is on Monday 12th June, 7:35 pm at the Old Actonians.

Please come along!

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