Venue

Pimlico Chess Club, Churchill Gardens Tenants Association, Glasgow Terrace, London SW1V 3AL

Directions

From Pimlico Station, walk due west along Lupus Street for 5–7 mins and Glasgow Terrace is on the left. At the first corner there is a door with an entry buzzer. It buzzes behind the bar, not in the playing hall itself. Once in, you go up a flight of stairs that is straight ahead and through either door at the top.

If coming by bus, routes 360 and C10 both travel down Lupus Street. Route 24 travels down Grosvenor Road and you can approach the venue from the south.

Playing conditions at the venue

The starting time is 6.30pm prompt. There will be some opening announcements so please be there to listen to them. The game default time is 7.15pm.

The time control for all games is all moves in 75 minutes plus a 15-second increment from move 1. There is no cutoff time. Phones must be turned off.

During the team league season we also host matches between other clubs who play in the London Public Service League or the Central London League.  In total, on a typical Thursday evening there are around 30 boards in play, in reasonable comfort.

Covid-19 precautions

The playing hall is well-ventilated with windows and the exterior balcony doors open. The central air conditioning will also be in operation. Hand gel sanitiser will be available to all.

The boards will be spaced as far apart as possible on 6 feet tables. When watching games other than their own, players must maintain a distance of at least 1 metre.

Players who have any COVID symptoms including fever, coughing or sniffing are barred from the venue. Anyone with symptoms at the board will be asked to leave and their game forfeited. Mask wearing in the venue is recommended, but optional. Masks will be available in the hall.