CLUBS THAT HAVE COMPETED IN THE LONDON COMMERCIAL CHESS LEAGUE
CLUBPERIOD(S)ADDITIONAL TEAMSNOTES
200 Club1930-39None
3M1965-74II (1972-73)
Abbey National1959-82II (1971-75); III (1973-74)
ACE1965-67None
AGIP (UK)1990-94None
Alexander Howden Group1972-84NoneEntered the League as Howden Swan, changed to Alexander Howden Group in 1977.
Allen & Overy1976-88None
Allied Suppliers1963-69None
Amalgamated Press1932-36, 1950-58II (1952-56)
American Express1965-76None
Aquarius1938-39, 1948-64, 1965-67, 1970-78None
Argosy1956-59None
Asphalia1997-2005None
Associated Electrical Industries1961-63None
Athlon1932-33, 1947-60None
Audley Club1963-66None
Babcock1965-70, 1974-81NoneEntered the League as Babcock & Wilcox, changed to Babcock in 1980
Baker Street1933-34None
Balfour Beatty1955-63None
Bank Line1952-64II (1957-59)
BBC1997-None
BDV Raleigh1955-58None
Bell1964-68None
Benson1959-66None
BOC1975-82None
Bonnington1926-29None
Bovril1936-39, 1947-56None
Bowaters1958-63II (1959-61, 1962-63)
Bowring1924-33, 1959-68, 1975-82, 1986-88, 1989-95II (1927-29)
BP1962-2005II (1962-92); III (1962-65, 1980-85); IV (1963-64)BP competed as Britannic House or Shell-Mex & BP until 1939, and then as "Lensbury and Britannic House" until 1961.
Britannia1934-39II (1935-36)
Britannic House1926-39II (1931-33, 1938-39); III (1931-32)After the war, Britannic House joined forces with Lensbury until 1962 when it became BP.
British & Commonwealth1926-29, 1934-39, 1947-75II (1926-28, 1935-39, 1947-59, 1960-69, 1970-72); III (1937-39, 1949-59); IV (1952-53, 1954-56)Entered the League as Union Castle, changed to British & Commonwealth in 1957.
British Coal1958-91II (1958-66, 1972-76, 1978-80); III (1959-64)Entered the League as National Coal Board, changed to British Coal in 1986.
British Drug Houses1957-69II (1963-64, 1965-68)
British Gas1927-39, 1947-94II (1928-39, 1947-93); III (1931-39, 1948-57, 1963-67); IV (1932-39); V (1935-36)Entered the League as Gas Light, changed to North Thames Gas in 1950, and then to British Gas in 1985.
Brymay1948-72II (1952-61)
BT (Stats)1983-91None
BT Centre Area see West End District.
BT Westminster1978-91NoneEntered the League as London Telecom Region, changed to BT Westminster in 1988.
BT&PO see BTHQ.
BTHQ1970-2007II (1971-85, 1989-2004); III (1973-75, 1977-81, 1990-91)Entered the League as Post Office, changed to BT&PO in 1983, and then to BTHQ in 1987.
CAPSee SEMA
CAP (Reading Ltd)1967-69None
Caribonum1956-64II (1958-61)
Castrol1962-70None
CBS1959-64None
Celanese1931-36None
Central Electricity1959-95II (1970-71, 1972-90); III (1974-89); IV (1977-82)
Century House1955-57None
Charrilock1971-73None
Charterhouse Group see Thistle.
Clarnico1957-58, 1960-62None
Colombia1931-32NoneFailed to complete their only season.
Colton1948-63II (1953-56)
Cornhill1924-27II (1925-26)
Courage & Barclay1960-64None
Courtaulds1936-39II (1937-39)
Crosse & Blackwell1958-59None
CUA Co1928-29None
Debenhams1981-82None
Decca1968-69None
DHSS1985-II (1988-94, 1995-2003)
Dunlop1947-48, 1949-57None
Eagle Star Insurance1949-55None
Eastern Knights1975-2011II (1979-80, 1982-88, 1989-2005)
Eastern Region Railway1930-39, 1947-63II (1931-39, 1947-49, 1951-59, 1962-63)Entered the League as L&NER and changed to Eastern Region in 1958.
Edmundson's Electric1937-39None
Escombe McGrath1955-60None
Esso1951-78II (1953-57, 1958-62, 1963-71); III(1955-57, 1967-71)
ETESSA1984-89None
Fortlyon1929-39, 1947-56, 1964-84II (1931-33, 1949-50, 1955-56, 1974-76, 1978-83)Entered the League as Lyons and changed to Fortlyon in 1978.
Four Poster1962-67None
Freightliners1974-77None
G Street1958-59None
Gamage1965-66None
Gas Light see British Gas
Gestetner1961-64None
Gillette1980-87None
Glanvill Enthoven1959-60None
Golodetz1979-80None
Grant Thornton1985-88None
Great Western Railway1930-39, 1947-63II (1932-39, 1947-63); III (1932-39, 1949-56); IV (1933-35, 1936-37, 1950-55)
Greater London Chess Club2013-2014None
Griffith United1959-61None
Guardian Royal Exchange1931-36, 1937-39, 1960-76II (1967-72)Entered the League as Royal Exchange and changed to Guardian Royal Exchange in 1969.
Haden Young1974-81None
Harrodian.1931-39, 1947-63II (1935-39, 1948-58); III (1936-39)Entered the League as Harrods and re-entered as Harrodian in 1947.
Harrods.see Harrodian
Henletel1937-39, 1947-61None
Home OfficeSee Pimlico.
Home Office and JusticeSee Pimlico.
Honorary Members Club1984-II (1985-88, 1991-95, 1999-)
Howden Swannsee Alexander Howden Group
IBM1962-83II (1963-77); III (1966-75); IV (1967-69)
Imperial Club1956-65II (1957-61)
International Nickel1965-68None
John Lewis1932-37, 1938-39, 1947-2004II (1935-36, 1947-81, 1998-2000); III (1952-56, 1957-61, 1969-80); IV (1953-54, 1974-77)
Kearley and Tonge1954-57None
King and King1964-75None
Kleinwort Benson1974-79None
L&NE Railway see Eastern Region Railway.
Lensbury1947-99II (1947-93); III (1948-73, 1974-75, 1979-85, 1992-93); IV(1948-68, 1980-84); V (1955-62, 1964-65); VI (1956-62); VII (1959-60)From 1924-39 Lensbury competed under its constituent parts, Shell-Mex, St Helen's Court and Mex.
Liverpool Victoria1927-39II (1928-37)
Lloyds1924-31II (1924-31)
LM&S Railway1937-39None
Logica1991-92None
London and Lancashire1933-39, 1947-53II (1935-37, 1947-51)
London Coop1937-39, 1947-68II (1949-51, 1954-60)
London Electric1955-61II (1956-61)
London Midland Region1958-63II (1959-61)
London Postal Region1978-86None
London Telecom Region.see BT Westminster
London Transport (Chiswick)1955-86II (1965-66)
London Transport (AS)1952-57None
London Transport (CRS)1934-39, 1947-63, 1965-77, 1980-91II (1934-39, 1947-63, 1965-66, 1971-77, 1981-88); III (1935-39, 1947-60, 1976-77, 1981-88); IV (1936-39, 1950-59); V (1937-39, 1956-57)This club was originally Central Omnibuses (CO), then Central Buses (CB) and finally, Central Road Services (CRS).
London Transport (LER)1973-87II (1976-84)To give them their full name this club was "London Transport (LER) Computer", which became "London Transport (LER) AA" in 1980.
Lyons.see Fortlyon
Marconi1936-39II (1937-39)
Metropolitan Police1964-2013II (1965-2001, 2006-07); III (1966-99); IV (1975-87, 1992-94); V (1978-79)
Mex1924-26, 1927-34II (1931-32, 1933-34)Mex were a constituent part of Lensbury and ceased competing separately after 1934.
MIC1990-91None
Milk Marketting Board1938-39None
Mond Group1962-65None
Mortons1924-36II (1925-33, 1935-36)
Motor Union1924-29II (1926-28)
NALGO (Met District)1976-II (1978-97)
Nathismus1977-84None
National Coal Board see British Coal.
Nationwide1966-76NoneEntered the League as New Oxford, changed to Nationwide in 1974.
Nestanglo1924-39II (1925-27)
New OxfordSee Nationwide
New Scotland Yard1972-75, 1977-79None
North Thames Gas see British Gas.
Northern and Employers1960-67NoneEntered the League as Northern Assurance, changed to Northern and Employers in 1961.
Northern Assurance.see Northern and Employers
Orient Line1952-53None
Overseas Containers1973-77None
P&O1927-39II (1931-39); III (1936-37)
Pacol1978-86None
Parsons Powergas1962-65None
Pimlico1992-2013II (2006-07)Entered the League as Home Office, changed to Home Office and Justice in 2007, and then to Pimlico in 2011.
PLA1926-39, 1947-82II (1926-39, 1947-70, 1974-81); III (1931-39, 1952-68); IV (1959-65)
Portland House1927-29None
Post Office see BTHQ
Post Office Howland Street1979-83None
Powerflex1963-66None
PritchardRhodes1972-76None
PRS1973-75None
Railway Clearing House1931-39, 1947-63II (1933-39, 1950-52, 1954-63); III (1935-39)
Railways1963-II (1963-98, 2003-); III (1963-69, 1973-86, 1987-88, 1993-97, 2010-); IV (1963-68, 1973-85); V (1964-67, 1980-82); VI (1965-67); VII (1965-67)
Redpath Brown1931-34None
Rotragen1937-39, 1947-54II (1938-39)
Royal Exchange.see Guardian Royal Exchange
Royal London1933-35, 1948-56, 1958-63None
Royal Mail SP1925-31II (1926-27)
RTM1973-75None
Sainsbury1948-84II (1951-64, 1965-66); III (1960-62)
Sedgwick1983-85None
Sedgwick Collins1924-39, 1947-52None
SEMA1985-92NoneEntered the League as CAP, changed to SEMA in 1989.
Shell1999-2013None
Shell Mex1924-39II (1925-29, 1933-39)Shell Mex were a constituent part of Lensbury and ceased competing separately after the war. They also competed for a time as "Shell-Mex and BP".
Singer & Friedlander1975-76None
Skipper and East1961-63II (1962-63)
Slaughter & May1982-83None
Southern Railway1935-39, 1947-52II (1948-49, 1949-50)
Special Branch1953-56, 1959-64None
Sperry1948-50None
St Helen's Court1924-39II (1927-39); III (1936-37)St Helen's Court were a constituent part of Lensbury and ceased competing separately after the war.
St Katherine's1926-31, 1934-35None
Standard Telephones1936-39II (1937-39)
Stanhope1949-55II (1950-54)
Stewart Wrightson1974-86None
Stone & Webster1974-77, 1979-83None
Swiss Bank1931-34II (1932-34)
Temple Bar1967-75None
Thistle1960-82II (1960-64)Entered the League as Charterhouse Group, changed to Thistle in 1980.
Thomas Cook1931-39, 1950-58, 1960-66, 1972-76II (1931-39, 1952-58, 1962-64)
Thomson1982-2000None
Transport For London2013-2015-
Underground Electric Railways1934-39, 1947-48II (1935-39); III (1936-39)
Uniafric1930-33None
Unilever1933-39II (1935-39); III (1937-39)
Union Castle see British & Commonwealth.
United Hospitals1968-71None
United Information Services1983-84None
Wakefields1960-62None
West End District1981-2012NoneEntered the League as BT Centre Area (or Centre Area BT), changed to West End District in 1986.
West Ham Hospital1960-63None
Western District (PO)1979-88None
Westminster Hospital1971-72None
WH Smith1931-39II (1932-35, 1936-39)
Wiggins Teape1950-67II (1957-58, 1959-60)
WJ Bush1927-33, 1935-39II (1931-32)
Zeiss England House see Zeiss Jena.
Zeiss Jena1969-73II (1970-71)Entered the League as Zeiss England House, changed to Zeiss Jena in 1972.