Hastings 3 escape relegation

in a really exciting finish to the season with three matches to go it looked as if the 3rd team were destined relegation still having to play the top two teams in the division and relegation rivals Lewis who at this stage was a point in front of us when we could only draw to them which in itself was a good result as we were out graded it appeared that the writing was on the wall however we gave ourselves some hope when we entertained promoted Worthing  although again badly out graded managed to draw the match Omar had a  good win  over Cassie Graham which left us with a third difficult match against promotion chasers woodpushers at Brighton at present we are 2 1/2 1 1/2 up in this match with one game going to adjudication

this meant that if Lewis did not win their last match we would survive relegation and am glad to say we have here is the final table of Division II subject to one outstanding adjudication

 

Division 2 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Worthing 2 3 3.5 2.5 3.5 3 3 2.5 4 8 7 25
2 Woodpushers 1 2 3.5 2.5 4 3.5 3  1.5 3 8 5.5 23
3 Horsham 3 1.5 1.5 2 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 5 8 5 24.5
4 Hastings & St Leonards 2 2.5 2.5 3 2.5 3.5 2.5 4 1.5 8 5 22
5 Eastbourne 2 1.5 1 1 2.5 1.5 3.5 3.5 3 8 3.5 17.5
6 Argumentatives 2 1.5 1.5 1.5 3.5 1.5 3.5 3 8 3 18 1
7 Lewes 2 2 2 1.5 2.5 1.5 3.5 2.5 1.5 8 2 17
8 Hastings & St Leonards 3 2.5 2.5 1.5 1 1.5 1.5 2.5 4.5 8 2.5 17
9 Horsham 4 1 2 0 3.5 2 2 3.5 0.5 8 2 14.5 2

 

Rasa wins French rapidplay,

Rasa wins French rapidplay, our first success for quite some time
Teteghem Rapidplay, Sunday 24 April 2016
9 rounds, 20 minutes each.
In tie break order
1 RASA NORINKEVICIUTE 7½/9
2 Feryn (2180) 7½
3 Hetman (2020) 6½
4 JIM WHEELER 6½
five players on 6
40 players total incl Steve Blewitt 4½, Paul Buswell 4
<1800 grading prize to Jim Wheeler

woodpushes versus Hastings

Hastings travel to brighton to play woodpushes in a crunch mid Sussex,  match.  the third team could not afford to lose for two reasons

firstly, it would mean relegation for the third team secondly, if third team win the match. It would keep second team’s chances of promotion,a live which would hang on a adjudication result

Woodpushers 1 Hastings 3

1       164        Hutchings, Roger               0 – 1         cove, Henry  166                   2        150         Kelly, Ian G                         1/2 – 1/2 Lowe, Daniel 157
3       150        Briggs, Andrew J                A – A         Young, Mel J 154
4       141         Salmons, Calum                 0 – 1          Bryant, Marc A 142
5        129      Samworth-Calvier, Juju 1 – 0           Willson, Gary 130
as you can see, this was an extremely tight match the score  1 1/2

2 1/2 in Hastings favour with one game to be decided

Mel is a pawn down, but we think we can hold for the draw which would give us the win we need.

This is the league table as it stands, subject to adjudications

as you can see from the table below. The third team are still not entirely safe from relegation. If we do not win our adjudication.claim and Lewis draw or win their last match we will still be relegated if, however, our claim is up held at the very worst, we will have a play-off against argumentative so it’s all very exciting

 

Division 2 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Worthing 2 3 2.5 3.5 3.5 3 3 4  2.5 8 7 25
2 Woodpushers 1 2  2 3.5 4 3.5 3 3  1.5 8 5.5 22.5
3 Hastings & St Leonards 2 2.5  2 3 2.5 3.5 2.5 1.5 4 8 5 21.5
4 Horsham 3 1.5 1.5 2 4 3.5 5 3.5 7 4 21
5 Eastbourne 2 1.5 1 2.5 1 1.5 3.5 3 3.5 8 3.5 17.5
6 Argumentatives 2 1.5 1.5 1.5 3.5 1.5 3 3.5 8 3 18 1
7 Lewes 2 2 2 2.5 1.5 3.5 1.5 2.5 7 2 15.5
8 Horsham 4 1 2 3.5 0 2 2 3.5 0.5 8 2 14.5 2
9 Hastings & St Leonards 3  2.5  2.5 1 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.5 4.5 8 2.5 17.5

 

Minutes of the Directors Meeting: Monday 11 April 2016, 1815,

HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS CHESS CLUB

 

Minutes of the Directors Meeting:  Monday 11 April 2016, 1815, Pelton House, Richard Almond Room

 

Present:  Marc Bryant, Adrian Cload, Jeremy Hudson, Lona Steuart [4]

 

In Attendance: Ken Lucas (Minutes)

 

The Chairman opened the Meeting at 1815

 

1 Apologies for Absence: Paul Kelly, Jim Wheeler, Mason Woodhams

 

2 Minutes of the Meeting of 29 February 2016 (previously circulated) –

accepted, signed by the Chairman.

 

3 Matters arising not already on the agenda – none.

 

4 Library – MB advises ‘still on-going’.

 

5 Chairman’s matters

5.1 Paris match – Spring 2017 possible.

5.2 Replicas – ‘still to do’.

5.3 Weekend Tournament – 7 entries, starting to chase.

5.5

5.6 Framing of pictures – £60 spent so far, request further £60 – agreed uncontested.

5.7 Bridget Barry – possible junior sussex legacy prize, MB negotiating, suggest pass to Sussex Chess and/or

HICC.

 

6 Secretary’s report and correspondence – none

 

7 Treasurer’s report and financial – none

7.1 Membership renewals – MB advised 4 still being chased, suggest next year instalment payments must be

made by Standing Order – agreed.

7.2 Budget – not discussed.

 

8 Premises officer’s report – none

8.1 Back wall – to be advised.

8.2 Council landlord registration – to be advised,

8.3 Curtains rehanging – MB will do.

 

9 Website – Email ‘No News’.  MB monitoring inappropriate additions and deleting.

 

10 Junior chess – Email ‘Last week of Delancy chess challenge will take place this week.  I have been in touch

     with the organisers and the Hastings & St Leonards Chess Club will have its own room at the Mega-Final.

    We are hoping to send about 8 students to the finals’.

 

11 Tournament controller – MB ‘ everything seems fine’.

 

12 Captains

12.1 Mid Sussex league 1st team 6th, 2nd team possible promotion, 3rd team tied with Worthing.

4th team – Email ‘Despite an amazing fight from all involved we lost to Horsham 5-0, we were heavily outgraded on all boards, down on time after getting stuck in traffic but everyone was up in their game until the late-middle game when tiredness kicked in and the massive collapse occurred.  Final game of the season is against Uckfield 1, the team has been selected but unless there is a mathematical miracle in other results the fourth will be saying goodbye to Division 3’.

12.2 Kent League – see Website.

12.3 McArthur Cup – as previous.

 

13 Membership

13.1 New Members – Henry Cove (graded166) Full Member  Vote – unanimous.

 

14 Time/date next meeting:

Monday 09 May 2016, 1815, Richard Almond Room, Pelton House

 

15 Any other business  :

JH advised 3 members played at St Albans – MD, PK, JH.

 

The meeting closed at 1847

Hastings versus insurance

the annual friendly match between insurance took place at the club, 16 April 2016 in an 8 boards match

This report is from the Insurance club

 

A closely-contested and hard-fought match ended in a 4.5-3.5 win for Hastings, who won the toss and chose white on the odd boards.  The rate of play was 36 moves in 90 minutes, followed by a 15 minutes’ quickplay finish.  The first time in some years that we’ve managed to put out eight boards at Hastings!  
                 Hastings                                    Insurance
1. RV Elliston       190   1                I Hunnable      177     0
2. A Pickersgill     174  0.5              DI Calvert        176    0.5
3. J Blewitt           161  0.5              M Reddie        160    0.5
4. D Lowe             157   1                D Sedgwick    155     0
5. M Young          154   0.5              M Page          146    0.5
6. MA Bryant        142   0.5             J Aldred          143    0.5
7. D Cosens         123    0               G Naldrett       127     1
8. K Hossack       123   0.5             J Dowlen           –       0.5
Ian Hunnable found the right move on move 12, then changed his mind and made another move, which turned out to be a blunder, as he had overlooked a winning bishop sacrifice, and resigned three moves later.
David Sedgwick’s opponent managed to get both rooks onto David’s second rank, and won the game soon afterwards to put us 0-2 down, a deficit from which we couldn’t recover. 
Jerry Dowlen, making a welcome return to ICC chess, then drew to give us our first half-point and to dispel any thoughts of a whitewash. 
I then managed to reduce the deficit by winning a hard-fought Open Ruy Lopez.  He had a passed e5 pawn, but I managed to create a passed c pawn.  In a bishop + equal pawns ending I offered a sac of my bishop for his a pawn.  He couldn’t accept the sac, as my c pawn would then have queened, but instead he took my f pawn.  I then had time to advance my c pawn, which he had to take at the cost of his bishop, and prevent his e pawn, supported by his f pawn, from queening.  My king + bishop prevented his pawns advancing, though they were on e7 and f6.  If he had gone after my passed a pawn my bishop would have protected it and I’d have picked up his f and e pawns and would still have had time to win his h pawn and queen mine, so he sportingly resigned.
James Aldred sought the win for a long time a pawn up, but with bishops of opposite colours, but, when the last pair of rooks were exchanged, had to agree a draw, as his extra pawn was a doubled pawn.  His opponent, Mark Bryant, seemed to defend a difficult position well for a long time.
  Martin Page then drew an even game, leaving boards 2 and 3 to finish.  Mick Reddie lost on time at the end of the quickplay finish in an even position, and Ian Calvert drew a game which had always looked fairly even.  
After some discussion it was then agreed that Mick’s game should be treated as a draw, as it would have been very difficult for his opponent to have won except on time.  We will consider an incremental time-limit when we play at Hastings next year!
So, we lost a hard-fought match 3.5-4.5.
Many thanks to Mark Bryant and Hastings for their usual hospitality.
Jerry – many thanks for your little booklet, which I see has a number of mentions of Ian Hunnable and of the Insurance Chess Club.  I had a quick flick through it yesterday evening, and enjoyed what I’ve so far read, but I don’t think the Norwegians would thank you for calling Magnus Carlsen a Dane!!
Geoff Naldrett    

Horsham 4 v Hastings 2

Hastings 2 have blown the chance of promotion by losing to demoted Horsham 4  which as cleared, wood pushes to promotion Hastings  only chance of promotion is now to win the adjudicated game against wood pushes which would give Hastings a  3 2 victory against wood pushes and hope wood pushes slip up against Hastings  3 which incidentally would save Hastings 3 from relegation this is how the table looks at the moment

Division 2 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Worthing 2 3 2.5 3.5 3.5 3 2.5 4 7 6 22

 

2 Woodpushers 1 2  2 3.5 4 3.5 3 3 7 5.5 21
3 Hastings & St Leonards 2 2.5  2 3 2.5 3.5 2.5 4  1.5 8 5 21.5
4 Horsham 3 1.5 1.5 2 4 3.5 3.5 5 7 4 21
5 Eastbourne 2 1.5 1 2.5 1 1.5 3.5 3.5 3 8 3.5 17.5
6 Argumentatives 1.5 1.5 1.5 3.5 1.5 3.5 3 7 3 16 1
7 Lewes 2 2 2 2.5 1.5 3.5 2.5 1.5 7 2 15.5
8 Hastings & St Leonards 3  2.5 1 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.5 4.5 7 1.5 15
9 Horsham 4 1 2  3.5 0 2 2 3.5 0.5 8 1 14.5 2

 

paul Kelly gives the following report
           1. Mathew Forster 160            1-0  Paul Kelly
            2. Robert Lanzer   157            1-0 Dan Lowe
            3. Lucy Bennet-Stevens 141        Gary Willson
             4. Mick Harris                   136  0-1 Derek Harvey
             5. John Marshall             135    1-0 Jeremy Hudson
                                                                 3-1
Jim Wheeler is house bound due to Flu. So Gary stepped in at very short notice. His game is adjourned with a likely draw /possible win.. Gary sacced exchange and Lucy felt obliged to return it.
I lost in a Grand Prix Attack Bc4 var with attack stopped by Ne7 and f6. Dan played an enterprising attacking game where his opponent played many only moves repulsing the attack. Jeremy misassessed the position when a chance arouse to capture the backward d pawn supporting c5 and e5-not taken. Derek played the Ulvestadt variation of the 2 knights where his opponent had no idea after Bf1 playing the meek d3.
Marc advises promotion is still possible if we win our adjourned game v Woodpushers and 3rd team beat Woodpushers next week.
Paul Kelly

Hastings 1 Worthing 1

Hi all,

          Firstly a very quick summary of our last match against Worthing  … results spreadsheet attached. I think that it is fair to say that Bernard and I both had games we would rather forget. Bernard made a mistake in the opening which his opponent exploited ruthlessly. Unfortunately, despite his best efforts to unravel his position, Bernard recorded his first loss that I have witnessed for quite some time. I played terribly and managed to turn a marginally worse middle game position into a loss in record time. I didn’t see much of Andrew’s draw (apologies) but Steve did well to turn round an indifferent position to record a very good win. There were chances for both sides in Francis’s game but he definitely missed a couple of wins with both players short of time. The adjourned R + P ending appeared to offer chances but, as both Stockfish 7 and Houdini 4 gave the position as level, we had to agree to the draw. So a disappointing 3-2 loss but, even so, the game points may prove to be extremely useful with the bottom six teams within one match point.

          Now on to our final two matches coming up this week.

          The team to play at home against Lewes 1 at 7.30 pm on Thursday 14th April is Francis, Bernard, Howard, Paul and Jerry.

          The team to play at home against Brighton & Hove 2 at 2.00pm on Saturday 16th April is Francis, Bernard, Howard, Paul and Andrew.

           A win in either match should be sufficient to ensure that we avoid relegation.

           My thanks to everyone who has played this season.

           Regards,

           Howard

Date of Match Division / Competition 1
02/04
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 1 Worthing 1

Grade Player Player Grade
1 198 Rayner, Francis 1/2 – 1/2 Graham, David B 201
2 196 Cafferty, Bernard 0 – 1 Payne, Matthew J 192
3 193 Tebbs, Howard L 0 – 1 Jones, Chris 182
4 165 Fleming, Andrew SJ 1/2 – 1/2 Larwood, Peter 166
5 165 Blewitt, Stephen D 1 – 0 Graham, William M 165
2 3

match of the season

Hastings 3 play wood pushes on 20 April in a crunch match the  main reason  any sort of result will probably save the third team from relegation but there is an added factor our second team who play relegated Horsham on 12 April and if they win it is lightly that they will gain promotion if the third team can do something against wood pushes just have a look at the table below red anticipates results that  are awaiting adjudication

Division 2 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Worthing 2 3 2.5  3.5 3.5 3  2.5 4 7 6 22
2 Woodpushers 1 2  2  4 3.5 3.5 3 3 7 5.5 21
3 Hastings & St Leonards 2 2.5 2 2.5 3  3.5 2.5 4 7 5 20
4 Eastbourne 2  1.5  1 2.5 1.5 3.5 3.5 3 7 3.5 16.5
5 Horsham 3 1.5 1.5 2 3.5 3.5 5 6 3 17
6 Argumentatives 1.5  1.5 3.5 1.5 1.5 3.5 3 7 3 16
7 Lewes 2 2 2 2.5 1.5 3.5 2.5 1.5 7 2 15.5
8 Hastings & St Leonards 3 2.5 1 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.5 4.5 7 2 15
9 Horsham 4 1 2 2 0 2 3.5 0.5 7 1 11 2

 

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