Hastings 5-2 Insurance C.C.
At the turn of the 20th Century the Hastings chess club did its best to arrange matches outside the metropolitan area but on whole results were disappointing. Although regarded as the strongest and most enterprising Club outside of London at the time, attempts from the club’s perspective were more or less a failure. However in 1902 a fairly representative team of fifteen travelled to Hastings to try conclusions with the club. In the match the Insurance men found their genial hosts had defeated them by one after the match and adjudication of two games, and so began an annual fixture that has endured ever since.
On Saturday 25th April 2015 Hastings once again were hosts to the Insurance men and on this occasion won the match by three. Maybe in 2128, 113 years henceforth, Hastings can increase the winning margin by another two. Whatever the result, Hastings will always welcome the men & women from Insurance C.C.
|5||128||A. Cload (Captain)||0||-||1||Law||142|
|1||H.E. Dobell||0||-||1||T.F. Lawrence|
|2||H.F. Cheshire||1||-||0||G.W. Richmond|
|3||F.W Womersley||½||-||½||H.G. Softlaw|
|4||J.M. Friedberger||1||-||0||C. Hammond|
|5||J.A. Watt||½||-||½||A.A. Percival|
|6||P.S. Hallett||0||-||1||A.B. Waugh|
|7||J.E. Mannington||1||-||0||A. Tooke|
|8||Victor Rush||0||-||1||P. Layzell|
|9||H.E. Whicker||0||-||1||H.H. Blacklock|
|10||A.G. Ginner||1||-||0||J.S. Runtz|
|11||Miss Hallaway||1||-||0||G. Glover|
|12||Miss Colbourne||1||-||0||G.S. Vinen|
|13||Mrs. Stevens||½||-||½||H. Human|
|14||H. Bonham||0||-||1||C.S. Simpson|
|15||N. Parry||½||-||½||E. Llewellen|