Junior Club prizes

Just two sessions remain for the junior club this year and the two pyramid tournaments of regular chess and the variant, losers chess are coming to a very exciting conclusion. Top of the pyramids are Chamithu for regular chess and a six way tie for losers chess between; William, Alise, Edie, Ruslan, Alex & Alexandria.

Last session is 19th December and we return on 9th January

Top prize is below.

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Hastings 1 Horsham 2

After Saturday’s match against a strong Brighton 1 side our match against Horsham 2 should have presented a somewhat easier proposition as we out-graded our opponents by an average 28 points a board. Proceedings did not start well when I misplayed the opening and was happy to repeat in an already slightly inferior position. Francis won quickly when his opponent went astray having played a dangerous gambit line. Nicolas equalised well after an indifferent opening and then outplayed his opponent in a probably drawn position to record another win. However the other two games were not looking so good. John had allowed his opponent to win a pawn with a small combination and although he was the last to finish he was eventually unable to hold a lost knight and pawn ending. Brendan had the most interesting game of the evening night having sacrificed an exchange for a pawn to obtain the two bishops and dangerous attacking chances. Nevertheless his opponent had his own threats and, having defended accurately, was eventually able to force the exchange of queens and win the subsequent rook v bishop ending.

So a disappointing match ended in a draw, a result which did not flatter our opponents on the night.

Howard Tebbs

Home Team Away Team
Hastings 1 Horsham 2
1 2
Grade Player Result Player Time control Grade
1 214 Varley, Nicolas 1 0 Roberts, David N a 172
2 194 Rayner, Francis 1 0 Stimpson, Philip M a 167
3 194 Sugden, John N 0 1 Harbott, Peter a 160
4 182 Tebbs, Howard L  1/2  1/2 Heath, Chris W a 157
5 169 Ruane, Brendan J 0 1 Taylor, Alex B a 157
2 1/2 2 1/2

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Division 1 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 plyd MP GP DP
1 Horsham 1  xxx 3.5 4 4.5 3 3 12 0
2 Worthing 1 1.5  xxx 2.5 4 4 4 2.5 12 0
3 Brighton & Hove 1  xxx 2 3.5 3.5 3 2 9 0
4 Hastings & St Leonards 1 3  xxx 3.5  2.5 2.5 9 0
5 Eastbourne 1 1.5  xxxx 2.5 4 3 1.5 8 0
6 Hastings & St Leonards 2 2.5 1.5  xxx 4 3 1.5 8 0
7 Haywards Heath 1 2.5  xxx 2.5 2.5 3 1.5 7.5 0
8 Worthing 2 1 2.5  xxx 3.5 3 1.5 7 0
9 Lewes 1 1 1 2.5  xxx 2.5 4 1 7 1
10 Horsham 2 1 2.5 1.5 2.5  xxx 4 1 7.5 0
11 Brighton & Hove 2 0.5 1.5 1  xxx 3 0 3 0

Thirds narrowly defeated

The thirds were pipped to the honours on Wednesday night by a good performance from high flying Lewes 2 in Division 2.

A brutal dispatch of Peter Weston by Marc Bryant in less than hour in to proceedings set the scene for an exciting match in which Hastings were looking for their first points of the season.

A four pawns attack against Chris’s Kings Indian defence was successful although Chris did come back from the brink a few times during the game, not making it easy for his opponent.

Top board saw Matt Britnell of Lewes lose out to the better technique of Brendan in an exciting opposite castled game.

Man of the match, Jonathan Britnell and the best game of the night saw the youngster take down one of our finest with a speculative single pawn storm that Steve castled into and got into all manner of difficulties. A great attacking game with lots of good ideas from both sides but the spoils finally going to the youngster.

That left Adrian to break the deadlock. A very solid opening with nothing going on and looking good for a draw, suddenly burst into life with a piece sac on h3 and long combination that when the dust settled left Adrian with no cover for his king. Adrian’s opponent then simplified to KvK +3v5 ending which it appears he didn’t know how to play but did get the better of Adrian in the end.

Despite the defeat the Thirds rise of the bottom of the table due to games difference.

D
5-Dec ?
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 3 Lewes 2
3 2
Grade Player Result Player Time control Grade
1 169 Ruane, Brendan J 1 0 Britnell, Matthew J a 154
2 162 Blewitt, Stephen D 0 1 Britnell, Jonathan a 153
3 145 Hann, Chris N 0 1 Badham, Duncan R a 149
4 135 Cload, Adrian 0 1 Brooks, Daniel DS a 133
5 131 Bryant, Marc A 1 0 Weston, Peter a 120
2 3

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Division 2 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 plyd MP GP DP
1 Lewes 2  xxx 2.5 4 3  3 4 3.5 12.5 0
2 Crowborough xxx 2 3 4 3 2 9 0
3 Argumentatives 2.5 3  xxx 2.5 3 2 8 0
4 Brighton & Hove 3  xxx 3 3.5 2 2 6.5 0
5 Uckfield 1 1 2.5  xxx 4.5 2 4 1.5 10 1
6 Brighton & Hove 4 2  xxx 2.5 3.5 3 1.5 8 0
7 Eastbourne 2 0.5 2.5  xxx 3 3 1.5 6 0
8 Worthing 3 2 2 3  xxx 3 1 7 0
9 Horsham 3 1 1.5  xxx 4 3 1 6.5 0
10 Woodpushers 1 2 1  xxx 2 0 3 3
11 Hastings & St Leonards 3  2 1.5  xxx 2 0 3.5 0

Maidstone 1 v Hastings & St Leonards 1

MID County / Lewis Cup 2018-12-05

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Folkestone 1 5 2 1 2 14½ 15½ 5 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 1 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 1 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 1 3 1 1 1 9 9 3 0 0 0
Maidstone 1 4 0 0 4 15½ 0 0 0 0
Board Home Maidstone 1 Hastings & St Leonards 1 Away
1 (?) 214A
G

Chandler, Cliff R

0 – 1
N

Varley, Nicolas

214D
2 (?) 166C
B

Munford, David A

½ – ½
G

Sugden, John N

194A
3 (?) 163A
N

Hollands, George E

0 – 1
S

Wheeler, James M

160A
4 (?) 146A
G

Heath, David R

0 – 1
G

Cove, Henry

159A
5 (?) 148A
B

Lane, Robert E

½ – ½
G

Hudson, Jeremy

132A
6 (?) 143B
B

Beavis, Barrington

½ – ½
S

Cosens, Derek

132A
Average 164 1½ – 4½ Average 166

Hastings 4 Sussex_University 1

Date ?
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 4 Sussex_University 1
4 1
Grade Player Result Player Time control Grade
1 160 Wheeler, James M 0 1 Willson, Ollie a 194
2 145 Hann, Chris N 1 0 Taylor, Sebastian a 132
3 135 Cload, Adrian 0 1 Ursell, Adam R A 123
4 132 Cosens, Derek 1 0 Wigley, Louis W A 106
5 131 Bryant, Marc A 1 0 Guler, Miran A 110
3 2

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Division 3 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 plyd MP GP DP
1 Eastbourne 3 xxx 2.5 3 3 3.5 4 3.5 12 0
2 East Grinstead  xxx 3 3.5 5 3 3 11.5 0
3 Haywards Heath 2  xxx 3.5 3.5 4.5 3 3 11.5 0
4 Sussex University xxx  2 3 3.5 4 4 3 12.5 0
5 Hastings & St Leonards 4  3  xxx 3.5 2.5  2 4 2.5 11 0
6 Uckfield 2 2.5 1.5 1.5  xxx 3 0.5 5.5 0
7 Worthing 4 2 2.5  xxx 2 0.5 4.5 0
8 Woodpushers 2 2 2 1.5  xxx 3 0 5.5 2
9 Horsham 4 2 1.5  3  xxx 3 0 6.5 0
10 Brighton & Hove 5 1.5 1  xxx 2 0 2.5 0
11 Eastbourne 4 1.5 0 0.5 xxx 3 0 2 0

Tunbridge Wells 2 v Hastings & St Leonards 2

Board Home Tunbridge Wells 2 Hastings & St Leonards 2 Away
1 (W) 178A
G

Jacobs, Robert

½ – ½
G

Elliston, Robert V

171C
2 (B) 171A
S

Anstead, Jerry

½ – ½
N

Blewitt, Stephen D

162A
3 (W) 158A
G

Metcalfe, Charlie

0 – 1
S

Wheeler, James M

160A
4 (B) 145A
G

Tassell, Hugh G

0 – 1
G

Cove, Henry

159A
5 (W) 134A
G

Tidmarsh, David A

½ – ½
G

Cload, Adrian

135A
6 (B) 127E
S

Shahoud, Mike

0 – 1
N

Bryant, Marc A

131A
Average 153 1½ – 4½ Average 153

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MID Stevenson Cup

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Hastings & St Leonards 2 3 3 0 0 13 5 6 0 0 0
Maidstone 2 3 1 1 1 9 3 0 ½ 0
Rainham (Kent) 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 2 3 0 1 2 7 11 1 0 0 0
Weald of Kent 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0
Swale 1 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 0

Division 1 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 plyd MP GP DP
1 Horsham 1  xxx 3.5 4 2 2 7.5 0
2 Brighton & Hove 1  xxx  2 3.5 3.5 3 2 9 0
3 Hastings & St Leonards 1  3  xxx 3.5 2 2 6.5 0
4 Worthing 1 1.5  xxx 4  2.5 3 1.5 8 0
5 Worthing 2 1  xxx 2.5 3.5 3 1.5 7 0
6 Lewes 1  xxx 2.5  1 2.5 3 1 6 0
7 Eastbourne 1 1.5  xxx 4 2 1 5.5 0
8 Haywards Heath 1 2.5 2.5  xxx 2 1 5 0
9 Hastings & St Leonards 2 1.5  2.5  4  xxx 3 1.5 8 0
10 Horsham 2 1 1.5 2.5  xxx 3 0.5 5 0
11 Brighton & Hove 2 1.5 1  xxx 2 0 2.5 0

Hastings 1 Brighton 1

HELP
Timecontrol key Results Form October 18
KO Rules
Division / Competition ?
Date
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 1 Brighton 1
1 1 Time
Grade Player Result Player Grade control
1 214 Varley, Nicolas 1 0 Brewer, Callum D 199 ?
2 194 Sugden, John N  1/2  1/2 Henshaw, John C 191 ?
3 183 Stock, Tobias W 0 1 Rutherford, Luke E #N/A ?
4 183 Barton, R Alan 1 0 James, Geoffrey H 188 ?
5 180 Cafferty, Bernard 0.5 0.5 Batchelor, Paul A 175 ?
3 2
Time A   –   G/65 +30 B   –   42/90 C   –   30/60 f35
Controls D   –   60/65 +30 E   –   G/80 +10
Board Name Home/ Away Estimated Grade Comments

Brighton 3 Hastings 3

Timecontrol key Results Form October 18
KO Rules
Division / Competition 2
22-Nov
Home Team Away Team
Brighton 3 Hastings 3
3 3 Time
Grade Player Result Player Grade control
1 161 Hamilton, Michael J 1 0 Wheeler, James M 160 A
2 #N/A Weiss, Olivier 1 0 Bryant, Marc A 131 A
3 147 Lake, Chris 1 0 Cload, Adrian 135 A
4 144 Brown, Terry L 0 1 Woodhams, Mason 129 A
5 138 Cain, Michael 0.5 0.5 Willson, Gary 119 A
3 1/2 1 1/2
Time A   –   G/65 +30 B   –   42/90 C   –   30/60 f35
Controls D   –   60/65 +30 E   –   G/80 +10
Board Name Home/ Away Estimated Grade

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Division 2 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 plyd MP GP DP
1 Lewes 2 xxx 4 3 2 2 7 0
2 Brighton & Hove 3  xxx 3 3.5 2 2 6.5 0
3 Uckfield 1 1  xxx 2.5 2 4.5 4 1.5 10 1
4 Argumentatives 2.5  xxx 3 2 1.5 5.5 0
5 Worthing 3 2 3  xxx 2 3 1 7 0
6 Brighton & Hove 4 2  xxx 3.5 2 1 5.5 0
7 Horsham 3 1.5  xxx 4 2 1 5.5 0
8 Crowborough 2 3  xxx 2 1 5 0
9 Eastbourne 2 0.5  xxx 3 2 1 3.5 0
10 Woodpushers 1 1 2  xxx 2 0 3 3
11 Hastings & St Leonards 3 1.5  xxx 1 0 1.5 0

 

Folkestone 1 v Hastings & St Leonards 1

MID County / Lewis Cup 2018-11-17

Board Home Folkestone 1 Hastings & St Leonards 1 Away
1 (W) 181C (181)
B

Bayford, Jim R

½ – ½
G

Willson, Ollie

194A (194)
2 (B) 170B (170)
B

Shire, David J

0 – 1
G

Stock, Tobias W

183C (183)
3 (W) 165A (165)
S

Smyth, Kevin

½ – ½
N

Blewitt, Stephen D

162A (162)
4 (B) 161A (161)
S

Atherton, John B

½ – ½
S

Wheeler, James M

160A (160)
5 (W) 153D (153)
B

Demirbilek, Tayfun

0 – 1
G

Cove, Henry

159A (159)
6 (B) 152B (152)
S

Cussens, Mathew G

½ – ½
G

Cload, Adrian

135A (135)
Average 164 2 – 4 Average 166

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Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Folkestone 1 5 2 1 2 14½ 15½ 5 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 1 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 1 3 1 1 1 9 9 3 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 1 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0
Maidstone 1 3 0 0 3 7 11 0 0 0 0

Est. 1882