Hastings & St Leonards 2 Rainham (Kent) 2

MID Stevenson Cup 2018-02-18

Board Home Hastings & St Leonards 2 Rainham (Kent) 2 Away
1 (W) 170A
G

Kelly, Paul J

0 – 1
G

Taylor, Martin R

230A
2 (B) 161A
G

Blewitt, Stephen D

0 – 1
N

Barnes, David JR

173C
3 (W) 161
G

Ruane, Brendan J

1 – 0
G

Waters, Andrew C

158A
4 (B) 159A
S

Wheeler, James M

1 – 0
N

Springett, Robert

133B
5 (W) 136A
S

Woodhams, Mason

½ – ½
B

Tucker, Constantine

117F (135)
6 (B) 132A
G

Cload, Adrian

1 – 0
B

Clifford, Gary R

110B
Average 153 3½ – 2½ Average 153

a

MID Stevenson Cup

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Tunbridge Wells 2 7 4 2 1 25 17 10 0 0 0
Maidstone 2 6 3 2 1 19½ 16½ 8 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 2 6 2 2 2 17 19 6 0 0 0
Rochester 1 5 0 3 2 13 17 3 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 2 6 1 1 4 15½ 20½ 3 0 0 0

tough match today against Rainham with the results mainly going to grades. Paul had the toughest job against highly rated Martin Taylor. Brendan had a long middle game with a knight and bishop against 2 bishops and a couple of extra pawns, Brendan managed to manoeuvre his knight around to pick up some pawns and swopped off the bishop with the opposite bishop which helped more and won the game. Jim had a good fight with Robert Springett who was getting short of time but managed to keep going and Jim had to work hard to make sure of the win. Mason’s opponent is currently 135 in the new grading’s so a draw was the right result with some exiting play going a queen up at one point but in the end it went to a draw with a bishop each of the same colour squares and not able to push the pawns through. I didn’t play all the right moves but managed to push up my queen and rook causing Gary to protect his king unwittingly letting me pick off a bishop for nothing which helped my bishop put even more pressure on his king in the corner and on bringing up my second rook the match was resigned. 3 ½ to 2 ½ win for Hastings

Adrian

2nd Tunbridge Wells Chess Congress

2nd Tunbridge Wells Chess Congress
9th / 10th June 2018
sponsored by Savills plc

The 2nd Tunbridge Wells Chess Congress takes place on 9th/10th June 2018 at Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club, TN1 1DL.
A downloadable entry form can be found at www.invictachess.co.uk

There are three sections; Open, Major (U160), and Minor (U127).

Entry fee: £25 for adults, £15 for juniors, irrespective of section. £7.50 ECF grading supplement for ECF Bronze members and ECF non-members. Entry fees can be paid online or via cheque.

Time control: 80 minutes for all moves with a 10 second increment from move one.

Further details can be found on the entry form.

The Congress is likely to be even more popular than last year, so book your place early!

Housekeeper

Hastings and St Leonards chess club

Housekeeper

Due to the recent death of our housekeeper the Hastings and Leonards chess club are now actively looking for a resident housekeeper.

The committee have decided to offer this position in the first instance to the current club membership .

Any member who may be interested in this position should contact the chairman no later than Sunday, 18 March.

The chairman will happily discuss the club’s requirements for this position and the terms and conditions of it and also any terms and conditions that the applicant may have.

Marc A Bryant
Chairman

HELP Results Form January 18
Date of Match Division / Competition 1
Date
Home Team Away Team
Eastbourne 1 Hastings 1
1 1
Grade Player Result Player Grade
1 187 Froom, Oliver 0 1 Varley, Nicolas 210
2 169 Pickersgill, Adrian O  1/2  1/2 Sugden, John N 190
3 163 Carpenter, Paul J  1/2  1/2 Sugden, John N 190
4 157 Reddie, Michael J  1/2  1/2 Kelly, Paul J 169
5 152 Butt, Laurence A 1 0 Wheeler, James M 163
2 1/2 2 1/2
Board Name Home Away Estimated Grade Comments

James had a good opening but dropped an exchange.
I had a good opening but drifted into a worse position a pawn down but made a save by repetition. Howard repeated to avoid a worse position. John had a very compact Sheveningen Sicilian position but could not make progress. Nic played a strong open Sicilian O-O. He created passed c and b pawns which was decisive.

Division 1 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 1  xxx 4 4.5 3.5 2 2.5  2.5 6 4 19 0
2 Horsham 1 1  xxx 4.5 3 3 2.5 5 3.5 14 0
3 Worthing 1 0.5  xxx 2.5 4.5 3.5 2 5 2.5 13 0
4 Brighton & Hove 1 2.5  xxx 2 3.5 4.5 4 2.5 12.5 0
5 Haywards Heath 1 1.5 0.5 3  xxx 2.5 3.5 5 2.5 11 0
6 Worthing 2 3 0.5 2.5 xxx 3 4 2.5 9 0
7 Lewes 1 2.5 2 1.5 2  xxx 4 5 1.5 12 0
8 Eastbourne 1  2.5 2 3 1.5  xxx 4 1.5 9 0
9 Brighton & Hove 2 2.5 0.5 1.5 1  xxx 4 0.5 5.5 0

Snodland 1 v Hastings & St Leonards 3

MID En Passant Cup 2018-02-15

Board Home Snodland 1 Hastings & St Leonards 3 Away
1 (B) 155A
G

Hollands, George E

1 – 0
G

Kelly, Paul J

170A
2 (W) 146A
S

Thompson, Robert G

½ – ½
S

Wheeler, James M

159A
3 (B) 143D
B

Shevlane, Paul

1 – 0
S

Bryant, Marc A

136A
4 (W) 122B
N

Hickey, Peter

½ – ½
S

Woodhams, Mason

136A
5 (B) 100L
N

Tickner, Greg

0 – 1
S

Cosens, Derek

129A
6 (W) 96B
B

Broadbent, Hugh

1 – 0
S

Jozwiak, Umberto Joe

90*
average 127 4 – 2 Average 136

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Maidstone 3 5 3 1 1 17½ 12½ 7 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 3 3 1 2 0 10½ 4 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 3 3 2 0 1 10½ 4 0 0 0
Snodland 1 4 2 0 2 11½ 12½ 4 0 0 0
Weald of Kent 1 6 1 1 4 15 21 3 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 3 2 1 0 1 6 6 2 0 0 0
Swale 1 3 1 0 2 7 11 2 0 0 0

all-conquering second team beat Lewes 2

HELP Results Form January 18
Date of Match Division / Competition 2
13-Feb
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 2 Lewes 2
2 2
Grade Player Result Player Grade
1 181 Cafferty, Bernard  1/2  1/2 Badham, Duncan R 154
2 169 Kelly, Paul J 1 0 Robinson, Adam 144
3 166 Cove, Henry 1 0 Brooks, Daniel DS 140
4 161 Blewitt, Stephen D  1/2  1/2 Weston, Peter 121
5 163 Wheeler, James M 1 0 Davies-Arai, Minori 117
4 1
Board Name Home Away Estimated Grade Comments

a

Division 2 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 2  xxx 4 4.5 4 4.5 4  4 6 6 25 0
2 Horsham 2 1  xxx 4 2.5 3.5 2 4.5 6 3.5 17.5 0
3 Hastings & St Leonards 3 0.5 1  xxx 2 3 3.5 3 2.5 7 3.5 15.5 0
4 Horsham 3 1 2.5 3  xxx 3 4 5 3.5 13.5 0
5 Crowborough 0.5 1.5 2  xxx 3.5 3.5 4 6 3 15 0
6 Woodpushers 1 3 1.5 2  xxx 4.5 4 2 11 1
7 Eastbourne 2 1 2 1 1.5  xxx 5 2.5 6 1.5 13 0
8 Lewes 2  1 2.5 1.5 0.5 0  xxx 5 0.5 5.5 1
9 Uckfield 1 0.5 1 2.5  xxx 3 0.5 4 0

the all-conquering second team beat Lewes 2 by a big margin on 13 February. Jim was able to pocket a central pawn at d4 with impunity and steadily exchanged material to have a won endgame as that pawn powered through.

Henry had an exciting tussle on three. His opponent penetrated to h7 with his queen and denied Black the chance to castle but a counter attack on the other wing more than redressed the balance. Paul had a typical fluctuating game in which he was some 50 minutes up on his opponent, who plaintively asked at a late stage how much time he had left…!!!

Far better, surely, to be clear about this before a pawn is moved in anger.

Opposite- coloured bishops brought their usual drawing tendencies on boards one and four, though in each case the home played seems to have missed a dynamic chance. Steve was the only unfinished game, but as material was level and his initiative had evaporated he offered a draw to his relieved opponent.

So, another 4-1 win, a popular score this season. Just one more similar effort should ensure promotion. Onwards and upwards!
BC. 17.05 on 14 Feb.

Hastings & St Leonards 4 Brighton & Hove 3

06 Feb Hastings & St Leonards 4 Brighton & Hove 3
1 140 Woodhams, Mason 0 1 Hamilton, Michael J 151
2 123 Cosens, Derek 0 1 Brown, Terry L 144
3 124 Kimber, John D 1 0 Selby, Paul R 141
4 116 Stock, William ½ ½ Cain, Michael 136
5 118 Namouk, Omer A 1 0 Ten Sythoff, Jan 122
Av: 124 2.5 2.5 139

x

Division 3 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 plyd MP GP DP
1 Argumentatives 3.5 2 4 3.5 4 3 13 1
2 Hastings & St Leonards 4 1.5 3 2.5 2.5 3 5 3 12.5 0
3 Woodpushers 2 3 2 1.5 4.5 4 2 11 1
4 Worthing 3 3.5 3.5 2 2 7 0
5 Brighton & Hove 4 1 0.5 3.5 2.5 4 1.5 7.5 0
6 Brighton & Hove 3 1.5 2.5 1.5 2.5 4 1 8 0
7 East Grinstead 1 2.5 1.5 2.5 3 1 6.5 0
8 Sussex University 1 2 2.5 2 0.5 4.5 0

Tunbridge Wells 1 v Hastings & St Leonards 1

 

MID County / Lewis Cup 2018-02-05

Board Home Tunbridge Wells 1 Hastings & St Leonards 1 Away
1 (W) 205A (208)
G

Hand, Freddie

½ – ½
S

Lalic, Bogdan

241A (243)
2 (B) 179E (180)
N

Scholes, James E

½ – ½
N

Varley, Nicolas

210F ()
3 (W) 179F (179)
G

Marsland, Steve

0 – 1
G

Sugden, John N

190A (190)
4 (B) 172A (175)
G

Jacobs, Robert

0 – 1
B

Tebbs, Howard L

182A (182)
5 (W) 167F (167)
N

Milford, Stephen J

1 – 0
G

Calvert, D Ian

171A (172)
6 (B) 163E (156)
G

Wilson, Robin M

0 – 1
G

Spanton, Tim R

169A (163)
Average 177 2 – 4 Average 193
Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Hastings & St Leonards 1 6 5 0 1 23 13 10 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 1 7 4 0 3 25½ 16½ 8 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 1 6 3 1 2 16½ 19½ 7 0 0 0
Folkestone 1 4 1 1 2 11½ 12½ 3 0 0 0
Maidstone 1 5 0 0 5 22½ 0 0 0 0

Tim won quickly which I would not have predicted. Bogdan drew in 15 moves. Howard had a convincing win. Ian dropped a pawn in the opening and never recovered.Having been offered a draw Nicolas then offered the draw in a worse position that was accepted. John had a difficult position v a centralised knight but spotted a sequence of tactics due to a looose Rook on d1 winning 2 pawns the game and match. Well played all.

Paul Kelly

Hastings & St Leonards 5 v Snodland 3

Bad tidings from the battlefield

Gary put up a good fight in a hard game but eventually went down
John had a slight advantage but ended in a draw
Keith had good win
My game was evenly matched until I went a pawn down and lost

MID Tom Fuller Cup 2018-02-04

Board Home Hastings & St Leonards 5 Snodland 3 Away
1 (B) 129B (128)
S

Willson, Gary

0 – 1
G

Lettington, David

143C (137)
2 (W) 119D (124)
S

Kimber, John D

½ – ½
N

Tickner, Greg

100L ()
3 (B) 113C (118)
B

Hossack, Keith

1 – 0
B

Miners, Neil

100A (93)
4 (W) 78B (86)
S

Jozwiak, Umberto Joe

0 – 1
B

Palmer, Charlie

81D (81)
Average 109 1½ – 2½ Average 106

L

MID Tom Fuller Cup

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Swale 3 3 2 1 0 5 0 0 0
Weald of Kent 3 4 2 1 1 5 0 0 0
Maidstone 5 5 1 3 1 10 10 5 0 0 0
Snodland 3 5 2 1 2 10 10 5 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 5 4 1 2 1 8 8 4 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 5 4 0 4 0 8 8 4 0 0 0
Medway 2 5 0 4 1 9 11 4 0 0 0
Maidstone 6 4 1 0 3 7 9 2 0 0 0

Lewes 2 Hastings 3

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