EASTER RAPID PLAY
ORGANISED BY PAUL BUSWELL
by courtesy of
HASTINGS & ST. LEONARDS CHESS CLUB
TO BE HELD ON
17th APRIL, 2017
2:00 p.m. CLOCKS START(arrive and pay by 1:45 p.m.)
7 Round Swiss of 10 minutes per game plus 5 seconds per move.
Results will be submitted for English Chess Federation rapid play grading.
HASTINGS & ST. LEONARDS CLUB MEMBERS ONLY.
Many modest (and often silly) prizes to be won by players at all levels.
Prize giving is expected to be finished by 6:30 p.m.
Entrance numbers strictly limited to 24 absolute tops
and people will be turned away after that number is reached
so advance booking is strongly recommended.
Book by contacting Paul Buswell
preferably on email email@example.com
or otherwise phone 01424 444321.
No tournament if there are not 12 firm entries before Monday 10th April
*£3.50 Club members entering before 10th April;
*£5 Club members entering later than that.
*£7 (£5 junior) surcharge for those who are not ECF members.
This is because the ECF charges for grading those players’ results.
(ECF adult membership from £15, junior from £11; £1 less if done online)
Roy’s tea time refreshments are included in entry fee.
Visitors’ parking vouchers available at cost from Jim Wheeler before the day.
Pelton House 2 Cornwallis Terrace Hastings East Sussex TN34 1EB, United Kingdom
Saturday June 24– Sunday June 35
1 Saturday 9.30 am 2 Saturday 1.30 pm 3 Saturday 5.30 pm
4 Sunday 10 am 5 Sunday 2.00 pm
Any chess player graded 175 and under – one section only
How to enter
By post to Marc Bryant, the arbiter, at 88 Manor Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3LP
Only the first 30 entries will be accepted
Standard=£25, Hastings Chess Club member=£20, Under 18=£15
Total £265 as follows
1st £100 2nd £60 3rd £30
with three grading prizes of £25 each
U150 U125 U100
please contact Marc Bryant
telephone 01424 436313
7th Hastings and St Leonards Weekend Tournament
Home telephone ……………….
ECF Grade ……………….
ECF Code ……………….
ECF Membership No ……………….
Membership Level ……………….
DoB (for Under 18s) ……………….
1/2 point bye) ………………. (not in round 5)
Entry fee £………
(Standard=£25, Hastings Chess Club member=£20, Under 18=£15)
Donation (thank you) £………
Non ECF members £7
Total paid £………
Please make cheques payable to “Hastings Chess Club”
Notice of receipt will be by email if required
Game results will be sent to the ECF for grading
Refunds for non appearance will not be granted
If your opponent has not arrived within the first 30 minutes their game will be defaulted
Prizes will be handed out asap after game 5
Players may only win one cash prize
We regret that wheelchair access to the venue is not possible
Rate of play is 90 minutes +10 second increment per move
Post to Marc Bryant, the arbiter, at 88 Manor Road, Hastings, East Sussex,
|Hastings & St Leonards 1||v||Brighton & Hove 1|
|Bernard Cafferty (190)||0 – 1||Julien Carron (219)|
|Francis Rayner (197)||0.5 – 0.5||Simon Wilks (196)|
|John Sugden (188)||0.5 – 0.5||Geoff James (191)|
|Howard Tebbs (187)||0.5 – 0.5||John Henshaw (188)|
|Ollie Willson (184)||0.5 – 0.5||Callan Brewer (188)|
|Av(189)||2 – 3||Av (196)|
Playing the top team in the league was never going to be easy especially as some of our team members had played very little match chess recently. Also, Francis was not feeling quite at his best and persuaded Bernard to play on top board meaning that he would be facing Brighton’s Swiss IM.
As the match progressed boards 2, 3 & 4 were drawn quite quickly. Francis and John both made solid draws and I had no option but accept my opponents offer in a slightly worse position having previously missed a couple of chances to gain a small edge. Bernard had a very difficult position from an early stage but fought on heroically, finding resources to extend the game until eventually going down just before the time control. Ollie had a difficult defence and very little time with still many moves to make but he played very well and somehow held his position together. He stood no worse when the draw was finally agreed to give Brighton a deserved 3 -2 win.
Hopefully we can get win against Worthing when we play them on Monday 7th November.
I may be an old lion, but I can still bite someone’s hand off if he puts it in my mouth
(attributed to Steinitz and quoted after Korchnoi defeated Caruana in 2011)
HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS CHESS CLUB
Minutes of the Directors Meeting: Monday 29 February 2016, 1815, Pelton House, Richard Almond Room
Present: Marc Bryant, Adrian Cload, Jeremy Hudson, Paul Kelly, Jim Wheeler, Mason Woodhams 
In Attendance: Ken Lucas (Minutes)
The Chairman opened the Meeting at 1815
1 Apologies for Absence: Bill Penfold, Lona Steuart
2 Minutes of the Meeting of 18 January 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 – MB advises:
5.1 Paris match – ‘awaiting contact from them’.
5.2 Replicas – ‘still to do’.
5.3 Weekend Tournament – ‘7/8 May, beginning to promote’.
5.4 HICC members achievements: MB gave a full summary of members achievements.
See WebSite for details.
5.5 Atiyab Sultan – Granddaughter of Sultan Khan visited the Club.
6 Secretary’s report and correspondence – PK nothing to report.
7 Treasurer’s report and financial
7.1 Membership renewals – JW in discussion with MB, on-going.
7.2 Budget update- JW distributed ‘sheet’.
8 Premises officer’s report
8.1 Back wall – PK advised ‘waiting on warm, dry weather’.
8.2 Council landlord registration – PK will do this month.
8.3 Curtains rehanging – PK ‘done but will re-check’.
9 Website – MW nothing to report.
10 Junior chess
10.1 Junior Club running of – MB asked MW to leave the room and then advised that GW
unable to continue and had negotiated with MW at £25/week. Vote: unanimous.
MW returned – took over 20/01/16 with 7 students, £25/week is tutor fee, Officer
continues to be in a voluntary capacity. Students registered for the ‘Delaney Chess
Challenge’ – explained/displayed to Committee.
10.2 Spark equipment grant – ‘deadline missed’.
11 Tournament controller
11.1 Tournaments – MB advised ‘on-going’.
11.2 S Oakman – MB advised membership complications now resolved.
12.1 Mid Sussex league – ‘see WebSite’.
12.1.1 1st team night – already resolved.
12.2 Kent League – ‘see Website’.
12.3 McArthur Cup draw – 3 Clubs entered, Hastings has a bye to the final.
13.1 New Members:
Kevin Richardson, Full Member, £20 agreed. Vote: not contested.
14 Time/date next meeting:
Monday 11 April 2016, 1815, Richard Almond Room, Pelton House
15 Any other business
15.1 Framing of pictures : ‘on-going’.
15.2 KL suggested a canopy over the doorway to provide a dry smoking area – no support
The Meeting closed at 1937.
The FIDE Candidates lasting fourteen rounds takes place in Moscow from 10th to 30th March. There are eight Candidates playing for the right to play Magnus Carlen in November in New York for the World title. Competing are two American grandmasters, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruana and six other Grandmasters namely: Anish Giri from the Netherlands, Vishy Anand from India, Peter Svidler and Sergey Karjiakin of Russia, Veselin Topalov from Bulgaria and Levon Aronian from Armenia. According to an article at Chessbase a computer simulation has predicted the three most likely winners as Caruana, Nakamura or Giri. Commentary on the Candidates Tournament can be found at the official website. The web site of the sponsor is here.
Nowadays I just play my moves quickly. I don’t think that thinking helps a lot….ninety percent of the time my instinct should be right.
(Speelman in British Chess Magazine)