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Wilfred Hugh. Miller. KIRK

Wilfred Hugh. Miller. KIRK

by Marc A Bryant And Brian Denman

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Wilfred was born at Culmstock in Mid-Devon in 1877. and at an early age he went to America. On his
return he·came to London and entered the. Civil Service being engaged at the Ministry Of health.

“He was for a great number of years Hon.secretary of the Civil Service Chess Club and did valuable service. He competed at the first congress of the British Chess fedcration at Hastings in 1904, and was third with 7.5 in the second-class tournament,
on his next effort at Richmond in 1912 he headed one of the first-class sections with 9.5 out of II
The following year, at Cheltenham, he was placed about half- way in the maìor, open contest. His best B.C.F. performance was at Hastings Victory Congress
of 1919, when he finished first in a first-class section with 9.5 above Fred Brown 8, J. Stephenson 7.5 and Max Euwe (Holland) 7. Euwe was then beginning his chess career he played in the British Championship at Ramsgate in 1929, but struggled scoring two points out of eleven.
Mr. Kirk had been in Hastings some seven or eight years, and stayed here throughout the war engaged in civil defence work
He reti red from the Civ i I Service in 1937 and spent the best part of a year abroad,
living in Mentone for six months and going on into Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
during this period, he met a number of Continental celebrities, and it was considered
an event when he was beaten.
He came to Hastings in 1938 and played on a high board for the club. he became Assistant Secretary and Treasurer to the club, and organized the first International Congress following the war, which was such a conspicuous success. The club had hoped that it had found a worthy successor to Mr.A.F. Kidney in the organization of Christmas congresses, but it as not to be.
“Besides his great interest in chess, Mr. Kirk was fond of music and was keenly Interested in cricket, and was also a good lawn tennis player. During his residence
in St. Leonards, he had also taken a deep interest in the welfare of the home for blind
people at Quarry Hill.”
He died at Hastings on 12.6.1946 The loss of W. H.M Kirk is a loss to British chess, how great a
loss will be particularly appreciated by those who attended the: Congress in 1946 at Hastings.
He was one of the prime movers and carried out his important dutes with the utmost efficiency, and unvarying courtesy.
Event “Kent Congress 1st Class Open “]
[Date “1906.04.??”]
[White “Kirk, WHM.”]
[Black “Chapman, C.”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. c3 d6 5. d4 exd4 6. cxd4 Bb6 7. O-O Bg4 8.
Be3 Nf6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Qd2 Qe8 11. Ng5 h6 12. f3 hxg5 13. fxg4 Nxe4 14. Qd3
Nxc3 15. bxc3 Qd7 16. h3 Rae8 17. Rf5 Ne7 18. Rxg5 d5 19. Rh5 g6 20. Bg5 dxc4
21. Bf6 gxh5 22. Qe3 Qe6 23. Qh6 Qxf6 24. Qxf6 hxg4 25. h4 Ng6 26. h5 Re6 27.
Qg5 Kh7 28. hxg6+ Rxg6 29. Qd5 Rd6 30. Qh5+ Kg7 31. Qxg4+ Rg6 32. Qf5 Re8 33.
Rf1 Re7 34. Qd5 Rg3 35. Rxf7+ Rxf7 36. Qe5+ Kf8 37. Qxg3 {‘and eventually wins.
5.5.1906. The congress took place at Tunbridge Wells.} 1-0

[Event “Civil Service and Municipal League bd 1”]
[Date “1909
white “Nettleton, F.”]
[Black “Kirk, WHM.”]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. f4 cxd4 6. cxd4 Bb4+ 7. Nc3 Qa5 8. Qd2
Nh6 9. Nf3 Bd7 10. Bd3 Rc8 11. O-O Nxd4 12. Nxd4 Rxc3 13. Qe2 Rxc1 14. Raxc1
Qb6 15. Qf2 Ng4 16. Qg3 Qxd4+ 17. Kh1 h5 18. h3 Bc5 19. Be2 Qe3 20. Qxe3 Bxe3
21. Rc7 Nf2+ 22. Kh2 Bxf4+ 23. g3 Bxe5 24. Rxb7 Ne4 25. Rf3 Nxg3 26. Rxg3 h4 {
The article does not tell us which teams the players were representing or where the match was played.} 0-1

[Event “Civil Service Municipal Lge v Hampstead”]
[Date “1909.10.06”]
[White “Kirk, WHM.”]
[Black “White, JH.”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. O-O d6 6. c3 Nf6 7. cxd4 Bb6 8. e5
dxe5 9. d5 e4 10. Ng5 Ne5 11. Nc3 O-O 12. Bb3 Bf5 13. Bc2 Bg4 14. Qd2 e3 15.
fxe3 h6 16. Nge4 Nxe4 17. Nxe4 f5 18. Nf2 Qg5 19. Qc3 Bf3 20. g3 Rae8 21. Nh3
Qg4 22. Nf4 g5 23. Ne6 Bxd5 24. Qxe5 Bxe6 25. Bd3 Bxa2 26. Bxf5 Qe2 27. Qc3
Rxe3 {Source: The Field of 23.10.1909. Played on board 4 in the match at the
Mecca Cafe, 56 Ludgate Hill, London.} 0-1

[Event “Surrey Championship finals”]
[Date “1912.
[White “Kirk, WHM.”]
[Black “Steadman, Dr F St J”]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Bb4 5. e5 h6 6. Bd2 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 Ne4 8. Bd3
Nxc3 9. bxc3 c5 10. Qg4 O-O 11. Qf4 c4 12. Be2 Nc6 13. Nf3 b5 14. a3 Bd7 15.
O-O Qe7 16. Qe3 Rab8 17. h3 Rb6 18. Nh2 Ra6 19. Qc1 f6 20. f4 f5 21. Nf3 Kh7
22. g4 g6 23. g5 h5 24. Nh4 Rb8 25. Rf2 Be8 26. Rg2 Ra4 27. Bxh5 gxh5 28. g6+
Kg7 29. Rg5 Qf8 30. Qd1 Ne7 31. Qxh5 Qh8 32. Kh2 b4 33. Rag1 bxa3 34. Qh7+ Qxh7
35. gxh7+ Kxh7 36. Rg7+ Kh8 37. Rxe7 a2 38. Rxe6 Rb7 39. Rxe8+ Kh7 40. Rgg8
a1=Q 41. Rh8+ Kg7 42. Nxf5+ Kg6 43. Nh4+ Kg7 44. Ref8 {
1-0

[Date “1912.09.??”]

[White “Goulding Brown, B.”]
[Black “Kirk, WHM.”]
1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ng5 h6 6. Nxf7 Kxf7 7. d4 d5 8. Bxf4
Nf6 9. Nc3 Bg7 10. Be2 h5 11. O-O dxe4 12. Bg5 Kg6 13. Nxe4 Bf5 14. Ng3 Be6 15.
c3 c5 16. Qc2+ Kf7 17. dxc5 Qd5 18. Ne4 Nbd7 19. Rad1 Qe5 20. Rxd7+ Bxd7 21.
Nxf6 Bxf6 22. Bxf6 Qxf6 23. Bc4+ Kg7 24. Rxf6 Kxf6 25. Qf2+ Ke7 26. Qf7+ Kd8
27. Qf6+ Kc7 28. Qe5+ Kc6 29. Qd6# 1-0

[Event “Middlesex v Surrey in London board 8”]

[Date “1913.05.24”]
White “Scott, RHV.”]
[Black “Kirk, WHM.”]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. Nb5 Qd8 8.
c3 a6 9. Na3 c5 10. f4 Nc6 11. Nf3 Qb6 12. Qd2 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Nc5 14. Nxc6 bxc6
15. Bd3 Nxd3+ 16. Qxd3 Qxb2 17. Nc2 a5 18. Kd2 Ba6 19. Qe3 Qb7 20. Rab1 Qc7 21.
Qc5 Kd7 22. Rb6 Rhb8 23. Rhb1 Rxb6 24. Rxb6 Bc4 25. Nd4 Ra6 26. Rb2 Ke8 27. Kc1
Bd3 28. a4 g5 29. g3 h6 30. h4 g4 31. Kd2 Bc4 32. Kc1 Bd3 33. Kd2 Bc4 34. Rb1
h5 35. Ke3 Ba2 36. Nb5 Qd7 37. Nd6+ Kf8 38. Rb7

[Event “BCF Congress, Cheltenham, Major Open”]

[Date “1913.08.21”]
White “Kirk, WHM.”]
[Black “Shories, G.”]
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. d3 d6 6. O-O Bg4 7. Be3 Bb6 8. Ne2
Bxf3 9. gxf3 Nh5 10. f4 Qh4 11. Bxb6 axb6 12. f5 g6 13. Ng3 Nf4 14. Kh1 Rg8 15.
c3 gxf5 16. exf5 d5 17. Bb5 O-O-O 18. Bxc6 bxc6 19. a4 Qh3 20. Rg1 Rg4 21. a5
Qxh2+ 22. Kxh2 Rh4#

[Event “Hastings Victory Congress 1st class ‘C'”]
[Date “1919.08.13”]

[White “O’Hanlon, JJ.”]
[Black “Kirk, WHM.”]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 Be7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Qc2 c6 8. Bd3
dxc4 9. Bxc4 Nd5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. O-O h6 12. e4 Nf4 13. Qd2 e5 14. Bb3 Qf6 15.
Rad1 Qg6 16. g3 Qg4 17. Nxe5 Nh3+ 18. Kg2 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Ng5 20. f4 Nh7 21. f5
Qg5 22. Qxg5 Nxg5 23. h4 Nh7 24. e6 fxe6 25. fxe6 Re8 26. e7+ Kh8 27. Rd8 Bg4
28. Rxa8 Rxa8 29. Bf7 Bd7 30. Rd1 Nf6 31. e5 Nd5 32. Nxd5 cxd5 33. Bxd5 Re8 34.
e6 Bb5 35. Be4 Rxe7 36. Rd8+ Re8 37. Rxe8+ Bxe8 38. Bxb7

[Event “City of London CC Championship”]

[Date “1920.??.??”]
[White “Michell, RP.”]
[Black “Kirk, WHM.”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 d6 7. Ng5 d5 8. exd5
Nd4 9. Nc3 h6 10. Nf3 Nxb3 11. axb3 b4 12. Re1 bxc3 13. Nxe5 Qxd5 14. Ng6+ Be6
15. Nxh8 O-O-O 16. Qe2 Rd6 17. bxc3 Bg4 18. f3 Re6 19. Qf2 Bh5 20. Rxe6 Qxe6
21. Qf1 Kb7 22. g4 Nxg4 23. fxg4 Bxg4 24. d4 Bf5 25. Nxf7 {

[Event “City of London CC Championship “]
[Date “1920.01.27”]
white “Kirk, WHM.”]
[Black “Thomas, Sir George”]
1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Bc5 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. Bg5 c6 6. Na4 Bb4+ 7. c3 Ba5 8. b4
Bc7 9. Nb2 Nbd7 10. Ne2 Nf8 11. Ng3 h6 12. Bd2 Ng6 13. Nh5 O-O 14. Qf3 Nxh5 15.
Qxh5 Kh7 16. h4 Qd7 17. d4 d5 18. exd5 cxd5 19. Bd3 e4 20. Bc2 b6 21. Nd1 f5
22. Bb3 Ba6 23. Nb2 Bf4 24. Qd1 Qd6 25. h5 Bxd2+ 26. Qxd2 Nf4 27. O-O-O Rac8
28. Kb1 Rc7 29. Rde1 Rfc8 30. Re3 Bd3+ 31. Nxd3 Nxd3 32. Rxd3 exd3 33. Qxd3
Rxc3 34. Qxf5+ Kh8 35. Rh3 Rc1+ 36. Kb2 Qxb4 {

Arthur Albert Rider

Arthur Albert Rider
16th November 2017 Marc BryantEdit
Arthur Albert Rider
A A Rider. was born in Kennington in 1881. In 1914 he married Florence Ann Jenkins in Lambeth. His wife died on 28.2.1953 and he himself passed away on 24.1.1954. at the age of seventy-two
one of the early censuses lists him as a solicitor’s clerk. he came to Hastings to retire and in 1934 ran his first Boy’s Congress. In 1935 he became joint Assistant Secretary of the club with Miss Lewcock and in 1937 became joint Secretary with A F Kidney. In 1938 Kidney became president and Rider ran the secretary’s job on his own.
The Hastings and St Leonards Observer of 30.10.1937 gives a good example of his interest in junior chess. It reported that during a few weeks of vacation he toured schools in order to get the boys interested in the Boy’s Congress and travelled as far as the Midlands for this.also British Girls’ Championship received his devoted attention in the formation of a girls’ competition, though this did not come to pass until 1953 not long before he died.
During the War he was a tower of strength. As many other clubs closed, Rider was determined to keep the Hastings club open even though it suffered bomb damage. A number of friendly games were played with Brighton during this period. Rider worked at the Army Records Office at Ore in this period and he played chess for Ore Place and the Baptist Church in Wellington Square.He was a religious person and was Superintendent of Sunday School for a while. Presumably this was at the Wellington Square church, but was also a member of the independent Baptist Church in London called Spurgeons for thirty years.
In 1946 an anonymous member of the club presented the Rider Shield to the club for the Sussex schoolboy who got the highest score in the British Boys’ Championship. the shield still hangs in the club.
After the war Rider played a significant role in the restarting of the Hastings Congresses acting as one of the Controllers and later as Congress Director,
He also had to make plans for a new premises for the club as the lease on the Carlisle Parade began to run out. He was chess columnist of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer newspaper from 1949 to 1953. In 1952 the International Chess Federation awarded him the honour of being appointed as an international judge following the work that he did for the Christmas Congresses.
His platform on such occasions will be sadly miss his familiar and genial presence, with a pipe in his mouth, a twinkle in his eye, and the ever-ready smile to brighten the proceedings.
To Arthur Rider chess was a life interest.Though not a very strong player, he liked playing the game:but in a real sense he preferred to live the game.
After a.great deal of travelling in his younger days, he settled down in Hastings He had held office in the club,since 1934
In.August 1953 he became seriously ill.At the Annual General Meeting,in 1953 he tendered his resignation,on account of ill-health the club refused to accept his resignation ,
Far too often he had been heard to say that he dreaded the day when he would be unable to visit the club For the first time in 1953 he missed the Christmas Congress but his condition worsened despite visits to the hospital and nursing home. it was his wish to return home there he passed away on Sunday, January 24th.
The funeral service was held at Wellington Square Baptist Church. The minister, the Rev. F. V. Mildred, paid tribute to Mr.Rider’s faithful membership,to his many Christian qualities,and to his
long and devoted work as superintendent of the Sunday School. . . ,
A few days before his death permission was granted for the British Boys Congresses to be moved away from Hastings. He was very ill at the time, but it is unlikely that this would have been something he would have approved of after all his work in promoting the junior congresses in the town .
ln the international chess arena,as in much else,the Iimelight is thrown on the performers. They take the stage: they enrich life with their skill.
Too often,little is known of the personalities behind the scenes who make all this possible:of their
capacity for unremitting and self-sacrificing work, of their gifts for organization,of their powers “to see things whole” combined with great attention to details,of the wisdom and diplomacy which remove friction and set the wheels running smoothly.
Amongst such!A.A.Rider was a notable example.These will long keep his memory green, and will inspire those who take up where he left off..
By
Marc A Bryant and Brian Denman
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Arthur Albert Rider

Arthur Albert Rider

A A Rider. was born in Kennington in 1881. In 1914 he married Florence Ann Jenkins in Lambeth. His wife died on 28.2.1953 and he himself passed away on 24.1.1954. at the age of seventy-two
one of the early censuses lists him as a solicitor’s clerk. he came to Hastings to retire and in 1934 ran his first Boy’s Congress. In 1935 he became joint Assistant Secretary of the club with Miss Lewcock and in 1937 became joint Secretary with A F Kidney. In 1938 Kidney became president and Rider ran the secretary’s job on his own.
The Hastings and St Leonards Observer of 30.10.1937 gives a good example of his interest in junior chess. It reported that during a few weeks of vacation he toured schools in order to get the boys interested in the Boy’s Congress and travelled as far as the Midlands for this.also British Girls’ Championship received his devoted attention in the formation of a girls’ competition, though this did not come to pass until 1953 not long before he died.
During the War he was a tower of strength. As many other clubs closed, Rider was determined to keep the Hastings club open even though it suffered bomb damage. A number of friendly games were played with Brighton during this period. Rider worked at the Army Records Office at Ore in this period and he played chess for Ore Place and the Baptist Church in Wellington Square.He was a religious person and was Superintendent of Sunday School for a while. Presumably this was at the Wellington Square church, but was also a member of the independent Baptist Church in London called Spurgeons for thirty years.
In 1946 an anonymous member of the club presented the Rider Shield to the club for the Sussex schoolboy who got the highest score in the British Boys’ Championship. the shield still hangs in the club.
After the war Rider played a significant role in the restarting of the Hastings Congresses acting as one of the Controllers and later as Congress Director,
He also had to make plans for a new premises for the club as the lease on the Carlisle Parade began to run out. He was chess columnist of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer newspaper from 1949 to 1953. In 1952 the International Chess Federation awarded him the honour of being appointed as an international judge following the work that he did for the Christmas Congresses.
His platform on such occasions will be sadly miss his familiar and genial presence, with a pipe in his mouth, a twinkle in his eye, and the ever-ready smile to brighten the proceedings.
To Arthur Rider chess was a life interest.Though not a very strong player, he liked playing the game:but in a real sense he preferred to live the game.
After a.great deal of travelling in his younger days, he settled down in Hastings He had held office in the club,since 1934
In.August 1953 he became seriously ill.At the Annual General Meeting,in 1953 he tendered his resignation,on account of ill-health the club refused to accept his resignation ,
Far too often he had been heard to say that he dreaded the day when he would be unable to visit the club For the first time in 1953 he missed the Christmas Congress but his condition worsened despite visits to the hospital and nursing home. it was his wish to return home there he passed away on Sunday, January 24th.
The funeral service was held at Wellington Square Baptist Church. The minister, the Rev. F. V. Mildred, paid tribute to Mr.Rider’s faithful membership,to his many Christian qualities,and to his
long and devoted work as superintendent of the Sunday School. . . ,
A few days before his death permission was granted for the British Boys Congresses to be moved away from Hastings. He was very ill at the time, but it is unlikely that this would have been something he would have approved of after all his work in promoting the junior congresses in the town .
ln the international chess arena,as in much else,the Iimelight is thrown on the performers. They take the stage: they enrich life with their skill.
Too often,little is known of the personalities behind the scenes who make all this possible:of their
capacity for unremitting and self-sacrificing work, of their gifts for organization,of their powers “to see things whole” combined with great attention to details,of the wisdom and diplomacy which remove friction and set the wheels running smoothly.
Amongst such!A.A.Rider was a notable example.These will long keep his memory green, and will inspire those who take up where he left off..
By
Marc A Bryant and Brian Denman

Hastings 2     Horsham 3

Date of Match Division / Competition 2
14-Nov
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 2 Horsham 3
 Â
Grade Player Player Grade
1 181 Cafferty, Bernard  1/2  1/2 Stimpson, Philip M 168
2 #N/A N.Varley 1 0 Harbott, Peter 165
3 170 Kelly, Paul J 1 0 Taylor, A 164
4 170 Cove, Henry 1 0 Comley, Ian S 160
5 161 Blewitt, Stephen D 0.5  1/2 Richardson, Paul 151
4
Board Name Home Away Estimated Grade Comments
Div2_Hastings_2_vs_Horsham_3
Division 2 Results
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 2 4.5 4 2 2 8.5 0
2 Crowborough 2 3.5 2 1 5.5 0
3 Hastings & St Leonards 3 0.5 3 2 1 3.5 0
4 Eastbourne 2 2.5 1 0.5 2.5 0
5 Horsham 2 0 0.5 2.5 0
6 Uckfield 1 2.5 1 0.5 2.5 0
7 Lewes 2 1.5 1 0 1.5 0
8 Woodpushers 1 0 0 0 0
9 horsham3 1 2.5 2 0.5 3.5
HELP Results Form October 18
Date of Match Division / Competition 2
14-Nov
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 2

Rochester 1   Hastings & St Leonards 2

Board Home Rochester 1 Hastings & St Leonards 2 Away
1 (B) 166A
P

Hyde, Keith G

0 – 1
G

Kelly, Paul J

170A
2 (W) 157A
B

Nevols, Keith

1 – 0
G

Cove, Henry

170A
3 (B) 136F
N

Tsatsarov, Martin

½ – ½
S

Wheeler, James M

159A
4 (W) 130L
N

Gedminas, Vytautas

1 – 0
S

Bryant, Marc A

136A
5 (B) 122F
B

Page, David A

0 – 1
S

Woodhams, Mason

136A
6 (W) 120A
B

Pol, Jerry

½ – ½
S

Cosens, Derek

129A
Average 138 3 – 3 Average 150

Hastings & St Leonards 2 3 1 1 1 3 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
Maidstone 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
Rochester 1 2 0 1 1 5 7 1 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Hastings 3     Crowborough 1

 

 

 

 

Results Form October 18
Date of Match Division / Competition 2
8-Nov
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 3 Crowborough 1
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Grade Player Player Grade
1 161 Ruane, Brendan J  1/2  1/2 Elliston, Robert V 175
2 161 Blewitt, Stephen D 1 0 Fryer, David W 174
3 136 Bryant, Marc A 0 1 Lawrance, JAN 168
4 132 Hudson, Jeremy 1 0 Dunn, Chris C 111
5 129 Willson, Gary 0.5  1/2 Grisenthwaite, Jonathan C 102
3 2

 

Division 2 Results

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 2  xxx  4.5 1 1 4.5 0
2 Crowborough  xxx  2  3.5 2 1 5.5 0
3 Hastings And StLeonards 3  0.5 3  xxx 2 1 3.5 0
4 Eastbourne 2  xxx  2.5 1 0.5 2.5 0
5 Uckfield 1 2.5  xxxx 1 0.5 2.5 0
6 Horsham 2  xxx 0 0 0 0
7 Lewes  2 1.5  xxx 1 1 1.5 0
8 Woodpushers 1  xxx 0 0 0 0

 

Hastings wins University Challenge

In the first visit to Sussex University by a Hastings team the questions were asked by our hosts in this University Challenge but the boys of the fourth team had swotted up! With no Paxman or Bamber Gascoigne to call time on proceedings the hosts opened with their starter for 10, with Bill Stock going down early despite having a massive lead in development  an ill fated/timed pawn storm unraveled an otherwise good opening.

John Kimber in his first ever away league game romped home with a win to claim a 100% record.

Shenanigans on board 3 where Mr. Willson’s opponent tried to intimidate him by leaving books of theoretical physics on the table with titles we couldn’t understand let alone the content, backfired as Gary’s opponent hadn’t banked on him having a little old man’s nap in the afternoon which left him refreshed for the game. 1-2 to Hastings.

On top board Captain Woodhams, who was outgraded by 50 points elected to forgoe his usual opening and instead play 1.a3 and within two moves took his opponent out of book gaining a “starter for ten” minutes on the clock. Then a ckeeky little rook exchange sacrifice mid-game gave plenty of initiative for the rest of game and could resulted in a draw but a little too much confidence sacrificing another piece backfired and lost the game. 2-2

That left Derek Cosens the pressure of bringing home the result and no disappointment there with a beautiful and magical combination that wouldn’t have looked out of place in Grandmaster game finished the game and the match. 2-3 Hastings.

A perfect start to the season for the Fourths now 2 for 2, who were relegation favourites at the start but now top of the table. Have we got enough points to stay up only time will tell?

Division 3 Results

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 4 xxx 3 3 2 2 6 0
2 Brighton & Hove 4 xxx 3.5 1 1 3.5 0
3 Worthing 3 xxx 3.5 1 1 3.5 0
4 Sussex University 1 2 xxx 1 0 2 0
5 Woodpushers 2 2 xxx 1 0 2 1
6 Brighton & Hove 3 1.5 xxx 1 0 1.5 0
7 East Grinstead 1 1.5 xxx 1 0 1.5 0
8 Argumentatives xxx  0 0 0 0
06 Nov  Sussex University 1    Hastings & St Leonards 4 Â
1 181 Muskath, Max 1 0 Woodhams, Mason 136
2 148 Taylor, Sebastian 0 1 Cosens, Derek 129
3 120 Kumaran, Yasmitha 0 1 Willson, Gary 129
4 117 Guler, Miran 0 1 Kimber, John D 119
5 75 Lyness, Robert 1 0 Stock, William 119
Av: 128 2 Â 3 126

Rainham (Kent) 1 v Hastings & St Leonards 1

Board Home Rainham (Kent) 1 Hastings & St Leonards 1 Away
1 (B) 230A
G

Taylor, Martin R

½ – ½
G

Sugden, John N

190A
2 (W) 186A
S

Compton, Alistair

½ – ½
N

Varley, Nicolas

188L
3 (B) 173C
N

Barnes, David JR

½ – ½
G

Calvert, D Ian

171A
4 (W) 173A
G

Owens, Trefor H

1 – 0
G

Cove, Henry

170A
5 (B) 158A
G

Waters, Andrew C

½ – ½
G

Kelly, Paul J

170A
6 (W) 154C
N

Stonehouse, Tom H

½ – ½
S

Wheeler, James M

159A
Average 179 3½ – 2½ Average 174

 

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Tunbridge Wells 1 3 3 0 0 14 4 6 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 1 3 1 1 1 10½ 3 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Folkestone 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
Maidstone 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

AGM Minutes 03/09/17

Attendees: : BartonA BryantM CaffertyB CloadA EllistonR HossackK JozwiakU KellyP LucasK PenfoldA PenfoldW
RaynerF RuaneB SteuartL StockW TebbsH WheelerJ WillsonG WillsonO WoodhamsM[20]
The Chairman opened the Meeting at 1400.
1 Apologies for Absence: BlewittS KimberJ MikurendaA NorinkeviciuteR
PickersgillA PontonuttiA

2 Announcement of any proxies: none
3 One minute’s Silence for members who have died: DriverJ, HarperR, HarveyN -observed by all.
4 Minutes of the AGM 040916 (previously circulated) – accepted, signed by the
Chairman.
5 Matters Arising not otherwise on the Agenda or reported:
5.1 Bethune visit – being organised by Mr. Woodhams.
6 Chairman’s Report – Mr. Bryant – accepted, no questions.

7 Secretary’s Report – vacant, no report.

8 Financial Report Treasurer – Mr. Wheeler
8.1 Report – accepted, no questions.
8.2 Accounts for the year to 30 June 2017 – accepted, no questions.
8.3 Adopt the Accounts – agreed
8.4 Appointment of examiner of the Accounts – PSmith (unanimous)

9 Reports from other office-holders
9.1 Premises Officer – Mr Cload – accepted, no questions.
9.2 Junior Organizer – Mr Woodhams – 13/14 per week, 3 with Sussex Juniors – accepted, no questions.
9.3 Tournament Controller – Ms Norinkeviciute – accepted, no questions.
9.4 Librarian – Mr Cafferty – accepted, no questions.
9.5 Membership Secretary – vacant
9.6 Equipment Officer – vacant
9.8 Publicity/Press Officer – vacant
9.9 Website manager – Mr Woodhams – accepted, no questions.
9.10 Stevenson – Mr Bryant – accepted, no questions.
9.11 Harvey – Mr Cload – accepted, no questions.
9.12 EnPassant – Mr Bryant – accepted, no questions.
9.13 Tom Fuller – Mr Bryant – accepted, no questions.
9.14 Friendly matches – Mr Bryant – accepted, no questions.
9.15 Mid Sussex League 1st team – Mr Kelly – 3rd, JS very good, HT thanks, too many draws.
Q(GW) GM Bogdan availability, PK possibly 2 matches.
9.16 Mid Sussex League 2nd team – Mr Bryant – missed promotion, accepted, no questions.
9.17 Mid Sussex League 3rd team – Mr Harvey – accepted, no questions.
9.18 Mid Sussex league 4th team – Mr Woodhams – ‘best 4th team in county’, accepted, no questions.
9.19 Representative on Committee of the Hastings International Chess Congress -Mr Elliston – money problems
as usual, accepted, no questions.
9.20 Delegates to Mid-Sussex Chess League – Messrs. Bryant, Kelly, Woodhams, Harvey – AGM not attended
(BC expressed concern), accepted, no questions.
9.21 Delegate to Sussex Chess Association – Mr Elliston – accepted, no questions.

10 Vote of Thanks to Retiring Officers – given by the Chairman.

11 Election of Directors of the Company (i.e. Committee) [Directors also serve as Trustees of the registered charity]
11.1 Chairman – MBryant – unanimous.
11.2 Treasurer – JWheeler – unanimous.
11.3 Secretary : Club – KLucas – unanimous. Company – JWheeler – unanimous.
11.4 Premises Officer – ACload – unanimous.
11.5 Junior Director – MWoodhams – unanimous.
11.6 Up to six non-executive Directors – LSteuart – unanimous.
Child Protection Officer – LSteuart – unanimous.

12 Election of other Officers and delegates:
12.1 Tournament Controller – RNorinkeviciute – unanimous.
12.2 Membership Secretary – vacant.
12.3 Publicity/Press Officer – vacant.
12.4 Website Manager – MWoodhams – unanimous.
12.5 Equipment Officer – PKelly – unanimous.
12.6 Representative on Committee of the Hastings International Chess Congress – RElliston – unanimous.
12.7 Delegates to Mid-Sussex Chess League (has usually been the MSCL match captains) – as usual – unanimous.
12.8 Delegate to Sussex Chess Association – RElliston – unanimous.

14 Membership Subscriptions and related matters
14.1 The Committee is not proposing any changes to the standard rates – agreed – Full Membership £80, other
pro-rata.

15 Match Captains
15.1 Paul Watson Trophy (teams of six and four respectively) – vacant
Mid-Sussex League
15.2 1st team – PKelly – unanimous.
15.3 2nd team – GWillson – unanimous.
15.4 3rd team – vacant
15.5 4th team – MWoodhams -unanimous.
15.6 MacArthur Cup – MWoodhams to investigate entry – agreed.
Considerable discussion on number of teams – too many and players can become unable to play in lower teams,
too few and some members fail to be able to represent the Club – unresolved.

16 Kent League teams: six divisions
16.1 Open – not entering.
16.2 Lewis <170 – PKelly – unanimous. 16.3 Stevenson <155 – ACload – unanimous. 16.4 En passant <140 – MBryant – unanimous. 16.5 Harvey <125 – MBryant – unanimous. 16.6 Tom Fuller <110 – not entering. 16.7 Intro <95 – not entering. 17 Friendly matches – PKelly – unanimous. 18 Date of Annual General Meeting 2018 – Sunday 09 September 2018 (JW/GW – agreed, one against). 19 Any Other Business 19.1 Committee authorised to decide on Match Captains as necessary – agreed (one against). 20 Presentation of Trophies 20.1 Club Championship – OWillson 20.2 Pelton Cup – MWoodhams 20.3 Rush Cup – APontonutti/RWebb 20.4 Anslow Cup 2015 (Summer Tourney) – BRuane 20.5 Bradley-Martin 2015 (SummerTourney) – GChandler 20.6 Winser Trophy 2015 (Summer K.O.) – BCafferty 20.7 Dent Cup 2015 (Summer K.O. Plate) – not completed 20.8 Whyte Cup 2015 (½ hour Summer Quick Play) – PKelly 20.9 Rider Trophy 2015 (Wednesday Afternoons) – MBryant 20.10 Shadforth-Boger Trophy (merit in matches) – JHudson 20.11 Starling Cup (10-minute Quick Play) – PKelly Meeting closed 1520

En Passant Cup

 

Board Home Weald of Kent 1 Hastings & St Leonards 3 Away
1 (W) 199C

Talsma, Paul A

0 – 1

Varley, Nicolas

188L
2 (B) 175
R.V.Elliston 175
0 – 1

Cove, Henry

170A
3 (W) 140C

Hart Dyke, James E

0 – 1

Wheeler, James M

159A
4 (B) 108D

Horner, Mark

0 – 1

Hudson, Jeremy

132A
5 (W) 106C

Oram, Clive

1 – 0

Jozwiak, Umberto Joe

78B
6 (B) 104D (104)

Lyakh, Oleg

1 – 0

Chandler, Gregory F

76C
Average 132 2 – 4 Average 133

 

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