All posts by Marc Bryant

Southern Counties Chess Union 125th anniversary

Dear all,

This year is the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Southern Counties Chess Union Southern Counties Chess Union – what I’m reliably informed is our quasquicentenary.  We are pushing the boat out to celebrate.  Firstly, we entered a team in the World Senior Teams Championship in Crete earlier this year, more out of enjoyment than expectation!  (Our exploits can be read at https://www.sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/news . Scroll down the page a bit.)  Secondly, we are holding a multi-board North vs South (of the river) match on Saturday 16th September.  I attach details and would be grateful if you could give this as much publicity as possible amongst your clubs, county teams, on websites etc.  I hope Sussex will be strongly represented in what should be a memorable occasion.

Like me, you’ll probably be surprised just how far the SCCU has reached over the last 125 years, and we are inviting players from any County that has been affiliated to the Union at any time, not just at present.  The match is open to all ages and playing strengths.  We particularly hope to have a strong entry from juniors, who will be able to look back on the event fondly for many decades to come.  Besides, it will fall to them to organise sequels in 25 years, 50 years …. !

We’ve not yet put a limit on the number of boards.  We are hoping for at least 125 players, hopefully at least 125 boards and should be able to accommodate 200 boards.

You will appreciate that a lot of effort is going into organising such an event, so please do all you can to support it – including entering.  It is unfortunate, I appreciate, from the Sussex perspective that the date clashes with the Crowborough Congress.  The chess calendar is so crowded these days that avoiding all clashes is just about impossible.

Regards

Julie

talk next Thursday, 13th July.

After consulting the ten members who turned up for Alan’s last talk tonight, I have decided to give my talk next Thursday, 13th July.

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Could you circulate the news to all members, please. I will do a notice for the board and mention it to those who turn up tomorrow for the QP at 6.45.

As already notified, the theme will be how to think in chess. Puzzles to be demonstrated, plus a game from the Club Champ. just concluded. 7.00pm start and due to last 75 minutes with Q & A at the end.      All best wishes, Bernard

Pontonutti and Webb share rush

  Rush Cup   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  
1 A.Pontonutti 101   ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 6
2 R.Webb   ½   1 ½ 1 1 1 1 6
3 P.Tournier 45 ½ 0   1 0 1 1 1 4.5
4 G.Chander 83 0 ½ 0   ½ 1 1 1 4
5 U.Jozwiak 78 0 0 1 ½   0   1 2.5
6 H.Stephens 49 0 0 0 0 1   0 1 2
7 R.Richardson 73 0 0 0 0   1   0 1
8 L.Steuart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1

outsider woodhams wins Pelton

The Pelton this year seem to be done and dusted with Brendan  Ruane  winning his first seven games  however  in is eight-game he came up against Marc  Bryant  who has a reputation of ruining peoples title chances and he did not disappoint this left Brendan  needing  a half point in his last game against Mason WooDhams

which Brendan was unable to collect this  left Mason who had previously drawn  drawn against Hudson and Namouk  needing a draw against cosdens in his last round which he duly delivered  winning the Pelton  by half a point

 

  Pelton Cup                        
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
1 M.Woodhams 121   1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 7.5
2 B.Ruane 159 0   1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 7
3 D.Harvey 133 0 0   1 1 1 0 0 ½ 1 4.5
4 J.Hudson 125 ½ 0 0   1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 4.5
5 D.Cosens 137 ½ 0 0 0   1 1 1 1 0 4.5
6 A.Cload 127 0 0 0 ½ 0   1 1 1 1 4.5
7 M.A.Bryant 141 0 1 1 0 0 0   0 1 1 4
8 K.Hossack 123 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 1   0 1 3.5
9 O.Namouk 121 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 1   0 2.5
10 J.Kimber   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1   2
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Ollie Wilson wins club championship

congratulations to  Ollie  Willson  who  wins the club championship  in convincing style dropping only 1.5  points and with no losses  a clear two points ahead of  Howard Tebbs  who finished in second place with  7 .5 point  John Sugden  finished 3th   with seven points

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  
1 O.Willson 184   1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 9.5
2 H.Tebbs 187 0   0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 7.5
3 J.Sugden 188 0 1   ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 7
4 B.Cafferty 190 ½ ½ ½   ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 6.5
5 R.Norinkeviciute 188 0 0 ½ ½   ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 5.5
6 A.pickersgill 169 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½   ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5.5
7 A.Barton 167 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½   1 1 1 0 ½ 5.5
8 J.Anstead 165 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0   ½ ½ 1 1 5.5
9 J.Wheeler 151 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½   ½ ½ ½ 4.5
10 S.Blewitt 158 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½   ½ ½ 3.5
11 P.Kelly 171 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½   1 3.5
12 B.Ruane 159 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0   2

 

 

Mid Sussex League Final Tables

Division 1 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 plyd MP GP DP
1 Brighton & Hove 1 3 3 3 3 3 2 2.5 4 5 9 7.5 28.5 0
2 Horsham 1 2 4 1.5 3 4.5 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 9 7 29.5 0
3 Hastings & St Leonards 1 2 1 3.5 3.5 3 3 4.5 3.5 2.5 9 6.5 26.5 0
4 Haywards Heath 1 2 3.5 1.5 2.5 2 3.5 3.5 4 4 9 5.5 26.5 0
5 Worthing 1 2 2 1.5 2.5 3.5 2.5 4 2.5 3 9 4.5 23.5 1
6 Eastbourne 1 2 0.5 2 3 1.5 3 4 2 4 9 4 22 0
7 Worthing 2 3 1.5 2 1.5 2.5 2 1.5 3 3.5 9 3.5 20.5 0
8 Crowborough 1 2.5 1.5 0.5 1.5 1 1 3.5 3 3.5 9 2.5 18 1
9 Horsham 2 1 1 1.5 1 2.5 3 2 2 3 9 2.5 17 0
10 Woodpushers 1 0 1.5 2.5 1 2 1 1.5 1.5 2 9 0.5 13 0

 

Division 2 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Brighton & Hove 2 3 2 3 4.5 3.5 1.5 3.5 3.5 8 6 24.5 0
2 Lewes 1 2 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 2 4.5 3.5 8 5.5 25 0
3 Horsham 3 3 1.5 3 2 1.5 4 3.5 3 8 5 21.5 4
4 Hastings & St Leonards 2 2 2.5 2 3.5 4.5 5 2 3 8 4.5 24.5 0
5 Uckfield 1 0.5 1.5 3 1.5 2.5 3.5 3 4 8 4.5 19.5 0
6 Hastings & St Leonards 3 1.5 1.5 3.5 0.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 8 4 19 2
7 Crowborough 2 3.5 3 1 0 1.5 1.5 0.5 3 8 3 14 3
8 Eastbourne 2 1.5 0.5 1.5 3 2 1.5 4.5 2.5 8 2.5 17 0
9 Argumentatives 1.5 1.5 2 2 1 2.5 2 2.5 8 1 15 0

 

Division 3 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Lewes 2 3 1 4 4 3.5 3.5 5 3.5 8 7 27.5 0
2 Sussex University 1 2 2.5 3 4.5 4.5 3.5 3 2.5 8 6 25.5 0
3 Worthing 3 4 2.5 2 2.5 4 1.5 3.5 4.5 8 5 24.5 0
4 Brighton & Hove 3 1 2 3 4 1.5 3.5 4.5 3 8 5 22.5 0
5 East Grinstead 1 1 0.5 2.5 1 1.5 3 4 3.5 8 3.5 17 0
6 Hastings & St Leonards 4 1.5 0.5 0.5 3.5 3.5 2 2 4 8 3 17.5 0
7 Horsham 4 1.5 1.5 3.5 1.5 2 3 2.5 2 8 2.5 17.5 0
8 Uckfield 2 0 2 1.5 0.5 1 3 2.5 3 8 2.5 13.5 0
9 Horsham 5 1.5 2.5 0.5 2 1.5 1 3 2 8 1.5 14 5

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 plyd MP GP DP
1 Brighton & Hove 4 3.5 3 3 2 4.5 4.5 3 7 6 23.5 4
2 Woodpushers 2 1.5 2.5 2.5 1.5 5 5 4 7 4 22 0
3 Sussex University 2 2 2.5 2.5 3 2 5 4 7 4 21 0
4 Eastbourne 3 2 2.5 2.5 3.5 2 3 4.5 7 4 20 0
5 Haywards Heath 2 3 3.5 2 1.5 1.5 3.5 3.5 7 4 18.5 1
6 Worthing 4 0.5 0 3 3 3.5 2 3.5 7 4 15.5 0
7 East Grinstead 2 0.5 0 0 2 1.5 3 3 7 2 10 0
8 Woodpushers 3 2 1 1 0.5 1.5 1.5 2 7 0 9.5 5

 

Rapid Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 plyd MP GP DP
1 Woodpushers 3 3.5 3 3 3 5 5 15.5 1
2 Uckfield 1 2 3.5 3 4 5 3.5 13.5 0
3 Crowborough 0.5 2 2 1 3 5 2 8.5 0
4 Horsham 1 0.5 2 2 2 5 1.5 7.5 0
5 Lewes 1 1 3 2 4 1.5 7 0
6 Eastbourne 1 0 1 2 4 -0.5 4 0

 

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Hastings Chess Club 7th Weekender, U175, Saturday 24 June (rounds 1-3), Sunday 25 June 2017 (rounds 4-5)

  No Name 1 Name 2 Area ECF code SP L R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 TOT TPR PROG SOS SNB w b TOT R+/-
1 4 Henry Cove Hastings 190922J 167 A w14+ b17+ w1+ w2+ b3- 4 184 14 14.5 10.5 3 2 5 17
2 3 Paul Kelly Hastings 130537C 169 A b13+ w9+ b2- w7+ w4+ 4 184 12 14 10.5 3 2 5 15
3 2 Daniel Lowe Hastings 292481L 172 D w12+ b5+ w3+ b4- b6= 3.5 179 12.5 17 11.25 2 3 5 7
4 1 Roger Hutchings Woodpushers 113301K 174 B b11+ w7= b4- w15+ b8+ 3.5 168 10 14 8.5 2 3 5 -6
5 6 Brendan Ruane Hastings 288310H 160 A bye= b14= w17+ b11+ w2= 3.5 160 10 9 6.5 2 2 4 0
6 7 Geoffrey Brown Folkstone 302092H 152 C w16+ b1= w12= b3- w11+ 3 152 9.5 13.5 6.25 3 2 5 0
7 12 Jonathan Britnell Lewes 296004H 125 A b2- w19+ b7= b5= w9+ 3 154 7.5 11 4.75 2 3 5 29
8 5 Jerry Anstead Tunbridge Wells 153281K 165 A b15+ w2- b9- w12= b13+ 2.5 140 7 12.5 5.5 2 3 5 -25
9 8 Lawrence Butt Eastbourne 107815L 151 C b17- w15= b13+ w9+ w1- 2.5 133 7 11.5 4.75 3 2 5 -18
10 15 Paul Buswell Hastings 107788A 111 B w5- b8= w18+ b1- w16+ 2.5 126 6 12 4.75 3 2 5 15
11 18 Andy Coltup Portsmouth 306964D 90 e b9- w13= b15- w19+ b17+ 2.5 99 5 8 2.75 2 3 5 9
12 9 David Heath Maidstone 112436F 151 A w18+ b3- w5+ b8- b12- 2 134 8 14.5 5 2 3 5 -17
13 17 Denis Dupuis London 305124K 84 A w8+ w4- b6- b16+ w18- 2 100 7 13.5 3.5 3 2 5 16
14 11 Gary Willson Hastings 277244K 128 B w1- b16+ w14+ w6- b7- 2 126 7 12.5 2.5 3 2 5 -2
15 13 Ian Schreiber Bognor & Arun 258583C 120 B w3- b18= w8- b14+ w5- 1.5 115 4 13 2.75 3 2 5 -5
16 14 Bill Upton South Norwood 145151A 113 A b4- w6= b11- w13- b19+ 1.5 105 3 11 1.75 2 3 5 -8
17 10 Marc Bryant Hastings 107571J 140 A b19+         1 150 5 0 0 0 1 1 10
18 16 Robert Upton Pimlico 152008J 87 D b7- w11- b19+ w17- b15- 1 69 3 9.5 0 2 3 5 -18
19 19 Lona Steuart Hastings 283877B 0 A w10- b12- w16- b18- w14- 0 -10 0            

NOTICE OF THE DATE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

AGM Sunday 03 September 2017
Starting at 2.00 pm
Nominations in by 6th August
Written Reports in by 31st July
NOTICE OF THE DATE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE HASTINGS & ST. LEONARDS CHESS CLUB
In accordance with Clause 4.2.3 of the Club Constitution please take notice that the Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Club ( Pelton House, 2 Cornwallis Terrace, Hastings) on Sunday 03 September 2017 starting at 2:00 p.m.

The A.G.M. will be followed by the customary President’s versus Chairman’s match for the Reg Cload Trophy.

Proposals to be considered by the Annual General Meeting are hereby invited. By convention such proposals should also be seconded.

Proposals should reach the Chairman (at the Club) no later than Tuesday, 1 August 2017.

Note that proposals to be made by the Committee may be made after that deadline (Club Constitution 4.2.4). Proposals may be delivered to the Chairman by other means but at the sender’s risk. e-mail for AGM proposals (and nominations): info@hastingschessclub.co.uk; it is suggested that senders seek to confirm receipt.

A sheet inviting nominations will be posted at the Club. By convention such nominations should be proposed and also be seconded. If you intend to nominate someone please check that they are willing to accept nomination. Nominations may also be made direct to the Chairman and, when time allows, he will transfer them to the sheet at the Club.

All reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out Club duties are reimbursed.

Members wishing to talk informally about the above matters, or about any post at all, should feel free to speak with the Chairman or Treasurer as appropriate.

Finally, I suggest that, if you feel that an incumbent is doing an acceptable job, and you do not want the job yourself, and you have no one better to propose, then you consider nominating them – it can be disheartening to incumbents if members feel unable to show even that level of tacit approval.

Nominations made no later than 6:00 p.m. on Sunday 30 July 2017, or by the Committee at its expected meeting before the AGM, will appear on the Agenda when it is circulated.

Nominations made later, including those made at the Meeting itself, will be perfectly valid but will not be listed on the Agenda.
The Agenda and all other papers for the Annual General Meeting will be circulated by Sunday 20 August 2017.

32nd Crowborough Chess Congress

Sent: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:18
Subject: 32nd Crowborough Chess Congress

Saturday 16th September 2017
 
Please enter early – entries to date can be found here while the Entry Form is here or enter online
 
Payment by electronic transfer, cheque or cash on the day.
Please note to enter the junior tournament go to Sussex Junior Chess
Entry Fee                                          £18.00
 
ECF surcharge
Silver, Gold and Platinum Members        Exempt
Bronze or Non ECF Members                 £7.00
 
Prize Fund                                        £550.00
 
at
The Crowborough

French chess

Well folks – thanks for playing yesterday, and especial thanks to Jim and Andrew for driving – it wouldn’t be possible without the drivers.

Not that we that well at the board. In fact it was a pretty disappointing day for chess.  Rasa and John picked up women’s and veterans’ prizes respectively but even they weren’t at the top of their form.  Maybe we ought not to have been in the pub at 9 a.m our time.  Maybe we ought not to have been in the pub at lunchtme.

Cross-table here:  http://www.echecs.asso.fr/Resultats.aspx?URL=Tournois/Id/41765/41765&Action=Ga

Still waiting for yesterday’s photos to go up on their Facebook page.

Money:  I’ll be in touch individually shortly about settling up – still too knackered now.

Next events.

Sunday 23 July Boulogne.  Only been there once before, I’ve only just noticed it.  Might be about £15 each more than usual as it’s peak Tunnel fares.

Sunday 3 September Bourbourg,  Might be about £10 each more than usual as it’s semi-peak fares (last weekend of school hols).  NB this is the date of the Hastings club’s AGM, and I wouldn’t want to encourage anyone with duties there to do France instead.

If there is any interest in the two above I’d like to know by end of next week latest please, get a booking in before the fares get even worse.

Saturday 11 November Grande-Synthe.   Armistice Day so not the usual Sunday.  Cheap Tunnel fares available.

PB