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HELP
Timecontrol key Results Form December 18
KO Rules
Division / Competition ? Home White on:
16-Jan ?
Home Team Away Team
Woodpushers 2 Hastings 4
2 4
Grade Player Result Player Time control Grade
1 145 Mitchell, Julian B 1 0 Hann, Chris N a 145
2 143 Clark, Julian 0 1 Hudson, Jeremy a 132
3 115 Davidson, Robert A 0 1 Cosens, Derek a 132
4 108 Charles, Gary 0 1 Bryant, Marc A a 131
5 91 Burch, Hardy 0 1 Stock, William a 117
1 4

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Division 3 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 plyd MP GP DP
1 East Grinstead 2.5 3.5 3.5 3 5 5 4 17.5 0
2 Hastings & St Leonards 4 3 2 3.5 2.5 4 5 3.5 15 0
3 Eastbourne 3 1.5 3 2.5 3 3.5 5 3.5 13.5 0
4 Sussex University 2 3.5 4 3 4 3 12.5 0
5 Haywards Heath 2 3.5 3.5 4.5 3 3 11.5 0
6 Horsham 4 3 2 1.5 3 4 2 9.5 0
7 Uckfield 2 1.5 1.5 2.5 1.5 3.5 5 1.5 10.5 0
8 Brighton & Hove 5 1.5 1 2 4 4 1 8.5 0
9 Worthing 4 2.5 2 1 3 0.5 5.5 0
10 Woodpushers 2 2 1 2 1.5 4 0 6.5 2
11 Eastbourne 4 0 1.5 0.5 1.5 4 0 3.5 0

 

Rainham (Kent) 1 v Hastings & St Leonards 1

 

Rainham (Kent) 1 v Hastings & St Leonards 1

MID County / Lewis Cup 2019-01-16

Board Home Rainham (Kent) 1 Hastings & St Leonards 1 Away
1 (W) 222A (222)
G

Taylor, Martin R

1 – 0
N

Varley, Nicolas

214D (214)
2 (B) 191A (191)
S

Compton, Alistair

½ – ½
G

Sugden, John N

194A (194)
3 (W) 167B (167)
G

Owens, Trefor H

½ – ½
S

Lowe, Daniel

175L ( )
4 (B) 161A (161)
G

Waters, Andrew C

½ – ½
G

Tebbs, Howard L

182B (182)
5 (W) 161C (161)
N

Barnes, David JR

0 – 1
G

Barton, R Alan

183A (183)
6 (B) 146B (146)
S

Marshall, Chris

½ – ½
S

Wheeler, James M

160A (160)
Average 175 3 – 3 Average 185

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MID County / Lewis Cup

P

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Rainham (Kent) 1 4 3 1 0 14½ 7 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 1 3 2 1 0 11½ 5 0 0 0
Folkestone 1 5 2 1 2 14½ 15½ 5 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 1 3 1 1 1 9 9 3 0 0 0
Maidstone 1 5 0 0 5 10½ 19½ 0 0 0 0

Tunbridge Wells 3 v Hastings & St Leonards 3

Tunbridge Wells 3 v Hastings & St Leonards 3

MID En Passant Cup 2019-01-14

Board Home Tunbridge Wells 3 Hastings & St Leonards 3 Away
1 (W) 158A (158)
G

Metcalfe, Charlie

0 – 1
S

Wheeler, James M

160A (160)
2 (B) 145A (145)
G

Tassell, Hugh G

0 – 1
G

Cove, Henry

159A (159)
3 (W) 134A (134)
G

Tidmarsh, David A

½ – ½
G

Cload, Adrian

135A (135)
4 (B) 127E (127)
S

Shahoud, Mike

0 – 1
S

Bryant, Marc A

131A (131)
5 (W) 124C (124)
S

Bond, Stephen

1 – 0
S

Woodhams, Mason

129A (129)
6 (B) 104B (104)
S

Robertson, James C

1 – 0
G

Stock, William

117A (117)
Average 132 2½ – 3½ Average 139

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Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Hastings & St Leonards 3 5 3 1 1 19½ 10½ 7 0 0 0
Maidstone 3 4 3 0 1 15½ 6 0 0 0
Swale 2 5 2 2 1 15 15 6 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 3 3 0 2 1 7 11 2 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 3 5 0 1 4 9 21 1 0 0 0

Hastings 3 Brighton 4

12 Jan Hastings & St Leonards 3 Brighton & Hove 4
1 160 Wheeler, James M 1 0 Izzard, Brian J 139 a
2 145 Hann, Chris N ½ ½ Selby, Paul R 138 a
3 135 Cload, Adrian 1 0 Strauss, Dona 131 a
4 132 Cosens, Derek 1 0 Counsell, Robert W 130 a
5 129 Woodhams, Mason 1 0 Chadwick, Susan E 117 a
Av: 140 4.5 0.5 131

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Division 2 Results
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 plyd MP GP DP
1 Eastbourne 2 xxx 3 0.5 2.5 4 3 5 3.5 13 0
2 Lewes 2 xxx 2.5 4 3 3 4 3.5 12.5 0
3 Brighton & Hove 3 2 xxx 2 3 3.5 4 5 3 14.5 0
4 Argumentatives 2.5 3 xxx 3 2.5 4 3 11 0
5 Crowborough 2 xxx 2.5 3 4 1.5 5 2.5 13 0
6 Uckfield 1 4.5 1 2.5 2.5 xxx 2 5 2 12.5 1
7 Worthing 3 2 2 3 xxx 3.5 4 2 10.5 0
8 Brighton & Hove 4 2.5 2 xxx 0.5 3.5 4 1.5 8.5 0
9 Hastings & St Leonards 3 1 2 1.5 4.5 xxx 4 1 9 0
10 Horsham 3 1 1.5 1.5 xxx 4 4 1 8 0
11 Woodpushers 1 2 1 3.5 1 xxx 4 1 7.5 3

Haywards Heath 1 v Hastings 1

0 Jan Haywards Heath 1 Hastings & St Leonards 1
1 203 Kwiatkowski, Feliks J 1 0 Varley, Nicolas 214 d
2 192 Cole, Vivian J 1 0 Sugden, John N 194 d
3 162 Faulkner, Martin J 0 1 Rayner, Francis 194 d
4 146 Ewens, Graham 0 1 Lowe, Daniel 175 d
5 120 Rattray, Roland 0 1 Tebbs, Howard L 182 d
Av: 165 2 3 192

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Division 1 Results
1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 11.0 plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 1 xxx 3.0 3.0 3.5 2.5 4 3.5 12.0 0
2 Horsham 1 xxx 3.5 4.0 4.5 3 3.0 12.0 0
3 Worthing 1 1.5 xxx 2.5 4.0 4.0 4 2.5 12.0 0
4 Brighton & Hove 1 2.0 xxx 3.5 3.5 3 2.0 9.0 0
5 Haywards Heath 1 2.0 xxx 2.5 2.5 2.5 4 1.5 9.5 0
6 Eastbourne 1 1.5 2.5 xxx 4.0 3 1.5 8.0 0
7 Hastings & St Leonards 2 1.5 2.5 xxx 4.0 3 1.5 8.0 0
8 Worthing 2 1.0 2.5 xxx 3.5 3 1.5 7.0 0
9 Horsham 2 2.5 1.0 1.5 xxx 2.5 4 1.0 7.5 0
10 Lewes 1 1.0 2.5 1.0 2.5 xxx 4 1.0 7.0 1
11 Brighton & Hove 2 0.5 1.5 1.0 xxx 3 0.0 3.0 0
HELP
Timecontrol key Results Form December 18
KO Rules
Division / Competition ? Home White on:
Date ?
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 3 Eastbourne 2
3 2
Grade Player Result Player Time control Grade
1 160 Wheeler, James M 0 1 Butt, Laurence A a 165
2 145 Hann, Chris N 0 1 Reddie, Michael J a 153
3 132 Hudson, Jeremy 0 1 Kaya, Batuhan a 145
4 135 Cload, Adrian 0 1 Pannett, Matthew a 138
5 131 Bryant, Marc A 1 0 Hopkins, Robert a 107
1 4
Time A   –   G/65 +30 B   –   42/90 C   –   30/60 f35
Controls

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 Brighton & Hove 3 XXX 2 3 4 3.5 4 3 12.5 0
3 Eastbourne 2 3 XXX 0.5 2.5 3 4 5 3.5 13 0
4 Crowborough XXX 2 1.5 3 4 4 2 10.5 0
5 Argumentatives 2.5 3 XXX 2.5 3 2 8 0
6 Uckfield 1 1 4.5 2.5 XXX 2 4 1.5 10 1
7 Brighton & Hove 4 2 2.5 XXX 3.5 3 1.5 8 0
8 Woodpushers 1 1 2 3.5 XXX 1 4 1 7.5 3
9 Worthing 3 2 2 3 XXX 3 1 7 0
10 Horsham 3 1 1.5 4 XXX 3 1 6.5 0
11 Hastings & St Leonards 3 2 1.5 1 XXX 3 0 4.5 0

Hastings & St Leonards 4 v Maidstone 4

MID Harvey Cup 2018-12-16

Board Home Hastings & St Leonards 4 Maidstone 4 Away
1 (B) 160A (160)
S

Wheeler, James M

½ – ½
B

Lane, Robert E

148A (148)
2 (W) 132A (132)
S

Cosens, Derek

0 – 1
G

Heath, David R

146A (146)
3 (B) 131A (131)
N

Bryant, Marc A

0 – 1
G

Dirmauskas, Peter

135A (135)
4 (W) 129A (129)
N

Woodhams, Mason

1 – 0
G

Smith, David W

119D (119)
5 (B) 119B (119)
G

Willson, Gary

1 – 0
B

Gillespie, Joshua

075* (68)
6 (W) 075* ()
N

Cobb, William

0 – 1
N

Wise, Christopher MW

078C (78)
Average 125 2½ – 3½ Average 117

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MID Harvey Cup

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Snodland 1 4 3 0 1 12½ 11½ 6 0 0 0
Maidstone 4 4 2 1 1 13½ 10½ 5 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 4 4 2 1 1 13 11 5 0 0 0
Swale 3 3 1 1 1 10 8 3 0 0 0
Medway 1 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 4 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Weald of Kent 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 4 3 0 0 3 11½ 0 0 0 0

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