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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

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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

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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

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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

Worthing 2 Hastings & St Leonards 1

5 Jan Worthing 2 Hastings & St Leonards 1
1 186 Jones, Chris ½ ½ Rayner, Francis 192
2 190 Bucher, Grant W ½ ½ Sugden, John N 190
3 175 Graham, Cassie M ½ ½ Tebbs, Howard L 182
4 167 Larwood, Peter 1 0 Cove, Henry 170
5 157 Nair, Rakesh ½ ½ Wheeler, James M 159
Av: 175 3 2 179

 

Division 1 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 1  xxx 4 3.5 2 4.5 2.5 5 3.5 16.5 0
2 Horsham 1 1  xxx 4.5 3 3 2.5 5 3.5 14 0
3 Haywards Heath 1 1.5 0.5  xxx 2.5 3 3.5 5 2.5 11 0
4 Worthing 2 3 2.5  xxx 0.5 3 4 2.5 9 0
5 Worthing 1 0.5 4.5  xxx 3.5 2 4 2 10.5 0
6 Brighton & Hove 1 2  xxx 3.5 4.5 3 2 10 0
7 Lewes 1 2.5 2 2 1.5  xxx 4 5 1.5 12 0
8 Eastbourne 1 2 3 1.5  xxx 3 1 6.5 0
9 Brighton & Hove 2 2.5 1.5 0.5 1  xxx 4 0.5 5.5 0

Hastings 2 looking good

HELP Results Form January 18
Date of Match Division / Competition 2
23-Jan
Home Team Away Team
Horsham 2 Hastings 2
2 2
Grade Player Result Player Grade
1 183 Higgs, Anthony RJ 1/2-1/2 Varley, Nicolas 210
2 170 Roberts, David N 0-1 Kelly, Paul J 169
3 168 Stimpson, Philip M 0-1 Cove, Henry 166
4 167 Taylor, Paul 1/2-1/2 Wheeler, James M 163
5 165 Harbott, Peter 0-1 Blewitt, Stephen D 161
1 4

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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 4.5 4 4 5 5 21 0
2 Horsham 2  1 xxx 3.5 4 2.5 4.5 5 3.5 15.5 0
3 Crowborough 0.5 1.5  xx 2 3.5 4 3.5 6 3 15 0
4 Hastings & St Leonards 3 0.5 1 3  xxx 2 3 3.5 6 3 13 0
5 Horsham 3 1 2.5 3  xxx 3 4 2.5 9.5 0
6 Eastbourne 2 1 1.5 2  xxx 2.5 5 5 1.5 12 0
7 Woodpushers 1 1.5 2 xxx 4.5 3 1 8 0
8 Uckfield 1 0.5 1 2.5  xxx 3 0.5 4 0
9 Lewes 2 1.5 0 0.5  xxx 3 0 2 1

Hastings 1 Haywards_Heath 1

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HELP Results Form December 17
Date of Match Division / Competition 1
25-Jan
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 1 Haywards_Heath 1
Grade Player Player Grade
1 #N/A B.Lalic  1/2  1/2 Kwiatkowski, Feliks J 194
2 192 Rayner, Francis 1 0 Boardman, Jeffrey 183
3 190 Sugden, John N  1/2  1/2 Faulkner, Martin J 170
4 182 Tebbs, Howard L 1 0 Ewens, Graham 137
5 181 Cafferty, Bernard  1/2  1/2 Curtis, David C 128
3 1/2 1 1/2

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Division 1 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
2 Horsham 1  xxx 1 3 4.5 3 4 3 11.5 0
1 Hastings & St Leonards 1 4  xxx 4.5 2.5  3.5 4 3.5 14.5 0
3 Worthing 1 0.5 xxx 3.5 4.5 3 2 8.5 0
4 Lewes 1 2 2.5 1.5  xxx 4 4 1.5 10 0
5 Haywards Heath 1 0.5  1.5 xxx 2.5 3.5 4 1.5 8 0
6 Brighton & Hove 1  xxx 4.5 1 1 4.5 0
7 Worthing 2 0.5 2.5 xxx 2 0.5 3 0
8 Brighton & Hove 2 1 1.5 0.5  xxx 3 0 3 0
9 Eastbourne 1 2 xxx 1 0 2 0

Bogdan was a well fought draw in a French tarrasch with 3.c5. Though there are improvements for black. David curtis played very ell v Bernard and fully deserved his draw. Howard was losing but his opponent had a rush of blood and instead of tucking his King on h8 he played it to f7 allowing NxP+ which had to be taken and then allowiing his Queen to be scewered. John was defending for most of the game and when Queens and a pair of Rooks were exchanged had winning chances, but played it safe for the team as Frances was a Bishop to the good.