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AGM Sunday 03 September 2017
Starting at 2.00 pm
Nominations in by 6th August
Written Reports in by 31st July
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):; 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.

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:

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.


Sixth Hastings Weekend Congress


6th Hastings U99 U199
1 2 3 4 5
2 martin cutmore folkstone 173 B11 1 W8 2 B3 2.5 W1 3.5 B9 4.5
3 paul kelly hastings 169 W12 1 B5 2 W2 2.5 B4 3.5 W8 4.5
1 tobias stock broadstairs 178 W9 1 B4 1.5 W7 2.5 B2 2.5 B10 3
4 Jerry Anstead tun/Wells 165 B13 1 W1 1.5 B10 2 W3 2 B7 3
6 Russell goodfellow tun/Wells 159 W18 0 B13 1 W9 1 W12 2 B11 3
9 Mathew Britnell Lewes 149 B1 0 W14 1 B6 2 W5 3 W2 3
10 Adrain Cload hastings 132 ByE .5 B12 1.5 W4 2 B8 2.5 W1 3
5 Brendan Ruane hastings 160 ByE .5 W3 .5 B14 1.5 B9 1.5 W16 2.5
8 Laurence Butt Eastbourne 151 W16 1 B2 1 B18 2 W10 2.5 B3 2.5
14 Paul Buswell hastings 111 W7 .5 B9 .5 W5 .5 B16 1.5 W13 2.5
7 David Heath Maidstone 151 B14 .5 W17 1.5 B1 1.5 B11 2 W4 2
11 Jonathan Britnell Lewes 125 W2 0 B16 0.5 B17 1.5 W7 2 W6 2
12 William stock Rainham 114 B3 0 W10 0 W13 1 B6 1 B17 2
18 Marc Bryant hastings 140 B6 1 Bye 1.5 W8 1.5
13 Bill Upton South Norwood 113 W4 0 W6 0 B12 0 W17 1 B14 1
16 Patrice Tourner hastings 58 B8 0 W11 0.5 Bye 1 W14 1 B5 1
17 Lona Steuart hastings 0 ByE .5 B7 0.5 W11 0.5 B13 0.5 W12 0.5
martin cutmore 1st= £80.00
paul kelly 1st= £80.00
tobias stock 3rd= £15.00
Jerry Anstead 3rd=+g/p £15.00
Russell goodfellow 3rd=+g/p £15.00
Mathew Britnell 3=+g/p £15.00
Adrain Cload 3rd=+g/p £15.00
Paul Buswell G/p £25.00
Carlsen v Giri mate in 3




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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.


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

or otherwise phone 01424 444321.

No tournament if there are not 12 firm entries before Monday 10th April

Entry fees:

*£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.


4th Weekend Tournament

7th Hastings and St Leonards Weekend Chess Tournament 24/25 June 2017

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

Entry fee

Standard=£25, Hastings Chess Club member=£20, Under 18=£15

Prizes guaranteed

Total £265 as follows

1st £100 2nd £60 3rd £30

with three grading prizes of £25 each

U150 U125 U100

Further information

please contact Marc Bryant

telephone 01424 436313



Entry Form

7th Hastings and St Leonards Weekend Tournament

Full Name




Postcode                       ……………….

Home telephone            ……………….

Email                            ……………….

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


Other information

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,

TN34 3Lp

club fixture list

 a Hastings  fixture list  2016/17
kent steveson away rainham 09/10/2016
sussex div 2 home hastings 3 18/10/2016
sussex div 2 away hastings 2 18/10/2016
sussex div3 away uckfield 26/10/2016
sussex div 1 home brighton 27/10/2016
kent steveson away w.o.k 31/10/2016
sussex div 1 away worthing 07/11/2016
sussex div 2 home h3 horsham 09/11/2016
kent fuller away maidstone 09/11/2016
kent en passant away rainham 13/11/2016
kent steveson away tun/well 14/11/2016
sussex div 3 home horsham 22/11/2016
kent en passant away maidstone 23/11/2016
kent harvey home maidstone 27/11/2016
sussex div 2 home h2 uckfiled 29/11/2016
sussex div 2 away h3 crowborough 02/12/2016
kent en passant away tun/wells 05/12/2016
sussex div 3 away worthing 05/12/2016
kent harvey home w.o.k 08/12/2016
sussex div 2 away h3 uckfield 11/01/2017
sussex div 1 home worthing 12/01/2017
sussex div 3 home lewes 17/01/2017
sussex div 1 away crowborough 20/0117
kent steveson home maidstone 22/01/2017
sussex div 2 away h2 lewes 24/01/2017
kent fuller away medway 28/01/2017
sussex div 1 away horsham 31/01/2017
sussex div 3 home eastbourne 01/02/2017
kent harvey away tun/well 06/02/2017
sussex div 3 home east grinstead 07/02/2017
sussex div 2 away h2 argumentatives 08/02/2017
kent fuller home w.o.k 09/02/2017
kent en passant home swale 12/02/2017
sussex div 2 home h3 lewis 15/02/2017
sussex div 1 home haywoods heath 16/02/2017
kent fuller away swale 16/02/2017
kent fuller home snodland 19/02/2017
sussex div 3 home sessex u 21/02/2017
sussex div 1 away woodpushers 22/02/2017
sussex div 2 away h3 brighton 23/02/2017
kent en passant home rainham 26/02/2017
kent en passant home tun/wells 28/02/2017
sussex div 2 home h3 argumentatives 01/03/2017
kent harvey home snodland 04/03/2017
kent fuller home maidstone 05/03/2017
sussex div 2 home h2 crowborough 07/03/2017
sussex div 3 away horsham 07/03/2017
kent en passant away swale 09/03/2017
kent fuller away rainham 12/03/2017
sussex div 2 away h2 horsham 14/03/2017
kent steveson away rochester 19/03/2016
sussex div 1 home horsham 23/03/2017
kent en passant home maidstone 26/03/2017
sussex div 2 away h2 eastbourne 31/03/2017
sussex div 2 home h2 brighton 25/04/2017
sussex div 1 home eastbourne 27/04/2017