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last game Nigel Harvey played for the club

 

Nigel Harvey

Nigel Harvey

it is with much regret but I have to inform the membership of the death of Nigel Harvey at the age 55 Nigel had been a member of the club since the 1990s and a long-standing tenant of the clubs flat

since the turn of the century he had been fighting an on and off battle with cancer which Nigel sadly lost on the evening of Thursday the eighth of December

Nigel was a mild-mannered man never seeming to have a bad word about anybody and seem to have a real zest for life despite his health problems

Nigel was an artist with some considerable talent

when Nigel was playing competitive chess his grade was around the 180 mark

here are 3 of his games

I include a win loss and draw the first game was against myself see if you can guess what colour Nigel  was

, Nigel was graded 185 and I was graded 119 the game was played in the 2001 club championship comments are by Nigel

1.e4 h5 2.d4 a5 3.Bc4 e6 4.f4 Nf6 5.Nc3 c6 6.e5 Nd5 7.Nxd5 cxd5 8.Be2 g6 9.Nf3 Be7 draw agreed

Nigel notes on this game were and these are his words ” a terrible waste of time” and I have to agree

have you guessed yet what colour Nigel was I will let you know after game three

GAME 2

Martin page white         Nigel Harvey black

this game was played in April 2000 against insurance chess club

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0–0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0–0 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Na5 10.Bc2 c5 11.d4 Qc7 12.Nbd2 Bb7 13.Nf1 Rfe8 14.d5 Nc4 15.b3 Nb6 16.Ng3 Bc8 17.Bg5 h6 18.Bd2 Bf8 19.Nh4 g6 20.Qf3 Qe7 21.Nf1 nh7.Qg3 Bg7 23.Nh2 g5 24.N4f3 Nf6 25.Nf1 Nh5 26.Qh2 Nf4 27.Ne3 h5 28.Kh1 Bf6 29.Ng1 Kg7 30.g3 Ng6 31.Ne2 Rh8 32.Nf5+ Bxf5 33.exf5 Nf8 34.Be4 Nfd7 35.f3 g4 36.Qf2 Rag8 37.Rg1 Kf8 38.h4 gxf3 39.Qxf3 Bxh4 40.Rg2 the Bg5 41.Be3 Bxe3 42.Qxe3 Rg4 43.Rf1 Nf6 44.Bf3 h4 45.Bxg4 Nxg4 46.Qe4 hxg3+ 47.Kg1 Rh1+ 48.Kxh1 Qh4+ 49.Kg1 and the game

Nigel’s comments are  as follows

the pawn is a rook!!

I thought that the rook on g2 was a pawn I played the combination after Qh4 I realised my mistake

quite a horrendous loss

what makes this game particularly poignant” is the quote from Tal which was put into Nigel scores book

at first succeeded in outwitting my formidable opponent in tactical combinations and then rejecting the simple in favour of the complex I first gave away my advantage and then lost the game

this of course is something that we have all been guilty of this show Nigel’s philosophical approach to the game

game 3

White Andrew Fleming    Nigel Harvey black

this was played in the Hastings Major in January 1999

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 d6 5.d5 Nb8 6.Bd3 Bg4 7.h3 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 h6 9.c4 Nbd7 10.Nc3 a5 11.Bc2 Be7 12.0–0 c6 13.Be3 c5 14.Qd1 g5 15.Qf3 Qc8 16.Ne2 Nb6 17.b3 g4 18.hxg4 Qxg4 19.Qxg4 Nxg4 20.Bd2 Bg5 21.f4 Bf6 22.f5 Bg5 b1) 22…Bg5; b2) 22…Bg5 23.Bxg5 hxg5 24.Rf3 Nd7 25.Rh3 Ke7 26.Rf1 Ndf6 (26…Ndf6 27.Rxh8 (27.Rxh8 Rxh8 28.Rf3 Rh4 29.Ng3 Nh2 30.Rc3 Nhg4 31.a3 Rh8 32.Bd1 Kd7 33.Bc2 Rh4 34.b44 axb4 35.axb4 cxb4 36.Rb3 Kc7 37.Rxb4 Ne3 38.Bd3 Nd7 39.Kf2 Ng4+ 40.Kf3 Nh2+ 41.Kf2 Rf4+ 42.Kg1 Nf3+ 43.Kf2 Nc5 44.Be2 Nd4+ 45.Kg1 Nxe4 46.Nxe4 Nxe2+

Nigel comments on this game

a great endgame I played very well in this game

have you made up your mind  yet as to what colour Nigel was in the first game when in fact you would be wrong Nigel was in fact black

rest in peace Nigel you’ll be sadly missed

Marc A Bryant

Con Power

Con Power


It is my sad duty to report the death of Con Power who died at home on Thursday. Con had been the rock on which Hastings chess was built for over half a century. I first met Con in 1977 at the Hastings chess Congress, where he already been Congress secretary for many years at this time he was all so running the Hastings junior school chess league and was a trustee of Pelton House Ltd, which owns the building in which we play. He was also a vice president of the club and also served as a trustee on the junior education fund. This does not even touch upon his duties. He also performed as a club committee member. Con became director of the Hastings chess Congress round about 1980 and his quiet and firm guidance was respected by all. He continued in this role up to 2014 when he relinquished the role as he felt that it was beginning to take its toll on his health. During this time he was recognised by FIDE and was awarded the title international chess organiser in 1995. It was a testament to Con that he was one of the very first to be recognised by FIDE in this way.

In 1995 he received the British Chess Federation’s Presidents award and again it was a testament to Cons quiet, unassuming nature, that they again tried to give him the award in 2015, when you can only win it once. Con did not restrict his activities to just the chess Congress. He was also a valid chess club committeee member serving In various posts over many years. He also helped in organising simultaneous chess tournament, on the pier, which Patrick Moore attended and he also helped with the Maureen Charlesworth tournament held locally.

Con was not just about chess. He enjoyed going on holiday, long walks and taking part in quizzes. He will be sadly missed by all those that knew him- I for one will not forget him, and would like to extend my condolences to Clare and her family. Rest in peace, Con.

KCCA Individual Performance

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1 188 ELLISTON Robert 150+ 172= 170= 214= 124+ 162= 153= 198= 155+
2 147 BRYANT Marc 136+ 148- 122+ 123+ 138- 124- 124+ 59+ 132- 151- 170= 145-
3 147 HARVEY Derek 126- 148= 122+ 151- 117= 96+ 130= 148= 122+ 142-
4 121 CLOAD Adrian 118+ 124= 141- 120= 96+ 130+ 147- 118+
5 170 FLEMING Andrew 140+ 174= 147+ 162= 162+ 155- 150+
6 157 WHEELER James 162= 150= 159- 161= 96+ 153= 122= 174- 147+ 148- 143=
7 115 COSENS Derek 101+ 147+ 124+ 115+
8 172 KELLY Paul 174= 141+ 188- 159+ 190- 153=
9 87 JOZWIAK Umberto 59+ D+ 118= 96- 96-
10 95 POWER Con 50+ 106- 95- 59+ 118-
11 103 OAKMAN Steve 70- 114- D+ 96- D+
12 164 BROOKS Ray 163= 148= 117= 153= 141-
13 192 TEBBS Howard 155- 190= 148+ 243-
14 164 BLEWITT Stephen 155- 167= 142- 148+
15 194 RAYNER Francis 172+ 208- 214-
16 189 SUGDEN John 153+
17 125 WILLSON Gary 145- 118+ 134-
18 154 YOUNG Mel 170= 148= 142=
19 186 NORINKEVICIUTE Rasa 159+
20 178 PICKERSGILL Adrian 153+
21 118 WOODHAMS Mason 117- 145- 118= 122= 120-
22 117 KOLANI Arjun 106=
23 37 TOURNIER Patrice D+ 75- 90-
24 180 WILLSON Ollie 208- 208=
25 0 DEFAULT Default 170-
134 HUDSON Jeremy 132-

ROCH TW MAID TW SWAL RAIN WOK FOLK MAID MAID MAID TW MAID SWAL SWAL RAIN RAIN TW RAIN TW

New Grades

Conquest, Stuart C                   249 D 242 D
Rayner, Francis                            198 A 194 B
Cafferty, Bernard                       196 C 193 B
Tebbs, Howard L                           193 C 192 C
Elliston, Robert V                       190 B 188 C
Norinkeviciute, Rasa               190 A 186 A
Lenier, Jude A                             188 C 191 B
Sugden, John N                         188 A 189 A
Willson, Ollie                              182 A 180 A

Pickersgill, Adrian O                 174 A 179 A

Kelly, Paul J                               171 A 172 A
Barton, R Alan                         168 A 168 A
Luaces, Alfredo                      167 E 167 E
Anstead, Jerry                            166 A 173 A
Blewitt, Stephen D                165 B 169 B
Fleming, Andrew SJ             165 A 170 B
Brooks, Ray PB                        161 D 164 C
Spanton, Tim R                         158 A 167 B
Lowe, Daniel                              157 C 158 C

Young, Mel J                             154 A 154 A
Wheeler, James M                   149 A 156 B

Bryant, Marc A                          142 A 147 A

Penfold, William (Bill)                 137 E 137 E
Kolani, Arjun                                  134 A 117 A
Hudson, Jeremy                           131 A 134 A
Smith, Paul                                         131 A 136 A

Harvey, Derek D                             130 E
Lucas, Ken A                                    130 E 130 C
Willson, Gary                                   130 B 125 B
Harvey, D                                                         127 F
Namouk, Omer A                        124 B 135 B
Cload, Adrian                              123 A 121 A
Cosens, Derek                             123 B 115 B
Hossack, Keith                            123 D 123 C
Woodhams, Mason                  121 A 118 A

Buswell, Paul                             114 B 103 B

Dean, Michael J                     111 A 108 B
Smart, Robert                         111 A 112 A
Pontonutti, Anna                 103 B 107 A

Jelliss, George P                      90 A 81 A
Mikurenda, Alfred                88 C 88 C
Chandler, Gregory F               87 D 87 C
Jozwiak, Umberto (Joe)      84 C 87 D
Power, Con                                84 E 95 E
Bedborough, Peter               82 E 83 E
Richardson, Roy M              72 C 75 C
Stephens, Harry R                51 C 51 C
Tournier, Patrice                 38 A 37 E
Steuart, Lona                             0 B 3 B

KCCA Individual Performances

HASTINGS

ECF NAME FIRST 11/10 18/10 18/10 25/10 07/11 08/11 09/11 14/11 15/11 P W D L GP
GRADE NAME S CL H S EP CL H S EP

1 121 CLOAD Adrian 118+ 124= 141- 120= 96+ 5 2 2 1 3 CLOAD
2 147 BRYANT Marc 136+ 148- 122+ 123+ 138- 124- 6 3 0 3 3 BRYANT
3 170 FLEMING Andrew 140+ 174= 147+ 162= 4 2 2 0 3 FLEMING
4 188 ELLISTON Robert 150+ 172= 170= 3 1 2 0 2 ELLISTON
5 95 POWER Con 50+ 106- 95- 59+ 4 2 0 2 2 POWER
6 147 HARVEY Derek 126- 148= 122+ 151- 117= 5 1 2 2 2 HARVEY
7 172 KELLY Paul 174= 141+ 188- 3 1 1 1 1.5 KELLY
8 157 WHEELER James 162= 150= 159- 161= 4 0 3 1 1.5 WHEELER
9 194 RAYNER Francis 172+ 208- 2 1 0 1 1 RAYNER
10 189 SUGDEN John 153+ 1 1 0 0 1 SUGDEN
11 103 OAKMAN Steve 70- 114- D+ 3 1 0 2 1 OAKMAN
12 125 WILLSON Gary 145- 118+ 2 1 0 1 1 WILLSON
13 154 YOUNG Mel 170= 148= 2 0 2 0 1 YOUNG
14 186 NORINKEVICIUTE Rasa 159+ 1 1 0 0 1 NORINKEVICIUTE
15 178 PICKERSGILL Adrian 153+ 1 1 0 0 1 PICKERSGILL
16 115 COSENS Derek 101+ 1 1 0 0 1 COSENS
17 164 BROOKS Ray 163= 1 0 1 0 0.5 BROOKS
18 192 TEBBS Howard 155- 190= 2 0 1 1 0.5 TEBBS
19 164 BLEWITT Stephen 155- 167= 2 0 1 1 0.5 BLEWITT
20 0 DEFAULT Default 170- 1 0 0 1 0 DEFAULT
21 118 WOODHAMS Mason 117- 1 0 0 1 0 WOODHAMS