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William Stock

William Stock

It is with much sadness that I have to report the passing of William Stock

Bill as he was known had  been a Kent and Rainham player for many years before moving to Hastings and was well known on the chess circuit although Bill could not be described as a strong player he was extremely solid at his own level and was hard to beat

On behalf of the club and myself I would like to extend my sympathies to Bills family

Marc A Bryant

Chairman

Hastings and St leonards Chess Club

Rush Cup 2019/2020

Rush Cup 2019/2020
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 J.Worsley 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 6+
2 G.Chandler 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 6-
3 A.Lebedev 0 0 1 1 1 1 4
4 J.Pentney 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
5 C.Parry 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
6 B.Jack 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
7 H.Stephens 0 0 1 1 0 2
8 L.Steuart 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

VV

Pelton Cup 2019/2020 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 A.Cload  xxx 0 1 0 1 1  1 4
2 M.Fletcher 1  xxx 1 0 1 0.5 3.5
3 A.Pontonutti 0  xxx 0.5 1 1 1 3.5
4 K.Hossack 0 0.5  xxxx 1 1 1 3.5
5 M.Woodhams 1  xxx 1 1 3
6 D.Cosens 0 1  xxx  1 1 3
7 R.Richardson 0.5 0 0  0  xxx 1 1.5
8 W.Cobb 0 0 0  xxx 0
9 P.Tournier 0 0 0 xxx 0
 1 0 U.Jozwick  0 0 0 0 0  xxx 0

Championship 2019/2020

Championship 2019/2020 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 D.Lowe  xxx 0.5 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.5
2 R.Norinkevciute  xxx 0 0.5 1 1 1 1 4.5
3 B.Cafferty 0.5  xxx 0.5 0 1 1 1 4
4 J.Wheeler 0 0.5  xxx 1 0.5 0 0.5 1 3.5
5 H.Tebbs 0 1 1  xxx 0.5 1 3.5
6 A.Pickersgill 0.5 0 0.5  xxx 0.5 0.5 2
7 F.Rayner 0 0 0.5 0.5  xxx 1 2
8 B.Ruane 0 0 0 1 0.5 0  xxx 1.5
9 S.Blewitt 0 0 0 0.5  xxx 0.5 1
10 M.Bryant 0 0 0 0 0 0.5  xxx 0.5

CAPLIN HASTINGS ALL-PLAY-ALL 0N-LINE TOURNAMENT

CAPLIN HASTINGS ALL-PLAY-ALL 0N-LINE TOURNAMENT

The Caplin Hastings On-line 11 round all-play-all tournament will take place on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th January 2021 with a first prize of £1,200.

The fine list of players represents England’s leading grandmasters and masters :

GM Michael Adams, GM David Howell, GM Luke McShane, GM Gawain Jones. GM Nick Pert, IM Ameet Ghasi, GM Danny Gormally, GM Mark Hebden, GM Glenn Flear, GM Keith Arkell. Two qualifying places were offered to the Caplin British Championships and these went to IM Matthew Wadsworth and GM Matthew Turner who finished 3rd and 4th in the Championships.

Play will start at 13.00hrs each day with 6 rounds played on Saturday and 5 rounds on Sunday – This will be a rapid-play format (15 min+10sec. per player per round).

The commentary will be provided by the entertaining team GM Simon Williams and IM and WGM several times British Women’s Chess Champion Jovanka Houska.

Access to the commentary via Twitch.tv/gingergm

All games will be broadcast live at Chess 24 (with the GingerGM commentary) or Chessbomb.

Ongoing results will be updated here.

This promises to be an entertaining contest in the long tradition of Hastings Chess. The sponsor, Caplin Systems, is a fintech specialist in e-trading technology so this seems a very appropriate link between the sponsor and the event. Caplin has open positions in a number of departments and people seeking a career change are encouraged to look at www.caplin.com/business/careers.
Further information including will appear on the Hastings website hastingschess.com and for further information contact Pam Thomas pae123@aol.com 07817 446070 or |Marc Bryant 01424 436313

All members please note

Once again due to government restrictions and Hastings being putted into tier three of them government restrictions

the chess club is now fully closed to be compliant with government restrictions once we come out of Tier three we will review the situation

Marc A Bryant

Chairman

closed to members

To all club members
Will members please note that due government rules due to the Corona virus the club will again be closed to members from the 5th of November
Anyone wishing to make a private visit must do so within government rules and in consultation with the chairman
Marc a Bryant
Chairman

2019/20 Winter Tournaments

Please note that its recent committee meeting the committee have decided to finish the winter tournaments all games will need to be played by the 24 of December at which point winners will be declared based on games played and points scored

Due to the Corona virus players are not obligated to finish these games however the tournaments will finish on this date

Also please note any player wishing 2 to arrange a sixth player all play all may do so on any date in consultation with the chairman

Risk assessment template

Chess Club name:Hastings and St leonards chess club                                                                             Assessment carried out by:M.Bryant

Date of next review:31/8/20                                   Date assessment was carried out:3/7/20

 

 

What are the hazards? Who might be harmed and how? What controls are required? What further action do you need to take to control the risks? Who needs to carry out the action? When is the action needed by? Done
 

Transmission of Corona virus from player to player while attending chess playing session:

1 Through touching hard surfaces or equipment already touched by infected person.
1.1 Venue Features: Door Knobs, light switches, etc. Players, staff, visitors, volunteers acquiring virus by touching contaminated objects or surfaces. Things to consider:

 

·        Ensuring hard surfaces at the venue are as likely as possible to be virus free at start of session.

 

·        Cleaning and disinfect objects and surfaces that are likely to be touched regularly. Propping doors open as far as possible.

 

·        Providing hand washing facilities or hand sanitiser for all people coming into the club

Further things to think about:

 

·        Staff/volunteers regularly reminded to ensure cleaning procedures carried out

 

 

·        Asking players, visitors, staff and volunteers to wash or sanitise their hands on arrival, and then regularly throughout the playing session

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What are the hazards? Who might be harmed and how? What controls are required? What further action do you need to take to control the risks? Who needs to carry out the action? When is the action needed by? Done
             
1.2 Venue Features: Catering Equipment Player acquiring virus by touch. Consider:

 

·        No catering

 

·        Players being asked to bring and take away any drinks and drinking vessels for their own use

 

 

Ensure that players are aware of procedures      
1.3 Cash Handling Player acquiring virus by touch. Consider:

 

·        No cash handling.

 

 

 

Ensure that players aware of procedures      

 

What are the hazards? Who might be harmed and how? What controls are required? What further action do you need to take to control the risks? Who needs to carry out the action? When is the action needed by? Done
1.4 Coats and Hats Player acquiring virus by touching another player’s contaminated clothing Consider

·        allocated coat pegs suitably spaced out

·        ask players to bring the minimal amount of outdoor clothing

 

 

Consider

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·        Ask players to socially distance when arriving and leaving.

 

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1.5 Toilets

 

Toilets will be available during the session

Areas in toilets may be contaminated by one player and touched by another Consider the following:

 

·        Placing antiseptic hand wash in each toilet

 

·        Placing antiseptic wipes in each toilet

 

 

·        Instructing players to wipe surfaces (BIN) and then use handwash thoroughly after using toilet

 

·        Instructing players to maintain social distancing if queueing.

 

Consider

 

·        placing signage that explains current hand washing guidance in the rest room area

 

     

 

What are the hazards? Who might be harmed and how? What controls are required? What further action do you need to take to control the risks? Who needs to carry out the action? When is the action needed by? Done
1.6 Players bringing the virus into the club on their hands Players may contaminate surfaces or equipment Consider the following:

 

 

·        Providing hand washing facilities or hand sanitiser for all people coming into the club

Consider

 

·        Regularly members not to attend if they are showing any symptoms

 

·        Signage throughout the playing venue promoting hand washing

     

 

What are the hazards? Who might be harmed and how? What controls are required? What further action do you need to take to control the risks? Who needs to carry out the action? When is the action needed by? Done
1.7 Chess Club Equipment:

 

Tables and chairs

Player acquiring virus by touching contaminated furniture Some examples you may want to consider:

 

·        Wiping tables and chairs clean before start of each session

 

·        Encouraging players not move furniture unnecessarily during the playing session

 

·        Discouraging players from storing coats etc on chair backs

 

·        Wearing disposable gloves when arranging the furniture prior to the playing session.

 

·        Keep movement of players/changes of opponent to a minimum during the playing session

Consider

 

·        Planning the playing session well in advance, with room layout and instructions properly communicated to members

·        Room layout and boards etc should be in place in advance of players’ arrival

     

 

What are the hazards? Who might be harmed and how? What controls are required? What further action do you need to take to control the risks? Who needs to carry out the action? When is the action needed by? Done
1.8 Chess Club Equipment:

 

Boards

Player acquiring virus by touch. Possible action you might take:

 

·        Storing boards for 72 hours prior to usage.

 

·        Cleaning boards prior to the start of each playing sessions

 

·        Wearing disposable gloves when putting boards and other equipment on tables.

 

·        Boards not to be moved during playing session.

 

Consider

 

·        Signage to remind players of the new protocols that need to be in place

·        The extra space that will be needed between boards to maintain social distancing will reduce the number of players able to play

 

     

 

1.9 Chess Club Equipment:

 

Clocks

Player acquiring virus by touch. Possible action you may take:

 

·        Quarantine clocks for 72 hours prior to use.

 

·        Clocks to be laid out at start of session using gloves, and not moved unnecessarily until the playing session has ended.

 

·        If using DGT clocks, have the time controls preset before the start of each session

 

·        Provision of adequate wipes and bins for players to clean clocks throughout the playing session.

 

Consider

 

·        Signage to remind players of the need to clean clocks regularly during the playing session

 

     

 

What are the hazards? Who might be harmed and how? What controls are required? What further action do you need to take to control the risks? Who needs to carry out the action? When is the action needed by? Done
1.10 Chess Club Equipment:

 

Pieces

Player acquiring virus by touch. Consider the following:

 

·        Maximising use of “bubbles”, especially where opponents do not change during the playing session

 

·        As with FIDE regs for blind players, use two boards for each match up, including calling out the moves

 

·        Providing each player with his own set of pieces for the playing session.  For informal games, relaxing normal playing conventions (eg removing your own pieces from the board when taken)

 

·        Provision of adequate hand sanitizing dispensers in the playing hall for use throughout the playing session.

Consider

 

·        Location of hand sanitisers, making the cleaning of hands easier

·        Any adjustments to playing protocols must be made within the laws of chess if a game is to formally graded.  The use of a “bubble”, or 2 boards for the same game would be acceptable

·        “Bubbles” can be created up to a maximum as stipulated by HMGov in their guidance.  Provided players agree, sessions could be organized in these “bubbles”, or with a number of “bubbles” within the playing hall

 

 

     

 

What are the hazards? Who might be harmed and how? What controls are required? What further action do you need to take to control the risks? Who needs to carry out the action? When is the action needed by? Done
1.11 Chess Club Equipment:

 

Table Numbering Signs

Player acquiring virus by touch. Things to consider:

 

·        Table numbering signs being stored for at least 72 hours before each session or wiped clean after every session with a sanitising wipe.

 

·        Disposable gloves being worn when putting table numbers on tables.

 

·        Players instructed not to touch them.

       
1.12 Chess Club Equipment:

 

Scorecards and pens

Player acquiring virus by touch. Consider:

 

·        Instructing players to use their own pens

 

·        Adequate supply of scoresheets on each table prior to the start of each playing session

 

·        Players to take scoresheets home

 

 

 

 

     

 

What are the hazards? Who might be harmed and how? What controls are required? What further action do you need to take to control the risks? Who needs to carry out the action? When is the action needed by? Done
1.13 Chess Club Equipment:

 

Other equipment

Player acquiring virus by touch. Consider:

 

·        Demonstration boards to be used by one person only for the duration of the session

       
    ·        Hand cleansing prior to reading books or magazines, and quarantine literature for 72 hours after session  
       
2 Through inhaling droplets breathed out by infected person.
2.1 Players standing or walking without observing social distancing in car park

 

Player acquiring virus by airborne droplet. Consider:

·        arrangement of parking spaces

·        social distancing signage

·        floor signs to encourage social distancing

·        Mandatory wearing of face masks

 

 

 

Adjustments made to take social distancing fully into account will be different for each venue.  Clubs should individually their playing hall to ensure risk of Covid 19 infection is minimized.

     
     

 

 

 

     
     
     
     
2.2 Players clustering as they approach the playing hall. Player acquiring virus by airborne droplet. Consider:

 

·        Arrange for players to queue if necessary, with appropriate social distancing

·        Mandatory wearing of face masks

 

 

Consider

 

·        Ensure players are aware

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2.3 Players passing each other without distancing as they take their places Player acquiring virus by airborne droplet. Consider:

 

·        Mandatory wearing of face masks whilst in the playing hall

       
     
     
     
     
     

 

What are the hazards? Who might be harmed and how? What controls are required? What further action do you need to take to control the risks? Who needs to carry out the action? When is the action needed by? Done
2.4 Players passing each other without distancing as they leave. Player acquiring virus by airborne droplet. Consider:

 

·        asking players to collect outdoor clothing etc,

       
     
     
     
     
2.5 Players breathing on each other at the table Player acquiring virus by airborne droplet. ·        Players will be advised to bring their own face mask, to be worn at all times in the playing venue.

 

·        Clubs have a stock of disposable single use face masks to use as necessary.

 

·        Ensure layout of the playing tables fulfils social distancing guidance in place at the time

 

·        Ensure playing venue is properly ventilated, with windows open and doors propped open

 

Consider

 

·        Planning the room layout, with the venue management, well ahead of the playing session, in accordance with the HMGov guidance in place at the time

·        Ensure room is laid out in accordance with the plan

·        If as is likely the number of playing boards is reduced, use a booking system to ensure numbers of players do not exceed maximum capacity

 

     
       
2.6 Players breathing on each other as they change opponents Player acquiring virus by airborne droplet. ·        Mask to be worn at all times.

·        Names and board numbers called at the start of each round.

·        Where a session is less formal with more staggered start times, players should be instructed to maintain social distancing at all times.

·        Ensure layout of the playing tables fulfils social distancing guidance in place at the time

 

 

Consider

 

·        With the planned room layout, include a one-way path around the room from which players can access their table.

·        Effectively communicating the room layout and walkways in advance to members attending

     

 

Mr Roy Richardson,

Mr Roy Richardson,

This is my sad duty to inform them membership of the death of Roy Richardson his wife Alison informs me of the following

I have some sad news to share about Roy Richardson, which I would appreciate your passing on to the other chess club members.

 

Roy, my husband, passed away on Friday, having had another stroke. Roy had many happy times at the club playing chess, which he loved.

 

Roy’s cremation is planned for 9am on Tuesday 14th July, without attendance in accordance with his wish to keep people safe. I am asking instead that on that day and at that time, people light a candle should they wish, and have a period of silence in which we can all join together in remembering Roy safely in our own homes.

 

When in time it becomes safe to be together in groups again, the family will meet to scatter Roy’s ashes on the sea at Pett Level as he wanted. Everyone who would like to will then be welcome to meet with us later on that day to share in a remembering and celebration of Roy’s life.

 

I will be contacting the club in due course about rehoming Roy’s collection of chess books through the chess club library and chess club members, which I know he wanted on his death.

 

Warm regards

 

Alison Green

 

Might I take this opportunity to just reflect a little I am sure that Roy will not mind Roy was not the strongest player in the club however what Roy lacked ability he more than made up in dedication and enthusiasm something stronger players could learn from including myself

Roy will be miss by the members of the club and myself

And I would like to take this opportunity of offering my condolences to Roy family on behalf of the club and myself

Marc a Bryant

Chairman

Hastings and st Leonard’s chess club