club’s opening times

Due to the recent death of Mr Roy Bourne it has been necessary to review the club’s opening times for the week commencing 8 January for this week only The Clubs opening hours will remain 1PM to 10 PM. However, the club will only be unlock at two o’clock unless it has been prearranged by a member to open the club at 1pm
the club will close at six pm unless it has been prearranged by a member for the club to remain open longer
if any member requires the use of the club between 1 PM and 2 PM or after 6 PM they must contact the chairman to ensure this is available to them 24 hours in a advance, otherwise you may well find that the club is not open.
I apologised to the inconvenience but as you will appreciate, security is important and with nobody on hand to open or close the club, it is a massive inconvenience to the people having to do it
these arrangements will be reviewed at the next committee meeting on 15 January

Marc A Bryant

Chairman

Mr Roy Bourne

It is with much regret. I have to inform the membership of the death Of our housekeeper Mr Roy Bourne
Roy died on 1 January and was found in his flat on the evening of 2 January
Roy was 61 although yet to be determined it appears he died of natural causes
Roy as been the housekeeper of the club for approximately 8 years taking over from his wife when she died she the had been housekeeper for approximately 15 years and before that a long-time member
Roy carried out his duties for the club in a quiet, unassuming way but failing health in recent years did make that sometimes sporadic.
I’m sure all the club members will have their own memories of Roy and I will keep you informed to what the arrangements are for his funeral
needless to say I’m sure he will be missed by all  as another chapter in the club’s history closes

Marc A Bryant

Chairman

Paul Buswell Club Rapid play 17/12/17

The Paul Buswell Rapid play Tournament took place on December 17 and was greatly enjoyed by everybody it would not be like Christmas without a Buswell rapid play and therefore I would like to thank Paul on the half of the club and myself for a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon which now seems to have become the an annual traditionThe

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Bernard Cafferty 181 b17+ w2= b11= w13+ b10+ w6+ b7+ 6 213
2 Bogdan Lalic 238 W9+ b1= W5+ b6+ w4+ w7= b3= 5.5 229
3 Francis Rayner 206 b8+ w11= b4= w10+ b7= w12+ w2= 5 210
4 Nicolas Varley 205e w12+ b5= w3= w11+ b2- w10+ b6= 4.5 205
5 Rasa Norinkeviciute 182 b14+ w4= b2- w8+ b6- w11+ b12+ 4.5 193
6 John Sugden 185 b13= w7+ b10= w2- w5+ b1- w4= 4 193
7 Ollie Willson 185 w15= b6- w16+ b12+ w3= b2= w1- 4 184
8 Robert Ellisiton 166 w3- b18+ w12- b5- w16+ b17+ b14+ 4 157
9 James Wheeler 171 b2- w10- b14- w15+ b18+ w13+ b11+ 4 167
10 Paul Kelly 177 w18+ b9+ w6= b3- w1- b4- w16+ 3.5 175
11 Howard Tebbs 182 w16+ b3= w1= b4- w14+ b5- w9- 3 168
12 Brendan Ruane 152 b4- w17+ b8+ w7- b13+ b3- w5- 3 161
13 Marc Bryant 149 w6- b16+ w15+ b1- w12- b9- w17+ 3 145
14 Adrian Cload 130 w5- b15- w9+ w17+ b11- b18+ w8- 3 135
15 Mason Woodhams 136 b7- w14+ b13- b9- w17+ b16- w18+ 3 128
16 Gary Willson 129 b11- w13- b7- w18+ b8- w15+ b10- 2 128
17 Umberto Jozwiak 60 w1- b12- w18+ b14- b15- w8- b13- 1 53
18 Lona steuart 18 b10- w8- b17- b16- w9- w14- b15- 0 8

white Rayner

black   Ruane

1. Nf3      c5

2. c4       Nf6

3. Nc3  e6

4. g3  b6

5. Bg2  Bb7

6. O-O  Be7

7. Re1  O-O

8. e4  d6

9. d4 cxd4

10. Nxd4  Qc8
11. Be3  Nbd7

12. Rc1 a6

13. f4 Re8
14. Bf2 Rb8

15. Nd5 exd5
16. cxd5 Nc5

17. b4 Qc7

18. bxc5 bxc5
19. Nf5 Bf8

20. Bd4 Bc8

21. Bxf6 BxF5

22. Ba1 Bd7

23. e5 Qc8

24. e6 fxe6
25. dxe6 Bc6

26. Bd5  Be7

27. Qg4 g6
28. Bxc6  Qxc6

29. f5 Rb4

30. Qxb4 *

MINUTES of the Directors Meeting Monday 20 November 2017,

MINUTES of the Directors Meeting 1815-1850
Monday 20 November 2017, Richard Almond Room, Pelton House
Present: MB  KL  BP  LS  JW [5]     Member: AP
 
1 Apologies for Absence: AC  AH  PK 
2 Minutes of the meeting Monday Oct 20 2017 – agreed, signed by Chairman.
3 Matters arising not already on the Agenda – none.
4 Chairman’s Matters
   4.1 Sale of old Mags on eBay – ‘on-going’.
   4.2 Framing of pictures – more up, more to do, frames still to purchase.
   4.3 Curtains rehanging – ‘to be done’.
   4.4 Dordrecht’ – 6 May 2018, arrangements ‘on-going’.
   4.5 property insurance – insufficient time, to be done next year.
   4.6 ECF clocks – 11 being purchased at £25/clock.
6 Secs’ Reports and Correspondence
   KL –  nothing.
   6.1 Director changes – JW ‘to be done’.
7 Treasurer Report on financial
   7.7.2 Budget – updated sheet distributed.
8 Premises Officers Report
   8.1 SWMLtd Fire Extinguishers Serviced – JW to pay.
   8.2 PK Boiler to be serviced.
   8.3 Roof – scaffolding to go up tomorrow.
9 Website – MB – past histories available, some added, personal pages created for members
    profiles.
10 Junior chess – ‘on-going’.
11 Tournament Controllers Report – Winter Tournaments ‘up and running’.
12 Captains Report – started very well – all teams only 2 lost.  see Website
13 New members:
     Rei Celo – Student Member – agreed unanimous
     Varley Nicolas – Full Member – agreed unanimous
14 Library – books donated by JN all sorted – 150 new to Library.
15 Time/date next meeting:
               Tuesday 09 January 2018, 1815, RA Rm, PH
16 Any other business
   16.1 Honorarium – as last year – agreed unanimous.
   16.2 £100 for Library Books at Congress – cancelled – agreed unanimous.

KEN

hastings go top

Results Form
Division / Competition 1
7-Dec
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 1 Worthing 1
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Grade Player Player Grade
1 #N/A B.Lalic 1 0 Payne, Matthew J 208
2 192 Rayner, Francis 1 0 Graham, David B 204
3 190 Sugden, John N 1 0 Nicholas, Michael D 196
4 #N/A N.Varley 1 0 Nair, Rakesh 157
5 181 Cafferty, Bernard  1/2  1/2 Homeyard, Keith 153
4 1/2  1/2
Board Name Home Away Estimated Grade Comments

Division 1 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Hastings & St.Leonards 1 xxx  4 4 2.5 3 2.5 10.5 0
2 Horsham 1  1  xxx  4.5  3 3 2 8.5 0
3 Worthing  1  xxx 3.5  4.5 3 2 9 0
4 LeWEs 1 2.5 1.5 xxxx 4 3 1.5 8
5 Brighton & Hove 1  xxx 4.5 1 1 4.5 0
6 Haywards Heath 1  0.5  xxx 3.5 2 1 4 0
7 Brighton & Hove 2  1 0.5 1.5  xxx 3 0 3 0
8 Eastbourne 1  2  xxx 1 0 2 0
9 Worthing 2  0.5  xxx 1 0 0.5 0

Hastings & St Leonards 2 go top of league

 

05 Dec Hastings & St Leonards 2 Eastbourne 2
1 181 Cafferty, Bernard 1 0 Weiss, Oliver 154
2 170 Kelly, Paul J 0 1 Butt, Laurence A 146
3 170 Cove, Henry 1 0 Pannett, Matthew 142
4 161 Blewitt, Stephen D 1 0 Elgin, Michael R 130
5 161 Ruane, Brendan J 1 0 Hopkins, Robert 119
Av: 169 4 1 138

 

Division 2 Results

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 2  xxx 4.5 4 4 3 3 12.5 0
2 Crowborough  xxx 2 3.5 3.5 3 2 9 0
3 Hastings & St Leonards 3 0.5 3  xxx 2 3.5 4 2 9 0
4 Eastbourne 2 1 1.5  xxx 2.5 5 4 1.5 10 0
5 Horsham 2  xxx 2.5 4.5 2 1.5 7 0
6 Horsham 3 1 3 2.5 xxx 3 1.5 6.5 0
7 Woodpushers 1 1.5  xxxx 4.5 2 1 6 0
8 Uckfield 1 2.5 0.5  xxx 2 0.5 3 0
9 Lewes 2 1.5 0 0.5  xxx 3 0 2 1

Lewes 1   Hastings & St Leonards 1

 

28 Nov  Lewes 1 Hastings & St Leonards 1 Â
1 186 Costley, Martin O 0 1 Rayner, Francis 192
2 164 Maufe, Barry 1 0 Sugden, John N 190
3 156 Welford, Richard R 0 1 Tebbs, Howard L 182
4 150 Pullan, James ½ ½ Cove, Henry 170
5 139 Robinson, Adam 1 0 Ruane, Brendan J 161
Av: 159 2.5 2.5 179

 

FW: MSCL Div 1 Lewes 1 v Hastings 1 28 November 2017Hi all,Just a quick update as I was busy with my own game and didn’t have much of a chance to look at the other games.Francis was feeling really unwell when we arrived but then went on play probably his best game of the season to record a very nice thematic win in an English. John was probably holding but apparently made some errors towards the time control and has probably adjourned in a lost position. I had a nagging edge throughout the middle game and reached  a level material knight and bishop ending with a 2-1 queenside majority. I am not sure that it was completely sound but I sacked a pawn to activate my King and reach what I hoped was a winning knight and pawn ending. My opponent eventually gave up his Knight for my passed b pawn and in the adjourned position I am clearly winning with Knight and 3 pawns versus his 4 pawns. Henry was apparently in trouble in his game at some point but made an opportune draw offer, which was accepted, with both players having a number of moves to make with little time to reach the time control.  Brendan played a delayed Wing Gambit in a Sicilian and reach what looked to be a crushing position. However instead of maintaining a strong bind and improving his position he played a small combination which won a piece for a couple of doubled pawns but left his Knight on a8 with no means of escape. His opponents pieces sprung into life, regaining the piece, and soon obtaining a won position.So it s a 2.5 – 2.5 draw which although not being what we hoped for, bearing in mind that we out-graded then on every board, could easily have been even worse.RegardsHoward

Willsons 3rds go top

HELP Results Form October 18
Date of Match Division / Competition 2
29-Nov
Home Team Away Team
Woodpushers 1 Hastings 3
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Grade Player Player Grade
1 174 Hutchings, Roger M 0 1 Blewitt, Stephen D 161
2 161 Briggs, Andrew J 0 1 Wheeler, James M 159
3 156 Kelly, Ian G 0 1 Bryant, Marc A 136
4 153 Samworth-Calvier, Juju 1 0 c.Hann #N/A
5 140 Coleman, Frederick 0.5  1/2 Willson, Gary 129
1 1/2 3 1/2
Board Name Home Away Estimated Grade Comments

MID Tom Fuller Cup

 

Division 2 Results
Board Home Hastings & St Leonards 5 Maidstone 6 Away
1 (W) 129A
S

Cosens, Derek

0 – 1
B

Lane, Robert E

149A
2 (B) 119A
G

Stock, William

1 – 0
B

Smith, Douglas J

121B
3 (W) 113C
B

Hossack, Keith

½ – ½
N

Dentten, Ross

90L
4 (B) 78B
S

Jozwiak, Umberto Joe

1 – 0
N

Patience, Dean

37D
Average 109 2½ – 1½ Average 99
Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Hastings & St Leonards 5 3 1 2 0 4 0 0 0
Swale 3 2 1 1 0 5 3 3 0 0 0
Maidstone 5 3 1 1 1 6 6 3 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 5 3 0 3 0 6 6 3 0 0 0
Snodland 3 2 1 0 1 4 4 2 0 0 0
Weald of Kent 3 2 1 0 1 4 4 2 0 0 0
Maidstone 6 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 0
Medway 2 2 0 1 1 3 5 1 0 0 0

Horsham 3     Hastings 3

HELP Results Form October 18
Date of Match Division / Competition 2
21-Nov
Home Team Away Team
Horsham 3 Hastings 3
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Grade Player Player Grade
1 165 Harbott, Peter  1/2  1/2 Wheeler, James M 159
2 164 Taylor, Alex B 0 1 Bryant, Marc A 136
3 163 Heath, Chris W  1/2  1/2 Hann, Chris N #N/A
4 160 Comley, Ian S 1 0 Woodhams, Mason 136
5 157 Bennet-Stevens, Lucy 1 0 Willson, Gary 129
3 2
Board Name Home Away Estimated Grade Comments
3 Hann, Chris N Away 136 ECF Ref: 112034H

Division 2 Results

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