Hastings- Bethune Weekend

Hastings Chess Club had the pleasure of entertaining our French counterparts from the town of Bethune on the weekend of the 23 24th of September

The weekend started with the French arriving and receiving a warm welcome from the local seagulls They checked in at the Chatsworth hotel at 3 PM and after being checked in we took them for a walk along the seafront to the West Hill lift once safely on the hill we visited St Clements caves
after this and having got settled in to the hotel we invited them to an evening of chess at the His Cafe Robinson Street this comprised of a buffet and a five rounds Swiss tournament after initial speeches by the club chairman and his Bethune counterpart we got down to the chess which was Won by Howard Tebbs
a cross table for the tournament is shown below

 

1 Tebbs Howard EnG 2060 25+Â 8+Â 12+ 2= 11+ 4.5
2 Wheeler Jim ENG 1922 22+ 20+ 10+ 1= 3= 4
3 Sugden John ENG 2170 13+ 19+ 16= 5+ 2= 4
4 Rayner Francis WLS 2186 14+ 16- 18+ 19+ 8+ 4
5 Wallart Jean Fra 1990 15= 21+ 24+ 3- 9+ 3.5
6 Cosens Derek ENG 1682 11- 23+ 20- 22+ WIN 3
7 Bryant Marc ENG 1738 20- 13- 23+ 25+ 16+ 3
8 Christophe Lucie FRA 1810 17+ 1- 22+ 21+ 4- 3
9 Blewitt Steve Eng 1814 18+ 10- 14+ 16+ 5- 3
10 Meuriot Philippe FRA 1910 24+ 9+ 2- 12- 20+ 3
11 Damarez Philippe FRA 1930 6+ 12- 13+ 20+ 1- 3
12 Elliston Bob ENG 2012 23+ 11+ 1- 10+ 3
13 Courreur Alexandre Fra 1640 3- 7+ 11- 14= WIN 2.5
14 Dubois Philippe FRA 1690 4- 15+ 9- 13= 25+ 2.5
15 Cload Adrian ENG 1690 5= 14- 19- 23+ 18+ 2.5
16 Christophe Jean Luc FRA 1780 21+ 4+ 3= 9- 7- 2.5
17 Chander Gregg ENG 1258 8- 18- 25- 26+ 21+ 2
18 Bugny Francis FRA 1500 9- 17+ 4- 24+ 15- 2
19 Pallaro Jean Yves Fra 1770 26+ 3- 15+ 4- 22+ 2
20 GonZales Mathias FRA 2010 7+ 2- 6+ 11- 10- 2
21 Jozwiak umberto Eng 1274 16- 5- 26+ 8- 17- 1
22 Lecluse Claude FRA 1470 2- 26+ 8- 6- 19- 1
23 Coudenis Christian FRA 1530 12- 6- 7- 15- 26+ 1
24 Hossack Keith ENG 1602 10- 25+ 5- 18- 1
25 Poslednik Patrick FRA 1620 1- 24- 17+ 7- 14- 1
26 Stewart Lona ENG 700 19- 22- 21- 17- 23- 0

on the Sunday we play a Scheveningen style tournament in  2 sections which Hastings won 49.5 32.5

a cross tables is below

F.Rayner J.Sugden H.Tebbs R.Norinkeviciute J.Wheeler M.Woodhams
Gonzales Mathias 0.5-0.5 0-1 0-1 0-1 0.5-0.5 1-0 2
Wallart Jean 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1
Damarez Philippe 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0.5-0.5 1-0 1.5
Meuriot Phillippe 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 2
Christophe Lucie 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 2
Christophe Jean-Luc 0.5-0.5 0.5-0.5 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 3
4 5.5 5 6 3 0

 

 

Marc Bryant A.Cload J.Kimber p.Buswell A.Pontonutti G.Chander L.Steuart
1738 1690 1592 1585 1465 1258 700
Pallaro Jean-Yves 1770 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 2
Dubois Philippe 1690 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 3
Courreur Alexandre 1640 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 .5-.5 1-0 3.5
Poslednik Patrick 1620 0-1 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 0.5-0.5 1-0 4.5
Coudenis Christian 1530 0-1 0-1 0-1 0.5-0.5 1-0 0-1 1-0 2.5
Bugny Francis 1500 0-1 0-1 0.5-0.5 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 3.5
Lecluse Cla 1470 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 2
7 7 5.5 2.5 0 6 0

This was followed by a traditional English beef roast dinner at the His cafe Robinson Street I like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at the His cafe. Kevin Boorman of Hastings Borough Council, Gregg Chandler for his help in showing French around and his translating Dana and Lyla Woodhams For their help at the His Café ,Mrs Woodhams for her help in fairing things around and the preparation of the goody bags and finally Mason Woodlands Jim Wheeler and Paul Buswell for all their help in making this a great success  which everybody seemed to agree was a very entertaining event

a letter received from the Bethune president shown below

Dear Mason,

I held, by this short note, to express you all our gratitude for the splendid stay which we passed to Hastings, in the name of all the participants.

Your reception was, like always, remarkable. We could appreciate the charms of your so beautiful city, that some among us discovered for the 1st time.

The funicular was very impressive, and allowed us to overhang your city and thus to have a splendid sight of it.

You still showed that you were strongest in the match which opposed to us. Cheer with you.

We very sincerely hope to re-examine you in 2 years with Béthune, where we will continue our friendly tournaments on the chess-board and, especially, will continue to weave these staunch links of friendship which link our 2 clubs and our 2 cities for a long time already.

Still thank you for all and with the pleasure of re-examining you very soon.

Philippe DUBOIS Secretary of AEB

 

Marc A Bryant

chairman

Medway 1 v   Hastings & St Leonards 4 Harvey Cup

Team

Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Hastings & St Leonards 4 1 0 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0
Medway 1 1 0 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Weald of Kent 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Snodland 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maidstone 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Swale 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Board Home Medway 1 Hastings & St Leonards 4 Away
1 (W) 151B

Marshall, Chris

0 – 1

Wheeler, James M

159A
2 (B) 143D

Shevlane, Paul

1 – 0

Bryant, Marc A

136A
3 (W) 138B

Foster, Paul

½ – ½

Woodhams, Mason

136A
4 (B) 117F

Tucker, Constantine

1 – 0 132A
5 (W) 103C

Langford, David K

0 – 1

Oakman, Steve

89D
6 (B) 91D

Hampton, Barry

½ -½

Jozwiak, Umberto Joe

78B
Total 123 3 – 3 121

Fixture List 2017/18

Kent County Cup  Away Folkstone  v Hastings 07/10/2017
kent Harvey Away MEDWAY  v Hastings 09/10/2017
kent STEVENSON Home Hastings v ROCHESTER 15/10/2017
Sussex Div2 Home Hastings 3 v Hastings 2  18/10/2017
kent Harvey Home Hastings v Swale 22/10/2017
kent STEVENSON away Tun/well v Hastings 23/10/2017
Sussex Div 3 Home Hastings 4 v Woodpushers 24/10/2017
kent County Cup  Away Maidstone v Hastings 25/10/2017
Sussex Div 1 Home Hastings 1 v Horsham 26/10/2017
kent Fuller Away MEDWAY  v Hastings 30/10/2017
kent Fuller Home Hastings v Tun/Wells 05/11/2017
Sussex Div 3 Away Sussex University  v Hastings 4 06/11/2017
kent EN Passant Away W.O.K v Hastings 06/11/2017
Sussex Div 2 Home Hastings 3 v Crowborough 08/11/2017
kent County Cup  Away Rainham v Hastings 08/11/2017
kent STEVENSON Away Rochester v Hastings 09/11/2017
kent STEVENSON Home Hastings v Rainham 12/11/2017
Sussex Div 2 Home Hastings 2 v Horsham 14/11/2017
kent STEVENSON Home Hastings v Maidstone 19/11/2017
Sussex Div 3 Away Horsham v Hastings 3 21/11/2017
kent Fuller Home Hastings v Maidstone 26/11/2017
Sussex Div 1 Away Lewes v Hastings 1 28/11/2017
Sussex Div 2 Away Woodpushers v Hastings 3 29/11/2017
kent County Cup  Away Tun/wells v Hastings 04/12/2017
Sussex Div 2 Home Hastings 2 v Eastbourne 05/12/2017
Sussex Div 1 Home Hastings 1 v Worthing 07/12/2017
2018
Sussex Div3 Home Hastings 3 v Horsham 10/01/2018
Sussex Div3 Away Crowborough v Hastings 2 12/01/2018
kent C Home Hastings v Folkstone 14/01/2018
Sussex Div 1 Away worthing v Hastings 1 15/01/2018
kent County Cup  Home Hastings v Tun/wells 16/01/2018
Sussex Div 3 Away Eastbourne v Hastings 4 16/01/2018
Sussex Div 2 Away Eastbourne v Hastings 3 19/01/2018
kent County Cup  Home Hastings v Rainham 21/01/2018
kent Harvey Away W.O.K v Hastings 22/01/2018
Sussex Div 2 Away Horsham v Hastings 2 23/01/2018
Sussex Div 3 Away Argumentatives v Hastings 4 24/01/2018
Sussex Div 1 Home Hastings 1 v Haywards Heath 25/01/2018
kent STEVENSON Home Hastings v Tun/Wells 28/01/2018
Sussex Div 2 Away Lewes v Hastings 3 30/01/2018
kent STEVENSON Away Rainham v Hastings 31/01/2018
kent Fuller Home Hastings v Snodlands 04/02/2018
Sussex Div 3 Home Hastings 4 v Brighton 06/02/2018
Sussex Div 1 Home Hastings 1 v Brighton 08/02/2018
kent En Passant Home Hastings v Rainham 11/02/2018
Sussex Div 2 Home Hastings 2 v Lewes 13/02/2018
kent En Passant Away Snodlands v Hastings 15/02/2018
Sussex Div 1 Away Eastbourne v Hastings 1 16/02/2018
kent Harvey Away Maidstone v Hastings 21/02/2018
kent Fuller Home Hastings v W.O.K 22//2/2018
kent En Passant Home Hastings v Swale 25/02/2018
Sussex Div 3 Home Hastings 4 v Worthing 27/02/2018
kent STEVENSON Away Maidstone v Hastings 28/02/2018
kent Fuller Home Hastings v Swale 04/03/2018
kent Harvey Home Hastings v Tun/wells 05/03/2018
Sussex Div 2 Home Hastings 3 v Uckfield 07/03/2018
kent County Cup  Home Hastings v Maidstone 11/03/2018
Sussex Div 3 Away Brighton v Hastings 4 13/03/2018
kent Fuller Away Maidstone v Hastings 14/03/2018
Sussex Div 2 Away Uckfield v hastings 2 14/03/2018
kent Fuller Home Hastings v Tun/wells 18/03/2018
kent En Passant Away Tun/wells v Hastings 19/03/2018
Sussex Div 1 Away Brighton v Hastings 1 22/03/2018
kent Harvey Away Snodlands v Hastings 22/03/2018
kent En Passant Home Hastings v Maidstone 25/03/2018
Sussex Div 2 Home Hastings 2 v Woodpushers 27/03/2018

Anslow Cup 2017

Anslow Cup
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
B.Ruane 160 1  xx  1/2 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.50
J.Kimber 2  1/2  xx 1 0 0 1 1  1/2 4.00
A.Pickersgill 169 3 0 0  xx 1  1/2 1  1/2 1wo 4.00
K.Hossack 117 4 0 1 0  xx 0 1  1/2 1 3.50
P.Kelly 169 5 0 1  1/2 1  xx 0 1  xx 3.50
R.Webb 108 6 0 0 0 0 1  xx 0 1 2.00
A.Cload 132 7 0 0  1/2  1/2 0 1  xx 0 2.00
W.Stock 114 8 0  1/2 0def  xx 0 0 1  xx 1.50

Bradley Martin   2017   

Bradley Martin 2017
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
G.Chander 77  xx  1/2 1  1/2 1 1 1 5
U.JozWiak 76  1/2  xx 1 0 1 1 1 4    1/2
P.Tournier 58 0 0  xx  xx 1 1 1 3
s.Oakman 93  1/2 1  xx  xx  xx  xx 1 2  1/2
R.Richardson 71 0 0 0 xx xx 1 1 2
H.Stephens 48 0 0 0  xx 0  xx 1 1
L.Steuart 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  xx 0

Starting Cup1 0 min Tournament

Starting Cup1 0 min Tournament
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6
P.Kelly 1 xx  xx  xx  xx 1  1/2  1/2 0 1 1 1  1/2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 15 1/2
J.Wheeler. 2 0  1/2  1/2 0  xx  xx  xx xx 1 1 1  1/2 1 1 0 0 xx  xx 0 0  xx  xx  xx  xx 6 1/2
M.Bryant 3 0 0 0 !/2 0 0 0  1/2 xx x xx  xx  xx 0 0 0 1 0 1  xx xx 1 1 1 0 6  1/2
S.Blewitt 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0  xx xx  xx  xx xx  xx  xx  xx  xx xx xx  xx 5
R.Norinkeviciute 5 0 0 1 1  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx 0 1  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx 3
M.Woodhams 6 0 0 0 0  xx  xx  xx  xx 0 0 0 1  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx 1

The White Cup

The White Cup
1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11
P.Kelly 1  xx  xx  1/2 0 1 1 1 0 1 1  xx xx 1 1 xx  xx 1 1  xx  xx 1 1 11  1/2
M.Bryant 2 1  1/2  xx  xx 1 0 1 0 1  1/2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 11
R.Webb 3 0 0 1 0  xx  xx 0 0 xx  xx  xx  xx  xx xx 0 1  xx  xx 1 1 1 1 6
S.Blewitt 4 0 1 1 0 1 1  xx  xx xx xxx  xx xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx 4
A.Cload 5 0 0 0  1/2  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx 0 1  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx 1 1 3 1/2
O.Namouk 6  xx xx 1 0  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx 1 1 3
M.Woodhams 7 0 0 1 0  xx  xx  xx  xx 0 1  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx 2
D.Cosens 8  xx  xx 1 1 0 1  xx  xx  x  xx  xx xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx 3
J.Wheeler 9 0 0 1 0  xx  xx  xx xx xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx 1
A.Pontonutti 10  xx  xx 1 0 0 0  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xxx  xx 1
L.Steuart 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 xx  xx 0 0 0 0  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx  xx 0

final table Wednesday tournament

1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7
1 M.A.Bryant  x  x 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 10
2 A.Pontonutti 0 0 x x 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 7
3 J.Kimber 0 0 0 0  x  x 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 5
4 R.Webb 1 0 0 1 0 1  x  x  x  x x 0 1 1 5
5 S.Blewitt 0 1 0 1 1 0  x  x  x  x  x  1/2 1 1 5.5
6 O.Namouk 0 0 1 1 1 0  x  x  1/2  x  x x  x  x 3.5
7 B.Penfold 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  x  x  x  x 0

Wanstead & Woodford Chess Club

This was a great result in the end. We went at least two nil down, maybe more, then pulled back slowly with a win from Patrice and draw from Howard. Then we had four wins near the end from Brenden, Ollie, Mason and then, last to finish, me

Win 5 ½ to 4 ½
White on odds

Captain      A Cload

O Willson 185     1-0      David Spearman   189
Tebbs     182     ½-½      Larry Marden     177
Kelly     167     0-1      Mark Murrell     157
Ruane     160     1-0      Paul Barclay     150
Cload     134     1-0      David Smith      146
Woodhams  133     1-0      Ben Harte        128
G willson 129     0-1      Paul Haddock     125
Hossack   116     0-1      David Rawlings   124
Jozwiak    78     0-1      Voldi Gailans     89
Tournier   67     1-0      Jean L Mara       56

Chairman report

Chairman report

Another year has gone by and in that time we have lost three former members of the club.

Nigel Harvey until recently had been member since the 80s died in December. He had had a long battle with cancer for over 10 years, a battle he sadly lost in December.

John Driver who until recently had been a member for over 10 years was enjoying a rare visit to the club, died suddenly at the board.

Roy Harper, a member of the club for a few years, died in March.

I would like to express my condolences to all the families on behalf of the chess club.

I’ve said this before and will say it again: it is my view that nobody should get too comfortable in the roles they perform for the club. I have now completed three years as chairman. Only the membership can judge as to whether they were three years good or bad years. It is time for somebody else to take up the role of chairman. This is not to say I am not unwilling to continue in the role, I would just not oppose anybody who wishes to have a go.

It has been extremely busy year for me in relation to the club. In December the vegetation growing at the back at the club came down during a storm into the clubs back courtyard. Also with the death of Nigel Hartley there was a lot of work to get the flat back up to a level where it could be rehired. This work which was done over a period a 2 ½ months costs the club approximately £2000 and lost the club approximately £1200 in lost rent, something I’m sure Jim Wheeler will report on. I would like to thank Paul Kelly for work he did in getting rid of the vegetation at the back of the flat and welcome him as the new tenant.

Another major issue which came to light when dealing with the flat was the fact that we seemed to be paying over the odds for our water, paying two lots of standing charges, road drainage, and waste water. This seems ridiculous to me so I took on the water companies and after six months of arguing with them the water company eventually saw things my way but not before giving £220 in goodwill gestures. I’m happy to report the we are now on a water meter which means instead of playing in advance we now paying in arrears and we are only playing for what we use, a potential saving of about £1000 a year.

Another issue that came to light and is something we will need to address in the next five or six years at considerable cost is the upstairs conservatory which is in a dreadful state. This again will have a cost implication on our budget. I was hoping this year to ring fence  £1500 a year over the next five years in order to get this work done. However, because of the previous mentioned issues with the flat this year, it had to go by the board. We’d intend to start this process this year.

In what now seems to be becoming a tradition Alan Barton gave a talk at the club in June and July. I’m sure all those that attended enjoyed these talks. I would like to thank Alan for his efforts.

Paul Buswell did one of his traditional bank holiday tournaments which was greatly enjoyed by all. It was very nice to see Paul in the club and would like to thank him running this tournament.

We also ran three Weekender tournaments this year bringing in a small profit. However I’m unable to continue to do these as I’m now employed at weekends. Anyone wishing to take over these tournaments please let me know.

We have a twinning events on the 23rd and 24th of September when Bethune visits us. I’m very grateful for the fact that Mason Woodhams very kindly agreed to run this. Any members wishing to offer their support please contact Mason.

The internal tournaments seem to be running on a reasonably good timetable now and all the winter tournaments have been sent for grading. My thanks to Raza for looking after these.

Congratulations to Ollie Willson in the coming club champion in convincing style with no losses and drawing only three game. Mason Woodlands was a likely winner of the Pelton. Roy Webb and Anna Pontonutti sharing the Rush.

External tournaments.

It was not an over successful year our first team in Sussex league finished third, the second and third teams finished fourth and six respectively. At one stage it looked as if second-team would gain promotion and the fourth team in division three still remains the best 4 in Sussex

Kent league.

We failed to qualify for the semi-finals in the Harvey En Passant and Fuller in the Stevenson and went out in the semi-finals.

Roy Bourne, despite health issues, continues to function as a housekeeper although there have been a few problems with the opening of the club. It is still preferable to having no one at all in the building to open I thank him for his efforts in the past year.

Please remember that the AGM is your opportunity to express your views on how the club is run. At the last AGM everything seemed to go through on the nod which of course makes my life as chairman very easy. However I would rather have a lively AGM in which things are discussed in order to facilitate the best outcome for the club.

Lastly, I’d like to thank all the members of the committee for their work during the last year.

Marc A Bryant

Est. 1882