RAPID PLAY FOR THE BOURNE TROPHY in memory of Iris and Roy Bourne ORGANISED BY PAUL BUSWELL

PASCHAL
RAPID PLAY
FOR THE BOURNE TROPHY
in memory of Iris and Roy Bourne

ORGANISED BY PAUL BUSWELL
by courtesy of
THE CHAIRMAN & COMMITTEE OF
HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS CHESS CLUB

TO BE HELD ON
EASTER MONDAY 2nd APRIL
CLOCKS START 2:00 p.m.
(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 rapidplay grading.
HASTINGS & ST. LEONARDS CLUB MEMBERS ONLY, who are already E.C.F. members or will have become so by the end of the season.
(If the event was open to non-members of the Club it would increase the E.C.F. membership requirement unacceptably)

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 20 absolute tops
and people will be turned away after that number is reached,
so advance booking is strongly recommended.
Book by contacting Paul Buswell, on e-mail paulbuswellchess@aol.com or otherwise phone 01424 444321. Don’t give your entry to anyone else.
No tournament if fewer than 12 assured entries by Monday 26th March.

Entry fees: if entering by 26th March £3.50 (£1.75 if grade <120, or if you’ve never played in one of these before); or £5.25 if entering later than then. Tea time refreshments (self-service) included in entry fee. Visitors’ parking vouchers from Jim Wheeler beforehand, contact him direct. *****

Hastings & St Leonards 3 Swale 1

MID En Passant Cup 2018-02-25

Board Home Hastings & St Leonards 3 Swale 1 Away
1 (B) 170A (169)
G

Kelly, Paul J

½ – ½
P

Hyde, Keith G

166A (166)
2 (W) 170A (166)
G

Cove, Henry

½ – ½
B

Nevols, Keith

157A (161)
3 (B) 159A (163)
S

Wheeler, James M

1 – 0
B

Gedminas, Vytautas

136E (136)
4 (W) 136A (140)
S

Woodhams, Mason

1 – 0
G

Jefferies, Tyrone R

116A (118)
5 (B) 113C (118)
B

Hossack, Keith

0 – 1
B

Woolacott, Rob

90* (0)
6 (W) 90* (86)
S

Jozwiak, Umberto Joe

0 – 1
B

Sawyer, Barry

90* (82)
Average 139 3 – 3 Average 125

a

MID En Passant Cup

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Maidstone 3 5 3 1 1 17½ 12½ 7 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 3 3 1 2 0 10½ 4 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 3 3 2 0 1 10½ 4 0 0 0
Snodland 1 4 2 0 2 11½ 12½ 4 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 3 3 1 1 1 9 9 3 0 0 0
Swale 1 4 1 1 2 10 14 3 0 0 0
Weald of Kent 1 6 1 1 4 15 21 3 0 0 0

Hastings 1 Brighton 2

 

Results Form January 18
Date of Match Division / Competition 1
24-Feb
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 1 Brighton 2
1 2
Grade Player Result Player Grade
1 210 Varley, Nicolas 1 0 Salmons, Calum 178
2 190 Sugden, John N  1/2  1/2 Everett, Joe 169
3 182 Tebbs, Howard L 1 0 Hamilton, Michael J 151
4 181 Cafferty, Bernard 1 0 Lake, Chris 148
5 169 Kelly, Paul J 1 0 Wright W #N/A
4 1/2  1/2
Board Name Home Away Estimated Grade Comments

a

Division 1 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 1  xxx 4 4.5 3.5 2 2.5 2.5  4.5 7 5 22.5 0
2 Horsham 1 1  xxx 2 4.5 3 3 2.5 6 3.5 16 0
3 Worthing 1 0.5 3  xxx 2.5 4.5 3.5 2 6 3.5 16 0
4 Brighton & Hove 1 2.5  xxx 2 3 3.5 4.5 5 3.5 15.5 0
5 Haywards Heath 1 1.5 0.5 3  xxx 2.5 3.5 5 2.5 11 0
6 Worthing 2 3 0.5 2 2.5  xxx 3 5 2.5 11 0
7 Lewes 1 2.5 2 1.5 2  xxx 4 5 1.5 12 0
8 Eastbourne 1 2.5 2 3 1.5  xxx 4 1.5 9 0
9 Brighton & Hove 2  0.5 2.5 0.5 1.5 1  xxx 5 0.5 6 0

I spotted I could win a pawn in opposite colour Bishop end where his Bishop could only shuffle. post mortem demonstrated that the ending was winning.Bernard kept his opponents Rooks under control with his minor pieces improving central control with his Rooks. Nic. got a better opening after a few sub optimal moves by Callum. Howard was on form snuffing out his opponents threats. John had a double edged possition where her was happy to take the draw.

Just need to beat Brighton & H now on 22 March as Horsham 1 lost to Worthing 1

P Kelly

Hastings & St Leonards 5 v Weald of Kent 3

MID Tom Fuller Cup 2018-02-22

Board Home Hastings & St Leonards 5 Weald of Kent 3 Away
1 (W) 136A (140)
S

Woodhams, Mason

0 – 1
G

Hart Dyke, James E

140C (144)
2 (B) 119D (124)
S

Kimber, John D

½ – ½
B

Warrick, David H

107C (105)
3 (W) 119A (116)
G

Stock, William

1 – 0
B

Lyakh, Oleg

104D (109)
4 (B) 65A (74)
G

Tournier, Patrice

½ – ½
S

Broadhead, Geoffrey J

70L (28)
Average 109 2 – 2 Average 105

 

 

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Swale 3 5 3 2 0 12½ 8 0 0 0
Weald of Kent 3 6 2 3 1 12½ 11½ 7 0 0 0
Medway 2 6 1 4 1 12 12 6 0 0 0
Maidstone 5 5 1 3 1 10 10 5 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 5 5 1 3 1 10 10 5 0 0 0
Snodland 3 6 2 1 3 11 13 5 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 5 4 0 4 0 8 8 4 0 0 0
Maidstone 6 5 1 0 4 8 12 2 0 0 0

Maidstone 4 Hastings & St Leonards 4

MID Harvey Cup 2018-02-21

Board Home Maidstone 4 Hastings & St Leonards 4 Away
1 (W) 151C (152)
B

Wisman, Arnaud

½ – ½
S

Wheeler, James M

159A (163)
2 (B) 147B (142)
B

Beavis, Barrington

1 – 0
S

Bryant, Marc A

136A (140)
3 (W) 144A (144)
G

Heath, David R

1 – 0
S

Cosens, Derek

129A (123)
4 (B) 134A (133)
N

Clark, Ian J

0 – 1
S

Willson, Gary

129B (128)
5 (W) 91A (94)
B

Osina, Nigel

0 – 1
B

Chandler, Gregory F

76C (80)
6 (B) 75* (62)
B

Rutter, Rebecca J

0 – 1
S

Jozwiak, Umberto Joe

78B (86)
Average 123 2½ – 3½ Average 117

a

MID Harvey Cup

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Swale 2 5 3 1 1 18 12 7 0 0 0
Medway 1 3 1 2 0 10½ 4 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 4 3 1 2 0 4 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 4 4 1 2 1 12 12 4 0 0 0
Weald of Kent 2 3 2 0 1 9 9 4 0 0 0
Maidstone 4 3 1 0 2 2 0 0 0
Snodland 2 5 0 1 4 20½ 1 0 0 0

Hastings & St Leonards 2 Rainham (Kent) 2

MID Stevenson Cup 2018-02-18

Board Home Hastings & St Leonards 2 Rainham (Kent) 2 Away
1 (W) 170A
G

Kelly, Paul J

0 – 1
G

Taylor, Martin R

230A
2 (B) 161A
G

Blewitt, Stephen D

0 – 1
N

Barnes, David JR

173C
3 (W) 161
G

Ruane, Brendan J

1 – 0
G

Waters, Andrew C

158A
4 (B) 159A
S

Wheeler, James M

1 – 0
N

Springett, Robert

133B
5 (W) 136A
S

Woodhams, Mason

½ – ½
B

Tucker, Constantine

117F (135)
6 (B) 132A
G

Cload, Adrian

1 – 0
B

Clifford, Gary R

110B
Average 153 3½ – 2½ Average 153

a

MID Stevenson Cup

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Tunbridge Wells 2 7 4 2 1 25 17 10 0 0 0
Maidstone 2 6 3 2 1 19½ 16½ 8 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 2 6 2 2 2 17 19 6 0 0 0
Rochester 1 5 0 3 2 13 17 3 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 2 6 1 1 4 15½ 20½ 3 0 0 0

tough match today against Rainham with the results mainly going to grades. Paul had the toughest job against highly rated Martin Taylor. Brendan had a long middle game with a knight and bishop against 2 bishops and a couple of extra pawns, Brendan managed to manoeuvre his knight around to pick up some pawns and swopped off the bishop with the opposite bishop which helped more and won the game. Jim had a good fight with Robert Springett who was getting short of time but managed to keep going and Jim had to work hard to make sure of the win. Mason’s opponent is currently 135 in the new grading’s so a draw was the right result with some exiting play going a queen up at one point but in the end it went to a draw with a bishop each of the same colour squares and not able to push the pawns through. I didn’t play all the right moves but managed to push up my queen and rook causing Gary to protect his king unwittingly letting me pick off a bishop for nothing which helped my bishop put even more pressure on his king in the corner and on bringing up my second rook the match was resigned. 3 ½ to 2 ½ win for Hastings

Adrian

2nd Tunbridge Wells Chess Congress

2nd Tunbridge Wells Chess Congress
9th / 10th June 2018
sponsored by Savills plc

The 2nd Tunbridge Wells Chess Congress takes place on 9th/10th June 2018 at Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club, TN1 1DL.
A downloadable entry form can be found at www.invictachess.co.uk

There are three sections; Open, Major (U160), and Minor (U127).

Entry fee: £25 for adults, £15 for juniors, irrespective of section. £7.50 ECF grading supplement for ECF Bronze members and ECF non-members. Entry fees can be paid online or via cheque.

Time control: 80 minutes for all moves with a 10 second increment from move one.

Further details can be found on the entry form.

The Congress is likely to be even more popular than last year, so book your place early!

Housekeeper

Hastings and St Leonards chess club

Housekeeper

Due to the recent death of our housekeeper the Hastings and Leonards chess club are now actively looking for a resident housekeeper.

The committee have decided to offer this position in the first instance to the current club membership .

Any member who may be interested in this position should contact the chairman no later than Sunday, 18 March.

The chairman will happily discuss the club’s requirements for this position and the terms and conditions of it and also any terms and conditions that the applicant may have.

Marc A Bryant
Chairman

HELP Results Form January 18
Date of Match Division / Competition 1
Date
Home Team Away Team
Eastbourne 1 Hastings 1
1 1
Grade Player Result Player Grade
1 187 Froom, Oliver 0 1 Varley, Nicolas 210
2 169 Pickersgill, Adrian O  1/2  1/2 Sugden, John N 190
3 163 Carpenter, Paul J  1/2  1/2 Sugden, John N 190
4 157 Reddie, Michael J  1/2  1/2 Kelly, Paul J 169
5 152 Butt, Laurence A 1 0 Wheeler, James M 163
2 1/2 2 1/2
Board Name Home Away Estimated Grade Comments

James had a good opening but dropped an exchange.
I had a good opening but drifted into a worse position a pawn down but made a save by repetition. Howard repeated to avoid a worse position. John had a very compact Sheveningen Sicilian position but could not make progress. Nic played a strong open Sicilian O-O. He created passed c and b pawns which was decisive.

Division 1 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 1  xxx 4 4.5 3.5 2 2.5  2.5 6 4 19 0
2 Horsham 1 1  xxx 4.5 3 3 2.5 5 3.5 14 0
3 Worthing 1 0.5  xxx 2.5 4.5 3.5 2 5 2.5 13 0
4 Brighton & Hove 1 2.5  xxx 2 3.5 4.5 4 2.5 12.5 0
5 Haywards Heath 1 1.5 0.5 3  xxx 2.5 3.5 5 2.5 11 0
6 Worthing 2 3 0.5 2.5 xxx 3 4 2.5 9 0
7 Lewes 1 2.5 2 1.5 2  xxx 4 5 1.5 12 0
8 Eastbourne 1  2.5 2 3 1.5  xxx 4 1.5 9 0
9 Brighton & Hove 2 2.5 0.5 1.5 1  xxx 4 0.5 5.5 0

Est. 1882