Eastbourne 2 Hastings 3

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Results Form December 17
Date of Match Division / Competition 2
19-Jan
Home Team Away Team
Eastbourne 2 Hastings 3
Grade Player Player Grade
1 162 Reddie, Michael J  1/2  1/2 Blewitt, Stephen D 161
2 154 Weiss, Oliver  1/2  1/2 Wheeler, James M 159
3 146 Butt, Laurence A 1 0 Bryant, Marc A 136
4 142 Pannett, Matthew 0 1 Hann, Chris N 136
5 130 Elgin, Michael R 0 1 Willson, Gary 129
2 3
Board Name Home Away Estimated Grade Comments

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Division 2 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 2  xxx 4.5 4.5 4 4 4 4 17 0
2 Horsham 2  xxx 3.5 4 2.5 4.5 4 3.5 14.5 0
4 Crowborough 0.5 1.5  xxx 2 3.5 3.5 5 2 11 0
3 Hastings & St Leonards 3 0.5 1 3  xxx  3 2 3.5 6 3 13 0
5 Eastbourne 2 1 1.5  2  xxx 2.5 5 5 1.5 12 0
6 Horsham 3 1 2.5 3  xxx 3 1.5 6.5 0
7 Woodpushers 1 1.5  xxx 4.5 2 1 6 0
8 Uckfield 1 0.5 2.5  xxx 2 0.5 3 0
9 Lewes 2 1.5 0 0.5  xxx 3 0 2 1

Hastings white on odds, and win 3:2.

Teams were evenly matched, so a close result was assured.

Marc went into a variation that lost material but promised an attacking advantage that never ultimately materialised due to Laurence’s innovative counter. Laurence powered his advantage through with a relatively quick win.

Steve (in his last game for us as he is now nominated out) got into a drawn position with no imbalances, requiring a lot of work and risk to make something of it. When a draw was offered, even though 1 – 0 down at that time, his assessment of Board 4 & 5 looking good for us made his decision easy.

I swapped of my bad “good” bishop for his good “bad” bishop, and in doing so locked his “good” light squared bishop, and a rook, out of the game with a pawn chain ending on E6. Effectively material up, I could choose my method of execution: I forced the swap off of his only active pieces, and went for strangulation. The curtain came down as the lady was half way through her final aria.

Chris went up an exchange and retained a significant initiative until move 42 when the 3 hours was up. Matthew was defending well but ultimately was running out of good defensive moves as Chris, rather than wait for the time control, tried to find a win over the board. Beaten only by the clock, Fritz had Chris at plus 6 pawns in the final analysis.

Jim and Oli had a close tactical game that Jim turned in his favour decisively around move 35 when he won Oli’s key central pawns. With a rook and minor piece each, and Jim’s 4 connected passed pawns in the centre, Jim was spoilt for choice for winning moves. Move 40 however and he had overlooked the simple pin of his rook to his knight, and dropped a piece. Despite this it looked to all the world that 4 central passed pawns ought to be enough to win anyway a piece down, but those engines (and Bernard and Howard) could not find a way, so a draw has been agreed. Oli’s king would have been more active, and Jim would not have been able to stop it centralising.

Excellent team performance, puts on on 3 match points out of 6 with 2 games to go, and safety in division 2 is pretty much assured.

Gary

Weald of Kent 2 v Hastings & St Leonards 4

Weald of Kent 2 v Hastings & St Leonards 4

MID Harvey Cup 2018-01-22

Board Home Weald of Kent 2 Hastings & St Leonards 4 Away
1 (W) 170A
G

Cove, Henry

1 – 0
S

Wheeler, James M

159A
2 (B) 140C
G

Hart Dyke, James E

½ – ½
S

Bryant, Marc A

136A
3 (W) 108D
N

Horner, Mark

½ – ½
S

Cosens, Derek

129A
4 (B) 106C
B

Oram, Clive

0 – 1
S

Namouk, Omer A

117A
5 (W) 104D
B

Lyakh, Oleg

1 – 0
S

Webb, Roy E

112C
6 (B) 90L (71)
B

Squiers, Julian

½ – ½
N

Oakman, Steve

89D (89)
Average 119 3½ – 2½ Average 123

 

MID Harvey Cup

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Swale 2 4 3 1 0 15½ 7 0 0 0
Maidstone 4 2 1 0 1 7 5 2 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 4 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 0
Weald of Kent 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Medway 1 1 0 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 4 1 0 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 0
Snodland 2 3 0 1 2 12½ 1 0 0 0
S

MID County / Lewis Cup 2018-01-21

Board Home Hastings & St Leonards 1 Rainham (Kent) 1 Away
1 (W) 241A
S

Lalic, Bogdan

½ – ½
G

Taylor, Martin R

230A
2 (B) 192B
G

Rayner, Francis

1 – 0
N

Barnes, David JR

173C
3 (W) 190A
G

Sugden, John N

½ – ½
G

Owens, Trefor H

173A
4 (B) 188L ()
N

Varley, Nicolas

1 – 0
G

Waters, Andrew C

158A
5 (W) 182A
B

Tebbs, Howard L

1 – 0
N

Ahmed, Omar

133D
6 (B) 170A
G

Kelly, Paul J

1 – 0(def)
N

Default

0* ()
Average 193 5 – 1 Average 144

Marshall did not travel due to flu. Bogdan arrived Sat evening to be able to play and Jim stood down. Bogdan agreed a draw in an equal middlegame.Howard had a comfortable win as did Nicolas.Francis was always better in a tight game. Johns opponent sacced a piece for counterplay and his pressure paid off winning back the piece with a pawn to the good. John could win this back by force, so accepted the draw offer. Hastings won the toss and played white on odds.

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Tunbridge Wells 1 6 4 0 2 23½ 12½ 8 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 1 5 4 0 1 19 11 8 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 1 6 3 1 2 16½ 19½ 7 0 0 0
Folkestone 1 3 0 1 2 7 11 1 0 0 0
Maidstone 1 4 0 0 4 6 18 0 0 0 0
SP = Season Penalties, MP = Match Penalties, IM = Incomplete Matches

4th go Top

16 Jan East Grinstead 1 Hastings & St Leonards 4
1 153 Amarasinghe, Asanka ½ ½ Woodhams, Mason 136
2 152 Granzelius, Eric ½ ½ Cosens, Derek 129
3 145 Dennis, Ian ½ ½ Kimber, John D 119
4 140 Fisher, Robert HC ½ ½ Stock, William 119
5 137 Waldock, Adrian DP ½ ½ Namouk, Omer A 117
Av: 145 2.5 2.5 124

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Division 3 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 4 3 2.5 3 3 2.5 8.5 0
2 Argumentatives 4 3.5 2 2 7.5 0
3 Worthing 3 3.5 3.5 2 2 7 0
4 Brighton & Hove 4 1 0.5 2.5 3.5 4 1.5 7.5 0
5 Woodpushers 2 2 1.5 4.5 3 1 8 1
6 East Grinstead 1 2.5 1.5 2.5 3 1 6.5 0
7 Brighton & Hove 3 1.5 1.5 2.5 3 0.5 5.5 0
8 Sussex University 1 2 2.5 2 0.5 4.5 0

Hastings & St Leonards 1   Tunbridge Wells 1

 

MID County / Lewis Cup 2018-01-16

Board Home Hastings & St Leonards 1 Tunbridge Wells 1 Away
1 (W) 190A
G

Sugden, John N

½ – ½
G

Jacobs, Robert

172A
2 (B) 182A
B

Tebbs, Howard L

½ -½
G

Marsland, Steve

170L
3 (W) 188L
N

Varley, Nicolas

1 – 0
S

Anstead, Jerry

164A
4 (B) 170A
G

Kelly, Paul J

½ – ½
N

Karpinski, C Lucjan

164D
5 (W) 161A
G

Ruane, Brendan J

1 – 0
G

Goodfellow, Russell R

159A
6 (B) 159A
S

Wheeler, James M

½ – ½
G

Tassell, Hugh G

135A
Average 175 4 – 2 Average 160

MID County / Lewis Cup | ECF LMS

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Tunbridge Wells 1 6 4 0 2 23½ 12½ 8 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 1 5 3 1 1 15½ 14½ 7 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 1 4 3 0 1 14 10 6 0 0 0
Folkestone 1 3 0 1 2 7 11 1 0 0 0
Maidstone 1 4 0 0 4 6 18 0 0 0 0

I should have won but misplayed an ending missing a 3 fold repetition. Nicolas won and departed. John and Howard p;layed solid draws. Brendan did not hear their capt. saying do not start Russells clock, so he asked Jim who also had not heard who told Brenden to start Russells clock. After Russell was about to drop a bishop he complained that his clock should not have been started (too late-Russell should have insisted at the start of his game that the clocks be restored. Jerry should have made sure our player gave Russell 15 mins grace before starting his clock) . As the match was then won Jim agreed a draw in a winning position as both only had 3 mins left..
P.Kelly

Hastings 2 go back to top of league

 

12 Jan Crowborough Hastings & St Leonards 2 Â
1 175 Elliston, Robert V 0 1 Varley, Nicolas 180
2 168 Lawrance, JAN ½ ½ Cove, Henry 170
3 124 Redman, Michael A 0 1 Wheeler, James M 159
4 111 Dunn, Chris C 0 1 Bryant, Marc A 136
5 102 Grisenthwaite, Jonathan C 0 1 Cosens, Derek 129
Av: 136 Â 0.5 4.5

 

Division 2 Results

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 2  xxx 4.5 4.5 4 4 4 4 17 0
2 Horsham 2  xxx 3.5 4 2.5 4.5 4 3.5 14.5 0
3 Crowborough 0.5 1.5  xxx 2 3.5 3.5 5 2 11 0
4 Hastings & St Leonards 3 0.5 1 3  xxx 2 3.5 5 2 10 0
5 Eastbourne 2 1 1.5  xxx 2.5 5 4 1.5 10 0
6 Horsham 3 1 2.5 3  xxx 3 1.5 6.5 0
7 Woodpushers 1 1.5  xxx 4.5 2 1 6 0
8 Uckfield 1 0.5 2.5  xxx 2 0.5 3 0
9 Lewes 2 1.5 0 0.5  xxx 3 0 2 1

Roy Bounre   funeral

Roy Bounre
 
.I’m now in a position tell the membership of the arrangements for Roy’s funeral.
 
The funeral will be held on 29 January at Hastings crematorium at 3:30 PM.
 
This will be followed by Gathering at the Blackhorse Public house on Hastings Road Battle TN33 0sh
 
If you Wish to attend the gathering at the Blackhorse after the funeral. Please advise me by 19 January so that I can inform the family in relation to catering
 
The family asked For no flowers but if you wish to show your appreciation of Roy service to the club please make a donation in Roy’s name to Arthur c Towners Funeral Directors 1 Albert Rd Bexhill Telphone 01424 733700 I would request that all members show their support to Roys family at this difficult time by attending the funeral or the Gathering at the Blackhorse or by donation
 
Roy was a member of our chess family and has given the club valuable service over many years, which should be acknowledged by your support
 
Marc A Bryant
 
Chairman

mid sussex div 2

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Horsham2  xxx  3.5 4 2.5  4.5 4 3.5 14.5 0
2 Hastings 2  xxx  4.5  4 4 3 3 12.5 0
3 Crowborough  1.5  xxx 2 3.5 3.5 4 2 10.5 0
4 Hastings & St Leonards 3 1  0.5 3  xxx 2 3.5 5 2 10 0
5 Eastbourne 2  1 1  xxx 2.5 5 4 1.5 10 0
6 Horsham 3 2.5 3  xxx 3 1.5 6.5 0
7 Woodpushers 1 1.5  xxx 4.5 2 1 6 0
8 Uckfield 1  0.5 2.5  xxx 2 0.5 3 0
9 Lewes 2 1.5 0 0.5  xxx 3 0 2 1

 

Hastings 3 v Horsham

Date of Match Division / Competition 2
10-Jan
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 3 Horsham 2
Grade Player Player Grade
1 136 Bryant, Marc A 0 1 Higgs, Anthony RJ 183
2 132 Cload, Adrian 1 0 Roberts, David N 170
3 136 Hann, Chris N 0 1 Stimpson, Philip M 168
4 129 Willson, Gary 0 1 Taylor, Paul 167
5 102 Pontonutti, Anna 0 1 Harbott, Peter 165
1 4

Est. 1882