Tunbridge Wells 1 v Hastings & St Leonards 1

 

MID County / Lewis Cup 2018-02-05

Board Home Tunbridge Wells 1 Hastings & St Leonards 1 Away
1 (W) 205A (208)
G

Hand, Freddie

½ – ½
S

Lalic, Bogdan

241A (243)
2 (B) 179E (180)
N

Scholes, James E

½ – ½
N

Varley, Nicolas

210F ()
3 (W) 179F (179)
G

Marsland, Steve

0 – 1
G

Sugden, John N

190A (190)
4 (B) 172A (175)
G

Jacobs, Robert

0 – 1
B

Tebbs, Howard L

182A (182)
5 (W) 167F (167)
N

Milford, Stephen J

1 – 0
G

Calvert, D Ian

171A (172)
6 (B) 163E (156)
G

Wilson, Robin M

0 – 1
G

Spanton, Tim R

169A (163)
Average 177 2 – 4 Average 193
Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Hastings & St Leonards 1 6 5 0 1 23 13 10 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 1 7 4 0 3 25½ 16½ 8 0 0 0
Rainham (Kent) 1 6 3 1 2 16½ 19½ 7 0 0 0
Folkestone 1 4 1 1 2 11½ 12½ 3 0 0 0
Maidstone 1 5 0 0 5 22½ 0 0 0 0

Tim won quickly which I would not have predicted. Bogdan drew in 15 moves. Howard had a convincing win. Ian dropped a pawn in the opening and never recovered.Having been offered a draw Nicolas then offered the draw in a worse position that was accepted. John had a difficult position v a centralised knight but spotted a sequence of tactics due to a looose Rook on d1 winning 2 pawns the game and match. Well played all.

Paul Kelly

Hastings & St Leonards 5 v Snodland 3

Bad tidings from the battlefield

Gary put up a good fight in a hard game but eventually went down
John had a slight advantage but ended in a draw
Keith had good win
My game was evenly matched until I went a pawn down and lost

MID Tom Fuller Cup 2018-02-04

Board Home Hastings & St Leonards 5 Snodland 3 Away
1 (B) 129B (128)
S

Willson, Gary

0 – 1
G

Lettington, David

143C (137)
2 (W) 119D (124)
S

Kimber, John D

½ – ½
N

Tickner, Greg

100L ()
3 (B) 113C (118)
B

Hossack, Keith

1 – 0
B

Miners, Neil

100A (93)
4 (W) 78B (86)
S

Jozwiak, Umberto Joe

0 – 1
B

Palmer, Charlie

81D (81)
Average 109 1½ – 2½ Average 106

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MID Tom Fuller Cup

Team Play Won Draw Lost For Against Points SP MP IM
Swale 3 3 2 1 0 5 0 0 0
Weald of Kent 3 4 2 1 1 5 0 0 0
Maidstone 5 5 1 3 1 10 10 5 0 0 0
Snodland 3 5 2 1 2 10 10 5 0 0 0
Hastings & St Leonards 5 4 1 2 1 8 8 4 0 0 0
Tunbridge Wells 5 4 0 4 0 8 8 4 0 0 0
Medway 2 5 0 4 1 9 11 4 0 0 0
Maidstone 6 4 1 0 3 7 9 2 0 0 0

Lewes 2 Hastings 3

Worthing 2 Hastings & St Leonards 1

5 Jan Worthing 2 Hastings & St Leonards 1
1 186 Jones, Chris ½ ½ Rayner, Francis 192
2 190 Bucher, Grant W ½ ½ Sugden, John N 190
3 175 Graham, Cassie M ½ ½ Tebbs, Howard L 182
4 167 Larwood, Peter 1 0 Cove, Henry 170
5 157 Nair, Rakesh ½ ½ Wheeler, James M 159
Av: 175 3 2 179

 

Division 1 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
1 Hastings & St Leonards 1  xxx 4 3.5 2 4.5 2.5 5 3.5 16.5 0
2 Horsham 1 1  xxx 4.5 3 3 2.5 5 3.5 14 0
3 Haywards Heath 1 1.5 0.5  xxx 2.5 3 3.5 5 2.5 11 0
4 Worthing 2 3 2.5  xxx 0.5 3 4 2.5 9 0
5 Worthing 1 0.5 4.5  xxx 3.5 2 4 2 10.5 0
6 Brighton & Hove 1 2  xxx 3.5 4.5 3 2 10 0
7 Lewes 1 2.5 2 2 1.5  xxx 4 5 1.5 12 0
8 Eastbourne 1 2 3 1.5  xxx 3 1 6.5 0
9 Brighton & Hove 2 2.5 1.5 0.5 1  xxx 4 0.5 5.5 0

Hastings 2 looking good

HELP Results Form January 18
Date of Match Division / Competition 2
23-Jan
Home Team Away Team
Horsham 2 Hastings 2
2 2
Grade Player Result Player Grade
1 183 Higgs, Anthony RJ 1/2-1/2 Varley, Nicolas 210
2 170 Roberts, David N 0-1 Kelly, Paul J 169
3 168 Stimpson, Philip M 0-1 Cove, Henry 166
4 167 Taylor, Paul 1/2-1/2 Wheeler, James M 163
5 165 Harbott, Peter 0-1 Blewitt, Stephen D 161
1 4

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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 4.5 4.5 4 4 5 5 21 0
2 Horsham 2  1 xxx 3.5 4 2.5 4.5 5 3.5 15.5 0
3 Crowborough 0.5 1.5  xx 2 3.5 4 3.5 6 3 15 0
4 Hastings & St Leonards 3 0.5 1 3  xxx 2 3 3.5 6 3 13 0
5 Horsham 3 1 2.5 3  xxx 3 4 2.5 9.5 0
6 Eastbourne 2 1 1.5 2  xxx 2.5 5 5 1.5 12 0
7 Woodpushers 1 1.5 2 xxx 4.5 3 1 8 0
8 Uckfield 1 0.5 1 2.5  xxx 3 0.5 4 0
9 Lewes 2 1.5 0 0.5  xxx 3 0 2 1

Hastings 1 Haywards_Heath 1

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HELP Results Form December 17
Date of Match Division / Competition 1
25-Jan
Home Team Away Team
Hastings 1 Haywards_Heath 1
Grade Player Player Grade
1 #N/A B.Lalic  1/2  1/2 Kwiatkowski, Feliks J 194
2 192 Rayner, Francis 1 0 Boardman, Jeffrey 183
3 190 Sugden, John N  1/2  1/2 Faulkner, Martin J 170
4 182 Tebbs, Howard L 1 0 Ewens, Graham 137
5 181 Cafferty, Bernard  1/2  1/2 Curtis, David C 128
3 1/2 1 1/2

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Division 1 Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 plyd MP GP DP
2 Horsham 1  xxx 1 3 4.5 3 4 3 11.5 0
1 Hastings & St Leonards 1 4  xxx 4.5 2.5  3.5 4 3.5 14.5 0
3 Worthing 1 0.5 xxx 3.5 4.5 3 2 8.5 0
4 Lewes 1 2 2.5 1.5  xxx 4 4 1.5 10 0
5 Haywards Heath 1 0.5  1.5 xxx 2.5 3.5 4 1.5 8 0
6 Brighton & Hove 1  xxx 4.5 1 1 4.5 0
7 Worthing 2 0.5 2.5 xxx 2 0.5 3 0
8 Brighton & Hove 2 1 1.5 0.5  xxx 3 0 3 0
9 Eastbourne 1 2 xxx 1 0 2 0

Bogdan was a well fought draw in a French tarrasch with 3.c5. Though there are improvements for black. David curtis played very ell v Bernard and fully deserved his draw. Howard was losing but his opponent had a rush of blood and instead of tucking his King on h8 he played it to f7 allowing NxP+ which had to be taken and then allowiing his Queen to be scewered. John was defending for most of the game and when Queens and a pair of Rooks were exchanged had winning chances, but played it safe for the team as Frances was a Bishop to the good.

MINUTES of the Directors Meeting Monday 15th January 18.07-1920

MINUTES of the Directors Meeting
Monday 15th January 18.07-1920 Richard Almond Room, Pelton House

Present: Marc Bryant, Adrian Cload, Alan Hustwayte, Ken Lucas, Bill Penfold, Lona Steuart [6]
Members also present: Alan Barton, Ann Penfold, Mason Woodhams [3]

1 Apologies for Absence: Paul Kelly, James Wheeler

2 Minutes of the meeting Monday December 4th 2017 – agreed, signed by the Chairman as correct.

3 Matters arising not already on the Agenda
3.1 Roy Bourne – MB advised the Committee Roy had died 01/01/18 – a
minutes silence was held whilst all remembered the many years of loyal
service the Club had received from the Bournes. A memorial was
proposed similar to Richard Almond.

4 Chairman’s Matters
4.1 Sale of old Mags on eBay : £26 raised so far.
4.2 Framing of pictures : ‘on-going’.
4.3 Curtains rehanging : MB to do with DC assistance.
4.4 Dordrecht’ : 21 coming, May 2018.
4.5 ECF Clocks : 10 purchased at £26/clock.

6 Secs’ Reports and Correspondence
Club Secretary : KL nothing.
Company Secretary : absent.
6.1 Director changes : MB advised still to be done.

7 Treasurer Report on financial
7.1 Member renewals : MB reports only one remaining.
7.2 Budget : no changes.
7.3 ECF game fees outstanding : MB reports all now paid.

8 Premises Officers Report
8.1 PK Boiler : AC advised service done.
8.2 Roof : AC reported now fixed.
8.3 Cleaning of club : MB agreed to do 4hrs/week/£30 after initial 16hrs –
agreed.
8.4 Up-stairs flat : Before deciding on future use AC advised needs complete
clean and some refurbishment. MB proposed that he would undertake
this task at £200 – agreed.
8.5 Housekeeper – after some discussion agreed that MW would canvas
members suggestions/ideas.

9 Website : ‘on-going’.

10 Junior chess : MW gave a summary of progress – 10-20 members each
week, 3 now playing for Sussex, Delaney Chess Challenge entered and
‘equipment’ examined.

11 Tournament Controllers Report : none.

12 Captains Report : see WebSite
12.1 Mid-Sussex : see Website (some concern over GM playing – resolved).
12.2 Kent : see WebSite

13 New members : none.

14 Library
14.1 MB advised 5 book donation from Paul Buswell – thanks expressed.

15 Time/date next meeting :

Monday 12 February 2018, 1815, RA Room, Pelton House

16 Any other business
16.1 Congress report : AH advised all went very well, 17% entry increase,
5 ‘norms’ achieved, Local successes reported.
16.2 AH advised changes in data protection from May, agreed to keep
Committee advised.
16.3 Club Opening – PK has agreed to open/close when in Hastings,
otherwise MB

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

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