27.07.2018 - Summary of new grades for July 2018

All grades can be viewed on the ECF website http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php Standard Grade Most improved Crowborough player – Chris Dunn +7 points though coincidentally he lost 7 points on his rapid grade. Henry Shaw gained a standard play grade for the first time with a very respectable 104. On the ECF website you can look up National top 100 lists for various age groups etc. Robert Elliston appears as No.4 in his age group 80+ Elena Currah is No.10 in the under 11 girls list. Rapid Grade Most improved Crowborough Player was Jack Lai with an impressive increase of 24 while a special mention should go to  Mark Currah and Oliver Stockham who both achieved a rating incease of 15. Four players achieved rapid grades for the first time Nick Hope 100, Keith Martin 66, Benjamin Pearce 63 and Isabella Hull 25. Lucy Lai appears at No.41 in the under 10 girls list while in the under 11 girls list Elena Currah is at No.11 and Lucy Hopkirk is...

18.07.2018 - Weald Chess Congress 2018

14th-15th July 2018Results & PhotosA contingent of Crowborough Chess Club members travelled the short distance to Copthorne to play in this regular event organised by Sussex Junior Chess.There are 4 sections to chose from so all strengths from Grandmaster down can play.Henry Shaw was the star of the show winning the Minor Section and £105 in only his second longplay tournament that he has entered....

11.06.2018 - Tunbridge Wells Chess Congress

9th - 10th June 2018 Myself, Henry and Suriya crossed the border into Kent to play in probably the best run weekend tournament outside of Sussex. Full Results                Photos The venue is a fine Edwardian building owned by the Tunbridge Wells Bridge Club with a spacious and airy playing area and a comfy sofa to rest on between rounds.Even so I made myself known to the controllers making an objection on behalf of Suriya for the fact that he was given black in all three of his Saturday games. After receiving the explanation that 3 of the 4 players on 0/2 had played two blacks my objection was overruled and I was threatened with being given two blacks myself on Sunday. I did think for a moment on Sunday morning that their threat to me was real when I was given my 3rd black in round 4.As it turned out we all had a reasonable result with myself gaining 2½/5 in the Open Section with Henry and Suriya scoring 2½ and 2 respect...

06.06.2018 - World Cup 2018

Join the Crowborough Chess Club fantasy football league.I have created  a private league in the Telegraph Fantasy Football competition for the World Cup - your first team is FREE - so just create your team from their website and then click to join a private league.https://fantasyfootball.telegraph.co.uk/CROWBOROUGH CHESS CLUBpin = 8151882passcode = 6464Can you do better than my team.DAVID FRYER...

06.06.2018 - Club Newsletter

Reminder for all the Juniors that the Junior Summer Chess Club continues this Friday 8th June until Friday 20th July 2018. These extra 7 Fridays will follow the normal format for 6:30pm-7:30pm but we do have Meeting Room 3 booked until 8:30pm so for those interested and wish to stay on for the extra hour we will be arranging extra training or games. These Summer meetings are additional to the club membership so to pay for the meeting room we are asking for £15 for one child or £25 for two. If you have not already paid Gill and wish to pay electronically please email for bank details. With the end of the regular season the Senior Rapidplay Tournament has come to a finish with a resounding and worthy victory for Michael Redman who is the new Crowborough Club Champion. Jonathan Grisenthwaite came second and Chris Dunn was third. The Trophy for the top junior was won by Elliott Hookway who came 4th overall. The Spring Junior Tournament also co...

13.05.2018 - Sussex Mega-Final

15 Club members competed at the Sussex Mega-Final in Hassocks on Saturday 12th May 2-18.Report and Pictures on the Sussex Junior Chess website3½ points were required to qualify the Giga-Final   Age Group Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Total Isabella U10Girl 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 3½ Monty U11Boy 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 ...

16.04.2018 - Spring 2018 Lightning Tournament

19 players including 8 juniors competed on Friday 13th for the wonderful prizes on offer.Jonathan Tuck was victorious with a 100% score just ahead of Robert Elliston and Giovanni Currah both on 4/5. Thank you to Gary McCulloch for organising this fun though rather scary 10 second buzzer tournament. Gary came 4th himself with an excellent 3½/5 score.The best junior prize was won by Giovanni on 4/5 with Thomas Martin and Elena Currah scoring well on 3/5. ...

07.04.2018 - Crowborough vs Brighton Result

A brave fight was put up by our Rapidplay team against an inspired and on the night a better Brighton team.Despite some strong play and plenty of effort we were unfortunately on the end of a 0-4 defeat.   Crowborough       Brighton & Hove   1 96 Shaw, Henry 0 - 1 Rayment, James L - 2 71 Seddon, Evie 0 - 1 Blades, Kit 70 3 74 Kendall, Maxwell 0 - 1 Rayment, Ruby 43 4 67 Chapman, Rafe 0 - 1 Kadri, Zeki - Av: 77   0   ...

24.03.2018 - Rapidplay Team Wins

Congratulations to the Crowborough Rapidplay team who won their match last night against a very competive team from Horsham.Thomas Martin started the evening by comprehensively winning the Easter Egg challenge and as captain lead the line playing against Horsham's top player but could not prevent Ben Crosby taking home the point.Suriya Velayudham played a very exciting game even though it started out as an exchange French Defence. The game went with Suriya as white 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 c5 5.c4 !? and after much excitement and great play by both sides Suriya came away with the victory.Theo Hall continued his winning ways winning a game with a sneaky threat that his opponent missed and has now scored 4/4 for the team. Well done Theo.The last game to finish was Henry's which was a very long and interesting tussle. His opponent Peter Crosby swapped off all the Bishop's leaving Henry with two sets of double pawns and of course a number of semi-open files. It was the a file that...

17.03.2018 - Crowborugh 1 suffers narrow defeat

In their final match of the 2017-18 season last Friday 16th March 2018 Crowborough were defeated by a strong team travelling across the county from Horsham.Despite this loss Crowborough have retained their Division 2 status and with a number of new and returning players the prospects look good for next season when we may be challenging for promotion back to the premier Mid Sussex League.   Crowborough       Horsham 3   1 169 Elliston, Robert V ½ - ½ Heath, Chris W 161 2 169 Lawrance, JAN ½ - ½ Harbott, Peter 160 3 125 Redman, Michael A 0 - 1 Taylor, Alex B 159 ...

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