28.11.2018 - Horsham 3 vs Crowborough

MSCL Division 2 27th November 2018   Horsham 3       Crowborough   1 160 Peter Harbott 0 - 1 Robert Elliston 171 2 152 Ian Comley 0 - 1 David Fryer 166 3 147 Robert Lanzer 0 - 1 Jon Lawrance 159 4 147 Nick Warren ½ - ½ Chris Dunn 129 5 141 John Marshall ½ - ½  Gary McCulloch 129 Av: 149   1   4   151 A su...

20.11.2018 - Match Result and Annotated Game

MSCL 2nd Division 09 Nov   Crowborough       Worthing 3   1 171 Elliston, Robert V ½ - ½ Larwood, Peter 165 2 159 Lawrance, JAN 1 - 0 Skinner, Nicholas H 163 3 124 Redman, Michael A 1 - 0 Neale, George 156 4 129 Dunn, Chris C 0 - 1 Bennett, Max 155 5 99 Hope, Nick ½ - ½ Grodzicki, Artur 149 Av: 136   3  ...

03.11.2018 - Juniors show the way

Crowborough vs Horsham 2nd November 2018Following a disappointing first league result by the Seniors on Wednesday going down 3-2 away at the Argumentatives the juniors played a home match against Horsham another Sussex club with a thriving junior section.The result was 4-0 though the score does not reflect the closeness of the match exemplified by Henry on top board playing against Paul Fabian going over 100 moves.Following a very level Rook and Pawn ending Henry exchanged rooks transitioning into a King and Pawn game that although still drawn was strewn with danger.   Thomas ended his captains curse and won a fine game by not castling too early. Suriya played an opening line that he had recently been practising while Theo on board 4 extended his winning streak for the team to five.Thank you to Horsham for a well contested match played in good spirit.2nd November 2018   ...

22.10.2018 - World Chess Championship evening

Friday November 16th 2018 at 8pm Crowborough Chess Club invites all members and non members to a World Chess Championship evening with commentary.Light refreshments will be available.The World Chess Championship match is being held in London between the 9th and 28th November 2018.This much anticipated match is between reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and the challenger Fabiano Caruana of the USA and consists of 12 games with the 6th game being played on Friday 16th November 2018.David Fryer will host the evening and provide; a background to the World Championship match play through and explain on the meeting room's large TV screen interesting games from round 1-5 finally presenting commentary on Game 6 that started at 3pm Venue - Crowborough Community Centre - downstairs in Meeting Room 2When  - 8pm to 10pm Friday 16th November 2018Cost    - free to members and £3 for non members.to help estimate numbers please email secretary@crowb...

28.09.2018 - MSCL Fixtures 2018-19

The fixtures have been published and we start the season with a Cup match at Home vs last season's champions Woodpushers 2.The 1st team have 10 matches this season compared to 7 last year comprising of 5 players per team so plenty of opportunities for all our adult members to represent the club. Let Chris Dunn know of your availablity.The Rapid team of 4 players per team is aimed at our junior and family members. They have 5 matches this season with 3 at home. The new team to the league is Collyer College in Horsham and we play them in an away match on Thursday 15th November.Fixtures 2018-19   Date Team Opponents  H/A Score Result Fri 28 Sep 18 KO Cup Woodpushers 2 Home Wed 31 Oct 18 1st Argumentatives Away Fri 02 Nov 18 Rapid Horsham Home ...

24.09.2018 - To All Club Members

Can we please ask members to pay their membership fees by electronic transfer. If you have not received an email with our bank details it means you are not on our mailing list. Please email secretary@crowboroughchess.org to be added. We will still accept cash or a cheque of course but direct payment is easier for us as HSBC have now closed the Crowborough branch. The AGM took place on Friday 21st September 2018. It was noted that although we made a small surplus last year with an end of season bank balance of £600 there are several factors that will impinge on next year’s finances. ·       Last year the 2017 Crowborough Congress had a bumper entry of 48 while this year it was 36. The congress was still profitable but with a lower income by £200. ·       You may have noticed that we now have a cage in the basement storeroom which means we do not have to lug sets, boards ...

15.09.2018 - 33rd Crowborough Chess Congress

Dagne Ciuksyte won in style winning her first 5 games before drawing with former champion and tournament regular Rasa Norinkeviciute in the final round.   Dagne's next tournament will be the Chess Olympiad playing for the England women's team.Sussex players Chaski Patrick and Morgan Blake came in second with a fine result of 5 wins and just a single loss each and Rasa came 4th with 4½ points.Peter Kemp won the Albany Cup for the best result by a Crowborough Chess Club player with a score of 4/6. The Veteran's Prize was shared three ways by John Sugden and Paul Kelly of Hastings and Mike Nicholas of Worthing.There were also 6 grading prizes making up a total prize fund of £550.Link to Final CrosstableLink to Junior Results and PhotosPrize List First Name Surname Club Grade Score Prize ...

31.08.2018 - New Season starts on

Friday 7th September 2018 when we hope to welcome back all the old faces and some new ones. Same format as last season with the junior club starting at 6:30pm for one hour including training and one organised junior championship game. At 7:30pm the older juniors can join in with the adults playing in the club rapidplay championship. These matches will last approximately one hour finishing by 9pm with the option to play a second game. The club closes at 10pm. We are entering one adult and one junior team in the Mid Sussex Chess League and one mixed team in the MSCL Knock Out Cup. Once the home and away fixtures are announced we will be asking club members to let us know their availability for selection. Unfortunately our wonderful Wealden Council have sold the Mead House car park so if there are no spaces immediately outside the Community Centre please park just past the centre on the left where there is a limited amount of parking or across the road in the cresce...

22.08.2018 - Crowborough Chess Congress

Saturday 15th September 2018 Please ENTER early - late fees apply after 10th September.Also a reminder that players need to have renewed their SILVER or GOLD Membership of the English Chess Federation before the day of the tournament.Crowborough Chess Club look forward to welcoming you all to our congress.Although the tournament is played as a single section there are 6 grading prizes to be competed for.Last years results can be viewed here while you can enter here....

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...

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