16.03.2019 - Experience vs Rising Stars

Friday 15th March 2019 With the evenings junior league match postponed we took the opportunity to arrange our very own version of the famous Experience vs Rising Stars Match and roped in as many adults as we could to play our younger club members. Apologies to the six juniors who did not get a place - we need more adults! Time control 25 minutes + 5 seconds a move. Board  Experience  Grade Result  Rising Stars  Grade 1 Martin Faulkner 160 1 - 0 Ben Crosby 118 2 David Fryer 165 1 - 0 Adam Faulkner 122 3 Chris Dunn 114 1 - 0 Oliver Faulkner 108 4 Nick Hope 106 1 - 0 Peter Crosby 89 5 Jonathan Grisenthwaite 94 0 -...

07.03.2019 - British Chess Championships 2019

Entries are now open for this year's British Chess Championships that is being held in Torquay between 26th July and 4th August 2019.The age group sections are strong however there are weekday tournaments suitable for everyone starting with an Under 100 Graded tournament. Torquay is my favourite venue for the Championships and recommend staying for the week. Hope to see many of you there.  ...

04.03.2019 - Ireland vs Sussex 9-10 March 2019

Competing for the Sir Patrick Moore Cup Two Crowborough players have been selected to represent Sussex in the annual match against Ireland ; Congratulations and good luck to Henry Shaw and Thomas Martin.The picture shows Sir Patrick Moore, a founding member of East Grinstead Chess Club, presenting the trophy and certificates in Brighton 2011.21 Sussex players will be travelling to Ireland this coming weekend for the 2019 event in what is usually a very close contest....

13.02.2019 - Elena Currah gains second England norm

Elena scored 3/5 at the EPSCA Rapidplay in Liverpool on Saturday 9th February 2019 and now qualifies for the england Trial in April.Full Results...

01.02.2019 - Snowy Weather

Friday 1st February 2019 16:00 pm    Snow is melting and being washed away by the rainNo problems on roads so see you all later10:00 am Chess Club currently plans to be open - though this may change if more snow falls.The 1st Team away match against Eastbourne though has been postponed....

20.12.2018 - Merry Christmas 2018

Review of recent events; Junior Chess Club The games played every Friday between September and November are scored 3 points for a win, two points for a draw and one point for a loss.These are strongly competed and played under tournament conditions at a time control of 10 minutes + 10 second increments.Trophies were presented to Henry retaining his junior club champion title closely followed by Suriya and Reece.The Regency Board and Set for top Under 11 was won by Lucy Lai and will be presented to her in January. Well done everyone who played and as can be seen in the final table it was extremely close at the top with only 6 points between the top 10 players.After the trophy presentation we had a bit of fun playing blitz chess with only 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move on the clocks.Crowborough Xmas Junior Blitz Venue: Crowborough Community Centre Date: 07/12/2018 Arbiter: David Fryer Timings: 3 mins to completion plus an additional 2 secs for each move   ...

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...

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