|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
Fri 28 Sep 18
Wed 31 Oct 18
Fri 02 Nov 18
|24.09.2018 - To All Club Members
Can we please ask members to pay their membership fees by
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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
|31.08.2018 - New Season starts on
Friday 7th September 2018
when we hope to welcome back all the old faces and some new
Same format as last season with the junior club starting at
6:30pm for one hour including training and one organised junior championship
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
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.
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...