17 players including 7 juniors competed in the annual lightning tournament over 5 rounds.
There was a three way tie for 1st place between ; Trevor Norton, Jonathan Tuck and Michael Redman each scoring 4 points with Trevor winning on tie break.
The strength of the competition can be seen with 4th= shared between 1st team regulars Robert Elliston and Jon Lawrance on 3½ points while the top junior prize went to Thomas Martin with 3 points from 5 games.
Three club nights are left before Christmas and we will be making this Friday 17th November the last round of the Autumn Term competition. Current leading scores are;
- Suriya Velayudham 25 points who after losing his first game has stormed through the field with 8 straight wins.
- Henry Shaw 21 points
- Elliott Hookway 20 points
- Lucy Hopkirk 20 points
- Liam Scott 19 points
- Thomas Martin 17 points
- Theo Hall 17 points
- Rafe Chapman 17 points
25 players have competed in this marathon competition.
Friday 24th November - Simultaneous Challenge
Friday 1st December - last club night - variant chess games
Senior ClubChris Dunn has worked hard to rejuvenate the Club Championship as a rapid play championship and current leading scores are;
- Michael Redman 14 points
- Reece Hookway 13 points
- Chris Dunn 11 points
Full results can be found on the Tournaments page.
Mixed results for the 1st team with a one win and one loss in the MidSussex Chess League 2nd division.
Our 1st Round match is away against the Argumentatives on Wednesday 29th November at the Jolly Tanners in Staplefield.
We still have one team place to fill so let David Fryer know if you can play in this match. Board 5 rating of the Argumentatives is about 100.
Our team so far;
- Peter Kemp
- Amardip Ahluwalia
- David Fryer
- Chris Dunn
Rapid Junior League
We had a tough 1st Match at home to a very strong Lewes team which we lost. However our next match Away at Horsham on Tuesday 28th November should be a closer result though we are still looking for one more player.
Our Team so far is;
- Thomas Martin
- Evie Seddon
- Theo Hall
Once again if any juniors can play in this match which starts at 7:45pm and finishes latest at 9:30pm please let David Fryer know.