Bognor and Arun Chess Club is now open again for over-the-board chess
OCTOBER 16: Bill Partridge is an early leader in the Club Championship - with 4.5/7. But current champion Jaimie Wilson is very well placed with a 100% record of 4/4. Mike Spece also has 4 points, from 5 games.
OCTOBER 4: Bognor players were well represented at the Fareham Congress at the weekend ... and all did the club proud. Luigi Caste won the Minor with 5/6, with Alan Matthews finishing on 3.5. Jaimie Wilson finished joint second in the Open, with a terrific score of 4/6.
Play through the game that won Luigi the title
SEPTEMBER 27: The club's Championship tournament is now well underway, with several matches played. Chart
SEPTEMBER 10: Tournament controller Jaimie Wilson has drawn colours for the Club Championship, which is an all-play-all this season. It is hoped at least 16 players will compete. Details
AUGUST 27: Bognor and Arun Chess Club is up and running again after a long spell without over-the-board chess. At the annual meeting it was decided to begin a new Championship tournament with a new Knockout tournament to follow later rather than try to resurrect unfinished tournaments from 2019-20.
JULY 23: The club had a successful first night of over-the-board chess following closure because of covid restrictions. Nine attended to enjoy an evening of chess.
JULY 12: Provided Boris Johnson goes ahead and announces the abandonment of most formal lockdown restrictions from July 19, over-the-board chess at the club will resume on Friday, July 23.
JUNE 16: The club is looking to resume over-the-board chess at the club from Friday, July 23, government rules permitting.
Previous 2021 news
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Keith Davies, who was black, thought he was well on the way to victory against Gary Cox in a game he has unearthed from 1997. But Gary thought otherwise!
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Nigel tackles new gambit
Flick through the pages of a recent Brighton Argus and you would have spotted former Bognor Chess Club player Nigel Pestelle in action. He's proved he's also a dab hand at Subbuteo - the tabletop football game based on players using their fingers to flick miniature players at a ball towards the goal.