MAY 21: Bognor Chess Club have won the Paul Watson trophy, named after the former long-serving secretary of the Sussex Chess Association. After beating Horsham and Haywards Heath in previous rounds they defeated Crowborough 3-1 at Horsham, the team being Jaimie Wilson, Nick Mansfield, Mike Spence and Mick Plumb.
MAY 17: Bognor Chess Club face Crowborough in the final of the Paul Watson Trophy at Horsham on Tuesday.
MAY 16: Chichester/Bognor have won the Cole Cup - they beat a strong Portsmouth side at Cosham. Results: 1. J. Wilson (b) 1/2 - 1/2 M. Broom 2. A. McDougall 1 - 0 I. Hardwick 3. R. Lukosius 1 - 0 T. Bird 4. C. Squires 1/2 - 1/2 M. Buckley5. T. Howeson 1 - 0 M. Hulland.
MAY 13: Chichester/Bognor C finished their season with a 3-2 victory over Emsworth C. Results: Chris Squires 1/2 P. Pinto; Mike Spence 1/2 M. Davies; Mick Plumb 0-1 A. Parker; Tom Howeson 1-0 D. Jerome; Michal Mindak 1-0 D Shotton.
MAY 13: Bognor/Chichester play their Cole Cup final this Thursday (May 16) at Cosham, against the home side. Jaimie Wilson captains the team.
MAY 9: Chichester/Bognor A team's final game of the season - away to Cosham - is finely balanced. It stands at 2-2 with two games adjourned. Results: 1. Jaimie Wilson 1-0 D. Pye; 2. Bill McDougall adj J. Wheeler; 3. Andrew McDougall 1-0 A. Brameld;
4. Rolandas Lukoshius 0-1 D. Cordner; 5. Steve Smith adj R. Puchades;
6. Mike Spence 0-1 A. Smith.
MAY 3: The club's ‘chess challenge’ - an annual event at East Preston Festival - takes place on Saturday, June 15, 10am-12noon. It is being held again at the Seaview Hotel (BN16 1PD) in East Preston (garden when sunny). Visitors to the festival can sample chess in a nice, friendly environment without the pressures of the clock or grading!
The pub will be laying on (paid-for) coffee, tea and bacon sarnies. There’s an excellent lunch menu, too.
A ‘flavour' of the event can be seen from last year here
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THAT CHAMPION FEELING
Bognor/Chichester B have won division 2 of the Portsmouth League - with a match to spare. They beat Portsmouth B 3-2. Steve Smith 0 Simon Venables 1; Alex Miller .5 Steve Russell; Bill Partridge .5 Paul Eyles; Mike Spence 1 Brian Cochran 0; Mick Plumb 1 def. They are six points ahead of second-placed Cosham B and can't be caught.
Jaimie Wilson, left, has retained his title of club champion. Here, he is pictured at last season's AGM, with the club championship and Lightning tournament trophies presented by chairman Bill Partridge.
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