Bognor and Arun Chess Club is now open again for over-the-board chess
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.
JUNE 3: Club member Jamie Wood is once again offering members the chance to play over the board chess at his home. The Saturday afternoon sessions - intended for classical time-control chess, 1 hour + 30-second increment - begin this Saturday (June 5) with subsequent sessions until June 26. Last year's outdoor chess matches proved highly popular. To take advantage of this opportunity, please arrange your own opponent (and agree your preferred time-control) and then let Jamie know in advance that you are playing.. All games will be graded provided both players are paid-up ECF members.
FEBRUARY 22: Club member Michael Hemming has hit the national headlines ... in the latest edition of Chess magazine. There's a splendid article on his Knight's Tour challenge, telling of how he has mastered the tour, and his ambition to demonstrate blindfold on his 90th birthday a four-board simultaneous Knight's Tour involving some 256 consecutive moves.
JOIN THE CLUB!
Bognor's chess players enjoy some of the best chess-playing conditions in the country. Accommodation is within the splendid Bognor Club in Sudley Road. There is ample free on-road parking.
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!
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.