APRIL: Club chess is not available for the foreseeable future - hopefully it won't be too long before we can resume competitive play at The Bognor Club. Meanwhile, several players have joined an online Bognor Chess Club team - Bogor Brilliancies - on lichess.org. Jaimie Wilson has the full details.
MARCH 27: A number of Bognor Chess Club players are signed up to the chess website lichens - and Jaimie Wilson has organised them collectively under Bognor Brilliancies. The site is easy on the eye and intuitive to use. Apply to join at https://lichess.org/team/bognor-brilliancies After you have been approved, the easiest way to challenge a player is to hover the cursor over their username on the team screen and click on the clashing swords icon that appears. Many thanks to Jaimie Wilson for setting this all up.
MARCH 22: Chichester Chess Club has confirmed it has suspended club nights at the Fishbourne Centre with immediate effect. Likewise, all Portsmouth Chess League matches have been postponed.
MARCH 21: The chess club will not be meeting until further notice - until the current health situation ends. There were only four players present on Friday - they took part in an impromptu 15mins quickly tournament. Francis Fields scored 5.5, Mick Plumb 2.5, Mike Spence and Adam Rafael-Holmes 2 each.
MARCH 19: This year's East Preston Festival has been cancelled - meaning that for the first time for many years there will be no village chess challenge. The event was due to have taken place on Saturday, June 6.
MARCH 19: The club will be open tomorrow night (March 20) but there are expected to be only a few members present. The situation is being constantly reviewed in light of the current health situation.
MARCH 2: Chichester/Bognor C beat Cosham C 3.5-1.5 to help keep alive their chances of winning division three. Results: Chris Squires .5 George Feltham; Ian Richardson 0 Ray Hartley 1; Daniel Freemantle 1 Richard Dulley; John Hargreaves 1 John Webb 0; Les Stubbington 1 Dan Field 0.
FEBRUARY 24: Chichester/Bognor B beat Portsmouth B 3-2 to strengthen their grip on division two in the Portsmouth League. Match details: Ian Judd .5 Dave Goddard; Steve Smith 1 Ken Sullivan 0 (adj - resigned before resumption); Nick Mansfield .5 Ian Matthew; John Hargreaves 0 Steve Russell 1; Mick Plumb 1 Paul Eyles 0.
PORTSMOUTH LEAGUE RESULTS
Club member Michael Hemming has been putting the Lockdown to good use - by teaching himself The Knights Tour’ ... in reverse. Michael says: "It is more difficult than you would think." Michael has entertained members with previous demonstrations of the Knight's Tour - moving a knight around the board, visiting every square exactly once.
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SUSSEX CHESS NEWS
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