MAY 17: It is with sadness we report the death of Gary Cox, who was a long-serving former member of the chess club. Gary, who passed away earlier this year, was an enthusiastic player, who took part in inter-club tournaments and also played for the county. Although no longer a current Bognor club member, he played chess regularly on the internet.
MAY 14 Bognor/Chichester C duly wrapped up the third division title with a thumping 4.5-.5 victory over their closest challengers, Portsmouth C. Scores: C Squires 1-0 S Russell; A Miller 1-0 P Eyles; B Partridge 0.5 A Bucchi; M Plumb 1-0 B Cochran; M Spence 1-0 A Colthup. Captain Mike steered the team to the number one spot, which Portsmouth could have denied them only if they had won 5-0. The clubs have won the division 1 and 3 titles again this season.
MAY 11: Bognor/Chichester lost their Cole Cup Plate Final against Cosham 4-1 - but the match was far closer than the result suggests. A road accident on the A27 meant Bognor players were heavily delayed, and lost a lot of time on the clocks. Result: 1.Jaimie Wilson 0-1 D.Cordner; 2.Andrew McDougall 1-0 R.Puchades; 3.Steve Smith 0-1 A.D.Smith; 4.M.Spence 0-1 R.Chomicki; 5.C.Squires 0-1 G.Feltham. The Cole Cup was won by, Fareham, who beat Portsmouth A 3½1½.
Other 2018 news
2017 - archive
IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Chichester/Bognor A team have won division one of the Portsmouth League for the third year running. How it was done
Hopefully, the C team can wrap up division 3 in their final match of the season, v Portsmouth.
A Team Div 1 Div 1 table
B Team Div 2 Div 2 table
C Team Div 3 Div 3 table
End of season results, tables and trophies
JOIN THE CLUB!
Jaimie Wilson is the club's new champion - he beat last year's holder, Rolandas Lukoshius, to take the title.
Visitors to East Preston Festival had the chance to take on members of the club at a chess challenge at the Seaview Hotel. Sunny weather meant players could enjoy chess al fresco.
PICTURE GALLERY (More pictures added June 13)
Summer tournament 2017 winner Mike Spence with chairman Bill Partridge
SUSSEX CHESS NEWS
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