JANUARY 24: The weekly training sessions for youngsters at the Regis School are proving a tremendous success. Led by John Hargreaves, the sessions have attracted strong attendances. For information - see poster opposite. Further details
JANUARY 24: Chichester/Bognor C beat Portsmouth C 3.5-1.5 in a match much closer than the scoreline suggests. Results: K Sullivan 0-1 C Squires; P Hebblethwaite 1/2 T Howeson; P Eyles0-1 W Partridge; P Pennekett 0-1 M Spence; B Cockran 1 -0 L Willetts.
JANUARY 5: Portsmouth have announced they are unable to continue with their A team in Division 1 of the Portsmouth League. This means that Rule 20 of the League Rules now comes into effect. Portsmouth have played fewer than half of their fixtures, so the scores in their matches played have been deleted for both sides.
JANUARY 5: Jamie Wood defends his 2019 Knockout tournament title against Adam Holmes in the first round of this season's tournament, which has now been drawn. Full details.
JANUARY 5: Jamie Wood organised a highly successful Blitz tournament at the club's pre-Christmas social evening. Michael Hemming open-end proceedings with his splendid 'Knight's Pub Tour' and rounded off the evening by presenting to the club a splendid chess set for future Most Improved Player winners. Full details
Chess training in new year
EAST PRESTON CHESS CHALLENGE
Chess players filled the garden of the Seaview Hotel, East Preston, for the annual Bognor and Arun Chess Club chess challenge. The event, part of the village festival, attracted a larger number of visitors than usual this year. Pictured above: last season's challenge. PICTURE GALLERY
Jaimie Wilson was unbeaten in a simul versus club players after the AGM, beating all his opponents except Mike Spence and Rob Harrison, who drew.
Bill Partridge, chairman, right, with club champion Jaimie Wilson at the club's annual meeting presentation ceremony
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PORTSMOUTH LEAGUE RESULTS
SUSSEX CHESS NEWS
THE 2019 edition of Sussex Chess News is now out and can be downloaded here