JULY 1: Grades have been updated to include all graded games up to the end of June. Details
JUNE 28: The first few games have been played in the club's Summer Tournament, being run by Jaimie Wilson. Players will be rewarded with points according to the quality of their opponent. Games will count for grading. Details
JUNE 21: Bognor players Jaimie Wilson, Mike Spence, Rob Harrison and Adam Holmes helped make up a Chichster/Bognor select team which played Fareham - Southampton League champions v Portsmouth League winners. But the team found the going tough, going down 10-2. Mike salvaged a point against Ted Black. Scorecard
JUNE 4: The club's East Preston Festival Chess Challenge was back ... after a three-year absence due to Covid. Club members Jaimie Wilson, Bill Partridge, Adam Raphael Holmes and Mike Spence hosted visitors to the Tudor Tavern, together with Chichester Chess Club chairman Steve Smith. Also joining the fun were former Bognor members Celia Buckley and Terry Peffer. Seven boards were kept busy throughout the morning. Picture gallery
JUNE 1: The new gradings updated until the end of May have been issued. Here
MAY 29: This coming Saturday, the club is holding its popular chess challenge as part of East Preston Festival. It's the chance for members of the public to take us on at chess. It's at a new venue this year, the Tutor Tavern, 138-140 Sea Rd, East Preston, BN16 1NN. The evn on Saturday, June 4, between 10am and 12 noon. We’ve got the courtyard out front but if the weather takes a turn for the worse, we can either go inside or utilise the back garden, which is under cover. There’s usually free on-road parking spaces and a car park opposite. It’s has been plenty of fun in the past so make a note of it in your diary!
MAY 22: The club’s juniors did Bognor and Arun proud at the weekend as the Sussex Junior Chess Grand Prix season came to an end in Worthing. Adam Rafael Holmes participated in the Under-18 Major for the first time and lost only two games out of six. He gained three draws and a win. This was enough to secure him two prizes – a grading award for performance on the day and second place in the year-long age competition, for him the Under-13s. He took home cash, a medal for achieving at least five grand prix in the season and a hologram rook inside a perspex case for his second place prize.
In the Under-18 Minor, Vishal Leo Thomas scored 3/6 - an excellent result for his first tournament. In the Under-11 Minor, Dominic Bourdaire scored 3.5, a great result, too. Rahul Leo Thomas scored a highly creditable 2.5. He accepted a draw in his third game though he was up Q+R v Q+P+P - victory would have given him3/3. In round 4 he played the eventual 6/6 winner.
MAY 17: The combined Chichester/Bognor team has won the Cole Cup Plate. They beat Fareham B 3.5-1.5. Results: 1: Jaimie Wilson 1 - 0 Joe Coburn (w); 2: Jasper Wilson 1 - 0 Ted Black; 3: Chris Squires 1/2 - 1/2 Dave Elliott; 4: Mike Spence 0 - 1 Ashraf Syed; 5: Isaac McDonald 1 - 0 Sofia Syed. Well done captain Jaimie! Details
World champ challenges club champ
Bognor and Arun Chess Club was delighted to welcome Kamila Hryschenko, the World Under 18 Blitz champion two years ago, to the club. Kamila made her escape from Ukraine a few weeks ago along with her mother Inna and is being looked after by Chichester Chess Club member John Ashworth, pictured above right, and his family. Kamila played club champion Jaimie Wilson, above left, in six 3+2 blitz games, winning five and losing once. She also played club member Mike Spence. Kamila and her mum made their escape from Kramatorsk in war-torn Ukraine by train to Bucharest and were accommodated by the Romanian Chess Federation while awaiting their visas.
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