Match Report: Horfield A vs Bath A (30 November): Another win.

We were significantly stronger than Bath who certainly didn’t have their best team out; the new world has impacted some clubs more than others. James finished quickly mating Roy in 21 moves after white blundered a knight and got his queen trapped in the first ten moves.  Nigel and Mikey didn’t have too many problems …

Match Report: Keynsham vs Horfield C (25 November): A comfortable win.

The inter-church hall battle; a fixture that gets the synod a flutter. We’d brought, by our standards, a decent team and I was hopeful we would get something out of the match. On one Nigel and John had got wild early with white giving up a knight for two pawns to try to get to …

Match Report: Horfield B vs University C (23 November): The kids are alright

Close but no cigar. Mikey won comfortably on board one (and continues his unbeaten run this season) ; he was in control of the position throughout and after all the pieces had been exchanged off Conor was left with a queenside pawn majority and Mikey a kingside one. However Conor’s extra pawn was backward and …

Match Report: Grendel A vs Horfield A (16 November): Third win of the season

A win in Henleaze. The top two boards finished first with Matias winning quickly and Peter maintaining his unbeaten start to the season. Matais had pressed Alistair from the beginning and had won a pawn and created a dominant position when black called it quits. On three Phil won a pawn in the opening after …

Match Report: Horfield C vs Horfield B (9 November): B team win the derby

Bristol’s most highly anticipated sporting event of the season; the Horfield local derby between the B and C teams was played last night. Neatly the boards finished in order. On one Mike had a forward e pawn which restrained James but also was in the way of any attempts by white to progress and black’s …

Kicking off the Club Cup competition

On Tuesday we started our club tournament with four matches: 1Conrad Moriaty.5Kana Balasubramaniam.52Lionel Germane1Rory Kilmister03Mikey Wright1James Kirk04Remi Questiaux1Owen Rees0 The rules of the competition are: Everyone registered for the A, B, or C team or are new to the club this season can enter.Games need to be a minimum duration of 40m+10s and need to …

Match Reports: Horfield B vs North Bristol A (Tuesday) and North Bristol C vs Horfield C (Thursday)

A week of two matches against North Bristol. We had very much half-term availability this week meaning the players we had available for the B and C teams were our only choices resulting in a much stronger team on Thursday than on Tuesday. Considering the Tuesday fixture was against North Bristol’s A team and the …

Match Report: University A vs Horfield A (14 October): Students too good.

For second night in a row the stronger team demonstrated that stronger teams are stronger because they are stronger.  We were out-gunned in particular on boards 4-6 and went 3-0 down. James had a promising attack but a rook sac turned out to be unsound. We were equal on the top three boards but overall …