MKO Cup run comes to an end against Downend

Tom Holmes (140)01Dave Tipper (150)Nigel Pollett (138).5.5James Hennefeld (142)Pete Marks (126)01Aron Saunders (145)Piotr Zielinski (113)10Jack Tye (137)Mike Jennings (99)01Richard Livermore (129)Johnny Zeng (81)01Bilal Ahmed (106)Horfield1.54.5Downend We expected Downend to outgrade us on all the boards and they did; their team had an average grading of 135 (right on the MKO limit) against our average of …

Clifton A Hold Off the B's In Close Finish.

HOME TEAMAWAY TEAMBoardClifton AColourScoreHorfield BColourScore1A.Muir0P.Krzyzanowski12G.Morris1P.Helbig03J.Curtis0.5M. Perez Candelario0.54D.Grossett0J.Richards15D.Collier1R.Attar06I.Doklestic1R.P.Radford0CaptainsSignatureTotal3.52.5We went to Redland with our full strength side and almost got a result but for two main factors. My stubbornness to turn down a draw and ending up losing, and a brilliantly played endgame by Gareth Morris which robbed us of at least a drawn match. We got …

No Christmas Present For Horfield A From Clifton B This Year.

Horfield A         Clifton B 1. Derek Pugh     0.5 Chris Beaumont 2. Mike Harris    0-1 Andrew Muir 3. Peter Kirby    0-1 Zygimantas Svitojus 4. Steve Dilleigh 1-0 John Waterfield 5. Phil Nendick   0-1 Manuel Sierra 6. Roger Pearce   1-0 Anton Muller                2.5 – 3.5 Horfield A were unable to get the win and join the front …

Resignation or Not?

On Tuesday we had a young lad and his dad come to the club keen to learn some chess. Piotr and I were playing a five minute game and with time running out Piotr had four unopposed connected pawns marching up the board and I had no counter-play with my badly positioned pieces so I …

Strong Horfield Cup Team Swept Aside By Clifton

  Horfield              Clifton 1. Derek Pugh        0-1 Chris Beaumont2. Paul Helbig       0.5 Zygimantas Svitojus3. Steve Dilleigh    0-1 Gareth Morris4. Peter Kirby       0-1 John Curtis5. Matias Candelario 0-1 Duncan Grossett6. Mike Harris       1-0 Dave Collier7. Dominic Tunks     0-1 Mark Dirnhuber8. Bob Radford       0-1 Igor Doklestic                   1.5 – 6.5 We were strengthened the night before as Dominic became …

Horfield vs Clifton MKO – on a roll!

Anton Muller (143)0-1Nigel Pollett (138)James Aldred (141)0-1Peter Marks (126)Robert Smolka (118)1-0Piotr Zielinski (113)Simon Dunphy (UNG)0.5-0.5Mike Jennings (99)David Budd (111)0-1Johnny Zeng (81)Alan Warne (103)0.5-0.5Kana Balasubramaniam (68)Clifton2-4Horfield We played Clifton C in the league earlier this season and lost 5-1. We were out-graded on all boards that night and we were again this time round. James came …