Horfield B and University battle to stalemate (13/02/18)

On Board 4, a lovely mating net in four settled the game in the University's favour. It's half term and I suppose that could be the reason the Church decided to turn the heating off, forgetting we had a booking. I hadn't realised we had become an event in the Winter Olympics. The temperature kept …

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Horfield C keep the pressure on the top of Division 2 (08/02/18)

After white played 20. g3, Rob Attar played the tactic Rxe3 and went on to win the game for Horfield It was a potentially tricky match with a University 'B' team that switches players around a lot. This match they turned up with one A team, 2 B team and 3 C team registered players. …

Horfield A continue in fine form against Downend B (06/02/18)

On board 4, Derek Pugh complicated early with 16. Nxe6.  He went on to win in 39 moves. We’ve been riding our luck recently, and this match probably had a slightly flattering scoreline, but we’re very happy to negotiate another potentially tricky match successfully. Taking it board by board: On 1, Aaron appeared to equalise …

Horfield D squeak full points in tough encounter (30/01/18)

The closeness of this match is reflected in the score. Jonathan got us off to the ideal start, winning in less than 30 minutes. I didn't see his game but he kept an immaculate record. Sam battled on in a difficult position from the opening but it ultimately proved unsustainable. Alan agreed an early, understandable …

A single pawn squeezes the win for Horfield in battle of the B’s (16/01/18)

In a very close match, did black miss an opportunity on board 6 when white played 20. Be3?! The game was eventually drawn. Last month, we lost to Downend B and we should have drawn it, so this time we wanted our revenge. Brent couldn't make it, but we had got super sub Bob Radford …