Horfield D slowly start to climb Division 3 (17/10/17)

Another curate's egg performance from the D team. Graham and Mike seemed always to have preferable and improving prospects but Lee was in an aggressive mood from the outset. By eight o'clock his unsheltered white king appeared a casual onlooker as the pawns threw themselves on the enemy ; alas the assault backfired. Peter however …

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Plug pulled on Horfield D in Bath (11/10/17)

With five players assigned to one vehicle, plus two unusual pick-up points, it can be fairly said that this time our travel arrangements were better co-ordinated than our pieces. Mike Jennings is exempted from this criticism and he was first to finish, in good style. Meanwhile in an overwhelming position Prakash carelessly touched a knight, …

Dominant Horfield C head towards the top of Division 2 (10/10/17)

A rapidly deteriorating position forced an early resignation on Board 2, setting Horfield C on the road to a big win against Grendal Horfield 'C' marches on with another fantastic result. Nigel played a modern defence, ignored his opponents king side aggression and opened up the queen side. His strong knight proved decisive and his …

Horfield A secure important win over tough Bath A side (10/10/17)

I didn’t catch much of Aaron’s game against David on board 1. I understand that the middlegame position was perhaps defensible for Aaron but ultimately proved too difficult against David’s accurate play. On board 2 Alex’s opponent went a bit astray in the opening, allowing the exchange of his good bishop in a Dutch setup. …

Shock win at the cricket club keep Horfield B top of the league (03/10/17)

With less than a minute remaining, Mike Harris played the ice cool exf and went on to seal a vital and impressive win. We travelled to Downend in the unusual and unlikely position of league leaders, by virtue of having played one more match than Downend A and having half a point better goal difference. …

Horfield A kick on with comfortable win at Clifton B (21/09/17)

On Board 3, Mike Harris quickly put his opponent to the sword in 22 moves using yet another "unconventional" opening... On board 1, Aaron built a very threatening position against Chris’s Modern Defence. However, Chris was able to make it complicated with a timely e5 break, and although black’s position looked on the verge of …

Well earned win at Bath A bucks Horfield B’s confidence (20/09/17)

About as exciting as it got on board 5.  One for the purists as they say! Four years ago, we wrote: "...the Salisbury is a gem! Walk through the door and you travel back in time to a pub interior that hasn't changed since the 1970's: flowery carpets, old wooden tables, faux wood panelling on …