Clean sweep for Horfield C (22/01/18)

On board 5, Black blundered a piece after 16...Qxg2.  Can you see whites next move? It was a clean sweep for Horfield 'C' who were taking on a Clevedon 'B' team that had narrowly beaten us at home. Prakash was the first to draw blood when is opponent overlooked a the direct threat of mate. …

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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 …

Horfield B move to third after completing surprising double over Bath (09/01/18)

On Board 6, a close and tense game exploded into life at the end but black blundered into a mating net after rook to f4 to f7.  Can you find the pattern? Back in September we travelled to Bath and came back surprise winners. Since when, we have been surprising everyone, including ourselves, having beaten …

Close run cup match sees Horfield progress to the semi-finals (14/12/17)

The cup has finally begun with a preliminary clash between us and Clifton – two clubs at the top of division 1 but who both struggled for availability for the match. We were favourites on paper but after a ‘grandmaster draw’ on board 1 and a few early slips we weren’t looking too healthy. Derek …