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 …

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Title dream fades as the B’s lose derby match in injury time (30/01/18)

Unfortunately there was no pretty checkmate on board 6 after 26. Ne8 but the upcoming loss of multiple pawns meant a gentlemanly resignation from Black First vs third - who'd have thought it? With the added incentive of going second with a win, the B's were up for a fight. On paper, we didn't stand …

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 …

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 …