Downend over power Horfield in cup semi final (27/02/18)

Downend looked like they were determined to end the season with some silverware, turning up with three 200+ players. An early truce was signed on board 5. In a repairing of our match against Downend B three weeks ago, the two Steves also drew: Ours had an edge but decided it was balanced by the …

Horfield go out on penalties in Minor KO Cup semi final (20/02/18)

As Carlsen repeatedly demonstrates stamina is vital in chess at all levels, and in this very tight match Clevedon came with the greater supply of it. Prakash and Peter did what I was hoping for, but Louis and myself missed taking full points that were definitely available. (Louis didn't help himself by arriving late.) Both …

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 …