Tough night for Horfield D at the cricket club (20/03/18)

Would you rather forecast the weather or chess match results? Last week we convincingly beat a significantly higher-rated Yate A ; this week we're outplayed by a theoretically weaker Downend E. And all credit to Downend : nothing fortuitous about their 3 wins, and top board Richard Palmer kept his equanimity in a tense, open …

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Horfield D move into third with win over Yate A

After our unanticipated Minor KO autumn victory at the washing machine factory I expected a much hotter program this time. In reality we were given an encouraging start by the late arrival of 2 home players and by half-time had the better of it overall : Mike's unenviable position was at least balanced by Alan's …

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 …