The 2019 team is strong enough to cause problems for most teams we play and we hope to finish in a high spot come the end of the season.
Bob Radford (150) Bob is the B team captain and has been with the club for two years now and regularly turning out for the A and C teams.
John Richards (162): John has been playing for Horfield for longer than anyone else cares to remember (but was actually 1983). He set up the original Bristol League website and has been, at various times League General Secretary, Recruitment and Publicity, Chess Times Editor, Bristol 4NCL Manager and an ECF Arbiter.
Patryk Krzyżanowski (192) Patryk is the teams top board player and has settled well at the club. Bristol Open champion in 2018 he has shown superb form this season winning the first three games he played.
Paul Helbig (184) Paul joined the club last season and is well known round the South West circuit and has won many congresses and tournaments over the years.
Matias Perez Candelario (183) Mattie as he is known to his friends has improved in leaps and bounds in his first two seasons with the club and continues to show good form.
Rob Attar (164) Rob had a rough time last season and his grade dropped significantly but his leisurely style suggests you would never know it. Started well this year and looking back to his best.
Steve Dilleigh (182) Probably the most active player in the club, playing ten or more tournaments a year in addition to league chess
“Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.”
– Bobby Fischer