Meetings News

Bexhill Blitz 2023

On Friday 14th July, we held a Blitz tournament which was attended by 16 club members. It was good to see two new members join us, Jake and Ed. The competition was a 6 round Swiss and the action, as it normally is in Blitz, was fast and furious. 

The results were as follows:

Joint Third: Sam (top junior) and Andrew on 4 points

Second: Janis on 41/2 points

First: Mark with a perfect 6 from 6.

Well done to all who took part.

We plan to hold events such as this on a more regular basis and further details will be published soon.

Cross tables below:

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Bexhill Handicap tournament 2023

Here is a report from our chairman Bill Tracey on this years handicap tournament:

On Saturday 13th May a Time Handicap Tournament was held for members of the club.

It was fantastic to see an entry of 25 members which included 6 juniors.

The event was held as a 6 round Swiss with up to 7 minutes time difference between players.

After 3 hours of intense competition the results were as follows:

3rd place went to our junior England player Andy with 4 .5 points from 6.

In second place was Phil, who made an excellent return to the club after being away working for 6 months. He scored 5 from 6.

In first place was our National Master Mark  who scored a perfect 6 from 6.

Mark did say that the handicap system meant that he was pushed very hard in a number of his matches

The future of the club looks very promising with 6 juniors participating, of whom 5 were in the top 10!

My thanks are due to Michael Hayward , Bill Luxton, Rose and her family and the Merchant family for arriving early and helping to set up the venue.

Particular thanks goes to Sharon for her admin work through out the tournament.

Well done to all that took part.

It is an aim of the club that we will run more events such as this on a more regular basis.

Final cross table and photos from the event can be found below.

Juniors Meetings News

New junior meeting!

We hope you have all enjoyed the Easter holidays! Along with the clubs move to our new home at St. Marks, we are pleased to announce that our junior club will be following suit and moving across. This means that we will be meeting at our usual time of 6pm till 7pm, but we will now be meeting on WEDNESDAY evenings.
Our first meeting will be this Wednesday 19th April.
Many, many thanks to the RAFA club for hosting us up until now.
Look forward to seeing you all soon.

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Our new home

On Saturday 1st April we met for the first time at our new home, St Marks in Little Common.

The turnout was fantastic with a total of 27 people attending.
This included four people making their first appearance at the club..

What was also so good to see was that we had an age range from 10 to 81 and also a wide range of playing strengths from novice to National Master.

The consensus of those present was that St. Marks provides a wonderful base for our club not just for the present but for the future as the club continues to grow.

Positive comments were made about having a large car park, that the main playing area was very light and spacious, that the 2nd room was an ideal base for league and competition matches and that the accommodation was light, airy and warm.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 4th April at 1pm, and we look forward to having another well attended session.

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New return date..

Greetings all! And a happy new year! Despite our previous posting that we will resume Club meetings this Saturday, it has been decided to postpone this until Tuesday 10th January.
This is due to anticipated low attendance due to many members attending or competing at the Hastings congress this weekend.
Good luck to everyone playing! Look forward to seeing you all next week!

Junior chess at the RAFA club resumes tonight at 6pm.


New club meeting

NEW CLUB MEETING! From this week (Tuesday 8th March) we will be resuming our Tuesday afternoon club meetings at Centenary house. We will be meeting from 1pm till 4pm. Hope to see you there!


Saturday meetings to resume…

Bexhill chess club will be resuming Saturday meetings at Centenary house from January 29th. Usual time: 1pm until 4pm. Look forward to seeing you all there.