Horfield & Redland Chess Club

50th anniversary simul

Next year is Horfield's 75th anniversary. Here's how we celebrated the 50th.

Horfield & Redland is one of the top chess clubs in the Bristol area. We run four teams in the Bristol & District Chess League.

Whatever your playing strength, you are very welcome to come along to one of our club nights. You are under no obligation to join until you've had a few visits to try us out. We play at 1 Redland Park, next to the United Reform Church, just off Whiteladies Road (see map). We are normally open on Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 10:30pm between September and April. Click here to check the list of open dates and here for the Club Secretary's contact details.

30 Nov It's becoming traditional that we have an evening featuring curry and informal chess on the Tuesday before Christmas. This year is no exception, and so 20th December is a date for your diary. Please let Chris Jones know if you are coming to the meal before the chess so that he can book a table. It's not so vital to say if you intend coming just for the chess, but it would probably be quite helpful to have a vague idea of numbers for that too.
18 Oct We are sorry to report that Mike Wood (Downend), a great servant to his club and the league, died on Friday 14 October.
9 Sep Peter Kirby is on top board for Guernsey in the Olympiad in Baku. After 6 rounds he is on 50%.
11 Aug The new season's fixtures are available on the League website and here.
21 Jun Six Horfield players took part in the Bristol Summer Congress. Lee Abecasis was a star player of the weekend, finishing tie second in the Minor. Our other star was Steve Dilleigh who drew with GM Keith Arkell and finished tie third in the Open. Scores:
Minor: 2nd= Lee Abecasis 4; Graham Strickland 2.5.  Major: Prakash Chatterjee 3. Open: 3rd=  Steve Dilleigh 3; Peter Kirby, Kajetan Wandowicz 2.5.
31 May Horfield member Jon Fisher has produced an app called ChessJournal, specifically designed for league and tournament chess players to record, store, analyse and get statistics on their "over the board" seasons. ChessJournal went live on the App Store on Saturday (only iPhone for now, Android later) You can download ChessJournal (it costs £1.49) for iPhone here.

More information is available from
Blog: https://thechessjournalblog.wordpress.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chessjournalapp
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chessjournalapp/
11 May Horfield win the KO Cup! But it went to the last ten seconds. See captain Mike Harris's report and for the opposition view, see the report of Downend's Mike Meadows.
6 May Roger Pearce has donated a number of books and some software to the club. There is a list in the new Library section.
6 May The draft AGM minutes are now available.
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