Horfield & Redland Chess Club

Dan Malkiel

Dan Malkiel won the Bristol Winter Congress Open Section on 4/5 after a decisive 4th round win against IM Chris Beaumont

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.

16 Feb The Bristol Spring Congress will be held at Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Clifton, Bristol, Feb 24-26th. There will be 3 sections- FIDE rated Open, U155 and U125. There is free parking at the venue which is quite central. Catering available from Rosie from Hereford. Full details and entry form.
13 Jan Our internal tournament will be on next Tuesday (17th) start 7:30. These games will be graded and we will be playing for the little team cup. Lee Abecasis won last season. Games are played at league time limits, so this is an ideal way to practice match chess.
6 Jan Horfield has been drawn away to Clevedon in the Minor KO semi-final, to be played Monday 16 January. In the other semi, South Bristol will be host to Downend.
6 Dec 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. There will be trip for a curry before the chess and another one after the chess, so you can choose which you prefer (or you can go to both!). Please let Chris Jones know if you are coming to the meal before 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.
Previous News stories

22 FebHorfield D 3½ - 2½ Clevedon B
15 FebBath A 4½ - 1½ Horfield B
14 FebHorfield C 3½ - 2½ Keynsham A
7 FebDownend A 3 - 3 Horfield A
2 FebSouth Bristol A 2 - 4 Horfield A
2 FebThornbury 2½ - 3½ Horfield C
26 JanSouth Bristol D 2 - 4 Horfield D
24 JanHorfield A 3 - 3 Bath A
24 JanHorfield C 4 - 2 University B
17 JanHorfield B 2½ - 2½ Horfield A
16 JanMinor KO: Clevedon 4½ - 1½ Horfield
10 JanHorfield A 3 - 3 Clifton A
10 JanCabot 5 - 1 Horfield D
9 JanClevedon A 3½ - 2½ Horfield C
3 JanDownend A 4 - 2 Horfield B
3 JanHorfield D 0 - 6 Downend D
13 DecHorfield B 2½ - 3½ Clifton B
13 DecHorfield D 2½ - 3½ Hanham A
8 DecSouth Bristol B 3 - 3 Horfield C
6 DecHorfield A 4½ - 1½ Downend B
29 NovHorfield A 3½ - 2½ Horfield B
29 NovHorfield D 4 - 2 Cabot A
24 NovUniversity B 3 - 3 Horfield C
15 NovClifton A 1 - 5 Horfield A
15 NovHorfield C 3 - 3 Thornbury
10 NovSouth Bristol A 1½ - 4½ Horfield B
8 NovMKO: Horfield 4 - 2 North Bristol
1 NovHorfield B 1½ - 4½ Downend A
27 OctUniversity A 2½ - 3½ Horfield B
25 OctHorfield C 2½ - 3½ Clevedon A
18 OctHorfield A 4 - 2 South Bristol A
18 OctGrendel 2½ - 3½ Horfield C
17 OctClevedon B 4½ - 1½ Horfield D
13 OctUniversity A 1½ - 4½ Horfield A
11 OctClifton A 3 - 3 Horfield B
4 OctHorfield B 2½ - 3½ Bath A
4 OctHorfield D 3 - 3 South Bristol D
28 SepHorfield A 2½ - 3½ Downend A
27 SepHorfield C 4½ - 1½ Bath B
20 SepClifton B 2½ - 3½ Horfield A
20 SepHorfield C 5½ - ½ North Bristol A
15 SepKeynsham A 1 - 5 Horfield C
13 SepHorfield B 2 - 4 Downend B
13 SepHorfield D 2½ - 3½ Downend E
7 SepBath A 4 - 2 Horfield A
6 SepHorfield C 3 - 3 Downend C
10 MayKO final: Downend 4 - 4 Horfield
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