Hastings and St Leonards Chess Club

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THERE was little change at the recent club AGM, which welcomed a decent enough turnout of members.

Bill Penfold is club president, a post which by club convention is held sine die. And, absent any other willing volunteers, or even, heaven forfend, challengers, the following were re-elected: Paul Buswell as chairman, Ken Lucas as secretary and Jim Wheeler as treasurer.

Other committee members are Kevin Carter, Joe Sharp, Lona Steuart and Mason Woodhams.

Reports were presented, administrative business conducted and hands laid on trophies. We were pleased to elect John Felton, Eric Houghton and Derrick King to honorary life membership. And in the pick up match after tea the President’s Men beat the Chairman’s Crew by the embarrassing margin of 7-2.

The Junior Chess Club has just re-started at the club, on Wednesday evenings from 6pm prompt to 7pm at 2 Cornwallis Terrace. Juniors of all standards welcome. Details from Mason Woodhams at Mason.Woodhams@hastingsjuniorchess.org.uk or leave a message on 07933 742352.