Hastings and St Leonards Chess Club

A good 4-1 win for our first team in the home local derby with Eastbourne in Mid-Sussex League division 1 last week.

The result is subject to confirmation of unfinished games ( a process about which we will expatiate some other time). However, it looks as if we have wins from Ollie Willson, John Sugden and Jerry Anstead, with draws from Francis Rayner and Bernard Cafferty.

Over in the Kent League, we remain unbeaten after three matches with a 5-1 thrashing of Tunbridge Wells at their place, which captain Ray Brooks described as: “A truly excellent result for Hastings away from home”.

Wins for Francis Rayner, Howard Tebbs, John Sugden and Andrew Fleming, draws from Bob Elliston and Jim Wheeler.

Our Mid-Sussex League fourth team couldn’t emulate those results and were comfortably beaten at Horsham IV in Division 3. Steve Blewitt was our sole winner; Derek Cosens drew, Marc Bryant, Mason Woodhams and Robert Smart all lost.

Fixtures at the Chess Club in Cornwallis Terrace this week: Tuesday 7.30pm, Mid-Sussex League division 3, Hastings and St Leonards IV versus Uckfield I. (Apologies that the fixtrure listed last week was postponed after copy deadline).