HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS CHESS CLUB

The 2014/15 winter season has now been put to bed with the conclusion of the Rush Cup, the Club’s third division competition, which required a play off after a four-way tie. Adrian Cload beat Mason Woodhams in the play-off Final, Jeremy Hudson and Robert Smart having fallen in the semis.

A weekend tournament at the end of May attracted nearly 30 players and raised much needed funds for the Club. Paul Kelly (St Leonards) won with 4½ points from five games, half a point ahead of Roger Hutchings (Hove) and Shyam Kalairajah (Sevenoaks).

Classification prizes were won by Henry Cove (Cranbrook), Jeremy Hudson (Bexhill), Michael Ifalore (Coulsdon), Robert Smart (Eastbourne), Susan Chadwick (Brighton) and Charlie Metcalfe (Tunbridge Wells).