Chandler’s Ford‘s C and D Teams are both in Southampton Chess League Division 5, and have already met this season. Tuesday 14th January was the ‘return’ fixture, C team hosting (although both teams in their own home venue, the home or away distinction decides which players play with which colour pieces: the ‘Away’ side plays white on odd-numbered boards).
Division 5 fixtures are played across 4 boards, but the League permits an extra graded game for grading purposes. We stretched that facility to have not one but four graded pairings in addition to the League match boards 1-4. A big event for us: we’ve previously had two matches at club before against two visiting clubs, with up to ten of our players involved at the same time – but this was between two of our own teams, both at double-numbers: 16 players of our club playing at the same time! A super-match played over 8 boards.
So how did the match play out? Well, a conclusive win for the D team, with 6 points to 2, with the League Match boards 1-4 a romping 0-4 win for the D team. This result propels the D team up to second place in Division 5, a great start to their second half of the 2019-2020 season. There were some surprises with a couple of out-graded players getting draws against their higher-graded opponents: Ian Parker against Sam Murphy and David Culliford against Graham Stuart. See full individual results below, and the match result card submitted to the SCL with match comments and results of the extra grading pairings.
Results Card 2019-20, Division 5
Super-match: CFC v CFD plus multiple grading pairings
Date: Tuesday 14th
Chandlers Ford C
League Match result
League Match result
(grading purposes only) Sam Murphy
(grading purposes only) Ian Parker
Total of the 8 boards
Total of the 8 boards
You may be wondering why some strong players weren’t in the top 4, match-board half of the line-up. This was to avoid eligibility issues now or later in the season, as the players would normally play for our A or B teams in Divisions 3 or 4.
Although I write as the captain of the losing team, I must say the event was a highlight of the season for me, seeing so many players of the club all participating in such a good atmosphere and showing flexibility to make the ‘super-match’ possible. A really enjoyable evening. Kev Lamb.
Membership subscriptions for the Chandlers Ford Central Club – the venue we play at – are due for renewal in January.Central Club membership is for the venue; chess club membership is a different cost – see the What does it cost? tab on this website for more information.
We meet at the Chandler’s Ford Central Club at 2 Winchester Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 2FZ . See their Join Us section of their website for more information. Being a member of the venue enables easy access to the place, such as door entry, and registering your car registration, and access to the club’s facilities and events. Facilities include:
A well stocked bar including cheap beer prices
Various Bar Snacks
Membership runs January to December. MEMBERSHIP: New: £38.75 | Senior Citizen: £27.25 | Renewal: £20 (£23.50 with CIU- Club and Institute Union – pass card); £8.50 for OAP, £12 OAP with CIU pass card.
THE OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FROM FRIDAY 3 JANUARY 2020 AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES FOR MEMBERS TO PAY THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS: MONDAY: 12.00pm – 1.30pm TUESDAY: 12.00pm – 1.30pm FRIDAY: 12.00pm – 1.30pm & 7.00pm – 9.00pm SUNDAY: 1.00pm – 3.00pm Members can now pay over the bar, however, you will not receive your card immediately. You would need to collect them on your next visit to the Club.
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Our social secretary David Culliford arranged a Curry Night at the Sunrise Restaurant in Chandler’s Ford: the Chandler’s Ford Chess Club Christmas Curry (the CFCCCC…) Steve Dunleavy presented the Knockout Trophy to Pete Przybycinat the meal.
The Chandler’s Ford Chess Club meets up for social gatherings a few times a year, with David Culliford organising the get-togethers. Often these occasions provide the setting for the presentation of one or more of the Trophies for the Chess Club’s various Tournaments. The most recent one was our Christmas Curry at the Sunrise Balti & Tandoori Restaurant in Chandlers Ford, on 12th December.
The Knockout Trophy was presented during the evening. The event was well attended, with 16 of us present, and was a very enjoyable evening.
Steve Dunleavy, the Knockout tournament organiser, presented the Trophy to the 2019 winner Pete Przybbycin.
Malcolm Clarke’s latest chess club update: the Dunleavy Party, and season’s greetings.
With no Southampton Chess League fixtures scheduled for the two weeks immediately prior to Christmas it has been a relatively quiet week at the Chandlers Ford chess club, but club stalwart Steve Dunleavy hosted a party at his home on the Saturday before Christmas which was attended by several chess club members many of whom brought their partners and the guest list included the former Southampton footballer Nicky Banger, an expert pianist who has starred in Mamma Mia and a saxophonist who provided the music for the evening. Steve, his wife Suzan and their daughter Hannah provided the hospitality for the evening.
League fixtures resume on Tuesday 14th January when for the third time this season Chandlers Ford C and D team meet with both teams likely to have full squads to choose from.
Malcolm Clarke reports on the recent surge for Chandlers Ford B team to the top of Division 4; plus C team’s more declining progress…; also Winchester C v University C.
After drawing their first two matches Chandlers Ford B have won their last three matches and sit at the top of division 4. In their most recent match they beat Andover B who have faded after a good start to the season, with their winners in a 3-1 triumph being Dick Meredith, Rob Bird and Sam Murphy on the bottom three boards.
Chandlers Ford C in contrast have faded after a bright start to the season and were whitewashed by a Basingstoke team who out-graded them on every board, having in their previous two games been comfortably beaten at Salisbury in the league and by their own D team in the cup. They nevertheless still have a 50% record in the league in terms of match points.
Wins on the bottom two boards by Alan Weaver and Sammy Rebdi earned Winchester C a 2-2 draw against University C.
Please see Lukasz Piecha’s message below giving details about the Winchester Junior Chess Blitz tournament on Sunday, 15th December. The tournament organisers are Lukasz Piecha and Maha Chandar.
We have a Winchester Chess Blitz Junior Championships coming up at the The venue at Unit 12, Winnall Valley Road, Winchester SO23 0LD on 15th December 2019. SO23 0LD is close to the Junction 9 and only 3 minutes from M3. It starts at 10.50am and finishes at 4pm(latest). The time control will be 10 minutes for each player. There is ample free parking on-site. There are excellent cash and medal prizes and free lunch and free refreshments to the players! The event is heavily sponsored by the Winchester Junior Chess Club, Chandlers Ford Junior Chess Club, Community Centre Unit 12 (https://www.unit-12.org/about-unit-12) Maha Chandar and Lucas Piecha are the tournament organisers. Full details are given on the link below which includes entry form. Please find enclosed an entry form. Print, write, make photo and send us again. Regards Lukasz Piecha Download all attachments as a zip file
Malcolm Clarke reports on Chandlers Ford D team’s win against our own C team to reach the Division 5 Cup final, and the A Team’s defeat against Andover.
Chandlers Ford D comfortably beat Chandlers Ford C 3.5-0.5 to reach the division 5 cup final. Their team was a strong one and in fact on paper it was the stronger of the two teams. The two Rob’s Bird and Sims both won their games and James Daas continued the good form he showed in the club tournament by winning on board 1. The game on board 4 between Nobby George and Rose Saunders was drawn. However D team captain Steve Dunleavy won his game against Colin Grant which counted for grading purposes only.
After drawing their first two league games the Chandlers Ford A team lost 3-2 to Andover with David Culliford being their sole winner and Dave Holmes and Sam Murphy drawing. However both Murphy and Phil Overton who lost had good positions at one stage. Graham Stuart who suffered a rare league loss showed great resilience in trying to get back into the game when material down.
Malcolm Clarke reports on the Southampton Chess League latest, including a match in which the Chandlers Ford D team winners were all called Rob…
Both Winchester C and D teams lost matches by a 3 – 1 margin last week, with the C team losing to Ringwood and the D team losing to Chandlers Ford D. However Winchester D team captain Alan Weaver was Winchester’s sole winner in both matches, although Sammy Rebdi won a game counting for grading purposes only in the Chandlers Ford match. The Chandlers Ford winners in the match against Winchester were coincidentally all forenamed Rob namely Rob Bird, Rob Sims and Rob Strachan.
The Winchester A team achieved a good draw in division 2 against Hamble B who won this division last season with Jon Barnes on board 2 and Robin Atkins on board 5 winning their games, while on top board Jose Alfonso Jimenez Capilla drew his game.
Chandlers Ford stalwart Sam Murphy celebrated his 65th birthday at Eastleigh’s Concorde club and this was attended by some of his chess colleagues, his wife Mary and sons Sam Junior and Luke, as well as former work colleagues, former class mates, past and present neighbours and other relatives and the event was enjoyed by all who attended it.
The Rapid-play tournament will be at the Avenue Campus, University of Southampton, Highfield Road, Southampton SO17 1BF on Saturday 30th November 2019. The first Round begins at 10:00. The venue is fully wheelchair accessible
Entry fees are £12 for adults, £8 for Juniors, with a £3 surcharge for entries received on the day.
The tournament will be divided into 3 Sections by ECF grade.
Time Control for Sections A and B will be 25 minutes per player with an additional 5 seconds per move; Section C 30 minutes each for all moves.
In the first 19 games of Malcolm Clarke’s captaincy of the Chandlers Ford A team not a single match finished all square, but now the team have drawn their last three matches. The latest draw was against Winchester where some of the visiting players were playing at the William Walker club in Winchester for the first time, even if three of the Chandlers Ford players had previously played for Winchester. On board 2 David Holmes’s opponent forced a draw by perpetual check early in proceedings, but winners were Graham Stuart and Peter Przybycin for Chandlers Ford and Doug Beer and Mike White for Winchester.
Chandlers Ford’s poor recent record against University teams ended when their B team beat the University C team 3-1 thanks to wins from Dick Meredith and John Kooner and draws from Peter Przybycin and Sam Murphy.
Chandlers Ford players Dave Holmes and Keven Lamb entered the Hampshire Individual tournament and Holmes finished second equal in the major section, while the Chandlers Ford tournament which begun in May has resulted in a four way playoff between Phil Overton, Peter Przybycin, Sam Murphy and James Daas all of whom got four points from five rounds with the first playoff matches being played later this month.