Handicap Blitz held 25/02/19

Another Handicap Blitz tournament was held at Greystones on 25th February.  The handicap format sees players with higher grades having to play their games with less time on their clock than their opponent.  The event was well attended with 13 participants all competing in what is a fun and enjoyable format to play in.

Congratulations to Derek Chaffey on winning outright with a score of 5/6.    We are planning to make these events a regular fixture in our chess-playing calendar.  Full results card below.

Highcliffe Through to Handicap Cup Semis.

A 4.5-1.5 victory over Southbourne saw us through to the semi-finals of the B&DCL Team Handicap Knockout Cup.  The match was played at Greystones on 11th February and featured 2 evenly matched teams.  A slight grading advantage to Highcliffe meant that we needed to win 3.5-2.5 to progress whereas a 3-all draw would see Southbourne through.  The match started well for us as wins for Richard Ursell and Christian Westrap on boards 3 and 1 saw us take a 2-0 lead.  A well-fought victory for Thomas Trach on board 5 put us in a very strong position with 3 games to go.  In the end all other games were drawn with Robert Halse, Andrew Mason and Rob Halse all earning half-points to give us an unbeaten victory.  We now wait to see who we will draw in semis!

Highcliffe A are Division 2 Champions!

Our A-team will be playing in Division 1 this coming season after a great team performance which saw us winning our last 6 games and topping the Division 2 table.

For a full report, click on the image above!

Club Championship decided in exciting last round.

This year’s club championship went down to the wire as a number of players had chances to win going into the final round.  In the end, the cup was won by Christian Westrap who overcame Adam Ursell in a tense battle!  For a full report, click on the image above!

Highcliffe Castles win memorial blitz event.

There was further success for Highcliffe players as we won the 1st Keith Bateman Memorial Trophy blitz event, held in Ringwood on 5th June.  Again, click the image above for more details.