World Seniors Team Championships – Triple Triumph for England

As reported by the English Chess Federation on their website, England won three world titles in the World Senior Chess Teams Championships in July in Acqui Terme, Italy. England’s men won both the World Over 50 Championship and the World Over 65 Championship, the latter with a round to spare. England Women won the Women’sContinue reading “World Seniors Team Championships – Triple Triumph for England”

Beckenham and Bromley 5 win the Tom Fuller Cup

We led a charmed life throughout this season. We achieved just 19 points out of 32 available from the 8 matches. That, you might not expect would be enough to win the league, then the semi-final, and now, on 18th June, the final to bring the cup home to Beckenham. Beckenham 5 and 6 were bothContinue reading “Beckenham and Bromley 5 win the Tom Fuller Cup”

Rosebowl: Annual Quickplay Championship 2022

17 club members turned up to this event on 25th May and so we divided into two groups. The top 3 from each group went through to the final round. The result of the final round was a tie between John Duggan and Ian Snape and so we went to a playoff which John DugganContinue reading “Rosebowl: Annual Quickplay Championship 2022”

Ian Snape – England Seniors Over-65

We are delighted to report that our own Ian Snape finished joint first with two other players in the recent England Over-65 Championships with 5½/7. Ian was placed second on tie-break. Following this success, Ian has been selected as one of five players to represent the England Over-65 1st Team in the FIDE World Senior TeamContinue reading “Ian Snape – England Seniors Over-65”

Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley 5 3-1 Medway 2

The good news is we won the semi-final but not as easy as the scorecard may suggest.   Andrew Dovey lost a piece but fought back for a brilliant draw, the first game to finish. The second game to end was Anthony Barnett’s. With only 10 minutes left against his opponent’s hour, Anthony achieved a remarkable two-moveContinue reading “Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley 5 3-1 Medway 2”

Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley teams promoted in their first season at 4NCL Online

It couldn’t have gone better for our debuting teams in the 4NCL Online Division 5 in its 5th season. Beckenham topped the table with six wins and a draw (13 points) and Bromley came in 8th place with +3, =2, -2 (8 points), just enough to secure the promotion to division to Division 4. FinalContinue reading “Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley teams promoted in their first season at 4NCL Online”

Captain’s report: Coulsdon B 2-2 West Wickham B

Last night we played a very strong Coulsdon team (heavily outgraded on boards 2-4) and managed a draw. Thank you Ian for playing and securing your win; didn’t see much of the game up in the rafters! But I assume you turned the screws on him from the point I saw to. He also hadContinue reading “Captain’s report: Coulsdon B 2-2 West Wickham B”

Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley 2.5-1.5 Sidcup 3

I am very pleased to report a fourth win (2.5-1.5) for the team against Sidcup 3 in the Tom Fuller League. A drawn match would not be sufficient to guarantee a semi-final place. On the night, progress was not straightforward. Andrew Dovey on the top board lost to the experienced and probably under-rated Dave Gilbert. MartinContinue reading “Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley 2.5-1.5 Sidcup 3”

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