Captain’s report: Petts Wood 5 1-3 Beckenham and Bromley 5

I am pleased to report a third win for our 5th team. Andrew  Dovey led with an early victory on board 1. Anthony Barnett continued his good form with another draw. Dylan McAuliffe won a piece early in his game but still had work to do in securing the point. With the match won, Martin NewmanContinue reading “Captain’s report: Petts Wood 5 1-3 Beckenham and Bromley 5”

Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley 5 2½-1½ Lewisham 6

Bromley and Beckenham 5 last night secured their second win in the Tom Fuller League with a 2.5 -1.5 win at home to Lewisham 6. Dylan McAuliffe, playing his first game for the club, pulled off an early win, swiftly followed by Callum Hayes to put us in the position of needing only a drawContinue reading “Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley 5 2½-1½ Lewisham 6”

Captain’s report: Charlton 1 3-3 Beckenham and Bromley 3

Our 3rd team had a challenging match last night against Charlton’s first team, especially when facing their two talented juniors on the bottom boards, where Roy drew and Mike lost. Steve was defeated in a close game on board 2 but wins from Rudy and Adrian tied the match in the end. Match card: reading “Captain’s report: Charlton 1 3-3 Beckenham and Bromley 3”

Captain’s report: Petts Wood and Orpington 1 2½ – 3½ Beckenham and Bromley 1

The club’s first team managed to beat Petts Wood 3.5 v 2.5 in the County Cup on February 4th despite being out-graded on all boards and an average rating difference of 168 points (or 22 points in the ECF old system)! The team consisted of Ian Snape, John Duggan, Richard Selway, Sam Barlerin, John LewinContinue reading “Captain’s report: Petts Wood and Orpington 1 2½ – 3½ Beckenham and Bromley 1”

Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley 3 3.5-2.5 Petts Wood and Orpington 3

Our third team has finally played their first match at home and it was a thrilling one. Following three draws and one loss, the team was trailing one point behind but the two remaining games in time trouble were rather favourable, with nice victories from Freddy Jiang and Steve Madden on boards 1 and 3.Continue reading “Captain’s report: Beckenham and Bromley 3 3.5-2.5 Petts Wood and Orpington 3”

Kent League suspension of play

As you are aware the current Omicron variant is rapidly spreading, some members of the Kent League committee discussed the situation and given that matches start up on the 5th a decision has been taken to postpone all matches for two weeks from the 1st to the 16th January as a fire break and toContinue reading “Kent League suspension of play”

Online Christmas Blitz

Fellow chess players and friends at the Beckenham & Bromley,  Andrew and Dave are organising an online Christmas Blitz team battle. Lewisham, Charlton and East Ham clubs are taking part, the time control is 5 minutes +3 sec increment. The inter-club tournament will run on Tuesday 28th December at 8pm. Xmas Blitz Team Battle #OvGDZifQContinue reading “Online Christmas Blitz”

The Master’s Move – session 1

Take a few minutes and think what would you play as White in this position? It doesn’t really matter whether you chose 16.Bf4, 16.Bg5 or 16.Ra4, you are still invited to the first session of The Master’s Move, at 20:00 on 22nd December: a fun way to put your skills to the test and improveContinue reading “The Master’s Move – session 1”

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