Horfield & Redland Chess Club

Redland Park Church 

Redland Park Church - our home venue.

Horfield & Redland is one of the top chess clubs in the Bristol area. We run three teams in the Bristol & District Chess League.

Whatever your playing strength, you are very welcome to come along to one of our club nights. You are under no obligation to join until you've had a few visits to try us out. We play at 1 Redland Park, next to the United Reform Church, just off Whiteladies Road (see map). We are normally open on Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 10:30pm between September and April. Click here to check the list of open dates and here for the Club Secretary's contact details.

22 May Club championship results: Andrejs 3/3 Club Champion and winner of Davies Trophy; Kajetan, Derek, Christopher, Peter 3/5; Carl, Frank 2/2; Mike H, Phil, Nigel 2/5 (Nigel U150 Trophy winner); Roger 1.5/2; Jon 1.5/5; Howard 1/1; Mike L, Harvey 1/2; Rob, Graham 1/5; Marvin 0/1.

Congratulations to our winners. The last game to finish decided the championship between Andrejs Olehnovics and Kajetan Wandowicz so there was no easy option for the engravers. They reached a theoretically drawn, but difficult to defend, rook + h and f pawn v rook ending. Kajetan missed the stalemate resource so Andrejs completed an impressive 3/3 against rivals Kajetan, Christopher and Derek to win the event from just one evening’s results.

We are planning on having some sort of club night on the first Tuesday of September which will include sorting out the teams for the new season, details to follow.
22 May The League AGM will be on Thursday 29 May at 7:30pm at the Filton Leisure Centre. There are motions to introduce incremental time limits and restrict the number of times someone can 'play up' to three. Agenda.
22 May The draft minutes of the AGM are now available.
5 May The Horfield AGM is moving from its start of season slot and will instead he on Tuesday 13 May at 7:30 prompt, to be followed by the first rounds of the club championship.
AGENDA 1. Apologies for absence 2. Minutes of 2013 AGM; any matters arising 3.Treasurer's report 4.Other reports: Chairman, Secretary, team captains, webmaster 5.Election of officers for 2014-15 6.Consideration of player availability, etc., for teams for the league season 2014-15 (Would any player whose availability is in doubt let his team captain know before the meeting please?) 8. Any other business
Christopher Jones Secretary 1 May 2014
23 Mar The BRISTOL SPRING CONGRESS is on 11th-13th April, and is also our LEAGUE CONGRESS. The venue is the Holiday Inn, in the city centre. The highest placed Bristol league player in each section will be awarded a trophy in addition to the usual cash prizes. The highest placed Bristol league player in the Open will be BRISTOL CHAMPION 2014. There are also Bristol Grand Prix points to be won, with a multiple of ten. Entry form.
Previous News stories

30 AprBath B 3 - 2 Horfield C
22 AprDownend C ½ - 5½ Horfield B
17 AprSth Bristol B 3½ - 2½ Horfield A
15 AprHorfield B 5 - 1 Grendel
9 AprClifton C 2 - 4 Horfield B
8 AprHorfield A 4 - 2 Clifton A
1 AprHorfield A 2 - 4 University A
25 MarHorfield B 5½ - ½ Hanham A
18 MarHorfield A 5 - 1 Clifton B
18 MarHorfield C 4 - 2 Thornbury A
11 MarYate A 2½ - 3½ Horfield C
4 MarGrendel 3 - 3 Horfield C
26 FebBath A 4 - 2 Horfield A
25 FebHorfield B 5 - 1 Bath B
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