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.

6 Mar We're having an informal evening at the Club next Tuesday, 10 March, starting at 7.30. There will be a team quickplay event (devised by Mike Harris, who says that teams will share one clock; details of this unusual event will be revealed on the night!). Looking forward to what I hope will be an enjoyable evening for as many of us as are able to attend (do try to come if possible!)
5 Dec We shall be having a Horfield & Redland club evening on Tuesday 23 December. The exact format isn't decided but basically the idea will be to have some light-hearted chess games at a quick rate of play and then for those who fancy it to repair to a nearby curry-house. Play starts at 7.30.
24 Aug Our season curtain-raiser is an informal night at our usual (U.R.C.) venue on 2 September. This should be a good opportunity to brush off the cobwebs and prepare for the coming season. Anyone who might like to join us this would be a good time to come along!

Our first competitive matches are on 9 September. The fixture list is now available, so it will be possible to put dates in diaries. Best wishes for what we hope will be a successful season!
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.
Previous News stories

3 MarDownend A 1½ - 4½ Horfield A
24 FebHorfield B 2½ - 3½ University A
16 FebClevedon A 3½ - 2½ Horfield A
10 FebKO: Horfield 4 - 4 Clifton
3 FebHorfield A 4 - 2 University A
3 FebHorfield C 2½ - 3½ Thornbury
29 JanSouth Bristol A 5 - 1 Horfield B
28 JanBath A 3 - 3 Horfield A
27 JanHorfield C 3 - 3 Bath B
22 JanSouth Bristol C 2½ - 3½ Horfield C
20 JanHorfield A 3 - 3 Horfield B
15 JanSouth Bristol A 2 - 4 Horfield A
13 JanHorfield B 5½ - ½ Clifton C
6 JanHorfield A 2½ - 3½ Clifton A
16 DecHorfield B 3 - 3 Clifton B
9 DecHorfield C 2½ - 3½ Clevedon B
2 DecHorfield A 2 - 4 Bath A
2 DecThornbury 1½ - 4½ Horfield C
25 NovKO: Horfield 4½ - 3½ Downend
18 NovClifton C 1 - 5 Horfield B
13 NovUniversity A ½ - 5½ Horfield A
11 NovHorfield B 2 - 4 Clifton A
11 NovHorfield D 1 - 3 Harambee B
4 NovDownend A 4½ - 1½ Horfield B
28 OctHorfield B 1½ - 4½ South Bristol A
28 OctHorfield D 3½ - ½ Downend E
22 OctBath B 3 - 3 Horfield C
21 OctHorfield B ½ - 4½ Horfield A
14 OctHorfield A 3 - 3 Downend A
14 OctGrendel A 3½ - 2½ Horfield C
9 OctUniversity A 2 - 4 Horfield B
7 OctClifton B 2½ - 3½ Horfield A
7 OctHorfield C 3 - 3 Yate A
30 SepHorfield A 4½ - 1½ South Bristol A
30 SepHorfield C 4 - 2 South Bristol C
23 SepClifton A 2 - 4 Horfield A
23 SepHorfield C 2 - 4 Patchway A
22 SepClevedon A 4 - 2 Horfield B
17 SepBath A 2 - 4 Horfield B
16 SepHorfield A 5½ - ½ Clifton C
10 SepKeynsham B 3 - 1 Horfield D
9 SepHorfield A 4 - 2 Clevedon A
9 SepHorfield C 1½ - 4½ Downend B
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