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 four 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 Apr Congratulations to Downend A who are this season's champions despite losing to our B team last night. Horfield A can finish second. Horfield B are battling with University A and Clifton B to see who joins CLifton C for the drop to Division Two.
22 Apr Congratulations also to Steve Dilleigh who tied for second place in the Bristol Spring Congress Open.
22 Apr The Club AGM will be on Tuesday 5 May at 19:30.
13 Apr We have received the sad news that Chris Carter, secretary of the Bristol League for many years in the eighties and nineties, and prime mover of Grendel, has died.
13 Mar There are no home matches on Tuesday, 17 March and the club will be closed that night.
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

19 MayHorfield B 3½ - 2½ Bath A
28 AprClifton C ½ - 5½ Horfield A
28 AprDownend B 1½ - 4½ Horfield C
21 AprHorfield B 3½ - 2½ Downend A
21 AprYate A 3 - 3 Horfield C
16 AprPatchway A 3 - 3 Horfield C
14 AprHorfield A 3½ - 2½ Clifton B
14 AprHorfield D 4 - 0 Patchway B
13 AprClevedon B 3½ - 2½ Horfield C
31 MarHorfield B 1½ - 4½ Clevedon A
24 MarClifton B 3½ - 2½ Horfield B
10 MarClifton A 2½ - 3½ Horfield B
3 MarDownend A 1½ - 4½ Horfield A
3 MarHorfield C 5 - 1 Downend C
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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