Swale Chess Club

Swale Chess Club meets weekly and caters for chess enthusiasts, from novice to expert.

The Artisan Room, Central House, Central Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4NU

Thursdays from 7.40pm

Please email us or telephone 01795 521423

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Swale Junior Chess Club is also open. Select the picture below to visit the Junior Page:

Swale Junior Chess Club

To view the English Chess Federation League Management System, which shows all of the Kent County Chess Association fixture results, league tables etc: ecflms.org.uk

Mini-puzzle! 21/06/19

Club member Tyrone reports, I drew my second game last night, in the Pimlico Summer Tournament Major U150 section with the white pieces, and reached a critical position after Black's 34th move …e4. My rook on d3 is en pris and defending the b3 pawn. The obvious move is to play 35) Rc3. However, White is able to play a better move.

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Update 21/06/19

Last night's results

Championship 

(8.5) WOOLACOTT 1–0 NEVOLS (15.5)
(9.5) SIMPSON 1–0 GEDMINAS (9.0)

Plate

(7.5) FLETCHER 0–1 MARSH (8.0)
(3.5) POPA 0–1 EDWARDS (3.5)

Updated league tables after last night's results

Championship 

1) PAGE 16.5 Games remaining 1
2) HYDE 16.0 Games remaining 1
3) NEVOLS 15.5 Games remaining 0
4) GILLARD 11.0 Games remaining 0
5) SIMPSON 10.5 Games remaining 2
6) FRENCH 09.5 Games remaining 1
7) WOOLACOTT 09.5 Games remaining 1
8) GEDMINAS 09.0 Games remaining 0

Plate

1) JEFFERIES 09.0 Games remaining 2
2) MARSH 09.0 Games remaining 2
3) FLETCHER 07.5 Games remaining 4
4) EDWARDS 04.5 Games remaining 4
5) POPA 03.5 Games remaining 3
6) POLLARD 00.0 Games remaining 3

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Update 14/06/19

Last night's results

Championship

(15.5) PAGE 1–0 GEDMINAS (9.0)
(11.0) GILLARD 0–1 NEVOLS (14.5) (Game featured below)
(09.5) FRENCH P–P SIMPSON (09.5)

Plate

(03.0) POPA 0.5 MARSH (7.5)
(06.5) FLETCHER 1–0 POLLARD (0.0)

Updated League Tables after last night's results

Championship 

1) PAGE 16.5 Games remaining 1
2) HYDE 16.0 Games remaining 1
3) NEVOLS 15.5 Games remaining 1
4) GILLARD 11.0 Games remaining 0
5) SIMPSON 09.5 Games remaining 3
6) FRENCH 09.5 Games remaining 1
7) GEDMINAS 09.0 Games remaining 1
8) WOOLACOTT 08.5 Games remaining 2

Plate

1) JEFFERIES 9.0 Games remaining 2
2) MARSH 8.0 Games remaining 3
3) FLETCHER 7.5 Games remaining 5
4) POPA 3.5 Games remaining 4
5) EDWARDS 3.5 Games remaining 5
6) POLLARD 0.0 Games remaining 3

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Featured Game of the Week

This week's very tactical Championship game starts with the Scandinavian Defence, and the advantage changes hands several times!

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Update 07/06/19

The results of last night's games

Championship

(09.5) FRENCH 0–1 NEVOLS (13.5)
(11.0) GILLARD 0–1 PAGE (14.5) (Game featured below)
(08.0) GEDMINAS 1–0 WOOLACOTT (8.5)
(09.0) SIMPSON 0.5 HYDE (15.5)

Plate

(07.0) MARSH 0.5 JEFFERIES (8.5)
(06.5) FLETCHER 0–1 POPA (2.0)
(03.5) EDWARDS P–P POLLARD (0.0)

Updated League Tables as at 6 June 2019

Championship

1) HYDE 16.0 Games remaining 1
2) PAGE 15.5 Games remaining 2
3) NEVOLS 14.5 Games remaining 2
4) GILLARD 11.0 Games remaining 1
5) SIMPSON 09.5 Games remaining 3
6) FRENCH 09.5 Games remaining 1
7) GEDMINAS 09.0 Games remaining 2
8) WOOLACOTT 08.5 Games remaining 2

Plate

1) JEFFERIES 09.0 Games remaining 2
2) MARSH 07.5 Games remaining 4
3) FLETCHER 06.5 Games remaining 6
4) EDWARDS 03.5 Games remaining 5
5) POPA 03.0 Games remaining 5
6) POLLARD 00.0 Games remaining 4

Featured Game of the Week

A rare appearance of Bird's opening, leading to a splendid game between Andrew and David in last night's league.

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Update 31/05/19

Last night's results

Championship

(12.5) NEVOLS 1–0 PAGE (14.5)
(08.0) GEDMINAS 0–1 HYDE (14.5)
(11.0) GILLARD 0–1 FRENCH (08.5)
(09.0) SIMPSON P–P WOOLACOTT (08.5)

Plate

(7.0) MARSH P–P JEFFERIES (8.5)
(2.5) EDWARDS 1–0 FLETCHER (6.5)
(0.0) POLLARD 0–1 POPA (1.0)

Updated League Tables as at 30 May 2019

Championship

1) HYDE 15.5 Games remaining 2
2) PAGE 14.5 Games remaining 3
3) NEVOLS 13.5 Games remaining 3
4) GILLARD 11.0 Games remaining 2
5) FRENCH 9.5 Games remaining 2
6) SIMPSON 9.0 Games remaining 4
7) WOOLACOTT 8.5 Games remaining 3
8) GEDMINAS 8.0 Games remaining 3

Plate

1) JEFFERIES 8.5 Games remaining 3
2) MARSH 7.0 Games remaining 5
3) FLETCHER 6.5 Games remaining 7
4) EDWARDS 3.5 Games remaining 5
5) POPA 2.0 Games remaining 6
6) POLLARD 0.0 Games remaining 4

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Update 24/05/19

Last night's results

Championship 

(11.5) NEVOLS 1–0 SIMPSON (9.0)
(13.5) HYDE 1–0 FRENCH (8.5)
(11.0) GILLARD 0–1 GEDMINAS (7.0)
(08.0) WOOLACOTT 0.5 PAGE (14.0)

Plate

(6.0) MARSH 1–0 POPA (1.0)
(0.0) POLLARD 0–1 JEFFERIES (7.5)

Updated League Tables as at 23 May 2019

Championship

1) PAGE 14.5 Games remaining 4
2) HYDE 14.5 Games remaining 3
3) NEVOLS 12.5 Games remaining 4
4) GILLARD 11.0 Games remaining 3
5) SIMPSON 9.0 Games remaining 4
6) WOOLACOTT 8.5 Games remaining 3
7) FRENCH 8.5 Games remaining 3
8) GEDMINAS 8.0 Games remaining 4

Plate

1) JEFFERIES 8.5 Games remaining 3
2) MARSH 7.0 Games remaining 5
3) FLETCHER 6.5 Games remaining 8
4) EDWARDS 2.5 Games remaining 6
5) POPA 1.0 Games remaining 7
6) POLLARD 0.0 Games remaining 5

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Update 17/05/19

Results from last night's games

Championship

(13.5) PAGE 0.5 SIMPSON (8.5)
(13.0) HYDE 0.5 NEVOLS (11.0)
(07.5) FRENCH 1–0 GEDMINAS (7.0)
(07.0) WOOLACOTT 1–0 GILLARD (11.0)

Plate

(06.5) JEFFERIES 1–0 EDWARDS (2.5)
(05.5) MARSH 0.5 FLETCHER (6.0)
(00.0) POPA 1–0 POLLARD (0.0)

Updated league tables as at 16 May 2019

Championship

1) PAGE 14.0 Games remaining 5
2) HYDE 13.5 Games remaining 4
3) NEVOLS 11.5 Games remaining 5
4) GILLARD 11.0 Games remaining 4
5) SIMPSON 09.0 Games remaining 5
6) FRENCH 08.5 Games remaining 4
7) WOOLACOTT 08.0 Games remaining 4
8) GEDMINAS 07.0 Games remaining 5

Plate

1) JEFFERIES 07.5 Games remaining 4
2) FLETCHER 06.5 Games remaining 8
3) MARSH 06.0 Games remaining 6
4) EDWARDS 02.5 Games remaining 6
5) POPA 01.0 Games remaining 8
6) POLLARD 00.0 Games remaining 6

Update 10/05/19

Results from last night's games

Championship

(10.0) NEVOLS 1–0 GEDMINAS (7.0)
(12.5) HYDE 0.5 GILLARD (10.5) (Game featured below)
(7.0) WOOLACOTT 0–1 FRENCH (6.5)
(13.5) PAGE P–P SIMPSON (8.5)

Plate

(4.5) MARSH 1–0 POLLARD (0.0)
(0.0) POPA 0–1 JEFFERIES (5.5)
(6.0) FLETCHER P–P EDWARDS (2.5)

Updated League Tables after last night's results

Championship

1) PAGE 13.5 (6 games remaining)
2) HYDE 13.0 (5 games remaining)
3) GILLARD 11.0 (5 games remaining)
4) NEVOLS 11.0 (6 games remaining)
5) SIMPSON 8.5 (6 games remaining)
6) FRENCH 7.5 (5 games remaining)
7) WOOLACOTT 7.0 (5 games remaining)
8) GEDMINAS 7.0 (6 games remaining)

Plate

1) JEFFERIES 6.5 (5 games remaining)
2) FLETCHER 6.0 (9 games remaining)
3) MARSH 5.5 (7 games remaining)
4) EDWARDS 2.5 (7 games remaining)
5) POLLARD 0.0 (7 games remaining)
6) POPA 0.0 (9 games remaining)

Featured Game of the Week

Keith H had gained an early advantage but Andrew found a pleasing sequence that put the players back on equal terms.

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Update 03/05/19

Results from last night's games

Championship Phase Two

(6.5) Kevin 0–1 David (12.5)
(10.5) Andrew 0–1 Dennis (7.5)
(11.5) Keith H 1–0 Rob (7.0)
(10.0) Keith N P–P Vytautas (7.0)

Plate

(4.5) Tyrone 1–0 Nick (0)
(6.0) Anthony F P–P Duncan (4.5)
(2.5) Rufus B–B Bye

League Tables as at 02 May 2019

Championship

1) David 13.5, 6 games remaining
2) Keith H 12.5, 6 games remaining
3) Andrew 10.5, 6 games remaining
4) Keith N 10.0, 7 games remaining
5) Dennis 08.5, 6 games remaining
6) Rob 07.0, 6 games remaining
7) Vytautas 07.0, 7 games remaining
8) Kevin 06.5, 6 games remaining

Plate

1) Anthony 06.0, 7 games remaining
2) Tyrone 05.5, 4 games remaining
3) Duncan 04.5, 6 games remaining
4) Rufus 02.5, 5 games remaining
5) Nick 00.0, 6 games remaining

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Update 26/04/19

Swale Championship Phase One

The final week of phase one of the Swale Championship was completed and the results of the games played were:

Keith N 1–0 Nick
Tyrone 0–1 Anthony F (Game featured below)
Rufus 0–1 Duncan

Final league positions as at 25 April 2019:

01) PAGE P16 W11 D3 L2 GP12.5
02) HYDE P16 W09 D5 L2 GP11.5
03) GILLARD P15 W08 D5 L2 GP10.5
04) NEVOLS P14 W07 D6 L1 GP10.0
05) SIMPSON P11 W06 D3 L2 GP07.5
06) WOOLACOTT P10 W07 D0 L3 GP07.0
07) GEDMINAS P13 W05 D4 L4 GP07.0
08) FRENCH P16 W05 D3 L8 GP06.5
09) FLETCHER P11 W06 D0 L5 GP06.0
10) MARSH P11 W04 D1 L6 GP04.5
11) JEFFERIES P13 W04 D1 L8 GP04.5
12) LAMB P07 W02 D1 L4 GP02.5
13) EDWARDS P10 W02 D1 L7 GP02.5
14) MOCANU P02 W01 D0 L1 GP01.0
15) STEFANKO P03 W00 D0 L3 GP00.0
16) POPA P04 W00 D0 L4 GP00.0
17) POLLARD P06 W00 D0 L6 GP00.0

Swale Championship Phase Two and Swale Plate Competition

The competition will now continue on to phase two throughout the summer, ending on the 25th July 2019, when the Rochester Championship will commence and end on 29 August 2019.

The top eight players will play each other for a second time, with reversed colours against their opponents, for the honour of becoming Swale Championship Winner 2019. Accumulated scores achieved from phase one games will be carried over and included in players' overall scores.

The bottom half will play in the Plate Competition, with reversed colours where applicable, with scores accumulated from phase one being carried over.

Swale 212 Blitz Tournament 25 April 2019

Final table:

1) David P6 W4 D1 L1 GP4.5 winner
2) Keith H P6 W4 D0 L2 GP4.0
3) Kevin P6 W1 D2 L3 GP2.0
4) Andrew P6 W1 D1 L4 GP1.5

Featured Game of the Week

Swale Championship Game 25 April 2019
London versus Reversed Reti

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The game developed into a battle between minor pieces of bishop pair and knight against knight twins and lone bishop. Black's knights dominated proceedings assisted by an isolated b–pawn. Black's bishop on a8 appears to be not involved initially in the party, but joins later to enjoy the fun. The isolani (a pawn with no mates) becomes so dominant that its force eventually helps win the game for black. White stumbles on move 33, playing the poor 33) Kf1?, instead of trading one of his bishops for a knight twin—but which twin?

Update 19/04/19

KCCA Fuller Cup Semifinal Report: Gravesend4 1–3 Swale4

Swale Fuller Team progressed to next month's KCCA Finals Day following a dramatic win at Gravesend last Tuesday 16th April 2019. The story was a victory snatched from the jaws of defeat.

Swale were heavily outgraded on the top boards, and knew that getting anything from boards one and two was going to be tough. Despite going down on top board, boards three and four played their part, soaking up the pressure to win both boards and lead the match 1–2. Focus was then directed on the remaining game on board two.

The Swale player, Vytautas, playing with the white pieces, was the exchange down, then forced to lose his queen for Black's pair of rooks. This left Black with a lone queen versus White's rook and bishop. Added to this, Black had a protected central passed pawn on the seventh rank ready to queen. White was forced to give up his bishop to prevent the menacing pawn from being crowned and a certain Black victory.

Things continued to get desperate for White, with only a rook remaining against Black's powerful queen. Both players were now in the final phase of the game with less than five minutes on their clocks. All Black had to do was mop up White's remaining pawns, push another of his own pawns to crowning glory and Gravesend were in the final. Then, tragedy struck!

Black picks up his queen and misplays the monarch, allowing it to be traded with the gallant rook. Suddenly the game has turned in White's favour. Despite pawn exchanges to distance Black's remaining passed pawn from the chasing white king, Black is unable to queen the pawn at his final destination square. White's king is able to reach the desperate and lonely pawn and prevent automatic promotion and Black immediately resigns.

A likely 2–2 result had become 1–3 in Swale's favour, and the forthcoming glory of a consecutive appearance in next month's Fuller Cup Final at Dartford on Sunday 19th May 2019. Congratulations Swale Fuller Team.

Swale Championship Latest

Only two Championship games were played last night and the results were:

Vytautas 1–0 Nick
Tyrone 0–1 Duncan (game featured below)

Updated League Table as at 18 April 2019

01) PAGE P16 W11 D3 L2 GP12.5
02) HYDE P16 W09 D5 L2 GP11.5
03) GILLARD P15 W08 D5 L2 GP10.5
04) NEVOLS P13 W06 D6 L1 GP09.0
05) SIMPSON P11 W06 D3 L2 GP07.5
06) WOOLACOTT P10 W07 D0 L3 GP07.0
07) GEDMINAS P13 W05 D4 L4 GP07.0
08) FRENCH P16 W05 D3 L8 GP06.5
09) FLETCHER P10 W05 D0 L5 GP05.0
10) JEFFERIES P12 W04 D1 L7 GP04.5
11) MARSH P10 W03 D1 L6 GP03.5
12) LAMB P07 W02 D1 L4 GP02.5
13) EDWARDS P09 W02 D1 L6 GP02.5
14) MOCANU P02 W01 D0 L1 GP01.0
15) STEFANKO P03 W00 D0 L3 GP00.0
16) POPA P04 W00 D0 L4 GP00.0
17) POLLARD P05 W00 D0 L5 GP00.0

Game between: JEFFERIES Tyrone 0–1 MARSH Duncan

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Update 12/04/19

Results from last night's games

David 1–0 Anthony S
Stefan 0–1 Keith H
Robert 0–1 Dennis
Nick 0–1 Kevin

Swale Championship League Table as at 11 April 2019

01) PAGE David P16 W11 D3 L2 GP12.5 Q
02) HYDE Keith P16 W09 D5 L2 GP11.5 Q
03) GILLARD Andrew P15 W08 D5 L2 GP10.5
04) NEVOLS Keith P13 W06 D6 L1 GP09.0
05) SIMPSON Dennis P11 W06 D3 L2 GP07.5
06) WOOLACOTT Rob P10 W07 D0 L3 GP07.0
07) FRENCH Kevin P16 W05 D3 L8 GP06.5 Q
08) GEDMINAS Vytautas P12 W04 D4 L4 GP06.0
09) FLETCHER Anthony P10 W05 D0 L5 GP05.0
10) JEFFERIES Tyrone P11 W04 D1 L6 GP04.5
11) LAMB Robert P07 W02 D1 L4 GP02.5
12) MARSH Duncan P09 W02 D1 L6 GP02.5
13) EDWARDS Rufus P09 W02 D1 L6 GP02.5
14) MOCANU Stefan P02 W01 D0 L1 GP01.0
15) STEFANKO Anthony P03 W00 D0 L3 GP00.0
16) POPA Alin P04 W00 D0 L4 GP00.0
17) POLLARD Nick P04 W00 D0 L4 GP00.0

Championship Stage Two Qualifiers

David 12.5/16
Keith H 11.5/16
Kevin 06.5/16

Swale Championship Update 05/04/19

Five Championship games were played last night and the results were:

Duncan 0–1 Keith N
Vytautas 1–0 Dennis
Rob W 1–0 Anthony F
Alin 0–1 Kevin
David 1–0 Nick

The Championship League standings after these games as at 04 April 2019:

01) PAGE P15 W10 D3 L2 GP11.5
02) HYDE P15 W08 D5 L2 GP10.5
03) GILLARD P15 W08 D5 L2 GP10.5
04) NEVOLS P13 W06 D6 L1 GP09.0
05) WOOLACOTT P10 W07 D0 L3 GP07.0
06) SIMPSON P10 W05 D3 L2 GP06.5
07) GEDMINAS P12 W04 D4 L4 GP06.0
08) FRENCH P15 W04 D3 L8 GP05.5
09) FLETCHER P10 W05 D0 L5 GP05.0
10) JEFFERIES P11 W04 D1 L6 GP 04.5
11) LAMB P06 W02 D1 L3 GP02.5
12) MARSH P09 W02 D1 L6 GP02.5
13) EDWARDS P09 W02 D1 L6 GP02.5
14) MOCANU P01 W01 D0 L0 GP01.0
15) STEFANKO P02 W00 D0 L2 GP0.0
16) POLLARD P03 W00 D0 L3 GP0.0
17) POPA P04 W00 D0 L4 GP0.0

The tournament will continue in its present format until the 25th of April 2019. From the 2nd of May the tournament will be split into two separate competitions: The Championship Second Stage and the Plate Competition. Game points accumulated from first stage games will be carried forward to the second stage.

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Update 29/03/19

KCCA En Passant Match: Swale2 4–2 Tunbridge Wells3

The final En Passant match was played last night between Swale and Tunbridge Wells, ending in a 4–2 win in favour of Swale.

Swale Championship

Four games were played in the Swale Championship and were all won by the players with the black pieces. The results were:

Alin 0–1 Andrew
Anthony S 0–1 Anthony F
Robert 0–1 David
Nick 0–1 Rufus

The current league standings are as follows:

01) PAGE P14 W9 D3 L2 GP10.5
02) HYDE P15 W8 D5 L2 GP10.5
03) GILLARD P15 W8 D5 L2 GP10.5
04) NEVOLS P12 W5 D6 L1 GP08.0
05) SIMPSON P09 W5 D3 L1 GP06.5
06) WOOLACOTT P09 W6 D0 L3 GP06.0
07) FLETCHER P09 W5 D0 L4 GP05.0
08) GEDMINAS P11 W3 D4 L4 GP05.0
09) JEFFERIES P11 W4 D1 L6 GP04.5
10) FRENCH P14 W3 D3 L8 GP04.5
11) LAMB P06 W2 D1 L3 GP02.5
12) MARSH P08 W2 D1 L5 GP02.5
13) EDWARDS P09 W2 D1 L6 GP02.5
14) SAWYER P11 W2 D1 L8 GP02.5
15) CHAMBERLAIN P04 W1 D1 L2 GP01.5
16) LIUBERSKIS P03 W1 D0 L2 GP01.0
17) MOCANU P01 W1 D0 L0 GP01.0
18) HONEY P02 W0 D1 L1 GP00.5
19) STEFANKO P02 W0 D0 L2 GP00.0
20) POPA P03 W0 D0 L3 GP00.0
21) POLLARD P02 W0 D0 L2 GP00.0

Update 22/03/19

KCCA Stevenson: Weald of Kent1 0.5–5.5 Swale1

It may have been a bad week for Theresa May and Brexit, but for Swale Chess Club it has been a fantastic week.

Following on from their 4–2 win against Rainham last week, Swale Stevenson team travelled to Cranbrook on Monday night and beat Weald of Kent 0.5–5.5, achieving their best result of the season. The result will ensure that Swale do not finish in bottom position in this league.

KCCA Fuller: Swale4 3–1 Tunbridge Wells5

Then last night, Swale Fuller team went even better, by qualifying for the KCCA Semi–final stages beating Tunbridge Wells5 3–1. The result puts Swale4 top of the league for a few days, until the second and third teams, Maidstone7 and Hastings5 play each other this Sunday. Swale will finish in second position whatever the result and will meet Gravesend in the semi–final match next month. Congratulations to Anthony F and his team for getting Swale Fuller a third consecutive KCCA semi–final match.

Swale Championship Update 21/03/19

Whilst the Fuller match was in progress, five Championship games were being played out, and the results were as follows:

David 1–0 Alin
Tyrone 0–1 Stefan
Duncan 1–0 Vytautas
Keith H 1–0 Robert
Nick 0–1 Andrew

The top three players in the league, Keith H, David and Andrew were all in action and won all their games, further entrenching their positions at the top of the league. Duncan improved his position in the lower part of the league by beating Vytautas, whilst Tyrone had an enjoyable game against new member Stefan:

Playing with the white pieces and opening with my usual 1) d4 I met the Englund Gambit 1) …e5. The gambit intensified my curiosity and I took the pawn 2) dxe5. An interesting endgame position where White had winning chances but succumbed to time pressure.
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The current league standings are:

01) HYDE P15 W8 D5 L2 GP10.5
02) PAGE P13 W8 D3 L2 GP09.5
03) GILLARD P14 W7 D5 L2 GP09.5
04) NEVOLS P12 W5 D6 L1 GP08.0
05) SIMPSON P09 W5 D3 L1 GP06.5
06) WOOLACOTT P09 W6 D0 L3 GP06.0
07) GEDMINAS P11 W3 D4 L4 GP05.0
08) JEFFERIES P11 W4 D1 L6 GP04.5
09) FRENCH P14 W3 D3 L8 GP04.5
10) FLETCHER P08 W4 D0 L4 GP04.0
11) LAMB P05 W2 D1 L2 GP02.5
12) SAWYER P11 W2 D1 L8 GP02.5
13) MARSH P08 W2 D1 L5 GP02.5
14) CHAMBERLAIN P04 W1 D1 L2 GP01.5
15) EDWARDS P08 W1 D1 L6 GP01.5
16) LIUBERSKIS P03 W1 D0 L2 GP01.0
17) MOCANU P01 W1 D0 L0 GP01.0
18) HONEY P02 W0 D1 L1 GP00.5
19) STEFANKO P01 W0 D0 L1 GP00.0
20) POPA P02 W0 D0 L2 GP00.0
21) POLLARD P01 W0 D0 L1 GP00.0

Mini-puzzle! 21/03/19

From a recent KCCA match—Club member Andrew as Black to move. White has just advanced a menacing passed pawn; how did Black respond?

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KCCA Stevenson Result: Swale1 4–2 Rainham2 15/03/19

Swale Stevenson team scored their first victory in the league last night with a 4–2 win against a very strong Rainham team which included FM Martin Taylor graded 224 playing on board one. New member Stefan Mocanu had the huge task of playing Martin, which allowed both Keiths to drop down a board, and for the Swale tail board players to outgrade each of their opponents. The tactic worked in Swale's favour, and despite conceding board one, the team drew boards 2 and 3, and won on all three tail boards.

Swale Championship Update 15/03/19

The current league standings as at 14 March 2019 are as follows:

01) HYDE P14 W7 D5 L2 GP9.5
02) PAGE P12 W7 D3 L2 GP8.5
03) GILLARD P13 W6 D5 L2 GP8.5
04) NEVOLS P12 W5 D6 L1 GP8.0
05) SIMPSON P09 W5 D3 L1 GP6.5
06) WOOLACOTT P09 W6 D0 L3 GP6.0
07) GEDMINAS P10 W3 D4 L3 GP5.0
08) JEFFERIES P10 W4 D1 L5 GP4.5
09) FRENCH P14 W3 D3 L8 GP4.5
10) FLETCHER P08 W4 D0 L4 GP4.0
11) LAMB P04 W2 D1 L1 GP2.5
12) SAWYER P11 W2 D1 L8 GP2.5
13) MARSH P07 W1 D1 L5 GP1.5
14) CHAMBERLAIN P04 W1 D1 L2 GP1.5
15) EDWARDS P08 W1 D1 L6 GP1.5
16) LIUBERSKIS P03 W1 D0 L2 GP1.0
17) HONEY P02 W0 D1 L1 GP0.5
18) STEFANKO P01 W0 D0 L1 GP0.0
19) POPA P01 W0 D0 L1 GP0.0
20) POLLARD P00 W0 D0 L0 GP0.0
21) MOCANU P00 W0 D0 L0 GP0.0

KCCA En Passant: Swale2 2–4 Rainham3 08/03/19

The dream is over for Swale's En Passant team. Last night they went crashing out of contention for the remaining semi–final place losing 2–4 to Rainham. A late team change before the match put additional pressure on the team who bravely fought back to reach a 2–2 position. However, the remaining two boards for Swale had inferior endgame positions and both were eventually lost.

Swale Championship Update 08/03/19

The late changes in the En Passant League match meant that only one game was played—between Anthony F and Louis—which was won by Anthony F.

Showcase: A bolt from the blue! 01/03/19

Club member Andrew finds a surprising move as White in a recent KCCA match:

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KCCA Fuller League Update 01/03/19

Swale Fuller team scored a great victory on Wednesday 27 February 2019 beating Maidstone 2.5–1 to go top of the Fuller League with one match to play against Tunbridge Wells on Thursday 21 March 2019. Hopefully the match against Tunbridge Wells will enable Swale Fuller team to progress to the semifinals.

Swale Championship Update 01/03/19

After another late reorganisation of the pairings four games were played last night and the results were:

Rufus 0–1 Keith N
Keith H 1–0 Louis
Dennis 1–0 Tyrone
Kevin 0–1 Robert

The current league standings as of 1st March 2019:

01) HYDE P14 W7 D5 L2 GP9.5
02) PAGE P12 W7 D3 L2 GP8.5
03) GILLARD P12 W6 D4 L2 GP8.0
04) NEVOLS P12 W5 D6 L1 GP8.0
05) WOOLACOTT P9 W6 D0 L3 GP6.0
06) SIMPSON P8 W4 D3 L1 GP5.5
07) GEDMINAS P10 W3 D4 L3 GP5.0
08) JEFFERIES P10 W4 D1 L5 GP4.5
09) FRENCH P14 W3 D3 L8 GP4.5
10) FLETCHER P7 W3 D0 L4 GP3.0
11) LAMB P4 W2 D1 L1 GP2.5
12) SAWYER P11 W2 D1 L8 GP2.5
13) MARSH P7 W1 D1 L5 GP1.5
14) EDWARDS P8 W1 D1 L6 GP1.5
15) CHAMBERLAIN P2 W1 D0 L1 GP1.0
16) LIUBERSKIS P3 W1 D0 L2 GP1.0
17) HONEY P2 W0 D1 L1 GP0.5
18) STEFANKO P1 W0 D0 L1 GP0.0

Swale Championship Results 22/02/19

Only two games were played last night in the Swale Championship. The results were:

Andrew 0.5 Keith H
Rufus 1–0 Anthony S

KCCA Leagues Update 15/02/19

A mixed week for Swale Chess Club in the KCCA Leagues, as Swale Harvey team had a great win at Cranbrook (Weald of Kent) on Monday, beating the home team 1.5–4.5, but unfortunately Swale Stevenson team suffered a heavy loss on Wednesday evening losing 5.5–0.5 to a very strong Maidstone team.

Swale Championship Results 14/02/19

A revised draw to accommodate changes due to late withdrawals produced the following results:

Duncan 0–1 David
Kevin 1–0 Keith H
Rufus 0–1 Tyrone
Andrew 1–0 Barry

An outstanding result by Kevin who beat the league leader Keith H.

The updated League Table including the above results now stands at:

01) PAGE P12 W7 D3 L2 GP8.5
02) HYDE P12 W6 D4 L2 GP8.0
03) GILLARD P11 W6 D3 L2 GP7.5
04) NEVOLS P11 W4 D6 L1 GP7.0
05) WOOLACOTT P9 W6 D0 L3 GP6.0
06) GEDMINAS P10 W3 D4 L3 GP5.0
07) SIMPSON P7 W3 D3 L1 GP4.5
08) JEFFERIES P9 W4 D1 L4 GP4.5
09) FRENCH P13 W3 D3 L7 GP4.5
10) FLETCHER P7 W3 D0 L4 GP3.0
11) SAWYER P11 W2 D1 L8 GP2.5
12) MARSH P7 W1 D1 L5 GP1.5
13) LAMB P3 W1 D1 L1 GP1.5
14) CHAMBERLAIN P1 W1 D0 L0 GP1.0
15) LIUBERSKIS P3 W1 D0 L2 GP1.0
16) EDWARDS P6 W0 D1 L5 GP0.5
17) HONEY P2 W0 D1 L1 GP0.5
18) STEFANKO P0 W0 D0 L0 GP0.0

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Match report 12/02/19

Swale beat Weald of Kent 4.5–1.5 in their KCCA Harvey match yesterday evening which puts the team in second place in the table with one match to play.

Update 08/02/19

Swale lost both their KCCA matches to Tunbridge Wells this week by the same score, 1.5–4.5, in the En Passant and Stevenson Leagues.

Results in last night's Championship games were:

Kevin 0–1 Louis
Tyrone 1–0 Barry
Andrew 1–0 Duncan

Swale Championship League Table as at 07 February 2019:

01) HYDE P11 W6 D4 L1 GP8.0
02) PAGE P11 W6 D3 L2 GP7.5
03) NEVOLS P11 W4 D6 L1 GP7.0
04) GILLARD P10 W5 D3 L2 GP6.5
05) WOOLACOTT P09 W6 D0 L3 GP6.0
06) GEDMINAS P10 W3 D4 L3 GP5.0
07) SIMPSON P07 W3 D3 L1 GP4.5
08) JEFFERIES P08 W3 D1 L4 GP3.5
09) FRENCH P12 W2 D3 L7 GP3.5
10) FLETCHER P07 W3 D0 L4 GP3.0
11) SAWYER P10 W2 D1 L7 GP2.5
12) MARSH P06 W1 D1 L4 GP1.5
13) LAMB P03 W1 D1 L1 GP1.5
14) CHAMBERLAIN P01 W1 D0 L0 GP1.0
15) LIUBERSKIS P03 W1 D0 L2 GP0.5
16) EDWARDS P05 W0 D0 L4 GP0.5
17) HONEY P02 W0 D1 L1 GP0.5

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Showcase: A strong finish! 02/02/19

Club member Vytautas delivers a strong finish as White in a recent KCCA match:

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Updated League Table as at 31 January 2019

01) HYDE P11 W6 D4 L1 GP8.0
02) PAGE P11 W6 D3 L2 GP7.5
03) NEVOLS P11 W4 D6 L1 GP7.0
04) WOOLACOTT P9 W6 D0 L3 GP6.0
05) GILLARD P9 W4 D3 L2 GP5.5
06) GEDMINAS P10 W3 D4 L3 GP5.0
07) SIMPSON P7 W3 D3 L1 GP4.5
08) FRENCH P11 W2 D3 L6 GP3.5
09) FLETCHER P7 W3 D0 L4 GP3.0
10) JEFFERIES P7 W2 D1 L4 GP2.5
11) SAWYER P9 W2 D1 L6 GP2.5
12) MARSH P5 W1 D1 L3 GP1.5
13) LAMB P3 W1 D1 L1 GP1.5
14) LIUBERSKIS P3 W1 D0 L2 GP1.0
15) EDWARDS P5 W0 D1 L4 GP0.5
16) HONEY P2 W0 D1 L1 GP0.5

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KCCA Harvey League Match: Swale3 1.5–4.5 Snodland1 25/01/19

A disappointing night at the club last night as our KCCA Harvey team were 'thumped' by league leaders Snodland 1.5–4.5. This defeat has put the club in fourth position in the league with two matches to play.

KCCA Harvey team 11/01/19

Swale's first KCCA match of 2019 ended with a win in favour of Swale. Swale Harvey team beat Rainham, on Wednesday 9 January 2019, 3.5–2.5, with wins by Keith N, Rob and Vytautas, added to Anthony's important draw to secure the victory.

Swale Championship Update 11/01/19

Results from last night's games including impressive debut games by Aurimas and Robert:

Rob 0–1 Keith H
Rufus 0–1 David
Aurimas 1–0 Barry
Vytautas 1–0 Kevin
Robert 0.5 Keith N

Welcome to our new venue 04/01/19

Welcome to 2019 playing at the club's new venue at the Avenue Theatre.

The results from the Swale Championship games played last night are:

Dennis 0.5 Keith N
Keith H 0.5 David
Tyrone 0–1 Rob
Vytautas 0–1 Andrew
Anthony 1–0 Kevin
Rufus 0–1 Barry

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