Club News

Our FIDE internal tournament:

Congratulations to John Duggan who won this competition for the second year in a row.

Our non-FIDE Internal Competition 

This competition was won by Jhn Gibb who beat David Vigus in the final on 29th June 2017.

The Verney Cup

This is awarded to the player who has scored the most points for the club against other clubs in league competitions. This year (2016-2017), the winner is Joel Newman.

The Rose Bowl

This is awarded to the winner of our annual handicap quickplay competition. 14 club members took part on 29th June 2017. Joel Newman won the final game against Ian Snape to win this competition.

The annual Beckenham v. Bromley match took place on 1st June 2017 and was won by Beckenham. 

Bromley Beckenham
Grade first name & surname    Game Results* first name & surname Grade
1 209 Ian Snape  1 0.0 John Lewin 168
2 140 Adrian Davey 0.5 0.5 Calum Wilson E130
3 130 Andrew Dovey 0 1.0 Tony Foreman  129
4 120 Dave Vigus  0 1.0 Malcolm Mourant 127
5 E 115 James Kinsella 1 0.0 Max Haskins  E 115
6 96 Mike Spencer 0 1.0 Howard Walden 105
7 E 50 Robert Rostant 0 1.0 Stephen Roberts 59

833 Grades Total Team Total   2.5 4.5 Team Total   Grades Total   860
7 no. of players no. of players   7
119.0 Av.Grade Av.Grade   122.9
1 June 2017. Bromley white on odd boards

Fred Wellings

In 2016 our chairman, Fred Wellings, retired from the post after 21 years. During that time, he has kept a watchful eye over the many changes that have occurred in committee membership, our financial situation, and management of our various teams. He has also been instrumental in designing one of our internal tournaments and locating our 5 changes of venue. Without his dedication, our chess club might not be the force that it is today.

We wish him well for the future.