Nigel Pollett and Mike Gladstone
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.
|16 Feb||The Bristol Spring Congress will be held at Bristol Grammar School, University Rd, Clifton, Bristol, Feb 24-26th. There will be 3 sections- FIDE rated Open, U155 and U125. There is free parking at the venue which is quite central. Catering available from Rosie from Hereford. Full details and entry form.|
|13 Jan||Our internal tournament will be on next Tuesday (17th) start 7:30. These games will be graded and we will be playing for the little team cup. Lee Abecasis won last season. Games are played at league time limits, so this is an ideal way to practice match chess.|
|6 Jan||Horfield has been drawn away to Clevedon in the Minor KO semi-final, to be played Monday 16 January. In the other semi, South Bristol will be host to Downend.|
|6 Dec||It's becoming traditional that we have an evening featuring curry and informal chess on the Tuesday before Christmas. This year is no exception, and so 20th December is a date for your diary. There will be trip for a curry before the chess and another one after the chess, so you can choose which you prefer (or you can go to both!). Please let Chris Jones know if you are coming to the meal before so that he can book a table. It's not so vital to say if you intend coming just for the chess, but it would probably be quite helpful to have a vague idea of numbers for that too.|
|18 Oct||We are sorry to report that Mike Wood (Downend), a great servant to his club and the league, died on Friday 14 October.|
|9 Sep||Peter Kirby is on top board for Guernsey in the Olympiad in Baku. After 6 rounds he is on 50%.|
|11 Aug||The new season's fixtures are available on the League website and here.|
Six Horfield players took part in the Bristol Summer
Congress. Lee Abecasis was a star
player of the weekend, finishing tie second in the
Minor. Our other star was Steve Dilleigh
who drew with GM Keith Arkell and finished tie third in
the Open. Scores:|
Minor: 2nd= Lee Abecasis 4; Graham Strickland 2.5. Major: Prakash Chatterjee 3. Open: 3rd= Steve Dilleigh 3; Peter Kirby, Kajetan Wandowicz 2.5.
|31 May||Horfield member Jon Fisher
has produced an app called ChessJournal, specifically designed for league and tournament chess players to record, store, analyse and get statistics on their "over the board" seasons.
ChessJournal went live on the App Store on Saturday (only iPhone for now, Android later) You can download ChessJournal (it costs £1.49) for iPhone
More information is available from
|11 May||Horfield win the KO Cup! But it went to the last ten seconds. See captain Mike Harris's report and for the opposition view, see the report of Downend's Mike Meadows.|
|6 May||Roger Pearce has donated a number of books and some software to the club. There is a list in the new Library section.|
|6 May||The draft AGM minutes are now available.|
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