A Chess Club For All Ages

We welcome players of all ages and abilities, including beginners, so why not come down and have a friendly game and chat with us, Tuesdays from 7.30 pm. If you want to play competitively, we run several teams in the various local leagues, catering for all abilities. You will find us at the Hertford Club, Bull Plain, Hertford, SG14 1DT.

Coming up:-
Mon 18th February, U120 League, St Albans v Hertford.
Tues 19th February, Div 1, Hertford 1 v Royston 1.
Tues 19th February, H&D, Hertford v Welwyn Hatfield.
Tues 19th February, Div 3 play-on, Chris Cook v Allan Hutton (Little Heath 2 v Hertford 2), 3½ - ½.

U130 Chess Challenge
Gerald is the only ungraded player to respond so far. The idea is that new players can challenge any u130 player to a graded game. Ron, Mark Lynch, John and Alan have agreed to participate. Others can register with Alan at any time. More information and results here. Posted 26/01/19.

EACU Team Championship
Saturday 23rd February 2019. Moreton Hall Community Centre, Symonds Road, Bury St. Edmunds IP32 7EE
4 sections: Open, Team 600, Team 500 and Team 400.
Teams consist of 4 players from the EACU but not necessarily from the same club.

Team 600, 500 and 400 are for teams with an aggregate grade of 600, 500 or 400 respectively.
The event uses the county match format of 2 rounds starting at 10.00 and 2.30. If digital clocks are available for all boards of a match, the standard time control will be 36 moves in 80 minutes, followed by 15 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of 15 seconds per move from move one.

Hertford entries:
Mark Buswell 146
Simon Morris 138
Alan Brewis 97
Brian Kirby 87

Old Hands v Young Upstarts, Tues 5th March
This initiative from Mike Humeniuk is to give the new players more opportunity to play graded games. Registrations, to Mike please.
Old Hands - Mike Gutteridge, Alan Brewis, Mark Lynch, Ron Hulman, Brian Kirby, John Harris
Young Upstarts - Mark & Richard Laskey, Gerald Gregory, Rafael Tognon

Updated February 17th 2019.

Tip for the club player

Put less emphasis on the openings and more on the middlegame and endings. GM Ilya Smirin

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