Thursday, 2 August 2018

Summer Tourney Results Wednesday 1st August'18

Summer Tourney Results:

Wednesday 1st August'18

Group A:

Liam Blanc 2  David Graham 0
* Liam joins Jamie Chilton at top of group having played 4 games less.

Group C:
Adam Matthews 1 Peter Beldaus 1
Adrian Smith 0 Shwetal Bhatt 2

* The games between two of the leaders (Adam and Peter) ends all square.
Adam leads the group by 2 points.

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Summer Tourney Results 25th July'18

Summer Tourney results - 25th July'18

Group A
Daniel Yu 1 Jamie Chilton 1

Daniel starts with a draw

Group B
John Shaddick 1  Barry Kocan 1

Barry and Grham Phillips continue to lead.

Group C
Adam Matthews  1 1/2  Adrian Smith  0 1/2
Peter Beldaus  1 1/2 Shwetal Bhatt  0 1/2

Adam is in the lead

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Summer Tourney Results 18th July'18

Summer Tourney Results:

Group A
Ivan Stipcevic 2  Jamie Chilton 0

Early days in this group but Ivan starts with two points.

Group B
Graham Phillips 1 Barry Kocan 1
The games between the two leaders end level.

Group C
Yasmin Phillips 0  Adam Matthews 2
Adam Matthews takes the lead in this group.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Delancey Giga-Finals.

Delancey Giga-Finals:

All places for the annual Delancey Giga Finals were taken up in a good quality competition of players who qualified from the Regional Mega-Finals.
Basingstoke players scored well and had a good tournament.
at Under 7 Boys  Edison Brown scored 4 out of 6 and finished well placed.
at Under 10 Boys Ted Mayne scored well and finished well placed also with 4 1/2 out of 6.
In a very tough Under 12 girls competition with highly graded girl players Yasmin Phillips scored a very good 3 points out of 6 games played.

Thursday, 28 June 2018


Club Attendances:

The attendances at the Wednesday club  evenings over the 12 month period ending 30th June '18 was 590. This is an increase of 11% on the previous year and the highest for 10 years or more.

2009/10  -  481
2010/11  -  411
2011/12  -  506
2012/13  -  424
2013/14  -  406
2014/15  -  542
2015/16  -  478
2016/17  -  524
2017/18  -  590

Thank you to club members for their support.

Summer Tourney 2018

Summer Tourney Results:

Group A;

James Chilton 1  David Graham  1

Group B:

Ed.Howard-Jones 1  Barry Kocan 1
Philip Ware 0 Graham Phillips  2

Friday, 22 June 2018

Berkshire Plate Final:: Reading 4 Basingstoke 2

Berkshire Plate Final;

Reading 4 Basingstoke 2

Reading put out their strongest side and the Basingstoke team were heavily out graded.  However two early wins from Steven Jones and Barry Kocan set up a close match. In the end the result could have gone either way with exceptionally close games going the way of the home side.

Presentation Evening

Annual Club Presentation Evening.

The event took place on Wednesday 20th June 2018

A good attendance of 27 turned up and were present during the Presentation of Awards. An enjoyable evening in good company with plenty of food and drink available.

The awards were presented by Mr.John French the nephew of the late Joe French.


Joe French Cup (Basingstoke Individual Championship)

Winner :  Ivan Stipcevic   runner-up   Liam Blanc

Henshaw Trophy (players graded under 120)

Winner   Mo Negargar   runner-up   Almeo Bontigao
* Trophy presented to Aheng and Jay Negargar as Mo is away on business.

Basingstoke League - Alekhine Cup

Winners:  Basing 
* Cup presented to Adam Matthews.

Basingstoke Junior Individual Championship:  Robin Higgs Trophy

Winner:  Yasmin Phillips
* Yasmin becomes the first girl player to win the Championship of Basingstoke.

During the evening a 'lightning' tournament was held:

A Competition winner:  ( Major event) Daniel Yu
B Competition winner:   (Plate competition)  Bernard Cooke

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Summer Tourney

Summer Tourney 2018

The first results in this years Summer Tourney

Group A;   Jamie Chilton 1 Liam Blanc 1

Group B:  Philip Ware 0  Barry Kocan  2

Group C:  Peter Beldaus 1 Yasmin Phillips  1:     Adam Matthews 1 Shwetal Bhatt 1

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Basingstoke Junior Chess Championship - 2018

Basingstoke Junior Chess Championship - 2018

An entry of 19 Junior chess players took part on Saturday 9th June'18 in the above Championship.
The standard of many of the games was good and there were many very close games.
Going into the last round no fewer than 4 players were still in contention.
George Daymen, Edison Brown , Jacob Goodchild and Yasmin Phillips.
Wins for Edison Brown and Yasmin Phillips took them to 5 points and the top of the group.
In the play off Yasmin Phillips with the white pieces produced a good checkmate in a close game in a Queen and Rook ending. This enables Yasmin to claim the Robin Higgs Trophy and the first girl player to do so since the competition started in the 1970's.

All entrants received a trophy after an enjoyable mornings chess.