Category Archives: County Matches

County Match (Open) 2021-22: Sussex – Middlesex

I played in the Sussex home match against Middlesex last Saturday. The match was complicated for all concerned with general traffic issues affecting the area. The boards and pieces arrived with minutes to spare, while a number of players, particularly … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2021-22: Surrey – Sussex

Last Saturday I played for Sussex against Surrey in a twelve-board match at Cheam. Unfortunately, the match was a comfortable win for Surrey, and I lost my individual game.

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County Match (Open) 2021-22: Sussex – Surrey

Yesterday, I played in my first county match for a while. We were at home, in our usual venue at Hassocks, against Surrey, and managed to to win a well-contested match. I was Black against Peter Hasson on board five. … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2019-20: Sussex – Kent

Sussex were up against Kent last weekend in a County Match at Hassocks. In the end, Kent won by the narrowest margin (8.5-7.5), despite defaulting the bottom two boards. In my game I was up against Alan Hanreck. When the … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2019-20: Sussex – Essex

Sussex recently scored a very good win at home against Essex. I was able to contribute a draw with the Black pieces. The game opened with the Catalan Opening and I took the pawn. I had a chance to hold … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2019-20: Sussex – Surrey

At the end of September, Sussex played Surrey in the first county match of the season. Unfortunately, Sussex lost 7-9 against the higher-rated team. I did, however, have the satisfaction of winning an interesting game.

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County Match (Open) 2018-19: Sussex – Greater Manchester

This year, Sussex qualified for the National Stages of the County Championship. We were drawn against Greater Manchester, and the match was played at Tyseley & District Working Mens Club in Birmingham. Even though the match was reduced to twelve … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2018-19: Sussex – Surrey

Sussex went into their match against Surrey at the start of March hoping to boost their chances with a win, but in the end Surrey ran out comfortable 9.5-6.5 winners. I drew against Marcus Osbourne in a game that went … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2018-19: Sussex – Middlesex

Back at the start of February, Sussex scored a big win against Middlesex, helped by the fact that Middlesex defaulted five boards. My game should have been a win for me, but I overlooked how good my position would be … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2018-19: Sussex – Kent

Sussex scored a creditable draw away against Kent on Saturday 19th January. My game in the match was also a draw, against Alan Hanreck with the Black pieces. I obtained a comfortable position out of the opening and may have … Continue reading

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