Category Archives: County Matches

County Match (Open) 2023-24: Sussex – Worcestershire

Last Saturday, Sussex narrowly beat Worcestershire in the Quarter-Finals on the Minor Counties championship 8.5-7.5.

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County Match (Open) 2023-24: Sussex – Surrey

Sussex suffered another heavy defeat against Surrey, this time in the home fixture, which was not surprising given their massive grading advantage.

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County Match (Open) 2023-24: Sussex – Kent

Last Saturday, Sussex were home against Kent in the SCCU County Championship. Despite a valiant effort, Sussex went down 7.5-8.5. My game was a particular source of frustration, as I blundered a rook with both players very short of time … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2023-24: Sussex – Middlesex

After the disappointing result away against Surrey in the first match of the season, Sussex got back on track with a fine home win against Middlesex. Despite going three wins down after six games had finished, they pulled back to … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2023-24: Surrey – Sussex

Yesterday, Sussex played its first county match of the season. We were away against Surrey at their familiar venue in Cheam. Surrey had a very strong team, so it was no surprise that they achieved a decisive victory.

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County Match (Open) 2022-23: Sussex – Kent

Sussex was playing Kent at home last Saturday. The match ended in a narrow 8.5-7.5 win, as Jaimie Wilson won the last game to finish. I was up against John Sugden with the Black pieces, and managed to draw, despite … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2022-23: Surrey – Sussex

I played for Sussex in the away match against Surrey yesterday, and the result was disappointing both on a personal level and for the team. Surrey lost the match decisively 5-11, which was not surprising perhaps given the difference in … Continue reading

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County Match (Open) 2022-23: Sussex – Surrey

A couple of weekends ago, I played in a home match for Sussex against Surrey at the usual Hassocks venue. Although I managed a draw against a previously difficult opponent, unfortunately Sussex lost 6-10 to their local rivals.

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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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