Shortly before Half-Term the Chess Club engaged in a fixture against St John’s College. The fixture took place online through the popular chess app Chess.com.
The fixture consisted of a rapid tournament utilizing time controls of ten-minutes-a-side where points were accumulated over as many games as could possibly take place in the allotted tournament time frame among our team’s six players.
Antony Baker came away with a win and a draw resulting in an overall score of 1,5 to 8,5 in favour of the St John’s side.
This was followed by six matches using a longer time control. The team acquitted themselves well against strong opponents and some good chess was played. St John’s College came away winning all of their matches, though Khenkitile Marr and Ben Terry, our number one and two seeds, lost by a very narrow margin which bodes well for future events.
We look forward to more online chess fixtures as the year continues. Well done to all the players that took part.
On Wednesday 16 June the St Andrew’s Chess Club met with a newly formed Kingswood Chess Club. We were able to hold a fixture adhering to all safety regulations in a well ventilated space. The teams were made up of five players where games took place using 45 minute time controls. It was really great
for the team to meet against their opponents in real life before all fixtures migrate online for the time being. The St Andrew’s College team performed well with three out of five players winning their matches. Ben Terry sitting board two slowly worked his match to a draw and Khenkitile Marr on board one, after more than an hour of game time, conceded a defeat against the Kingswood number one seed. It was a win for local chess in the first fixture against local rivals
Kingswood College. St Andrew’s College came out ahead 3.5 points to 1.5 on the day. Well done to all of the players who participated.