Khyber Cup Report

Jonathan has provided the following report on this year’s Khyber Cup, which was held on Sunday (!st July):

The annual Crowthorne Chess Club Khyber Cup was held today, in glorious sunshine. We had a good attendance with fourteen players, and a very high average standard of ability.

There were joint winners this year: Colin Purdon and Richard Webb. Both won all their games except their encounter against each other which was drawn, giving them 4.5 points each. Both winners already have their name on the Khyber Cup shield, including in 2009 when the were again joint winners. Well done Colin and Richard.
Harriet Haslehurst took home the bottle of wine.

We had two junior players this year, Daniel Shek and George Taphouse, both of whom performed well and above their expectations, coming away in the points. Between games they ran for miles around the garden, occasionally roping slow moving adults in to games of piggy-in-the-middle and the like.

Many thanks to John Upham for his excellent organisation and generosity in hosting the Khyber again.

Crowthorne Win the Premier Precision Cup!

The Premier Precision Cup is the Berkshire Chess Association grade handicapped knockout competition, in which the grading difference between the two sides is used to determine the score required to win the match.

The final between Maidenhead and Crowthorne took place on June 18th, and the grading difference meant that Crowthorne needed to win by a minimum of 3.5 to 2.5 to win the match. Crowthorne managed to score exactly 3.5 points (see scorecard) and are thus this year’s winners of the PP Cup! Despite the 5 draws, each game was hard fought, with the result of game and match in doubt until the last game had finished.

Temporary Summer Location – Room PE 1

Wellington College have broken up for the summer now, and the New Maths Block we have been in for 9 months will be closed for building work. So we will move to another room over summer, and in September we will hopefully move back into the old maths block.

The new room is PE1, which is a classroom at the eastern end of the covered corridor, marked in red on the map.

Not that this is NOT the PE1 we were in for summer a year or two ago.