Pine Ridge meeting 02

The weather was great, the beer was cool and the chess was exciting!

Camberley Chess Club met at Pine Ridge again for some informal games of chess.

We had first appearances by many welcome members including Peter and Alfredo.

Camberley vs Nairobi Chess Club

On Sunday 6th June we had an exciting match between Camberley Chess Club and Nairobi Chess Club.

It was played on chess.com, but due to the constraints of this platform, each of the 10 Camberley players had to challenge their Nairobi opponents individually.

Two games with a time control of 25 minutes plus an increment of 5 seconds per move were played.

BoardCamberley Chess Club  Nairobi Chess Club 
1Soeren BaerSoeren_Baer0 - 2Tyron MilareMTyron
2Peter Hassonpeterhasson1.5 - 0.5Roberto VilluelaNairobiCC
3Paul Sloanecodbanana1 - 1Vasanth Rameshkenyachessplayer
4Julien Shepleyjumush0 - 2Paul OdhiamboPol254
5Daniel Shekmrancells0.5 - 1.5Pranjal Parikhpranj2404
6Martin WallmanMartinWallman2 - 0Peter Schuppchinapit
7Mark PayneMark_Payne2 - 0Aslam AdamAslamAdam
8Steve HarleySteve_Harley0 - 2Jay NakerJay_Naker
9Mark TaylorMarcusDidiusFalco2 - 0 (default)Jean B DomelevoJbZorba
10Gordon BirchGordonCamberley1 - 1Veniamin NegruVeneaNegru

The match finished a draw 10-10 !

Thanks to Nairobi Chess Club and its players for an enjoyable match.

Over the board at Pine Ridge

Camberley Chess Club met “over the board” outside at Pine Ridge Golf Club tonight. The weather was fine enough to play outside and enjoy a couple of hours of games and a few drinks. We had around 10 players.

Over the board chess starts

Camberley Chess Club started some over the board chess at a local pub with just 6 members as a trial to see how it could work as we hopefully continue to move out of covid restrictions. It was a strange experience playing with a board, pieces and the chess clock after over a year of playing online by moving a mouse or touching pixels on a flat screen.

A 3D chess board, chess pieces and chess clock are clearly more engaging than a 2D screen, piece images and on screen clock, but the main difference is the human interaction with your opponent. To be able to chat, discuss the game, and generally interact with people who you never get to know online is the real value of over the board versus online.

Camberley vs Bon Accord Aberdeen Match

On Tuesday 4th May Camberley played Bon Accord Chess Club of Aberdeen in a friendly match on Chess.com.   It was only our second online match, after the one against Isle of Wight in April.  Camberley captain Paul Sloane did a good job of fielding a strong team, and we were very pleased to see Neil Bridge back after a lockdown lay-off.

Other Camberley members viewed the live games (admittedly after some teething troubles seeing the live games) and commentary was provided by John Upham, Colin Purdon and others.  There were some very exciting games and the 20min/10sec increment time limit kept it brief whilst also allowing some quality chess. 

Overall Camberley won the match 12.5 -7.5; it was very even on the top boards but Camberley outgraded Bon Accord considerably on the lower boards and this was reflected in the scores.  But the main result was that it was a fun match played in a good spirit. 

It was great to welcome some of the Bon Accord team onto the Zoom meeting after their games finished, especially their captain Hamish, who we thank for taking up our challenge and for being a fun opponent.

You can watch the video of the parallel Zoom meeting on the videos page

BdCamberleyEst. FIDE gradeScore
Game
1
Score
Game
2
Bon AccordEst. FIDE gradeLink to games on Chess.com
1Clive
Frostick
21550.5 -
0.5
Hamish
Olson
2250https://www.chess.com/game/live/13893776559
0 - 1https://www.chess.com/game/live/13896719607
2Neil
Bridge
21331 - 0Richard
Jennings
1950https://www.chess.com/game/live/13893784581
1 - 0https://www.chess.com/game/live/13896148137
3Paul
Sloane
20881 - 0Theodoris
Vasiliadis
1850https://www.chess.com/game/live/13893779213
0 - 1https://www.chess.com/game/live/13896152919
4Peter
Hasson
20730.5 -
0.5
Jeremy J
Mitchell
1800https://www.chess.com/game/live/13893804341
0 - 1https://www.chess.com/game/live/13897444387
5Julien
Shepley
19700.5 -
0.5
Ross
Brennan
1650https://www.chess.com/game/live/13894406155
0.5 -
0.5
https://www.chess.com/game/live/13896736961
6Mark
Taylor
19681 - 0Charles
Oppenheim
1500https://www.chess.com/game/live/13893820333
0.5 -
0.5
https://www.chess.com/game/live/13896161567
7Mark
Payne
18250 - 1Pranav
Arcot
1500https://www.chess.com/game/live/13893780697
1 - 0https://www.chess.com/game/live/13897462831
8Martin
Wallman
17881 - 0James
Bruce
1200https://www.chess.com/game/live/13893825661
1 - 0https://www.chess.com/game/live/13897402907
9Daniel
Shek
16751 - 0Malcolm
Macmillan
1000https://www.chess.com/game/live/13893837689
1 - 0https://www.chess.com/game/live/13896208101
10Gordon
Birch
14500 - 1Anjishnu
Bhaduri
500https://www.chess.com/game/live/13893819383
1 - 0https://www.chess.com/game/live/13897957609
6.5 - 3.56 - 4
Overall match result12.5 - 7.5
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