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2017 Khyber Cup tournament

The annual Khyber Cup mini chess tournament, which was held on Saturday (Aug 5th), had all the attributes of a traditional Khyber Cup – excellent surroundings, thirteen superb and friendly players (and one mum), and weather varying from glorious sunshine to moderately heavy rain. Fortunately the latter came down while we were all warm and dry in the Thatched Cottage pub, and only the boards and pieces got wet. The winner, for the second year running, was Ken Coates. But Ken’s path to victory was not as assured as last year: he went into the final round needing a clear win against Peter Tart, and after a very tightly fought middle game it was only towards the end that Ken gained a slight but sufficient advantage, and even then had to play with caution to avoid Peter’s typically tactical trickery. Well done Ken. So Ken won, with 4 out of 5 points. Peter and Andrew Marley were second on 3.5 points, and Colin was next on 3 points. A special mention too for the youngest player present, George Taphouse, just 9 years old, who won his mum the bottle of wine for being the most promising new player. Thanks to John Upham for not only being an excellent host for us all, but also for the organisation and advertising on Facebook. This very much made the event the success it was. Many thanks also to John Upham for the photos which appear below:

Camberley Chess Club Pictures - 2016 Outstanding Player of the Year Award
Colin Lyne presenting the Club’s “Outstanding Player of the Year Award” for 2016 to Peter Tart (right)

Camberley Chess Club Party Dec 2016
Camberley Chess Club Party Evening, 20th December 2016


2015 BBQ and chess evening

Here are a couple of chess club pictures from a recent event won by Peter Tart.


2014 BBQ and chess evening

Camberley Chess Club enjoyed a BBQ and 10 minute games tournament. Thanks to Paul Sloane for organising and hosting the event and to Ken Coates for running the 10 minute, time handicapped, 7 round Swiss style tournament. The joint winners on 4 points out of 7 were Christine Coates, Alan Hemmings, David Hemmings, Ivor Kelly and Peter Tart.

From top left, Ivor Kelly, Julien Shepley, Martin Wallman, Peter Tart, Sandy McCubbin, Paul Sloane, Alan Hemmings and David Stallan. And seated, Steve Harley, Christine Coates, Neil Binney and David Hemmings.


2014 Burn’s Night


chess club pictures - 2013-14-A-and-B-teams

A and B teams at start of 2013-14 season


BBQ Chess Evening July 2013


Colin Lyne performs simultaneous display at the club, 4th June 2013


Keith Richardson performs a simultaneous display at the club, 11th August 2009