Bridgend Chess Club is now on Instagram @bridgendchessclub.
The West House is back open after it’s refurbishment and is looking great!
The venue now serves food between 12pm-3pm and 6pm-9pm Tuesday to Saturday with a Sunday carvery from 12pm-3pm. The kitchen is closed on a Monday.
The new menu is proving a great success so booking is advisable. The West House can be reached on 07908336959.
Well, another season is over with a mixed bag of results for Bridgend Chess Club.
Our Porthcawl team had a very tough season in Div. 2 and face relegation to be replaced by our A team that finished Div.3 in second place (0.5 points off first!) so have won a promotion.
Our B team that we use to develop our newest members finished Div.4 in the top half of table which is a fantastic result. We are still looking for new players to join our B team so if you fancy getting involved all the contact details can be found on the ‘contact us’ page.
The live ratings for the EGCA can now be found at www.eastglamchessratings.org.uk.
The new Rating Officer is Dai James who can be contacted on : email@example.com
A 2.5/1.5 Victory over Cardiff B means that Bridgend are progressing to the 2nd round of the EGCA KO Cup.
A congratulations is in order for Bridgend Chess Club member Andrew Worthington who came away as the WINNER in the minor section of the South Wales Autumn Congress, 2014.
Bridgend was also represented in the open section by A team Captain.
Well done both!!
“Working on your chess doesn’t have to translate to results solely over the board.
Experience in chess can go a long way in applications, university personal statements, and job interviews.”
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The league got underway with wins for 2 out of the 3 teams.
Porthcawl narrowly lost to the Bridgend Central Rockets picking up 2/3 points on the top 3 boards but unfortunately losses on 4 and 5 meant the team came away loosing 3-2.
Bridgend A picked up a very convincing win against the Nelson Griffins picking up all 5 points.
Bridgend B played away to the North Cardiff Panthers. Our two newest members, Andrew and Simon, played in their first league game with the club but unfortunately lost in two very close games. However, wins on the other three boards meant a 3-2 victory to the away team.