Snodland Chess Club welcomes players of all ages and abilities from complete beginner to Grandmaster.

We are a friendly, welcoming club and we can provide free coaching to take you from beginner to winner! We particularly welcome junior members.

You can e-mail
david_lettington@hotmail.com for more details or just turn up at the club any Thursday evening.

We have teams in Kent County Chess Association and English Chess Federation competitions.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Snodland Chess Club Has Moved...

Snodland Chess Club has moved to a new online home www.snodlandchessclub.com

Please update your bookmarks accordingly.

While this blog will remain accessible, it will not be updated.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Club Championship Update

Last night saw my annual attempt to beat Bob Fenn in the Club Championship fail yet again.  Despite having the White pieces against him for the first time in my chess career, I couldn't win the game.

I mistakenly allowed a tactical mess to ensue and by overlooking the need for a one move "time-out" from my attack to defend my poor f-pawn, had to fight for the draw, which I secured after a tough fight.  Although I'm sure Bob had a won game and let me off the hook.

Bob has very much been a bogey player for me the last few years and I will need to do a lot of work to try and bring home the full point next time.

George Hollands (167) 1/2 Vs 1/2 Bob Fenn (116). 

Snodland Win in Tom Fuller Vs Sittingbourne

Last night Snodland hosted Sittingbourne in the Tom Fuller, emerging victorious 3-1.  The Captain's (Rob Thompson) decision to rotate the squad paid dividends.

Hugh Broadbent (125) 0 Vs 1 Peter Blundell (121)
Jerry Pol (118) 1 Vs 0 Gary Clifford (118)
Peter Hickey (97) 1 Vs 0 Ron Browning (111)
Neil Miners (92) 1 Vs 0 Rufus Edwards

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Club Championship 13/14 Round 1

Thursday 12 September saw the opening round of this season's Club Championship with the following results...

Group A 

Tyrone Jefferies (118) 0.5 Vs 0.5 Neil Miners (92)

William Patch (51) 0 Vs 1 David Fowler (149)

Robert Thompson (125) P Vs P Peter Hickey (97)

Group B 

Richard Mallery (55) 1 Vs 0 Bye

Bob Fenn (116) 0 Vs 1 Hugh Broadbent (125)

Jerry Pol (118) P Vs P George Hollands (167)


Next round is scheduled for Thursday 3 October...

Friday, 13 September 2013

Presentation Evening

I have just found some photographs of the Presentation evening taken by Neil Miners on 13/06/13 which show the Chairman, Rob Thompson presenting trophies to the following Trophy winners:-
A league, George Hollands. George also won the Challenge Cup and Quick play trophy.

B league, David Fowler

Most improved player, Matt Gazes

Best game of the season, Bob Fenn

C League was won by Neil Miners (no photo)
Well done to all the winners.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Blitz Chess Championship 2013

Congratulations to George Hollands who won Snodland Chess Club's Blitz Championship 2013, with the excellent score of 11/14. Runner-up was David Lettington with 10/14 and in joint 3rd place were Matt Bunn and Matt Gazes, both on 9/14.

George Hollands

Friday, 29 March 2013

Harvey Cup team qualify for Semi-Finals

The Harvey Cup team made sure of home draw in the Semi-Final with a solid draw against Weald of Kent Chess Club. Snodland took a 3-1 lead but were unable to hold either of the remaining games.