Fareham Withdraw

Fareham B have withdrawn from Division 5 of the Southampton Chess League as a result of being unable to find a captain. At the time of the withdrawal, the league fixtures had been compiled, but not distributed. In light of this, it has been decided to run a Division 5 Cup using dates originally allocated to Fareham B fixtures. In this Basingstoke will play Salisbury C and Chandlers Ford D will play Winchester D with the winners playing Chandlers Ford C in the other semi-final.

Chandlers Ford chess club received the sad news this week that club stalwart Simon Kay passed away after a short illness. His funeral will be held at Romsey Crematorium on Wednesday 11th September at 1,00 pm.

Simon played 15 matches for the club in last season’s Southampton Chess League representing both the B and D teams with his best results being a win over Graeme Ford of Salisbury and a draw with Joe Coburn of Fareham. He features in the photograph of the match between Chandlers Ford B and Chandlers Ford C which is on the front page of the club’s website showing all the players shaking hands with each other. His grade went up 23 points during the course of last season.