News at 14-11-98


Gwent Closed Championships

The Gwent Chess Championships got off to a flying start. Many of the top players had a bye in round 1. Among the upsets, Adams draws with Weatherlake, Gilbert draws with Owen and Grayson loses in 11 moves to Coles. 

See Gwent Closed 1998-99 for further information


Newport and District Chess league

 Abergavenny go top in Division1. Cwmbran chess club fold and then reappear.

See Newport and District Chess League 1998-99 for details


Andy Borg of Abergavenny competed in the World Championship Interzonals in October. He scored 4/9 against some very tough opposition.


Abergavenny chess club played in the European Chess Club Championships in Slovenia in October. Lloyd Powell draws with Kurajica, Sven Zeidler throws a dead draw away against Lputian. The strength of the opposition was ridiculous - J.Piket on board 5 for one team.