February 7 2012: Lost to League leaders (again)

Herts Division 4:      Borehamwood v Barnet Elizabethans 2
Board 1 :     Kent, Anthony R 160               0-1      Sahan, Kurtulus 166
Board 2 :     Gesthuysen, Malcolm 149       0-1     Myers, Philip 162
Board 3 :     Sear, Kevin 148                       1/2    Bowie, Brian S 162
Board 4 :    Glouzman, Leon 141                 1/2    Wright, Nigel 160
Board 5 :    O’Sullivan, Terry J 129               1/2    Jones, Michael N 138
Match Score :                                      1.5 – 3.5

Does not make pretty reading. Mea culpa on board 1. Just about emerged OK from one opening cock-up against the modern defence, then make a howler. Somewhat overrun on the King Side on Board 2, but decent draws on the remaining boards. No promotion, and surely no relegation. And no banana.

We need to expand our playing squad (is my needle stuck?). Any interested new players please get in touch. I may even sort out this website one day….




The 1972 World Chess Championship between challenger Bobby Fischer of the United States and the defending champion Boris Spassky of the Soviet Union for the World Chess Championship caused a worldwide sensation. . The match took place in the Laugardalshöll arena in Reykjavík, Iceland and generated a huge boom in chess playing. The impact was event felt in Borehamwood UK, where a new club was born

Borehamwood Chess Club plays in the Hertfordshire league. Club nights are some Tuesdays at:

The Manor House or Allum Hall,2 Allum Lane, Elstree, Hertfordshire. WD6 3PJ.


Please contact us via this website or borehamwood@hotmail.com  or @borehamwood in twitter

We are few in number, and don’t bite. The more people that join, the more club nights we can hold and spread the chess gospel wider.