Upcoming congresses

Local congresses are being held in Crawley and Crowborough to start the season...

An Historic Look at Horsham Chess Club Gradings by John Cannon


In 2007 Horsham C.C. member Steve Baines posed the question of what had then been the highest grades reached by Horsham players. He wondered how long the grading system has been in existence and how strong Horsham teams could have been, had the club’s leading players during the grading era all been available at the same time. I delved into the archives, and on 11th November 2007 wrote about these issues, choosing an arbitrary cut-off point of grades above 160, in order to limit the size of the task.

Grading List Published

The new grading list has been published on the ECF website ( http://www.ecfgrading.org.uk/new/menu.php ).


Horsham adults and juniors excel at Weald Congress

Several Horsham players took part in the annual Weald Congress last weekend, here are their results...

Competition Results

Results 2016

Another great season with all our club tournaments fought to the very end!

Well done to all the winners...and better luck next year if the silverware escaped you on this occasion!

See you next at the first meeting of the new season on Tuesday 6th September.

The End is Nigh

Sign saying the end is near

We have a bonus week of chess at the end of the season so the last night will now be Tuesday 5 July with the committee meeting the week after.

After that you will be playing chess at home :)

As usual we will meet again on the first week in September which is Tuesday 6 September so see you then.

Taylor suited for 200 Quickplay rating

200 graphic

In a marathon evening of Quickplay chess not one , not two but three rounds were played with the winner of the competition being decided.

Firstly I played Brian Donnelly and despite getting excellent chances in the first game fell easy prey in the second and was despatched 2-0.

Then Anthony Higgs took on Brian...

Horsham Chess Alternative Venue Wins Award

West Sussex Press clipping Malt Shovel wins award

Horsham Chess Club has an unofficial venue for post match analysis ... The Malt Shovel pub just across the road.

We were therefore heartened to see the well deserved award which was won recently. Congratulations to them , it certainly makes our chess year more fun!

MSL Round up

MSL Division1 result

Horsham 1 made a masterful second in the MSL Division 1 with Horsham 2 achieving a very creditable sixth position, ahead of Crowbough 1 and Haywards Heath 1.

In the second division Horsham 3 just missed out on promotion, coming third. Horsham 4 had a tough season and will be relegated for next season.

The third division saw Horsham 5 come fourth and Horsham 6 ended bottom of the league this season.

The club played a total of 253 games in the MSL scoring 130 points. Well done to all those involved,

85 years...

John Cannons letter in Chess Magazine

A fine letter was spotted in this month's Chess magazine, online version at www.chess.co.uk , the most popular and authoritative Chess magazine in the UK ...


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