Results!

Congratulations

As the season heads to the final week on 27 June we have had a flurry of results which I will summarise here.

Last night James Mansson secured the Rook championship to join Paul Taylor as the Bishop victor and Julie Denning as the Knight winner.

Also last night Paul Taylor beat Mick Harris is the final of the Knockout Plate.

In the quickplays - James Mansson also won this while in an all junior plate final Zevon Rustom nudged out Lucy Bennet-Stevens to win his first adult trophy...the first of many I suspect!

Final Result Division 2

Division 2 results

Division 2 has been finalised and Horsham 3 have just missed out on promotion.

Junior Lightning

Prior to the adult club's lightning competition the juniors got in on the act with their own frenetic brand of 10-second chess - actually I'm being slightly unfair as there were plenty of decent quality games...

Lightning

Lightning final

Another evening of ten second chess with all the usual upsets and exciting turns! Mike Forster went through to the final after a tiebreaker with Paul Taylor. In the other division three players shared top spot but Anthony Higgs and James Mansson were edged out by Morgan Blake who went through to the final.

It was the usual tense final but Mike took the lead to set the scene for a thrilling final game. Morgan managed to take the lead but there were complications in the centre which Mike optimised. Morgan's King was forced forward to h4 before succumbing.

Bewitched Chess

Screenprint of Bewtiched

Here is an unusual thing to play with on the internet - Bewitched chess. Its gives you a form of aided blindfold chess with a fun visual display which at times can be a bit perplexing. Its not the strongest engine to play against which is just as well because I didnt adjust so well.

Might be a bit of fun for a Bank Holiday

www.bewitched.com/chess

Horsham 3 Success?

Horsham 2 table of results

Horsham 3 have been confirmed 2nd in the second division - this is a very strong division and does a lot of credit to the players involved.

Horsham 1 Second, Horsham 2 Relegated

Disappointed thinker

John got an update from Brian Denman (see below) about the Brighton Crowborough match and its the worst possible result for Horsham 1 and Horsham 2 - a draw. This pushes Horsham 1 to second place, just nudging them out of the top spot once again (our last win was in 2010) and means relegation for Horsham 2 ... a disappointing end to the season.

A frustrating end to the season for Horsham 2

The 2nd team completed their fixtures with two matches in the space of 4 days. Last Friday we played our re-arranged match away at Crowborough who fielded their strongest team of the season (!) and edged a 3-2 victory.

Hastings 1 v. Horsham 2

The 2nd team travelled to third place Hastings last Thursday. We managed three solid draws on Boards 1, 3 & 4, losing the match 3½-1½.
Phil was somewhat unfortunate as he had the initiative against his opponent’s London System but overlooked a combination that resulted in the loss of a piece.
J Sugden (191) ½-½ P Harbott (171)
H Tebbs (186) 1-0 P Stimpson (170)
B Cafferty (183) ½-½ T Pavlovic (170)
P Kelly (169) ½-½ I Comley (167)
B Ruane (160) 1-0 P Taylor (164)

Horsham 1 suffer blow to title hopes

The visit of Haywards Heath saw a chastening defeat for the first team from an initially promising position...

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