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 , the most popular and authoritative Chess magazine in the UK ...

Horsham Derailed

Derailed train

Congratulations to Woodpushers for beating Horsham resoundingly.

1. Ian Comley 169 lost to Roger Hutchings 164
2. Paul Richardson 148 drew with Andy Briggs 150
3. Nick Warren lost to Julian Clark 148
4. Mick Harris drew with Juju Samworth-Calvier 129

Woodpushers had white on odd boards having won the toss. Horsham had to substitute the intended John Marshall after being 45 minutes delayed due to train strikes...although he then arrived within a couple of minutes of the substitution.

Lightning results

A very strong turnout of 28 Horsham players contested the annual Lightning tournament last week, following the junior club's own Lightning earlier in the evening...

Horsham take revenge against Brighton in McArthur Cup

The McArthur Cup is on paper the strongest team competition in Sussex. After some reverses at Brighton's hands in the league this season, Horsham won the semi-final cleanly over five boards even without the default on board 6...

Horsham 1 take 2nd place in top division after final win

The first team travelled down to Crowborough for the last match of the Mid-Sussex League season, and came away 3-2 victors making us runners-up in the league overall...

Another big win for Horsham 1

This was a home match played with a full strength team against an under-strength Lewes side, who made a good fight of it but lost out in some highly tactical games...


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