Horsham 5 Victorious

Horsham 4 were humbled last night in the opening MSL match of the season against Horsham 5. The match had been brought forward by one week to assist Horsham 4 with player availability!

First blood went to a joyful Oliver, defeating the 4th team captain. I managed to make it 2 up for the 5th team with a victory over John Marshall. Mick Harris restored some standing for the 4th team, but with Richard B beating Richard M, the victory was assured. Finally, with only personal honour at stake, Nick managed to make the bottom line look not too bad for the "stronger" team.

Subarctic chess in Murmansk

Matthew and Lucy are well north of the Arctic Circle as part of an SJC team preparing to take on junior teams from Paris and Russia...

First matches of the season

Athlete on the blocks

Tuesday 18 October is the first match for Horsham teams.

Horsham 2 host Horsham 1 and Horsham 4 host Horsham 5...best of luck to all teams!

Horsham 3 have to wait until 25 October to host Eastbourne 1.

Peter Alford Cup 2015-16 winners

Throughout the season the junior club members play some serious chess alongside the more lighthearted variety and the training. Here's the results for the season just gone...

Welcome Back

Sign of the beginning

It was great to meet up with everyone again last night! I will be updating the minutes in due course but we have some special treats ahead...watch this space.

Juniors return on September 13th

The junior club will return on September 13th at the usual time of 6:25pm-7:25pm. I will present the shields for last year's competitions and we will kick off another season of fun and learning - see you then!

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...


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