More January 2018 gradings

More January 2018 Horsham gradings

Here are the final set of gradings. The main winner here is Ben Crosby who has shot up 12 points to 98 ... a name to watch I think!

January 2018 Gradings List

January 2018 top Horsham gradings

I have compiled a list of the new Horsham grades. Our list of players is too large to fit in one screen grab so here are the top players. Matt Forster has seen his grading increase an impressive 12 points to 197 and Lucy Bennet-Stevens has increased by 7 points to 164.

History made but Lewes prevail

A Horsham junior team made league history on Tuesday night but Lewes walked away with the spoils...

Horsham 1 narrowly defeat Lewes 1

Horsham 1 scored a narrow win against Lewes 1 in the Mid-Sussex League last Tuesday.

Mike Forster was first to finish, with a draw against Martin Costley, who managed to equalise with solid play against Mike's English/Catalan hybrid.

James Mansson emerged clearly worse from a rather unorthodox opening, but was fortunate that his opponent eventually miscalculated, allowing him to win substantial amounts of material; his opponent very soon resigned.

Mark Broom and Gavin Lock ended up drawing after Mark was unable to make anything of his slight edge.

Horsham 1 Victory

It's Tuesday

Some very competitive chess last night with two Horsham teams playing.

Horsham 1 were playing Lewes and it was very tight but Horsham gradually took the ascendancy to win 3-2 . Meanwhile the Juniors were battling out in the rapid play competition. Horsham fielded a full team of girls who were playing a full team of boys. Anthony is very sure this is the first time that an entire team of girls has been fielded in the competition. Unfortunately girl power was not enough to win on this occasion but Anthony will put up a full report.

Horsham 2 start the New Year well!

The 2nd team made the long journey to Hastings last night but it was worthwhile as we secured a 4-1 win against Hastings 3rd team, which moved us to the top of Division 2.
First to win was Anthony on Board 1 – he faced an Albin Counter Gambit in which Black also castled on the queenside. Anthony was able to force open the ‘a’ file and after playing Ra8+ got his opponent in all sorts of problems!

Lucy Success

Hastings Chess Conference

Lucy Bennet-Stevens was very successful in Hastings Open weekend tournament scoring 3 out of 5 coming 4th and winning a grading prize.

The top two places were GMs and she beat a number of stronger players so well done!

Knockout Round 3

Its Tuesday

Quite a quiet night last night as we returned from the festive season and some are playing at Hastings.

In the plate, Paul Richardson and Richard Barrowclough had already drawn twice and now reached 30 minutes each. It was a typically close and combative affair but Paul managed to break through to face Nick Warren in the next round.

Matches 2018

Happy New Year

Chess 2018

Wishing you all a happy new year - see at the club on Tuesday!


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