London Candidates update

Further to Ian's post on 3rd February, all ECF members who have provided email addresses to the ECF should have had this in their inboxes today...

Result still in the balance...

Horsham 2 travelled down to Eastbourne on Friday and came away 1.5-1.5 on the night - all is still to adjudicate for with one result outstanding...


Apologies for the emails which the yahoo account started sending out on Friday - it should be fixed now but I know how annoying these things can be so thought that sending an email apology would be counter-productive!

Horsham MSL KO team defeated by Args - despite winning!

Details of Horsham KO's results taken from MSL website:

K.O.: Argumentatives 2 - 3 Horsham.

With an aggregate grading advantage of 78 points, Horsham needed at least 3½ on the night to proceed on handicap. The Args go through to meet Hastings & St Leonards in the final.

Horsham 3 Beat Woodpushers 2

John Cannon offered the following board by board summary of this Horsham 3 victory (aided by their opponent's default on bottom board).

Horsham 5 defeat Haywards Heath 3

Roger Waddingham reports on last Tuesday's match between Horsham 5 and St Francis & Haywards Heath 3

The match was interesting. Matthew won easily on bottom board and then Tony lost, Matthew is now 5 / 5 in division three and must be headiing for some sort of league trophy.

All the other three games looked drawish for a while. Finally, Gary edged ahead in the endgame when he had his king on the correct side of the board to consume all his opponent's pawns.

Horsham 1 narrowly defeat Eastbourne 1

Horsham 1 achieved a narrow 3-2 victory over Eastbourne 1 in their match last night. Gavin Lock, Dix Roberts and Paul Taylor all won, but Phil Stimpson lost a safe-looking endgame, while James Mansson managed to blunder his queen against Oliver Froom.

The results of the individual games are given in the table below:

Honours even in hard fought Division 2 match

Horsham 3 visited The Args last night and the match ended as a draw 2.5 – 2.5.
We were outgraded heavily on the top 2 boards ....

Horsham defeat Kent

The final result of the Sussex - Kent match last Saturday is not yet known. The score stands at 7.5-7.5, with the top board game unresolved. Feliks made a claim for a draw in the quickplay finish, and the matter is going for arbitration. However, whatever the result of the match overall, the Horsham players, competing at their home venue, did achieve a crushing 5-1 victory in their mini-match against their Kent counterparts. The full details are given below

No HJCC tomorrow

Just a quick note to remind parents that there is no junior chess tomorrow during half term. We are back next week as normal.


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