Horsham 1 draw with Horsham 2 in the Mid-Sussex League

The Mid-Sussex League season started for Horsham 1 and Horsham 2 last night with a closely-contested match between the two sides. Horsham 2 managed to cause an upset by holding Horsham 1 to a draw.

Mid Sussex Chess League starts for Horsham

Our Mid Sussex season starts off in style on Tuesday with Horsham 1 v Horsham 2 and Horsham 4 v Horsham 5...good luck to all 20 players participating!

I have had a few queries about who is in which team...it is not quite as simple as that as we often find players competing in more than one team - sometimes even three!

World Chess Rebranding

A colleague sent me a link about the rebranding of World Chess. Andrew Paulson, founder and director of Agon, who bought the rights to the World Chess Championship, engaged the services of design agency Pentagram to create a new identity for World Chess.

Knockout Round 1

Last night saw the start of the club's knockout competition. This consists of a main draw and a plate section for first round losers. The games are now all played using the Mid-Sussex League Knockout time control: 30 moves in 60 minutes, followed by all remaining moves in 30 minutes.

Quickplay starts the season!

Last night's quickplay started the season off with real gusto...some players have already reached the semis and some of us managed to begin to remember the moves.

Don't forget that it is the first round of the Knockout next week so the serious chess is about to begin!

Make Money From Chess...

As if chess wasnt hard enough...

Infintie chess picture

I came across this picture called infinte chess...even Anthony's a3 might be acceptable here!


Quickplay Knockout and Knockout Draws for Round 1

The draws for the Quickplay Knockout and Knockout have now been made.

The pairings in the first round of the Quickplay Knockout - to be played next week (25th September) unless otherwise arranged - are:

Library restocked

Earlier today I did my annual pre-season clearout of the cupboard and refreshed the selection of books in the library with several donated from the collection of our former chairman Peter Alford...

Junior Simul

Prior to Dix's exciting 10-10 simul draw against the club, the juniors were holding their own simul against three-time champion Matt Forster...


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