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 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 ( ).


Horsham adults and juniors excel at Weald Congress

Several Horsham players took part in the annual Weald Congress last weekend, here are their results...

Competition Results

Results 2016

Another great season with all our club tournaments fought to the very end!

Well done to all the winners...and better luck next year if the silverware escaped you on this occasion!

See you next at the first meeting of the new season on Tuesday 6th September.

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...


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