Quickplay Knockout Draw

Quickplay KO

Here is the draw for next week. Good Luck!

M Forster (snr) v J Marshall
C Heath v I Comley

P Harbott v N Warren
R Moorhouse v LJ Cannon

H Roberts v B Donnelly

A Higgs v A Burling

L Bennet-Stevens v P Helliwell
R Waddingham v G Turvey

J MacLean v M Harris
D Gray v Bye

R Barrowclough v J Mansson

Quickplay next week

Dog playing chess

It was great to see so many new players come along last - big welcome to Guy, James and Harry.

The draw was done for the Quickplay and the Knockout last night. It is the Quickplay next Tuesday with just 15 minutes a game - good fun and a great way to blow off the cobwebs of the summer.

Quick reminder about completing the GDPR form, paying subs and joining the ECF...boring but important!
It really will make James Mansson's job easier as the new treasurer if you can pay promptly and by BACs.

Season Start Up Reminders

Peak Season is coming , get ready, get busy

When the season starts we need to do some admin to set ourselves up for the season (boring klaxon).

A few things to make sure we do :

Season Starts

Ian Comley presenting Life Membership to John  Cannon

It was great to see two new members last night - we offer a warm welcome to Andy and Nick . It was also great to see so many members back again after the summer.

The highlight of the evening was the award of Life Membership to John Cannon in recognition of his sixtieth year as a club member, forty years as Secretary, 13 years as Chairman , his History of Horsham Chess Club (see link on this site) and inestimable other services to make Horsham the successful club it is now.

Characteristically John's first comments were to recognise the excellent efforts of Julie Denning :

Junior chess returns 11th September

Parents are advised that the junior club will restart on 11th September, as usual this is a week later than the adult club. See you then!

We will be back for the new season soon...

Fourth September

It's not long until our first week back after a very hot summer .

See you then.

Winning Combination - Last club night of the season

Junior Winner

It was the last club of the season last night (26 June) with a number of competitions being resolved. While some of us travelled to Lewes for the Mid Sussex Chess League AGM some serious chess was under way.
Firstly the juniors had an award ceremony with a host of promising juniors vying for the Peter Alford cup.
The eventual winner was Ben Crosby who narrowly pipped a number of contenders including Peter Crosby , his twin brother and a runner up. Ben also wins the ladder competition this year so there is some silverware heading for the Crosby household.

Knockout Plate Winner

Winner

There was a very exciting and eventful game between Alex Taylor and John Marshall to decide the Knockout Plate winner.

Alex had considerable pressure on the kingside and an open c file but John's pieces were very active and balancing the position. Alex continued to press when John found a typical Marshall tactic and eventually won the better endgame.

No juniors next Tuesday

Just a quick reminder to all parents that there is no junior chess next Tuesday (5th June). We return as normal the week after.

Lightning

Final game

Twenty players "enjoyed" an evening of 10 second chess with blunders all around! It was great fun and there was some smart chess...and a few substandard moves :)

The two group winners were Dix Roberts and Brian Donnelly. The final was best of two but honours were even after two games so it went to sudden death...with Brian winning in the end.

It was great fun all round and perhaps we should consider some other event evenings along these lines.

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