Junior chess returns tomorrow

Just a quick note to remind all parents that the junior club returns after the Christmas break tomorrow... See you at 6:25pm.

Happy New Year (updated)

Happy New Year

2016 kicks off with the knockout on Tuesday...an opportunity for some excellent chess with always a good chance of an unexpected result!

The latest version of the KO shows these games to be played and the web version is completely up to date...let me have any updates! Please check with your opponent to ensure that we can keep on track with this tournament.


Taylor - Lock
Comley - Roberts
Forster (Sr) - Freeland (date to be arranged)
Heath - Higgs


Yes we are meeting on 29th

Calendar page for December 29

Just a reminder that we are meeting tomorrow at chess..I know many people have already arranged their games.

A great opportunity for a fresh start after Christmas!

No chess on Tuesday 22/12 and Hastings Tournament

xmas pudding

A final reminder that we are not meeting this Tuesday so it gives extra time for chess players to begin xmas shopping :) The club will next meet on 29 December so you wont miss out for long.

Many of you will be keen to play in Hastings Tournament over christmas and full details can be found:

If you are travelling by train please take special care as it seems there is wide spread disruption.

Christmas Quiz ...who signed this?

signature of top chess player

My boss went to a Christmas party with a supplier , those fine people at NIIT, and very unusually amongst the other festivities he found himself playing a simultaneous chess match against a very strong player.

He was kind enough to get an autograph addressed to me ...I am absolutely delighted and the account manager has promised that I will be there for the next opportunity.

So the quiz question is ... whose signature is this .... answer to follow

As Mark Baldock reveals below...it is none other than former World Champion Vishy Anand

Horsham fail to KO old foe

A team that married experience with youth travelled down to Brighton but was ultimately unsuccessful in their knockout match...

Close, but not close enough

Horsham 4 again failed to field a full team last night on our visit to Woodpushers. Our intended board 1 pulled out at the very last minute - indeed I only found out by a phone call at 7:45. As we hadn't actually started yet, we had to move everyone else up a board. The Woodpushers captain (Julian Mitchell) would have played on board 3, but then elected to move himself down to board 5, allowing all his other players to get a game.

Quickplay on Tuesday

Quickplay KO

Its the last chess on Tuesday and we have the next round in the quick play.

Good luck , there are always a few surprise in store :)

Grateful if we can play at least two rounds on the night so that it just leaves the finals to play.

As a reminder the following games are scheduled:
Higgs - Freeland ; Forster Jr - Donnelly (Comley plays winner) ; Taylor plays winner of Marshall - Forster Sr

Pavlovic - Moorhouse ; Warren plays loser of Forster Jr - Donnelly; Harbott - Woodings ; Howard - Barrowclough ...Winner plays A Norton

Horsham 2 continue their good start in Division 1

Horsham 2 faced a tough match on paper with the visit of Brighton 1 on Tuesday. Despite missing three of their regular players, Brighton still out-graded us heavily on the top four boards so it was a marvellous effort by our players to secure a very creditable 2½-2½ draw.
Peter was the first to finish – his Torre Attack lead to a very blocked position and a draw was agreed after 21 moves with all the pieces bar two bishops still on the board! Alex was next to finish having won a pawn fairly early on followed by another, before mating Paul Selby to give us the lead in the match.

No chess on 22 December

Christmas chess set

As discussed at the AGM , there is no chess on 22 December.

There is chess on 29/12 and already some keen players have booked their games so bring mince pies and wear xmas jumpers :)


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