Horsham 2 narrowly defeated once more

Horsham 2 completed their Division 1 fixtures on Tuesday with another narrow 2-3 defeat, this time at home to Eastbourne 1 - the 5th time this season that we have suffered this score-line!
Alex faced an on-form Rasa who executed her attack clinically to secure the only victory on the night. Paul held the initiative for much of his game and won a pawn but the resulting Rook, Knight and Pawn ending was difficult and his opponent was able to equalise.

Horsham 2 edged out again

The 2nd team acquitted themselves quite well in a tough away fixture losing 2-3 to Worthing 1.
A special mention for Alex and Peter who both drew against opponents who out-graded them significantly on Boards 1 & 2 respectively. In fact we went home thinking we had a good chance of drawing the match as Alex seemed to have the initiative in his position at adjudication - unfortunately on deeper analysis there was not enough advantage to give a win.
David Graham (201) ½-½ Alex Freeland (182) (W)
Michael Nicholas (200) ½-½ Peter Harbott (171)

Reminder - no juniors on Tuesday 12th

Just a quick reminder to all parents that there is no junior chess next Tuesday, we are back again on the 19th as normal. The adult club is on as normal for our older juniors.

A frustrating night for Horsham 2

Horsham 2 had another close encounter, this time against Crowborough 1 on 15th March. At adjudication we were 0-1 down, Roy having lost with the black pieces to a highly talented junior who has represented England.

Paul Watson Victory

The team did a fantastic job in their match against Lewes last week. The overall team must average 150 or under and we managed a varied but dynamic team which produced an excellent result.

Lewes 1-3 Horsham

James Pullan (w) 0-1 Tim Pavlovic (b)
Danny Brooks (b) 0-1 Paul Richardson (w)
Barry Maufe (w) 1-0 Nick Warren (b)
Andrew Mayer (b) 0-1 John Marshall (w)

Setback for Horsham 2

The 2nd team travelled down to Lewes 1 last Tuesday and were unfortunately narrowly defeated 2-3. As expected this proved to be a very tight affair between two evenly matched teams and there were some interesting games.

Foiled again by Brighton

Horsham 1 were held to a draw by Brighton's second team last week...

Horsham 3 travel East for a great win

Horsham 3 travelled to Eastbourne last week for a match where we were missing our top board player Ian due to illness. Thankfully John Cannon was able to step in on board 5 and we had a full team.

Horsham 1 suffer first defeat of the season

A brief report on a match that happened a couple of weeks back for which the final result has now been agreed...

Knockout Update

Boxer knockout

The knockout and Plate competitions are coming towards this season's conclusion.

1 March : Plate Semi-final between Pavlovic and Rustom
8 March : Knockout Semi-final between Lock and Comley and Plate quarter-final between Matt Forster and Lucy Bennet-Stevens (winner to play Nick Warren)
29 March : Knockout Semi-final between Higgs and Mike Forster


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