2017-18 Season

Quickplay Night

It's Tuesday

We had a very busy night of quick play last night.

In the main Quick play Knockout James Mansson and Paul Taylor played out the semi final. Paul won the first game with a typical sharp attack when James had seem better out of the opening. But in the second game James won pretty securely so it all hinged on game three where James played very accurately to secure the win.James is through to the final of the Quickplay awaiting the outcome of Brian vs Anthony.

Last Chess of 2017!

Christmas tree and foxes playing chess

I look forward to seeing you all tonight for the final chess night before Christmas.

There are a number of quick play games in store as well as some classical games.If you don't have a game why not come and watch.

Horsham 2 triumph over league leaders

The 2nd team welcomed Division 2 league leaders, Crowborough 1, on Tuesday 5th December. Horsham lead 2½-1½ with one game being sent for adjudication, in which we are claiming a win and they are claiming a draw, so a 3-2 win is at least guaranteed, in what was a tight match.
Phil was the first to win on Board 4 – playing the Blumenfeld Attack in the Scotch Opening – a line he was very familiar with having won previously with the following sequence of moves!!

Club Chess- 12 Dec Week 15

It's Tuesday

I was busy playing a fascinating Rook game against Nick on Tuesday. We had a good strategic struggle where I went a pawn down but we ended in a draw.It was a fascinating game so feel free to correct me if I report wrongly on your game!

Attacking Chess

Chess position

In Horsham 2 v Crowborough on Tuesday, Morgan Blake was facing David Fryer and Black had just taken his Rook.

No doubt David expected simply BxB but Morgan demonstrated fantastic attacking style in this position and shortly won...solution in the comments

Spotted in AAH

Bridge club with Roger Waddingham

I was leafing through AAH this Saturday and saw a picture with Horsham Bridge Society. I seemed to remember that Peter Harbott played there .. but it seems that Rogar Waddingham does too!

Congratulations to the Bridge club on their anniversary.

Maya reaches new heights!

Horsham's junior club champion Maya McMahon was joint winner of the Sussex U11 girls title at the weekend with 4.5/5, including a final round win against the 4/4 leader...

Top Performers!

Top Performers

All four teams have played three matches and there has been a MSL Knockout match as well. As we have had the last matches before Christmas I thought you might be interested in the players with the top performance in all matches. I have listed all players with over 50%.

Horsham Knocked Out!

Our MSL Knock-Out team played its first match of the season last night (5th December). Our opponents were Lewes 1 - they've entered 2 KO teams. Being their first team, it was anticipated that they might come in strength, although this is always a bit of guesswork until you see who turns up on the night. We therefore countered with a team based more on strength than possible handicap advantage. In the event, Lewes were missing some of their top players and were significantly the weaker side on paper.

Double Match

It's Tuesday

Another packed week with a double match and another six games going on.

I was a bit preoccupied with my own match so not sure I saw all the matches. Alex Taylor played Mike Forster in the quickplay and Mike won the day and is now due to play Paul Taylor. Also in the quickplay Richard Barrowclough managed to beat Mick Harris in a typically good humoured game to reach the final of the Plate. Don't forget that the Quickplay is scheduled for 19 December.

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