2018-19 Season

Sussex Chess News

Mike Forster meets Kasparov

Sussex Chess news is an excellent publication brought together by the hard work of Mick Plumb . It brings together all the activities of chess in the county and includes this year club reports, county worries and Junior successes.

In amongst this I noticed a picture of Mike Forster shaking hands with quite a handy player named Gary Kasparov and thought you might be pleased to see it if you have missed it.

There is also coverage of the excellent game between John Marshall and Alex Taylor. Phil Stimpson' victory over myself is also there - feel free to enjoy!

Knockout on Tuesday 25/9

Boxers playing chess

The Knockout draw has been published on the website for a little while. I have copied it below for convenience.

Remember to sign into the website to get the full functions in the menu bar on the right. If you are new and need to get a sign in you can do so directly through the website. If you have any problems have a chat with James Mansson at the club.

Sussex CCA AGM

Those who attended our AGM earlier this month will recall that I expressed concern for the survival of Sussex as a meaningful participant in county chess. Horsham has had a proud history over many years of contributing both players and captains for County teams over a spread of playing ability. Sadly, this has fallen off to some extent recently and others have so far failed to fill a number of vacancies. For the 2018 / 19 season the County has been reduced to entering only an Open team in the County Championships. I, for one, will certainly miss the opportunity to play County chess.

First match of the season

16 October

MSL have let us know that the first match of the season will be Horsham 1 v Horsham 2 on 16 October - let the opening preparation begin!

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.

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