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Horsham 2 Underpromote to Overwhelming victory!


Horsham 2 managed an impressive 4.5 - 0.5 victory against Worthing 3 last night. We completely outgraded the opposition and took good advantage with some great results.

On board 3 (Comley - Wallis) Black is threatening to mate White so I underpromoted to a knight with check! After the game Chris Heath recommended Rh5 which was much better...but the computer spotted another tactic...see if you can spot it - clue: turns out I underpromoted the wrong pawn!

Breathing space for Horsham 3....

Horsham 3 gained a welcome 4-1 win over local rivals East Grinstead 1 to ease their league position dilemma, and move clear of the relegation zone.

Nick Warren set us on our way with a sparkling miniature, before Tim Pavlovic and John Marshall secured the match with excellent wins.

Full results:
Ian Dennis (153) draw Chris Heath (151)
Adrian Waldock (136) draw Mick Harris (141)
Dave Simpkins (126) 0 - 1 Nick Warren (143)
Grau Christian (115) 0 - 1 John Marshall (140)
Suzanne Marshall (84) 0 - 1 Tim Pavlovic (147)

Knoll Knights knacker Horsham 1

Horsham 1's title hopes took a knock (ok, enough with the kn's now) last Tuesday when we were defeated 3.5-1.5 at home...

Horsham 3 lose the Argument 3-2 -- Pointless!

In a crucial Division 2 match, Horsham 3 lost to the Argumentatives last Tuesday 3 - 2. This leaves both teams towards the foot of the table with 2 points each and 2 games to play. The only win came from The Args top board, Peter Farr graded185. The remaining 4 games were drawn. Full result:
Chris Heath (151) 0 - 1 Peter Farr (185)
Mick Harris (141) draw Jim Graham (170)
Nick Warren (143) draw Paul Kington (145)
John Marshall (140) draw Dennis Collard (107)
Richard Moorhouse (144) draw Mike Garson (100)

Horsham 4th vs Uckfield 1st

Last Wednesday we headed over to Uckfield to face their 1st team which was always going to be much tougher than their 2nd.

Horsham 2 v Lewes 2 11/2/14


Update : Dix agrees a draw on top board bringing the final result to 4 - 1 in our favour....

Horsham 1 move up to 2nd in top division

Apologies for the late report - Horsham 1 beat Worthing 2 away this time last week which puts us 2nd with three matches to play...

Horsham 1 slip to first defeat of the season

Worthing 1 visited us on Tuesday and inflicted our only loss so far. The visitors fielded their strongest possible lineup and beat us 3-2 in a close match...

Eastbourne 1 v Horsham 3 -- Friday 31 January


In awful weather conditions we made our Friday night excursion to Eastbourne,where we met highly graded opponents,who gave us a sound beating.
All games were still going after 2 hours – showing a valiant fighting spirit – but we were material down in every game.
Richard Moorhouse gained us our only score – shortly before Chris Heath finally resigned as time was called.
My thanks to all players, especially the drivers, who met driving wind and rain, hidden water deluges and road closures and diversions on the way home.

Horsham 4 vs Uckfield 2 - 5-0!

Unfortunately Uckfield were not able to field a full team for this match which gave us a 2 game lead but we still needed at least the one game, you never know...


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