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Horsham 1 finish season on a high

The first team completed their fixtures with a win away to Haywards Heath 1 on Wednesday night. Resounding victories for our supersubs and a long overdue win from the captain sealed the deal...

Horsham 2 set to win Division 2 !


The winner of Horsham 2 v Eastbourne 1 was always going to decide the winner of the second division and promotion to division 1 .Phil played a great game to beat Rasa and Ian played accurately to convert a slightly better position. We have 2.5 points with just Peter's game outstanding and are expecting to be claiming a win.

So barring an embaraassing disaster in the final game against lowly opposition we look well set to collect some silverware.

Horsham 1 narrowly defeated by division leaders

A visit to the Avenue Bridge Club resulted in defeat last Thursday, which leaves Brighton well placed for the title...

Horsham 4th team secured their position in the 3rd division on Tuesday with a great victory over Brighton & Hove 5.

We had a rather strange start to the night with one of the opposition arriving on time with the message that their top board player would be racing over from Brighton to play. Thankfully the other team members arrived at 7.45 and we were able to being on boards 2-5.

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....


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