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Horsham 4 defeat Brighton 6

Dave Britton reports:

A good result on the night, I didn't get a chance to look at all the games as I had a disastrous opening with black but managed to produce a 5 move forced checkmate with rook, bishop & knight. Julie got a bishop up in the endgame when opponent resigned which secured us the win.

Half way through the season and still on schedule for the top 4 finish I'm hoping for so Horsham 4 can stay in the 3rd Division next season when it splits into 4 Divisions.

Horsham 5 lose away to St Francis 2

Horsham 5 lost away to St Francis & Haywards Heath 2 on the 22nd November by the decisive margin of 4-1.

The results of the individual games are given in the table below:

Horsham 4 win convincingly against Woodpushers 3

David Britton reports:

Woodpushers fielded 4 juniors on the night and there were some back rank issues for some which Gary and Julie took advantage of. Paul was the first to wrap up and I followed shortly after due to the juniors playing too quick while Ron secured the draw against their only senior.

The results of the individual games are given in the table below:

Updated Nominations

Update in terms of nominated players:

Horsham: With effect from 22nd November, Paul Taylor is nominated for the 1st team and Ian Comley is nominated for the 2nd team. Paul Richardson is nominated for the 4th team from 28th November.

Nominated players cannot play for a lower team ie Paul can only play for first team; Ian first and second and Paul for 1,2,3 or 4

Horsham 3 gain a convincing win over Lewes 2

Mick Harris reports:

Horsham 3 gained a convincing win over the visiting Lewes 2 last night.

John Cannon accepted a Kings Gambit and never looked in trouble, whilst Mick Harris found a Kingside onslaught from an Open Sicilian to be decisive.

Next, Richard Moorhouse wrapped up a neat win of a piece and the game, and John Marshall secured the match with excellent endgame play. Last to finish was Nick Warren who was down to a Bishop and Pawns endgame – but his opponent’s passed pawn proved too much.

Horsham 1 go down to defeat against Brighton 1

Horsham 1 suffered a decisive defeat against Brighton 1 at home on Tuesday night. The tone for the match was set by Phil Stimpson's disastrous early loss against Brian Denman. Dix Roberts sacrificed several pawns, but was unable to demonstrate sufficient compensation. James Mansson played a promising piece for two pawns sacrifice, but was unable to keep up the pressure, and lost on time just before the time control. Only Paul Taylor managed to win, beating John Henshaw on bottom board. Gavin Lock drew after a massive time scramble against Luke Rutherford.

A weakened Horsham 1 record a narrow win over Brighton 2

A weakened Horsham 1 (Phil Stimpson and Dix Roberts were absent) just managed to beat Brighton 2 3-2. Paul Taylor suffered an early disaster against Jason Kirk, and then Ian Comley drew a complex struggle against "County Luminary" Paul Selby. I was able to score a convincing victory with Black in only 30 moves against Mustapha Othman, which left things down to the last couple of games. Gavin Lock looked to have the better of it against Chris Lowe, while Peter Harbott was in big trouble against Martin Roe.

Horsham 2 v Knoll Knights Result

The Horsham 2 match against Knoll Knights hangs in the balance, with the result swinging on the result of the top board game between Donald Macfarlane and Mike Forster. The score in the other games was two wins apiece.

UPDATE: As indicated by Anthony in the comments, a draw was agreed on board one, so Horsham 2 achieve a draw - an excellent result.

The results of the individual games are given in the table below:

Horsham 4 v Crowborough 2 Result

Horsham 2 and Horsham 4 at home last night

Horsham 2 hosted Knoll Knights in division 1 while Horsham 4 challenged Crowborough 2.

Horsham 2 saw wins for Paul Taylor and Ian Comley balanced with a loss for Peter Harbott. We look slightly worse in the two adjudicated games for Mike Forster and Anthony Higgs...no feedback yet from overnight analysis!

I couldnt pick up on the Horsham 4 results but will post here as they come in

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