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Horsham 1 scrape draw with St Francis and Haywards Heath 1

Horsham 1 just managed to scrape a draw against St Francis and Haywards Heath 1 after the three unfinished games from the match were agreed to be one win for Horsham and two draws. The match, played on the Tuesday of last week (30th October), saw the first team confronted by a strengthened Haywards Heath outfit, who have acquired the services of former Crawley stalwarts Chris Baker and Robert Noyce.

Horsham 4 beat Uckfield 2 Away

Although Horsham 4 lost their most recent match, they did have more success in their previous fixture, which was away at Uckfield on the Wednesday, 24th October. They defeated the Uckfield second team narrowly 3-2, after their opponents decided to resign the unfinished board 2 game rather than go to adjudication.

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

Horsham 4 go down to Worthing 3 at home

Horsham 4 suffered a heavy defeat to Worthing 3 at home last Tuesday, going down by 4.5 to 0.5. There was the odd moment of misfortune (e.g. Laurence Draper's blunder against David Wallis when the exchange up), but generally the team was outclassed by a side containing a trio of junior Grahams.

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

Half term - junior chess & MSL matches

Just a reminder that next Tuesday is in half term, so there will be no junior chess club. I will be along around 7:15pm to open up for the two MSL matches taking place.

Horsham 2 just edged out by Crowborough 1

Horsham 2 were narrowly defeated by Crowborough 1 last night in a see-saw match that saw 5 decisive results.

Horsham 3 defeat East Grinstead 1

Horsham 3 defeated East Grinstead 1 decisively in the Mid-Sussex League last night.

Team captain Mick Harris reports:

We got off to a flying start last night with a 4 – 1 win over East Grinstead 1. Boards 3, 4 & 5 had convincing wins, Board 1 a solid draw, whilst Board 2 used one of his 'nine lives' with a fortunate half with both sides in time trouble.

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

Horsham 4 lose to Horsham 5 in the Mid-Sussex League

It was the night of the underdog as Horsham 5 managed to overcome Horsham 4 3.5-1.5. Both Roger Waddingham and Matthew Forster won their games for Horsham 5, while the other three were drawn.

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

Horsham 1 draw with Horsham 2 in the Mid-Sussex League

The Mid-Sussex League season started for Horsham 1 and Horsham 2 last night with a closely-contested match between the two sides. Horsham 2 managed to cause an upset by holding Horsham 1 to a draw.

Mid Sussex Chess League starts for Horsham

Our Mid Sussex season starts off in style on Tuesday with Horsham 1 v Horsham 2 and Horsham 4 v Horsham 5...good luck to all 20 players participating!

I have had a few queries about who is in which team...it is not quite as simple as that as we often find players competing in more than one team - sometimes even three!

How did your team perform?

Thought you might like to see the stats for how the teams did in the Mid Sussex Chess League 2011-12. It looked like Horsham 1 were going to win the league at one point...next season?

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