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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

rain

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...

Horsham 2 Away against Brighton 2

Brighton Pier

We were able to field a very strong Horsham 2 team on Thursday - so strong in fact that the captain was not able to play ;)

Chris Lowe 1/2 Dix Roberts 1/2
Mustapha Othman 0 Phil Stimpson 1
Martin Rowe 0 Paul Taylor 1
Callum Brewer 1/2 Amy Hoare 1/2
Paul Selby 1/2 Peter Harbott 1/2

Horsham 2 win 3.5- 1.5

Update : Paul Taylor was successful in his adjudication and this resulted in a nice overall result

Horsham 3 ease to victory against Worthing 3

Horsham 3 won a second match within 5 days. This time against a spirited Worthing side who gained some valuable grading points. John Marshall and debutante Tim Pavlovic provided us with victories, whilst the top 3 boards drew.
Our next match will be away to Eastbourne 1at the end of January.
Full match details are:
Chris Heath (146) draw David Chilvers (135)
Mick Harris (146) draw Cassie Graham (125)
Nick Warren (143) draw David Wallis (126)
John Marshall (144) 1 - 0 Keith Guinness (113)
Tim Pavlovic ( 140e) 1 - 0 Phil Crompton (112)

Welcome Win for Horsham 3 away to Brighton & Hove

Horsham 3 registered its first point of the season with a convincing win over Brighton and Hove 3.
Chris Heath easily held Robin Jones in a Sicilian, before John Marshall, playing the Sicilian as Black (!!?) gained a piece and a first win for Horsham. This was followed by Richard's subtle sacrificial tactics on the Q side duping his opponent to succumb to a Kingside attack and defeat.

Port cinques beneath Horsham onslaught

First off, thanks to Phil for the top quality pun. Secondly, I can report success for Horsham in the farthest-flung corner of Sussex...

Horsham 4th vs Crowborough 2nd

Facing a very strong Crowborough 2nd team with an 88 point advantage our guys faced a tough challenge indeed (I hid a few tables away!).

Horsham 6 v Worthing 4

balance

Last night saw Horsham 6 host a MSL Division 4 match against Worthing 4 and what a hard fought match it proved. At the time of writing the position is …

1. Baldock M ?-? Crompton P
2. Whitmore G ?-? Guinness K
3. Hewitt T ?-? Pople D
4. Hewitt M ½-½ Bradley D
5. Hewitt R 0-1 Haworth K

Horsham 2 v Args 3/12

music

An excellent result last night against the Args with the added amusement of live pub music in the background :)

1. Dix Roberts drew with P Farr
2. Phil Stimpson drew with J Graham
3. Paul Taylor drawn with P Kington
4. Peter Harbott beat D Collard
5. I Comley beat I M Garson

So the score stands as 3-1 with Paul choosing to claim either a win or a draw in the adjudication!

Update : draw agreed

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