Horsham 1

Articles relating to the Horsham first team.

Horsham 1 beat Worthing 3 comfortably

Horsham 1 made its second trip down to Worthing this season, this time to play Worthing 3.

As expected,Horsham 1 won comfortably in the end. Mike Forster and Gavin Lock found themselves in tricky positions, but fortunately their opponents were in a peaceable mood. Dix Roberts won quickly on bottom board. James Mansson won the bishop pair then a pawn, and proceeded safely to convert his advantages to a win. Mark Broom had a longer, tougher game, in which he finally prevailed, to secure Horsham a 4-1 victory.

Horsham 1 held to draw by Hastings 2

Horsham 1 were held at home in mid-January by Hastings 2, in a match that unusually ended in five draws. Horsham's best chances of a win fell to Mark Broom and James Mansson on boards two and three respectively, but unfortunately they were unable to make best use of their chances. The match therefore ended in a 2.5-2.5 draw.

You can see the full match scorecard here.

Horsham 1 finish 2019 with a narrow win vs Worthing 2

Horsham 1 finished 2019 with a narrow win vs Worthing 2, which left them comfortably on top of the MSL Division 1 table.

Although the winning score was 3-2, Horsham's only loss occurred when they had already secured the match with a 3-1 scoreline.

Horsham's wins were secured by Gavin Lock and Anthony Higgs, against Joe Everett and George Neale.

Mark Broom and Mike Forster drew with Mike Nicholas and Peter Larwood.

Horsham 1 score big win over Brighton 1

Horsham 1 scored an excellent win over Brighton 1 last night.

Horsham 1 win away vs Haywards Heath 1

Horsham 1 did not suffer any nasty Halloween surprises in their Thursday night match, and scored a comfortable win against a largely familiar opposition line up.

Gavin Lock's game as White on board 1 against Feliks Kwiatkowski was a quiet draw, as Feliks employed a clever move order to guide play into the solid double Fianchetto system. Gavin was unable to find anything much, so a draw was agreed.

Mike Forster picked up our first win as Black on board 4 against Graham Ewens. He won a pawn in the middlegame, simplified to an endgame, and converted his advantage condifently.

Horsham 1 overcome Horsham 2

Horsham 1 overcame Horsham 2 in a tightly-contested match on Tuesday 15th October.

The first team were missing only Gavin Lock on board 1, and the second team were also able to put out a good line up.

As technically the away team, Horsham 1 were White on the odd boards.

Horsham 1 finish season with good win vs Brighton 1

Horsham 1 finished the season with a good win against Brighton 1. Depending on the result of Hastings 1 against Worthing 1, Horsham 1 will either end up in second or third.

Gavin Lock scored a fairly quick win in a sharp line of the Modern Benoni. His opponent made a serious error in a tricky position and resigned at once following Gavin's reply.

The game between Phil Stimpson and Paul Selby saw Phil launch a sharp attack, against which Paul was unable to defend. Horsham went two up with this game.

Horsham 1 lose crunch match against Hastings 1

Horsham 1's hopes of winning the league ended with a defeat against a very strong Hastings 1 team.

Horsham unfortunately had two of their first choice team (Gavin Lock and Matt Forster) unavailable, while Hastings 1, in addition to their club regulars, wheeled out GM Bogdan Lalic on board one.

James Mansson unsurprisingly lost with the Black pieces against Bogdan Lalic on top board.

Matters were then not helped by Phil Stimpson losing to Howard Tebbs, which left Horsham with a 2-0 deficit to overcome.

Horsham 1 achieve comfortable win against Lewes 1

At the start of April, Horsham 1 scored a comfortable win away against Lewes 1.

Anthony Higgs and Matt Forster overwhelmed their opponents on the bottom two boards to give Horsham a 2-0 lead.

Mike Forster played out a solid draw to take the score to 2.5-0.5.

Although Gavin had a very good position, he judiciously accepted the draw when offered it, in order to secure the match victory.

Horsham 1 score a big win against Haywards Heath 1

Back in March, Horsham 1 scored another big win, this time against Haywards Heath 1.

Horsham were helped by Jeff Boardman's failure to turn up, which meant that Haywards Heath defaulted on board two.

Anthony Higgs scored a win over Martin Faulkner, as the latter's position rapidly went downhill after a mistake in a complicated position.

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