Horsham 3

Articles relating to the Horsham third team.

Final Result Division 2

Division 2 results

Division 2 has been finalised and Horsham 3 have just missed out on promotion.

Horsham 3 Success?

Horsham 2 table of results

Horsham 3 have been confirmed 2nd in the second division - this is a very strong division and does a lot of credit to the players involved.

Horsham 3 travel East for a great win

Horsham 3 travelled to Eastbourne last week for a match where we were missing our top board player Ian due to illness. Thankfully John Cannon was able to step in on board 5 and we had a full team.

Horsham 3 beat Hastings 3

Hastings castle

A pretty impressive looking result for Horsham 3 last night.

The most unusual opening was on top board where Marc Bryant tried to outwit Roy Page with 1.a3 g6 2. h3 b6 which is unusual. He tried a later g3 and Rh2 to allow Bg2 but Roy always looked very strong and his attack soon became overwhelming.

Horsham 3 - Double report

Horsham 3 played a home game versus Woodpushers on Tuesday, we were missing our star performer Matthew but Roy Page was able to step into board 1 for us.

Only one game was finished before time control, Ian on board 2 had a great attack going and looked like a mating net was close after an exchange sacrifice but his opponent was able to get his queen back into the defence and hold.

First match of the season - Horsham 3rd vs Horsham 4th

In the MSL division 2 both Horsham 3rd and 4th teams had to start the season with a match against each other and even with a large grading difference a win is never guaranteed.

Runners-up position on tie break for Horsham 3

In our last match of the season, Horsham 3 drew 2.5 - 2.5 with Woodpushers 1 to finish joint top of the league on points. However on tie-break we scored fewer game points than Brighton 2 and have to settle for the runners-up position.
Nevertheless Horsham 3 are entitled to promotion to Division 1 where they would join Horshams 1 & 2. Altogether a very satisfactory season for us. I am grateful for all the support and efforts of the members who played for us this season.
Match details :

Horsham 3 - First loss of the season puts title in jeopardy.

Horsham (3) 1.5 -- Worthing (2) 3.5
Our defeat against a strong Worthing team (who now finish 3rd) means only a win in our final game against Woodpushers 1 next Wednesday will see us take the league title as champions.
Game results were :
(153) Chris Heath draw Peter Larwood (167)
(150) Nick Warren 0 - 1 Rakesh Nair ((163)
(150) Bob Lanzer draw Nick Skinner (158)
(146) John Marshall 0 - 1 Cassie Graham (138)
(143) Mick Harris draw David Wallis ( 117)

Tune in same time next week to see the outcome of our thrilling season !

BRIGHTON ROCK(ed) -- by Horsham 3 !!

Time and tide wait for no man....
A trip to Hove for a crunch match, provided a sensational evening. This was the final match of the season for Brighton 2. With 6.5 points from 7 games, a win would see them become League champions with promotion to Division 1 as the prize.
Horsham 3,unbeaten with 5/5, were warmly welcomed,as familiar faces settled down to battle it out. Brighton significantly out-graded Horsham on every board (see teams below).
Mick tried a sacrificial attack, but excellent defence trapped his queen - and Horsham were 1 down.

Horsham 3 ease to victory against Lewes 2

Horsham 3 had a 4.5 -- 0.5 win against Lewes 2 last Tuesday. Admittedly we had a grading advantage on all boards, but the team played well and secured our 5th win of the season.
We have a tough run-in of games to come, but we have secured our position in Division 2.
Individual results are:
(159) Tim Pavlovic 1 - 0 A Mitchell (140)
(153) Chris Heath 1 - 0 M Britnell (137)
(150) Bob Lanzer 1 - 0 M Davies-Arai (135)
(150) Nick Warren draw D Badham (132)
(146) John Marshall 1 - 0 A Mayer (120)

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