Horsham 3

Articles relating to the Horsham third team.

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)

Horsham 3 update -- 2 more wins !

During your correspondent's extended break, Horsham 3 powered to two more comprehensive wins.

Argumentatives 1.5 -- 3.5 Horsham. Wins on top and bottom boards and three draws secured our
victory. Despite being outgraded on the top 3 boards, Roy Page won a fine game against Peter Farr (179), Chris Heath easily held Jim Graham (166) and Nick Warren drew with Paul Kington (152).

A game of 2 halves - and a win in extra time for Horsham 3

Horsham 3 recently hosted Brighton and Hove 3 and despite being caught offside on a couple of occasions, ran out 3-2 winners. Ian and Nick, both with the Black pieces, were outplayed to leave us 0 - 2 before half time.
The second half was hard fought and saw Tim and Chris, both with the White pieces -- and almost identical attacks following their Closed Sicilian openings -- slowly gain ground. Chris won a piece late on, and Tim turned a solid draw into an excellent win. 2-2

Horsham 3 kick off with an away win

Horsham 3 travelled to Hastings (29 Oct) and beat their 3rd team by 3 -2.
Excellent wins for Paul Taylor & Nick Warren and a great result for Horsham. Full results are:

(165) J Wheeler 0 - 1 Paul Taylor (166)
(158) P Kelly draw Ian Comley (165)
(E150) M Bryant 1 - 0 Roy Page (155E)
(132) D Cosens 0 - 1 Nick Warren (152)
(134) J Hudson draw Mick Harris (148)

Breathing space for Horsham 3....

Horsham 3 gained a welcome 4-1 win over local rivals East Grinstead 1 to ease their league position dilemma, and move clear of the relegation zone.

Nick Warren set us on our way with a sparkling miniature, before Tim Pavlovic and John Marshall secured the match with excellent wins.

Full results:
Ian Dennis (153) draw Chris Heath (151)
Adrian Waldock (136) draw Mick Harris (141)
Dave Simpkins (126) 0 - 1 Nick Warren (143)
Grau Christian (115) 0 - 1 John Marshall (140)
Suzanne Marshall (84) 0 - 1 Tim Pavlovic (147)

Horsham 3 lose the Argument 3-2 -- Pointless!

In a crucial Division 2 match, Horsham 3 lost to the Argumentatives last Tuesday 3 - 2. This leaves both teams towards the foot of the table with 2 points each and 2 games to play. The only win came from The Args top board, Peter Farr graded185. The remaining 4 games were drawn. Full result:
Chris Heath (151) 0 - 1 Peter Farr (185)
Mick Harris (141) draw Jim Graham (170)
Nick Warren (143) draw Paul Kington (145)
John Marshall (140) draw Dennis Collard (107)
Richard Moorhouse (144) draw Mike Garson (100)

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