Horsham 1 start campaign with narrow win over Horsham 2

Horsham 1 and 2 started their Mid-Sussex League season by playing each other, as both teams are in Division 1. As expected, the match was a tight affair, especially as this year league matches are still over only four boards. Horsham 1 managed to secure a narrow win, but not after an almighty scare.

The first game to end was Mike Forster against Peter Harbott. Mike was unable to generate any advantage out of the opening, and offered a draw in a position where he couldn't see how to make progress. Peter was happy to accept.

Horsham 1 vs Horsham 2 match score: 0.5 - 0.5

Next, Anthony Higgs managed to win a pawn against Chris Heath, then convert his advantage in the endgame.

Horsham 1 vs Horsham 2 match score: 1.5 - 0.5

As Mark Broom appeared to be losing against Phil Stimpson, James Mansson continued to look for a win against Ian Comley, even when his chances seemed to have evapourated. However, Ian managed to generate sufficient play himself, and James ended up accepting a forced repetition of the position.

Horsham 1 vs Horsham 2 match score: 2 - 1

Finally, Mark Broom managed to scramble his way to a draw against Phil Stimpson, despite being a piece down for a few pawns. This decided the match in Horsham 1's favour.

Horsham 1 vs Horsham 2 match score: 2.5 - 1.5

Home Player
(Horsham 1)
Result Away Player
(Horsham 2)
Mark Broom (B) 0.5-0.5 Phil Stimpson (W)
Mike Forster (W) 0.5-0.5 Peter Harbott (B)
James Mansson (B) 0.5-0.5 Ian Comley (W)
Anthony Higgs (W) 1-0 Chris Heath (B)