Horsham 3 Takes the Lead

Yesterday's game against Brighton & Hove 2 saw another win for Horsham 3, bringing the team's total score to 5.5 out of 8 games. The match started off strong with another Barry Attack played by Jordy Savill. After sacrificing a bishop on h7, he achieved a resignation from Chris Lake (1788), who was forced to sacrifice his queen to avoid mate.

4NCL Online Tournament

Domestic circumstances have recently prevented me from enjoying the competitive camaraderie of the club but in modest compensation that has meant no 'over the board' losses for some months now! It has also enabled me to enter the latest 4NCL online tournament which always seems to be played on Tuesday evenings and hence off limits in normal times.

No junior chess on Halloween!

Mike has advised that the lure of trick or treat was too high and there will be no junior club tomorrow! Back as normal next week (Nov 7th).

Strong Start for Horsham Teams

I was looking through the Sussex League results and noticed Horsham 1 leading Division 1 at this early stage.

Horsham 3 are nestled at third position of Division 2 after the first game and both Horsham 4 and 5 are both on the scoreboard in Division 3 having drawn with each other!

Victory for Horsham 3

Horsham 3 started the season with a 2.5 - 1.5 win against East Grinstead 2. The teams were very evenly matched, with an average grading of 1728 for Horsham and 1724 for our opponents.

Jordy Savill was the first to score with a quick win in the Barry attack, after Ian Dennis (1698) allowed a mate in 3. The next to arrive at a conclusion was Robert McDonald, who equalized with the Slav against Asanka Amarasinghe (1828). Although the game would continue for a while, Black had an easily drawn endgame with dark-colored bishops.

Sussex Chess News 2023

This is now available for members on the website, under the 'Members Only' area after logging in. There are reports from around the county plus games by Horsham members.

Junior chess restarts 12th September

The junior chess club will restart 12th September at the normal times of 6:25pm-7:25pm.

AGM & new season on the horizon!

The club AGM will be held next Tuesday 5th September at 7:30pm in the Methodist Church lounge, hope to see you there. An agenda has been circulated by email. Please contact the Secretary/Tournament Controller as per the email if you want to discuss internal competition/Sussex League participation respectively.

Horsham triumphant in McArthur Cup final

On the final Tuesday of the season Horsham's top 6 players travelled to Lewes for the McArthur Cup final, seeking to redress the loss of the MSL KO final to the same opponents recently! Captain Mark Broom reports...

Club competitions see more winners

As we approach the end of the season (last club meeting is June 27th) some of the internal club competitions have been resolved...


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