2015-16 Season

Articles relating to the 2015-16 Season.

Horsham take revenge against Brighton in McArthur Cup

The McArthur Cup is on paper the strongest team competition in Sussex. After some reverses at Brighton's hands in the league this season, Horsham won the semi-final cleanly over five boards even without the default on board 6...

Horsham 1 take 2nd place in top division after final win

The first team travelled down to Crowborough for the last match of the Mid-Sussex League season, and came away 3-2 victors making us runners-up in the league overall...

Another big win for Horsham 1

This was a home match played with a full strength team against an under-strength Lewes side, who made a good fight of it but lost out in some highly tactical games...

Horsham 1 beat Haywards Heath 1

Just catching up with some match scores, I didn't play in this one so no report but here are the board results for the record...


Lightning Competition Table

Thanks to so many people for confirming your attendance on Tuesday - this means we can minimise the admin and get straight on with the chess!

Please see the table which shows the three groups this year - A,B,C. The groups were seeded on grading and it is worth me mentioning how I arrived at your grading. I arrived at a player's grading by firstly looking for the rapid play grading from January, failing that the previous rapid play grading, failing that their current standard grading.

If you can get arrive near to 7.30pm then we can have a prompt start.

Horsham 2 narrowly defeated once more

Horsham 2 completed their Division 1 fixtures on Tuesday with another narrow 2-3 defeat, this time at home to Eastbourne 1 - the 5th time this season that we have suffered this score-line!
Alex faced an on-form Rasa who executed her attack clinically to secure the only victory on the night. Paul held the initiative for much of his game and won a pawn but the resulting Rook, Knight and Pawn ending was difficult and his opponent was able to equalise.

Horsham 2 edged out again

The 2nd team acquitted themselves quite well in a tough away fixture losing 2-3 to Worthing 1.
A special mention for Alex and Peter who both drew against opponents who out-graded them significantly on Boards 1 & 2 respectively. In fact we went home thinking we had a good chance of drawing the match as Alex seemed to have the initiative in his position at adjudication - unfortunately on deeper analysis there was not enough advantage to give a win.
David Graham (201) ½-½ Alex Freeland (182) (W)
Michael Nicholas (200) ½-½ Peter Harbott (171)

Reminder - no juniors on Tuesday 12th

Just a quick reminder to all parents that there is no junior chess next Tuesday, we are back again on the 19th as normal. The adult club is on as normal for our older juniors.

A frustrating night for Horsham 2

Horsham 2 had another close encounter, this time against Crowborough 1 on 15th March. At adjudication we were 0-1 down, Roy having lost with the black pieces to a highly talented junior who has represented England.

Paul Watson Victory

The team did a fantastic job in their match against Lewes last week. The overall team must average 150 or under and we managed a varied but dynamic team which produced an excellent result.

Lewes 1-3 Horsham

James Pullan (w) 0-1 Tim Pavlovic (b)
Danny Brooks (b) 0-1 Paul Richardson (w)
Barry Maufe (w) 1-0 Nick Warren (b)
Andrew Mayer (b) 0-1 John Marshall (w)


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