2023-24 Season

Horsham 1 stumble to loss against Eastbourne 1

Horsham 1's progress in Sussex League Division 1 was halted by Eastbourne 1, as they crashed to a narrow away defeat.

The match looked to be going well for Horsham 1 as Gavin Lock secured a good win against the dangerous Maks Rozman on top board. However, progress was not so serene on the other boards.

Anthony Higgs ran into difficulties against Laurence Butt on board 4. He came under pressure from his opponent's Stonewall Attack and blundered, resulting in a loss.

Horsham reach knockout final

The Horsham Knockout team have reached the knockout final for the second year in succession after a 2.5-2 win over Crowborough in the semi-final. The match was a tight affair with the teams fairly close on grading, Horsham conceding only a half point handicap with 2.5 points required for the win.

Horsham 1 defeat Crowborough 1 away

Horsham 1 continued their good run with an away win against Crowborough 1.

Club restarts for 2024

The adult club restarts on Tuesday 2nd January and the junior club a week later on Tuesday 9th January. Happy new year to all!

Horsham 1 continue with big win over Eastbourne 2

In the Sussex League, Horsham 1 continued their good start with another big win.

Eastbourne 2 arrived with a team filled with players who had previously graced their first team. However, the 200 point average grading difference proved too much as Horsham 1 defeated them by the margin of 3.5-0.5. Gavin Lock defeated Adrian Pickersgill, Mark Broom defeated James O'Dell, and James Mansson defeated Laurence Butt, while Paul Carpenter was the only Eastbourne player to salvage something by drawing with Anrthony Higgs.

Horsham players excel at congress

At the recent Hampshire Congress (3rd-5th November) several Horsham players were successful and some even came away with the spoils...

Horsham 1 start with win over Horsham 2

Horsham 1 started the season with a 3-1 win over Horsham 2. Mark Broom beat Phil Stimpson and Mike Forster beat Ian Comley, while Gavin Lock drew with Anthony Higgs and James Mansson drew with Rob McDonald. The last game was an eventful encounter, where both sides had chances to gain a signficant advantage.

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.

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!

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