HA2 played it's last match last night. This was a postponed match from earlier in the season and whilst we played at Syston, it was actually a home match for us. There was some confusion at the start when Rob went to the Heathcote Arms - making it to Syston, in the end, by five to eight. Management at the Syston venue were not expecting any chess on the night and did not have any spare rooms, so we squeezed into the bar next to the football club's AGM. It was noisy enough that nobody could really object when Ray's mobile rang.
The first result was a win for me with the black pieces. The adrenalin rush of racing to Syston did Rob no harm at all as he took the whole point from Rob Stone. Ray also managed a win. With a won match, John had the better game against Stuart Hollingworth, but with a lot of locked up pawns, the position became a draw.
Our winning the match meant that Syston 2 are relegated from Division 4.
|19 Apr||Heathcote Arms 2||v||Syston 2|
|3½ - ½|
|1||B||139||Ensor, Rob||1 - 0||Stone, Robert||116|
|2||W||122||Manger, John||½ - ½||Hollingworth, Stuart||107|
|3||B||102||Ross, Colin||1 - 0||Gist, Elizabeth||109|
|4||W||90||Beach, Ray||1 - 0||King, Ron||97|
Well done everyone,
It is absolutely certain that there will be a club night next Tuesday.