HA1 had a walkover on Tuesday as Loughborough 2 were unable to raise a team. With 12 match wins, 1 draw and a loss; they finish well clear of the field at the top of Division 2 and so next season will be back where they belong.
HA3, on the otherhand, were soundly thrashed by the visiting Kirby Muxloe 2. Everybody had been looking solid enough for at least the first hour, before collapsing in the middlegame. This was the final position in my own effort. I resigned here with the black pieces as i could not see a way of stopping the white c-pawn from promoting.
Walker Vs Ross 2012
|27 Mar||Heathcote Arms 3||v||Kirby Muxloe 2|
|0 - 5|
|1||B||118||Ross, Colin||0 - 1||Walker, John||133|
|2||W||60||Milner, Gordon||0 - 1||McEachran, Ewan||95|
|3||B||50||Sanders, Gary||0 - 1||Shaw, Peter||60|
|4||W||36||Bubb, Michael||0 - 1||Kellock, Jim||56|
|5||B||40||Bubb, Andrew||0 - 1||Gonzaga, Edda||10|
HA2 play their last league match tonight (Thursday 29th March).
Next Tuesday there will be a club night at the Heathcote Arms - any new players welcome.
This year's County Championship begins in late April for the lower three sections, and May for the Open. Rather than being based on teams, this competition is every man for himself and is always one of the highlights of the summer. Entrants so far from our club this year are:
Graham Sharpe (195) Current County Champion.
Sean Hewitt (156)
Graham Booley (147)
The Grinder (133)
Colin Ross (120)
Haka Dave (93)
People have until Friday 13th April to enter.
Besides the County Championship, the Summer Cups and Club Nights, we should also have enough time for a Club Championship. We have not had one of these for a number of years - any ideas for a format would be greatly received.
Well done everybody and good luck to HA2 tonight.