Last night we trekked over to Latimer to play the Minor League Cup. Things got off to a good start - Ray managed to avoid crashing into anything on the way.
On arrival, as I was playing Board 2 I ensured (as acting unofficial Vice-Captain) we lost the toss, but Mick Garland chose Black on odds, so my cunning plan failed
As my game was the last to finish, I didn't see any of the other games, but Ray, Gordon & I were outgraded. Gordon succumbed to Rich Davis, Ray lost too, and the Grinder, continuing his good form from his weekend on the Yorkshire Coast, won. Unsurprisingly, I lost to Mick Garland, but at least I wasn't bust after a dozen moves.
Given the grading difference we had a two point start, so the match finished as a 3-3 draw. It seems the Conservative Club has sold their car park and installed a heating system. Mick G even suggested that it was warm, and disrobed somewhat. However, the bar, after the match, still resembled the Marie Celeste.
To do a Biggg Boss, Well done everyone. To do a Hacker, Some more than others.
On a different note:
This is from a game I've recently played through.
Black to play and neither player is in time trouble.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
A (VERY SMALL) PRIZE TO HOWEVER GETS THE CORRECT ANSWER FIRST...
All will be revealed in a few days time, if no-one knows.