Ben Vaughan (he of Wigston) reckons that I only write blogs these days when I have something to brag about...
This is utter nonsense, of course.
HA2 were playing away against Braunstone 1.Gordon and Ben showed up to support.
First, Ray lost to Mike Salisbury; then, against Richard Hanscombe, I managed my best ever win; Pete then beat John Robinson. Things were looking promising at this point, but then Mike's position, on board 1, collapsed against Paul Colburn. The match now rested on board 5 where Bill Roberts and Jez Wells were absolutely equal. Jez had, earlier, looked around the boards a couple of times and we think might have been considering a draw offer. It all went wrong for Bill under time pressure, however, in what had been a very close fight. Pete said after the match that he had half been expecting a 5-0 defeat.
|13 Jan||Braunstone 1||v||Heathcote Arms 2|
|3 - 2|
|1||B||179||Colburn, Paul||1 - 0||Cowley, Michael||169|
|2||W||172||Robinson, John||0 - 1||Harrison, Peter||138|
|3||B||165||Hanscombe, Richard||0 - 1||Ross, Colin||108|
|4||W||153||Salisbury, Michael||1 - 0||Beach, Ray||93|
|5||B||140||Wells, Jeremy||1 - 0||Roberts, Bill||80|