A tight match on paper and so it proved over the board. Boards 1, 4 and 5 were always tight and all ended drawn. Mike came second best in a very sharp tactical battle with Paul Colburn, leaving me needing to win to save the match. We should have drawn as I should have won on board 2 but I misplayed my sacrifice, as I seem to do with everything these days! In the end, I wasn't so much lucky to draw but Jim must have felt sorry for me and gave me a draw even though I was totally busted!
|Littlethorpe 2||Braunstone 1|
|1||Sharpe, Graham||½-½||Robinson, John|
|2||Hewitt, Sean||½-½||Bingham, Jim|
|3||Cowley, Mike||0-1||Colburn, Paul J|
|4||Harrison, Peter||½-½||Golem, S|
|5||Booley, Graham||½-½||Salisbury, Mike|