Thursday, 31 March 2011

Almost at the end of the season now - Tuesday 29th March 2011.

Drew fell quite early to a Q x h7 mate. Ray had been a piece up, but ended up drawing. Michael scored a triumphant win when he exchanged a bishop for queen early on and carried the pressure through until the end. My pawn structure had been awful from early on, but we entered a prolonged endgame and i had a bishop whilst my opponent had a knight. Things looked sticky for a while, but my opponent eventually blundered by putting his knight and king on the same diagonal. Cue bishop. A 2.5 to 1.5 win against Kirby lifted us from the bottom rank of division 5. Fantastic!

29 MarHeathcote Arms 3vKirby Muxloe 2
2½ - 1½
1B102Ross, Colin1 - 0Walker, John115
2W90Beach, Ray½ - ½Kellock, Jim80
3B80Bubb, Andrew0 - 1Turner, Scott80
4W60Bubb, Michael1 - 0Gonzaga, Edda60

There was more serious stuff going on in our Division 1 match. Dave, Mike, and Graham had all drawn, leaving things up to Pete and Rajan. Both were under pressure and when Pete conceded defeat, Rajan's opponent offered him a draw. HA1 must now beat Wigston 1 to avoid relegation.

29 MarHeathcote Arms 1vShepshed 1
2 - 3
1B167Ganger, Rajan½ - ½Toothill, Andrew170
2W168Bray, Dave½ - ½Bowley, Rupert167
3B156Cowley, Michael½ - ½Henfrey, Robert171
4W153Booley, Graham½ - ½McDermott, Patrick164
5B138Harrison, Peter0 - 1Farrall, David165

There will be a club night on Tuesday next week - shame on you if you do not come down.
On the week after, there will be: HA1 facing Wigston 1 at home on Tuesday 12th - and apparently there will be a curry afterwards; On Wednesday 13th, HA3 face Oadby away, and HA2 face Kirby Muxloe 1 away on Thursday 14th.

This should just about wrap things up for the League season.

Sean has already sent some information out about the County Champs.

There should also be some information out soon about the Summer Cups.

Well done everyone,


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