|12 Apr||Heathcote Arms 1||v||Wigston 1|
|1 - 4|
|1||B||192||Sharpe, Graham||0 - 1||Byron, Alan||197|
|2||W||168||Bray, Dave||0 - 1||Burrows, Martin||190|
|3||B||167||Ganger, Rajan||0 - 1||Morley, Andrew||178|
|4||W||156||Hewitt, Sean||½ - ½||Ward, Alan||162|
|5||B||156||Cowley, Michael||½ - ½||Dodds, Iain||157|
On Wednesday, at Oadby, HA3 played their socks off. Heavily outgraded, Michael was a pawn up going into the endgame and looked like taking his second win in a row.
Gary opened well and was, at one point, close to mating his opponent.
Drew held his own and at one point had a better position than his 125 opponent.
Drew, Gary, and Michael have all improved markedly of late.
I was the last to finish. I was able to get a knight for two pawns, and then put lots of pieces close to a relatively unprotected king, eventually forcing mate.
|13 Apr||Oadby 1||v||Heathcote Arms 3|
|3 - 1|
|1||B||136||Candlin, Don||0 - 1||Ross, Colin||102|
|2||W||125||Pettitt, David||1 - 0||Bubb, Andrew||80|
|3||B||98||Williams, Ted||1 - 0||Sanders, Gary||80|
|4||W||72||Gutteridge, John||1 - 0||Bubb, Michael||60|
Well done everyone.
HA2 face Kirby Castlers 1 away tonight - good luck.