Thursday, 14 April 2011

Last League Matches of the Season for HA1 and HA3

HA1 needed an upset to avoid relegation. Graham B assures us that relegation is now certain unless one of the second division teams refuses promotion.

12 AprHeathcote Arms 1vWigston 1
1 - 4
1B192Sharpe, Graham0 - 1Byron, Alan197
2W168Bray, Dave0 - 1Burrows, Martin190
3B167Ganger, Rajan0 - 1Morley, Andrew178
4W156Hewitt, Sean½ - ½Ward, Alan162
5B156Cowley, Michael½ - ½Dodds, Iain157

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 AprOadby 1vHeathcote Arms 3
3 - 1
1B136Candlin, Don0 - 1Ross, Colin102
2W125Pettitt, David1 - 0Bubb, Andrew80
3B98Williams, Ted1 - 0Sanders, Gary80
4W72Gutteridge, John1 - 0Bubb, Michael60

Well done everyone.

HA2 face Kirby Castlers 1 away tonight - good luck.


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