Saturday, 14 May 2011

The 2nd George Winterton Pairs Competition

On Tuesday we met at home for the second George Winterton Pairs Competition - our annual friendly against the Red Admiral.
We used Harrod/Wylie Cup time controls and each pair played one game with the white pieces and one with the black. Pairs played without consultation and so had to work out what their team mate was thinking as well as their opponents.

Round 1

The first round went 2-1 to the Red Admiral. This should really have been 3-0, but Paul and Richard lost on time despite being two bishops up.

Rob Ensor & John Manger (1-0) Paul Wyley & Richard Smith
Colin Ross & Ray Beach (0-1) Andy Carter & Mick Slater
Drew & Michael Bubb (0-1) Stan Parsons & Calvin Burton

Half time refreshments consisted of a choice of Chicken or Vegetable Curry with Poppadoms and Pickles, or Faggots, Chips and Mushy Peas.

Round 2

Our decision to substitute myself and Ray with Pete & Dave paid off with a win on board 2 at the end of a hard fought game against Andy and Mick. Round 2 finished 1.5 to 1.5 points and the match finished 3.5 points to 2.5 in the Red Admiral's favour making it two wins out of two to them.

Rob Ensor & John Manger (Draw) Paul Wyley & Richard Smith
Pete Harrison & Dave Ricketts (1-0) Andy Carter & Mick Slater
Drew & Michael Bubb (0-1) Stan Parsons & Calvin Burton

Well done everyone. Another fun, pressure free, evening. We look forward to next year.

On Tuesday 17th May, Heathcote Arms 2 (HA3) plays at home against Wigston in the Chapman Cup, and on Wednesday, HA1 plays away in their defence of the Wylie Cup at Loughborough.


No comments: