A weaker than usual HA1 travelled to Willowbrook with a one point handicap head start. The first two results in were wins for Graham and Dave - settling the match in our favour. I had dropped a pawn in the middlegame and was slowly, but surely outplayed in the endgame as i attempted an unsuccesful save. John offered Paul Deacon a draw and this was accepted.
|23 Feb||Willowbrook 1||v||Heathcote Arms 1||GD|
|1½ - 2½||-57|
|Handicap||0 - 1|
|1½ - 3½|
|1||B||182||Burgess, Ray||0 - 1||Sharpe, Graham||181||-1|
|2||W||157||Pattinson, John||0 - 1||Bray, Dave||170||13|
|3||B||156||Deacon, Paul||½ - ½||The Grinder||119||-37|
|4||W||150||Tate, Michael||1 - 0||Ross, Colin||118||-32|
With 4 rounds completed, HA1 is at the top of the table alongside Braunstone 1.
Next time, HA1 plays away against Braunstone 1 in round 5 of 6.
|2||Heathcote Arms 1||4||3||0||1||4||6|
Towards the end of the evening, i received a text from Haka Dave. HA3 had won at Market Harborough in the Minor - a Tremendous result.
I will let Dave fill in the details.
An excellent evening for our club.
Next week - On Tuesday, HA3 play away against Syston 4. Syston would like to play 5 boards.
HA2 also play on Tuesday, but are at home against Wigston 4. On Thursday, HA1 play away against Wigston 3.
Well done everyone.