Syston 3 Vs HA3
Ray agreed to a draw when there was nothing in it.
Chris is down from Oxford for a few weeks. He was even on material into the late middle game, but a more passive rook put him at a disadvantage.
Gordon had some real pressure on the King's side and swapping off the pawns in front of Nando's king looked like it might have been a good plan. The side became locked, however, and the game turned in Syston's favour.
The all improved, super slow, Drew was our last man standing and managed a well deserved draw.
I was non-playing Captain, and The Grinder was also in attendance as a super sub.
|12 Mar||Syston 3||v||Heathcote Arms 3|
|3 - 1|
|1||B||108||Cresswell, Peter||½ - ½||Beach, Ray||91|
|2||W||111||Leonard, John||1 - 0||Johnson, Chris||80|
|3||B||81||Mundy, Rob||½ - ½||Harbidge, Drew||60|
|4||W||80||Morelli, Nando||1 - 0||Milner, Gordon||43|
Here is Gordon's game. Things looked fine until 20...h4
Whilst all this was going on, there was a very exciting match going on in the same room between Syston 1 and Ashby 3:
Brian Galligan had to work hard to draw. There was much blood in Cyril Johnson versus David Reynolds. A very much in form Peter Page (he beat me a few weeks ago) was always better against Stuart Hollingworth; and Vic Armstrong faught hard, but lost out against Parin Suchak.
|12 Mar||Syston 1||v||Ashby 3|
|1½ - 2½|
|1||B||181||Galligan, Brian||½ - ½||Gibson, Paul||143|
|2||W||133||Johnson, Cyril||0 - 1||Reynolds, David||142|
|3||B||119||Suchak, Parin||1 - 0||Armstrong, Victor||119|
|4||W||107||Hollingworth, Stuart||0 - 1||Page, Peter||83|
Melton 1 Vs HA1
On Wednesday, HA1 scored a decent win against Melton 1.
|13 Mar||Melton Mowbray 1||v||Heathcote Arms 1|
|1½ - 3½|
|1||B||190||Denton, John||0 - 1||Bray, Dave||169|
|2||W||172||Reynolds, Tom||½ - ½||Ganger, Rajan||174|
|3||B||165||Billingham, John||½ - ½||Hewitt, Sean||164|
|4||W||144||Knight, Christopher||½ - ½||Harrison, Peter||151|
|5||B||142||Botteley, Gerald||0 - 1||Booley, Graham||152|
Two Cup matches at home on Tuesday 19th March:
HA1 Vs Latimer 1, &
HA2 (2&3) Vs Braunstone 2
Well done everyone,