Friday 14 July 2017

Harrod Cup Third Round & County Champs Third Round.

Following wins in the first two rounds, we faced a perfectly selected 500 grade Ashby team on Tuesday. It looked very much like we were going to lose until John pulled off a quite excellent save with only seconds left on his clock.

11 JulHeathcote ArmsWBBWAshby 2
1182Sharpe, Graham0110Dove, Tom173
2127Manger, John0110Gibson, Paul146
3109Ross, Colin1010Worrow-Goodin, George97
439Milner, Gordon0101Hart, Jake84

1Heathcote Arms321025
3Ashby 1220034
4Ashby 2311113
5Kirby Muxloe310232
7Melton Mowbray210102

On Thursday, several of us were in action in the CCs at Wigston. Ray beat Gordon. Bill lost. Graham S won. I beat John McKiernan, who I last met in the play off for last year's Minor.


Sunday 9 July 2017

Birstall Cup Match at Loughborough

Already knocked out of the Chapman Cup, things did not go any better in the Birstall. There was no handicap. I lost early to Peter Hickman. Game below:

Ray then lost too. John won, but then Mike was in time trouble in this position with the black pieces. Mike took the pawn on g6 and lost to h7 - it cannot be stopped. Can you see anything better for black?


05 JulLoughborough 2vHeathcote ArmsGD
1W158Miller, James10Cowley, Michael148-10
2B119Adcock, Terry01Manger, John14122
3W112Hickman, Peter10Ross, Colin1120
4B119Adcock, Michael10Beach, Ray88-31

Tuesday, we are home in the Harrod against Ashby and on Thursday it is the County Championship.