|03 Oct||Braunstone 2||v||Heathcote Arms 3|
|1||B||120||Closs, Guy||½||–||½||Ross, Colin||122|
|2||W||124||Reid, Patrick||1||–||0||Maconnachie, Richard||94|
|3||B||105||Gulab, Vijay||1||–||0||Harbidge, Drew||90|
|4||W||96||Barlow, Steve||1||–||0||Milner, Gordon||39|
Ray was also present as a supporter. The match was perhaps not as one sided as the score suggests. Gordon played well on board 4 and he and Steve were the last to finish.
Against me, Guy missed a win with 42...Qe1+ picking up the Bishop. I was so relieved that he missed this, that I offered a draw following my next move. My best hope was Qf8 followed by Qg7#, but getting the time to make these moves was far from certain.