Tuesday, January 08, 2013

'B' Team Keep Up The Pressure At Top Of Division 4

Fenton 'B' are still hot on the heels of Division 4 leaders Cheddleton 'F'. An excellent 2.5 - 1.5 win at Meir 'C' last night kept us in joint 2nd place, along with Cheddleton 'G', just a point behind the leaders but with a game in hand. Mike Smith was the first to finish with a draw on Board 3, although this should really have been a win as he was up by a Bishop for a Pawn. Rob then got a great win on Board 1 against an opponent graded 23 points higher than him to put us 1.5 - 0.5 in the lead. Derek always had the advantage over his opponent on Board 4 but stiff resistance kept the game going until late in the evening when Derek finally prevailed to give us a winning 2.5 - 0.5 lead. Geoff was always struggling on Board 2 but somehow managed to keep the game going until he was the last one still playing. All in vain though as he finally succumbed. You can click here to view the full match score card.

I think that Rob's win may have put him in the lead for the Performance Of The Year trophy but I'll need to check that.