Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bully Boys Slip Up Newcastle

Fenton 'A' may well have blown their chances of retaining the Division 3 title following a 2.5 - 1.5 defeat at Newcastle 'D' last night. We now only have one match left and Stafford 'B' can overhaul us by a point if they win both of their two remaining matches. We can only hope that we win our final match and that Stafford drop points somewhere. Draws on Boards 1, 2 and 4 for Rob, Steve and Neal weren't enough as Geoff, playing on Board 3, blundered a piece away and the inevitable loss ensued. You can click here to view the full match score card.

In another match taking place at Newcastle, the No Hopers held Newcastle 'E' to a 2 - 2 draw. Wins for Robert West and Steven Walley on Boards 3 and 4 gave us a share of the points. However, Mike Smith, playing on Board 1, deserves a special mention for an outstanding performance against an opponent graded 73 points higher than him before losing on time. Skippy on the other hand doesn't deserve a mention of any sort as he allowed himself to fall for a back rank mate in his match on Board 2 !! You can click here to view the full match score card.