Saturday, April 23, 2022

One Step Away From The Title

The 'B' team took a giant step towards the Division 2 title last night, with a 2-2 draw against our closest challengers, Cheddleton 'D'. Petru missed a winning move in his game on board 1 and had to settle for an early draw. Mycle then put us into the lead with a terrific win on board 4 against an opponent rated 250 points higher than him. Cheddleton drew level when Ernie put up a great fight on board 3 against an opponent rated 120 points higher, before losing a piece and the game. All eyes were then on Kas, who turned up 30 minutes late and so had only 45 minutes on his clock. Despite being a pawn up he had to settle for a draw by repetition in an ending where both sides were going to promote a pawn and Kas only had 45 seconds left on his clock. You can click here to view the match score card. Fenton 'B' and Cheddleton 'D' are still level on match points at the top of the Division 2 table, but Fenton have a superior Game Point difference. A win in our final match against bottom of the table Meir on the 9th May, by whatever the margin, will confirm us as Champions.