Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Mixed Fortunes

There were mixed fortunes for the Club last night, with the 'A' team winning and the 'D' team losing.

The 'A' team got off the mark in Division 1 with a 3-1 win against Alsager 'A'.  There was an early draw for Steve E. on board 4 and the other 3 games all looked to be heading in the same direction. Gerald was next to finish with a draw on board 1 to make the score 1-1. Alex was a pawn up in a difficult endgame, but gradually ground his opponent down to put us 2-1 up. Steve Hill's game on board 3 looked a stone cold draw but a mistake from his opponent let him in and, with an unstoppable Queen Rook Pawn, the win quickly followed. Click here for the match score card -

The 'D' team weren't quite so fortunate, going down by 2.5 - 1.5 at Crewe 'G' in Division 4. A draw for Derek on board 1 and a win for Gennady on board 2 was not enough to prevent the loss. Click here for the match score card -

Apart from those players involved in the league matches, there was a decent turnout at the Club, including a new Member, Ryan Hepburn, so a very warm welcome to him.

There are no league matches next week, but the following week is very busy, with the 'A', 'B' and 'C' teams all in action.