A very good week. 3 wins and a draw.
Tonight, the 1st team had an excellent 3.5 – 1.5 win at Mansfield 1. Mike B had a ‘grandmaster draw’ with Jon Tait. Tom played very nicely to beat Pete Ackley. Drag won an early pawn but almost conceded a draw before beating Kev Simpson. Pete M won after Jim Burnett erred in a close position. John S was unable to contain Ken Morrison’s pawns and had to concede. This result gives Grantham 1 a glimmer of hope of retaining the title.
On Tuesday Gambit X drew with LE. Mike N and Steve lost to Dave Williams and Andy Robins. Drag had no better than a draw v Sam Clayton but was able to lay a trap which Sam fell into. John T was a piece up v Wallace Bryce but offered a draw feeling he could not win in the time left. Florian had just 4 seconds left with K+R v K when Alex Bentley played into check and resigned after Florian claimed the extra two minutes as per the LoC.
On the same night the 3rd team had a comfortable 4.5 – 0.5 win over WN 2 who defaulted board 5. There were wins for Onos, Keith and Gary with a draw for Brian.
On Monday the 5th team beat WN 4 by 4-0. Details to follow.