Broadstairs 3½ Bridge ½
|1||Reg Pidduck (107)||1-0||Graeme Boxall (99)|
|2||Bob Cronin (104)||½-½||Ian Redmond (75)|
|3||Gary Hilleard (e100)||1-0||Ray Rennells (75)|
|4||Michael Doyle (81)||1-0||def.|
Reg Pidduck writes:
The Bridge players were not only one player short but had the misfortune of being held up due to a house fire on Haine Road.
BOARD 4. NO BRIDGE PLAYER. Captain Michael had the walkover: 1-0 up
BOARD 2. A GOOD DRAW FOR IAN . Our Bob and Ian Redmond’s match at first glance looked close. On further study I could see Bob had all the space for his queen to rule the board. But Ian seized the opportunity of a perpetual check to draw the game: 1½-½ to us
BOARD 1. MY FAVE DUTCH. After our opening salvos, my Dutch Defence was on top but Graeme was able to castle queenside to hold me off. We then played cat and mouse till my move 23 put me a Bishop up. By move 36 Graeme’s cause was lost and he resigned: 2½-½ to us
BOARD 3. A GREAT DEBUT. Broadstairs’ newest member Gary was three pawns up within an hour’s play. But Ray Rennells was not easy to shake off, and fought tooth and nail to come back. Finally in an endgame the pawn advantage was too much and Ray conceded.
Match won 3½-½. Thanks to Bridge for their patience getting to us.
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