Broadstairs 2½ Herne Bay 1½
|1.||Bob Cronin (112)||1-0||Ronnie Melhuish (103)|
|2.||Andy Flood (111)||0-1||Brian Humble (98)|
|3.||Reg Pidduck (106)||½-½||Jamie Dawson (76)|
|4.||Michael Doyle (89)||1-0||John Heath (e78)|
Reg Pidduck writes:
BOARD 4: QUICK WIN. Michael’s attacking nature soon paid off as he pressed John Heath from the start. Having gone a piece up he never let up and duly won inside an hour. 1-0 up to us.
BOARD 1: MATCH OF THE NIGHT. Bob got a deserved win against a cunning Ronnie after pushing two pawns forward into enemy territory and finally getting a touchdown which finished Ronnie off. 2-0 to us.
BOARD 3: YOUNG JAMIE A FORCE. I was able to play my favourite Dutch defence against Jamie who once again (last September) played extremely well for his 76 grade. After I turned down a draw offer from Jamie and playing with rook and pawns each, we came to a slight impasse. But Bob’s win on board 1 made my decision to take the draw easy. 2½-½ to us
BOARD 2: TABLES TURNED. It’s normally Andy that slowly turns the screw on his opponents. But this time it was Brian after winning a piece and gaining a very good win against our board two star. A 2½-1½ win for Broadstairs.
That’s played 3 won 3 in our quest to keep the Walker Shield. Well done team!