Broadstairs 2½ Margate 1½
|1||Bob Cronin (103)||0-1||Leon Garfield (102)|
|2||Reg Pidduck (101)||½-½||John Clarke (98)|
|3||Michael Doyle (91)||1-0||Roy McAloney (86)|
|4||Michael Jenkinson (78)||1-0||Cameron Plater (49)|
Capt Mike Doyle writes:
To stay in the running for Walker Shield, we had to beat Margate who had won both their matches. Captain Mike was the first winner against a tricky opponent. He finished a pawn up and Roy resigned before the pawn changed to a queen. Our next winner was Michael Jenkinson, who on the 14th move took his opponent’s queen with a rook: 2-0. It was hunky-dory until then but then came a blow – Bob lost to a formidable opponent in a tight game: 2-1. It was then down to Reg who was last to finish. He was up against John Clarke, who had one or two tricks up his sleeve. It all came down to a white rook and knight against a rook and bishop. In the end a draw was agreed and Broadstairs won 2½-1½. Well done, boys! We are second in the league now and that’s a winning start to the New Year. Next on our calendar is Bridge at home. Go for it!