Broadstairs 3 Woodnesborough A 1
|1||Reg Pidduck (107)||0-1||Mark Towlson (90)|
|2||Bob Cronin(104)||1-0||James Gill (24)|
|3||Gary Hilleard (e100)||1-0||Daniel Watkins (23)|
|4||Michael Doyle (81)||1-0||Jacob Henderson (20)|
Reg Pidduck writes:
The real victors of this match were not Broadstairs but Ramsgate who as a result win the Walker Shield for 2018. Broadstairs needed to win 4-0 to pip Ramsgate or 3½-½ to tie on points and games won to force a play off. Ramsgate have Mark to thank for his steady and persistent play on Board 1 where twice it could have ended in repetitive moves for a draw. But Mark is not a draw player and each time carried on after finding another move without losing ground. Finally after 70 moves he found the correct ones to win. Well done, Mark, and I look forward to many more encounters with you. Because I was so wrapped up with my own game, I cannot report on the three games that we won but congratulations to Bob, Gary and Captain Michael on a great season and sorry I could not go out with a win for you. Once again, well done Ramsgate.
Editor’s note: In this typically generous report Reg’s disappointment is tangible but let’s not forget that without his marvellous win last week, even a 4-0 victory in this match would not have been enough.