Broadstairs 3½ Woodnesborough ½
|1||Reg Pidduck (107)||½-½||Steve Garrett (e82)|
|2||Bob Cronin (104)||1-0||David Seunarine (e53)|
|3||Josh Vaughan (98)||1-0||Daniel Allen (36)|
|4||Michael Doyle (81)||1-0||George Allen (36)|
Reg Pidduck writes:
BOARD 4. Captain Michael put his opponent’s king under threat from the start, even stopping him from castling. Finally young George resigned after a fierce attack from Michael’s knight and queen. 1-0 up.
BOARD 2. Our Bob also had a young opponent (they certainly bring them on well at the Woody club). Always in control, Bob duly won. 2-0 up.
BOARD 1. Steve Garrett’s estimated grade of 82 looked about correct after 15 moves as I was well in control. But then he played like a 110 and parried and found all the right moves to stop me breaking through and by move 37 I offered a draw which was agreed. Lovely game, Steve. Hope we play again soon. 2.5-0.5 up
BOARD 3. Daniel Allen also played well above his grade as he kept his game with Josh tight till quite late in the evening. Finally, Josh found a knight fork and Daniel’s position crumbled.
Result: a 3½-½ victory for Broadstairs. Now we have played 2 won 2.