Broadstairs  3         Bridge   1 

1 John Couzens (125) 1-0     Tim Spencer  (130)
2 Andy Flood (117) ½-½     Chris Stampe  (127)
3 Reg Pidduck (107) 1-0     Bill Tracey (e114)
4 Bob Cronin (103) ½-½     Graeme Boxall (83)

Andy Flood writes:

A confident and strong Bridge team travelled to the reigning Hargreaves champions Broadstairs, outgrading the home team on three of the four boards, with both teams keen to maintain their unbeaten record. Early success went to Broadstairs with an excellent win by the Gullbuster on Board 1 who after sacrificing a piece for three pawns manoeuvred a won endgame by mopping up his opponent’s pawns before his higher graded opponent resigned. Reg was next to finish, playing very solid chess to guarantee at least a point, with another won endgame against a higher graded opponent.

It ended up as being a great result for Broadstairs with all team members contributing to the final total with Bob Cronin and Andy Flood both securing half a point in their drawn games finishing simultaneously and very close to the 11.00 pm deadline.  With a final score of 3-1, Broadstairs remain unbeaten and on top of the league two points ahead of Bridge halfway through the season.

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