Broadstairs       1                Bridge A       6 

1 David Faldon (175) 1-0         Michael Green  (179)
2 Bob Page (145) 0-1         Shany Rezvany (168)
3 Paul Carfrae (131) 0-1         David Shire (161)
4 John Couzens (118) 0-1         James Essinger (154)
5 Bob Cronin (112) 0-1         Mark Mortimer (146)
6 Andy Flood (111) 0-1         Emily Green (142)
7 Tom Lovegrove (92) 0-1         Joe Mooney (e120)

David Faldon writes:

It looks bad, doesn’t it? I guess it was, but as usual the bare results don’t tell the full story. With a bit of luck we might well have left with 2½ points. Yes, some of the games were a bit one-sided, but to be fair to our guys on the middle boards the Bridge players on boards 3 to 6 are considerably stronger than their grades suggest. Our nearly-men were Bob Page on board 2 and Tom Lovegrove on board 7. Tom found a great trick in the middle-game to swap off into a “winning” bishop versus knight ending but then something went wrong (I was too busy with my own game to see exactly what) and Tom lost all of his pawns and the game. Bob P played really well (with black) for three hours but just when it looked like his efforts would be rewarded with a draw he dropped his queen and that was that. Our solitary success was a hard-fought struggle on board 1 that lasted until 11.15. Many thanks to John for waiting around to give me a lift home afterwards and apologies to John’s other passengers who also had a long wait. Here’s looking forward to our next Millar Cup match (at home on the 28th) against Folkestone.

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