Broadstairs first home match in the Steele Cup gave Broadstairs an early opportunity to turn around the convincing result and win by Bridge in the Millar Cup less than a week ago.
Michael Jenkinson on Board 4 was again the first game to finish, but this time it was a win for the home team to go 1 – 0 up.
Board 1 result went with the players’ ratings with George Hollands securing a win against Chris Stampe to level the match at 1 – 1.
Both boards 2 and 3 saw the initial positions favour Bridge, whilst Paul Carfrae opening with white was not ideal, Andrew Flood on Board 3 with the black pieces, although going two pawns up quickly, found his pieces in an awful position. Paul strengthened his position and secured a point to guarantee at least the draw for Broadstairs.
Black on Board 3 fought back to even up the position with 6 Pawns and a Knight facing White’s 6 Pawns and a Bishop and having the time advantage. White offered a draw, which was accepted to secure a Broadstairs win by 2½ – 1½
|Chris Stampe 1800||0 – 1||George Hollands 1939|
|Paul Carfrae 1668||1 – 0||Peter Blundell 1642|
|Andy Flood 1594||½ – ½||Ian Redmond 1340|
|Michael Jenkinson 1300||1 – 0||Martin Jordan 1300|
|6262||2½ – 1½||6221|