Broadstairs  2½       Bridge  1½

1. Bob Cronin   (112) ½-½     Shahid Sahi (115)
2. Andy Flood   (111) 1-0      Stuart Honey (90)
3. Reg Pidduck  (106) 1-0      Ray Rennells (86)
4. Michael Doyle (89)  0-1      Ian Redmond  (78)

Reg Pidduck writes:

The fog had lifted and so were our spirits on the way home.

BOARD 3: KING SIDE ONSLAUGHT. Ray came out all guns blazing battering my king side preventing me from castling but in doing so lost a rook for nothing. It took me a further nine moves finally to castle safely queenside and begin to make my advantage tell and bit by bit wear him down.  1-0 to us

BOARD 2:  STEADY ANDY. When I finished my game I was just in time to see Andy take a knight which Stuart could not take back without being mated. With this advantage Andy played solid and swapped off queens and Stuart resigned. 2-0 to us

BOARD 1: GAME OF THE NIGHT. After two and a half hours eight major pieces were off the board but unusually no pawns. So the positions were locked and a draw agreed. This was a fine result for us as Shahid is a really top opponent at this level and Bob’s draw sealed the match for us. 2.5-1.5 to us

BOARD 4: NOT QUITE OUT OF TIME. As 11 o’ clock approached it was nip and tuck in Michael’s game. With Ian’s clock showing only four minutes to go, super sub Michael lost a piece for nothing and resigned.

A 2.5-1.5 win for Broadstairs.  We have now played two and won two in our defence of the Walker Shield. Well done team !

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