Broadstairs ½ Bridge 3½
|1||Reg Pidduck (107)||0-1||David Gold (99)|
|2||Bob Cronin (104)||½-½||Graeme Boxall (99)|
|3||Michael Doyle (81)||0-1||Ian Redmond (75)|
|4||def.||0-1||Ray Rennells (75)|
Reg Pidduck writes:
BOARD 4. CALAMITY. An eleventh hour phone call from Josh’s mum sealed our fate as Captain Michael had to move up to board 3 and we defaulted on board 4. Get well soon, Josh. 1-0 down.
BOARD 3. IAN TURNS THE GAME. First to finish, Michael over-estimated his attack and Ian was able to turn the game to his advantage. 2-0 down
BOARD 2. BEST GAME OF THE NIGHT. An equal struggle developed between Bob and Graeme and every time I looked I could not pick a winner. Down to pawns each, a draw was decided. 2.5-0.5 down.
BOARD 1. DAVID GETS GOLD. This is the first time I have played David and a worthy opponent he turned out to be as at no time did I feel in control and he spotted all my sneaky tricks. I finally resigned being an exchange down and facing his pawn touching down.
Lost match 3.5 – 0.5. Well done, Bridge.
So, as promised, here is the latest Walker Shield table and although yesterday’s defeat was disappointing, all is not lost. We have only reached half-way in the season and no team is unbeaten or therefore unbeatable. It may come down to ‘goal difference’ in the end so a few crushing victories would come in handy.