Cumnor 1 lost a very close match last night against Champions elect Magdalen College School Blackbirds 1 (MCS/B1).
|Cumnor 1||MCS/B 1|
|1||Varney, Andrew (143)||0 – 1||Daggitt, Matthew (186)|
|2||Sayers, Mark (141)||0 – 1||D’Souza-Eva, Jon (191)|
|3||Stevens, Gareth (143)||½ – ½||Cole, Graham (137)|
|4||Glenn, Liam (129)||1 – 0||Ward, Eric (140)|
|5||Carr, Robin (128)||1 – 0||Sayers, David (124)|
|6||Jones, Michael (117)||0 – 1||Bush, Ian (120)|
|Match played: 21 Mar 2013||2½ – 3½|
Robin was the first to finish (a small surprise) when David Sayers miscalculated and called a check when there was none, allowing Robin to take his Queen.
Gareth managed a draw with black, while I won a piece and my opponent resigned putting us 2.5-0.5 up.
However, Mike lost a piece, and Mark lost the exchange and was always going to have a difficult game from then on.
Andrew was the last to finish with a very complicated endgame with very little time for either players, and went on to lose on time.
Our last game of the season is away to Wantage in a month’s time.