Cumnor 2 finally managed to get its game against Cowley Workers 2 on Thursday evening.
You may recall that the match was originally scheduled to be played earlier this month, but had to be postponed due to a lack of players on the Cowley Workers side.
Unfortunately, Cowley Workers 2 still only managed to bring five players with them to last night’s rescheduled match – meaning they had defaulted one board from the beginning.
Robert and Graham finished their games first, both with wins and with oddly-similar mates involving both Bishops (see the final positions in the diagrams below).
Liam also got a win making it 4-0 to the Cumnor team playing at home.
Pako picked up an endgame draw but unfortunately Mike lost.
|Cumnor 2||Cowley Workers 2|
|1||Glenn, Liam (129)||1 – 0||Matilal, Tamal (128)|
|2||Alvarez, Francisco (118)||½ – ½||Cartwright, Paul (113)|
|3||Jones, Michael (117)||0 – 1||Miller, David H (91)|
|4||Cluley, Graham (118)||1 – 0||Buckland, Chris ( )|
|5||Steel, Robert (89)||1 – 0||Joy, Nathan ( )|
|6||Bennett, Steven (108)||1 – 0||_default_ (-)|
|Match played: 28 Mar 2013||4½ – 1½|
Final board position for Graham Cluley (Cumnor 2) vs Chris Buckland (Cowley Workers 2):
Final board position for Nathan Joy (Cowley Workers 2) vs Robert Steel (Cumnor 2):