On Monday night, a team of junior players from Cumnor Chess Club were given a chance to shine in an away game against Witney 4.
|Witney 4||Cumnor 2|
|1||Truran, Joseph (120)||0 – 1||Varney, Zoe (114)|
|2||Holton, Jake (99)||1 – 0||Varney, Daniel (111)|
|3||Hauer, Isabel (94)||1 – 0||Sterrie, David (80)|
|4||Watkins, Seb (87)||0 – 1||Bennett Anton, Susana (11)|
|5||Manning, Andy (29)||1 – 0||Shakespear, Michaela (-)|
|6||Lloyd, Ben (-)||1 – 0||Ives, Leonora (-)|
|Match played: 22 Apr 2013||4 – 2|
On the top board, Zoe Varney (114) played extremely well and managed to beat Joseph Truran (120), while Daniel Varney (111) had a long game on board two which he eventually lost.
David Sterrie (80) also lost on board three, but Susanna Bennett (11) stopped the rot on board four with a win.
The bottom two boards had Michaela Shakespear () and Lenora Ives ()– both of whom have only played once before for Cumnor. Although they both lost, they made a good game of it are likely to have learned something useful from the experience.