Cumnor 1 made it three wins in a row on Thursday night vs Wantage 1.
|Cumnor 1||Wantage 1|
|1||Stevens, Gareth (149)||0 – 1||Bush, Martin L (158)|
|2||Varney, Andrew (146)||½ – ½||Piggott, Roly (147)|
|3||Terrington, Simon ()||½ – ½||Hemmings, Peter (143)|
|4||Glenn, Liam (140)||1 – 0||Ashford, Martin E (131)|
|5||Varney, Daniel (133)||1 – 0||Richards, Simon A (127)|
|6||Sayers, Mark (134)||1 – 0||Cordon, Ray (103)|
|Match played: 06 Jan 2014||3.5-2.5|
The first game to finish was Liam’s, he quickly gained a better position playing against his favourite opening (the Caro-Kann) and eventually won a knight. Simon playing with the Caro-Kann as black, gained a draw against Peter Hemmings. Daniel also picked up another win to make it 2.5-0.5 to Cumnor 1. The remaining games created a tense atmosphere. Andrew lost under time pressure but Mark managed to win the endgame against Ray Corden putting us 3.5-1.5 up and winning the match. Gareth had a massive time advantage against his opponent in a complicated position but Martin Bush had just enough time to win, he had 1 minute 12 seconds left when Gareth resigned.