On a rainy Tuesday night, Cumnor Chess Club’s number 2 team set off to St John the Baptist Church in Grove, home of Wantage Chess Club, to play its first game of the season.
|Wantage 2||Cumnor 2|
|1||Richards, Simon A (129)||0-1||Varney, Andrew (128)|
|2||Booker, Julian (103)||0-1||Cluley, Graham (116)|
|3||Mills, Matt (90)||1-0||Ives, Leonora (107)|
|4||Mahon, Paul (88)||1-0||Bennett, Steve (105)|
|5||Thompson, Steven (85)||0-1||Ives, Marc (97)|
|6||Leake, John (85)||1-0||Steel, Robert (82)|
|Match played on 6 Oct 2015.||3-3|
Commiserations to Leonora Ives (the OCA website currently says it was her younger sister Frida who was playing on board 3, but it was definitely Leo) who appeared to have a strong commanding position in her game against Wantage’s Matt Mills, only to have things turn sour.
I’m sure the recent improvement in Leo’s chess play will soon be rewarded by more wins in league matches.
Anyway, Cumnor 2’s Division 4 campaign has begun!
And Cumnor 1’s Division 2 campaign begins tonight… playing at home against Wantage’s first team. It wouldn’t be a surprise if Wantage was fielding one or two of its top second team players in the Wantage 1 line-up. Will they be looking for revenge? We’ll find out tonight…