|Ravenfield Bishops||1.5||4.5||Nomads D|
|David Tate (b)||0||1||Keith Wicks|
|Rob Beevers||0||1||Eric McKenna|
|David Hill||1||0||Dave Kesteven|
|Steve Eyre||0.5||0.5||Robert Shaw|
|Martin Wilkes||0||1||Jo Woollard|
|Graham Peacock||0||1||Gordon Shaw|
Jo won the toss.
Robert pinned Steve’s knight against his queen, trying to set up a pin on the queen itself, but when the exchanges were resolved both players were left with a rook and four pawns., so a draw was soon agreed.
After some early exchanges, Gordon gained a queen, then traded his queen for a mate.
Dave and David both castled king-side, swapping off minor pieces. Dave generated promising mating threats, but David manoeuvred through them to mate him.
Eric went a bishop up early on, trading off both knights for a clear material advantage. After some manoeuvring, he mated Robert’s exposed king with his queen, supported by a distant bishop.
Keith swapped down to queen, rook and 7 pawns against a queen, rook and just five pawns, then forced promotion. Once he had two queens, mate quickly followed.
Jo and Martin both castled king-side. Jo established a strong defensive position, then won both rooks, gaining a pawn in the process. Once the minor pieces were swapped off, she advanced a pawn to the sixth rank, forced a queen exchange, then promoted, leaving her with a queen, two rooks, and six pawns against just three pawns. There was still a chance of stalemate traps, but Jo avoided those and forced mate.