|Sheffield Deaf||4||0||Nomads D|
|Michael Freund (b)||1||0||Peter Morton|
|Peter Sharpe||1||0||Robert Shaw|
|Mick Simmons||1||0||Jo Woollard|
|David Whiston||1||0||Ashley Rogers|
Ashley lost a rook to a knight fork early on, then his opponent forced a bishop swap, giving him an overwhelming material advantage.
Robert swapped off a knight and opposite coloured bishops, then lost his remaining knight to a queen fork. A mate threat forced him to give up his queen, and mate soon followed.
Jo and Mick both castled king side. After a quiet looking opening, they swapped off rooks, then queens. By the midgame, they were both down to a rook, bishop, knight, and six pawns each, though Jo had a passed pawn, a theoretical advantage. However, after some manoeuvring, she lost her rook and resigned.
On board one, Peter had a promising opening, with decent development, but his opponent gained first a bishop then a rook, after which Peter also resigned.
Overall, a disappointing result, though the games were closer than the scoreline might suggest.