Stannington vs Nomads 400

Nomads won the toss, and chose white on odd boards. Playing against the French Defence, Robert lost two rooks in quick succession to knight forks, ending up with a decisive material disadvantage, and resigned. Gordon and Glen both castled king-side, exchanging minor pieces, but after Glen’s queen captured Gordon’s a8 rook he too was faced…

Ecclesall vs Nomads 400

Eric traded minor pieces with his opponent, maintaining material parity, but eventually deadlocked. While one of them might have had a theoretical advantage, they’d have probably run afoul of the fifty move rule trying to exploit it, so a draw was agreed. Dave’s opponent castled first, kingside. After some tense manoeuvring they ended up with…