|Sasca E||3½||2½||Nomads D|
|J Ryalls (w)||0||1||Eric McKenna (b)|
|F Kay||1/2||1/2||Dave Kesteven|
|C Deery||1/2||1/2||Robert Shaw|
|C Wilson||1/2||1/2||Jo Woollard|
|D Evans||1||0||Gordon Shaw|
|J Speakman||1||0||Ashley Rogers|
After the opening exchanges, Eric was left slightly down on material, with a queen, bishop, rook, and pawns against a queen, knight, two rooks, and pawns, but he defended strongly, eventually trapping his opponents queen. They promptly resigned.
Robert declined the queen’s gambit, and ended up in a pawn endgame. Unable to force promotion, he exchanged off the last pawns, leaving bare kings for a draw,
At move 28, Gordon had only a queen, two rooks, a bishop, and three pawns against a queen, two rooks, two knights, and six pawns, but he also had an extra ten minutes on the clock. When his opponent narrowly made the time control, and gained a rook, Gordon resigned.
Against Ashley’s Kings Indian attack, his opponent went with a modern defence. Ashley lost a rook to an pin on move 12 but soon managed to regain some material so by move 18 Ashley had a bishop, rook and five pawns versus two rooks and seven pawns. However, his major pieces were tied down defending his king from his opponent’s rooks, and he could not see a way to mount an effective attack or push a pawn through to promotion so resigned on move 37
Jo and her opponent both castled king-side, exchanging bishops and knights, eventually ending up in a deadlocked position.