|Eric Mckenna||0.5||0.5||John Speck|
|Robert Shaw||0||1||Ivan Basarab-Horwath|
|Reggie Kush||1||0||John Eddershaw|
|Jo Woollard||0||1||Alex Parker|
Robert won a rook for a knight, but then lost a rook to an attack on the long diagonal. Unable to recover, he eventually resigned. Eric and John exchanged bishops early on, producing an open position which soon deadlocked, leading to an agreed draw.
Reggie, in his first game for the club, smoothly won a queen, ending up with a queen, rook, and pawns against just a rook and pawns. Before long, his opponent resigned.
Jo was the last to finish. She’d castled king-side while Alex had castled queen-side. After her opponent won a rook with clever manoeuvring, Jo was left with a queen, rook and six pawns against a queen, rook, bishop and three pawns – nominal material parity, but an inferior position. Running short on time, and faced with some strong mate threats, Jo resigned.
Overall, a disappointing result, but an excellent performance from Reggie in his first match for us.