We had a good team out for the Harvey cup match at home on Saturday 25th March, Keith lost fairly quickly and it wasn’t that long before I suffered the captains curse and went the exchange down falling foul of a knight fork so losing a rook for a knight and I went on to lose.
Next a good win for Umberto on board 6.
James then gained a win while pushing a pawn to the 8th rank his opponant gave up his rook to stop it which really ended the game.
On board 5 Bill offered a draw when his position looked lost but his opponant accepted the draw as he didnt have a lot of time left and had played his moves very slowly.
On board 1 for a time it looked as though Brendon would lose with 2 knights to a rook but a few pawns up, he fought on brilliantly to trap the black king with the knights which would have allowed a single pawn to advance and his opponant resigned
Result Hastings 3.5 v Snodland 2.5
|Kent Chess Association League – Match Result Form|
|Tournament||5 – Harvey Cup||Date||Region||Mid|
|Home Team||Hastings 3||Away Team||Snodland 1|
|Board||Colour||Home Player||ECF Ref||Grade||Score||Away Player||ECF Ref||Grade||Score||Game Type|
|1||Ruane, Brendan||288310H||159||1||Hollands, George E||273983F||166||0|
|2||Wheeler, James M||143359D||151||1||Thompson, Robert G||281305B||137||0|
|3||Cload, Adrian||294401H||127||0||Lettington, David||150118F||133||1|
|4||Hossack, Keith||289581L||123||0||Pol, Jerry||182271J||124||1|
|5||Stock, William||103658A||106||0.5||Miners, Neil||270011G||98||0.5|
|Grades Total||744||3.5||Grades Total||658||2.5|
|Grades Average||124||Grades Average||109.6666666667|
|HARVEY MID AREA||P||W||D||L||GP||PEN||MP|
|TUN WELLS (4)||5||2||0||3||15.5||2|