|HELP||Results Form January 18|
|Date of Match||Division / Competition||2|
|1||181||Cafferty, Bernard||1/2||–||1/2||Badham, Duncan R||154|
|2||169||Kelly, Paul J||1||–||0||Robinson, Adam||144|
|3||166||Cove, Henry||1||–||0||Brooks, Daniel DS||140|
|4||161||Blewitt, Stephen D||1/2||–||1/2||Weston, Peter||121|
|5||163||Wheeler, James M||1||–||0||Davies-Arai, Minori||117|
|Board||Name||Home Away||Estimated Grade||Comments|
Division 2 Results
|1||Hastings & St Leonards 2||xxx||4||4.5||4||4.5||4||4||6||6||25||0|
|3||Hastings & St Leonards 3||0.5||1||xxx||2||3||3.5||3||2.5||7||3.5||15.5||0|
the all-conquering second team beat Lewes 2 by a big margin on 13 February. Jim was able to pocket a central pawn at d4 with impunity and steadily exchanged material to have a won endgame as that pawn powered through.
Henry had an exciting tussle on three. His opponent penetrated to h7 with his queen and denied Black the chance to castle but a counter attack on the other wing more than redressed the balance. Paul had a typical fluctuating game in which he was some 50 minutes up on his opponent, who plaintively asked at a late stage how much time he had left…!!!
Far better, surely, to be clear about this before a pawn is moved in anger.
Opposite- coloured bishops brought their usual drawing tendencies on boards one and four, though in each case the home played seems to have missed a dynamic chance. Steve was the only unfinished game, but as material was level and his initiative had evaporated he offered a draw to his relieved opponent.
So, another 4-1 win, a popular score this season. Just one more similar effort should ensure promotion. Onwards and upwards!
BC. 17.05 on 14 Feb.