hastings 1 v eastbounre 1

1. E Rayner              Ollie Froom  179

2. J Sugden     1-0     A Pickersgill  169

3. H Tebbs        1/2  M Reddie       161

4. B Cafferty       1-0  M Pannett     141

5. P Kelly             0-1  J Herbert       154

I was outplayed, Bernard was up a piece after 8 moves. Howard got a sound draw. John’s result has not yet been agreed -but is a pawn  up with multiple threats. Computer gives Francis 1.3. Stockfish favours a win as does Steve Berry and Francis. John is my player of the year having 8 blacks getting many key wins