Hastings ‘C’ 3-2 Woodpushers ‘A’
Mid-Sussex League Division 2
We had a very good team victory this evening 28/01/2015:
1 Mel Young (161) 0 – 1 Ian Kelly (155)
2 Marc Bryant (137) 0 – 1 Andy Briggs (142)
3 Gary Willson (125) 1 – 0 Kevin Beglin (130)
4 Derek Cosens (119) 1 – 0 Robert Davidson (96)
5 Paul Buswell (109) 1 – 0 Hardy Burch (89)
Paul made swift work of his opponent, initiative and activity winning an extra piece and finally delivering a neat mate.
Marc made an error in the opening, and his opponent was ruthless in promoting the h pawn.
Mel made an inaccuracy in the opening, and Ian gained good board position squeezing Mel’s pieces until one was about to fall.
I won a queen for a bishop at move 13 via a simple tactic my opponent missed. Solid afterwards not allowing any type of counterplay, I gradually took 3 more pawns with my opponent resigning when another piece was about to fall.
Derek was last to finish: an excellent position with past a and b pawns on the 6th and 7th, Robert blockaded effectively. But with no counterplay, Derek was able to swing the rooks over and dominate the board. Towards the time control, Robert blundered and the inevitable result came even sooner.
Excellent team result, thank you gentlemen.
Reports Gary Willson