U140s trip to Middlesex ends in narrowest of defeats

Our second match proved too much for your captain. To avoid being squashed I gave up a knight for 2 central pawns on f4 and e5, and then spent the rest of the game trying to play positional chess. With the score at 7-8 I offered my opponent a draw having won a third pawn and with a protected pawn on the 6th - sorry all. I guess I needed a deputy captain to ask the score one more time. Meanwhile elsewhere Simon Charles and Cecil Sloan continued their run in the team with a pair on the top two boards, and with Mike Price, Alan Gore and Keith Woodhouse all winning we were doing well despite defaulting board 16. Well done to Tim Sampson for putting his poor Herts congress behind him with a win - and a big thank-you to Alan Brewis and Peter Baker for allowing us to field a semblance of a full team.

1 Sidney Golding 138 0-1 Simon Charles 138
2 Steve Sonnis 138 0-1 Cecil Sloan 138
3 Richard S Dunn 137 1-0 Andrew Maclaren 138
4 Joseph Farrell 137 0-1 Michael Price 138
5 Peter Hawran 134 1-0 Corinne Mountford 137
6 Wilson Ransome 133 1-0 Simon Cage 134
7 Michael C Price 132 0-1 Alan Gore 129
8 Cormac T O'Caolaidhe 131 0.5-0.5 Gary Ruddick 129
9 Andrew Costeloe 129 1-0 Austin McMahon 122
10 Patrick Sartin 126 0.5-0.5 Stephen Dicks 124
11 Martin Leman 126 0.5-0.5 Peter Seeley 122
12 Doug Bonn 124 0-1 Tim Sampson 118
13 Mark Huba 119 0-1 Keith Woodhouse 115
14 Peter Pickering 118 1-0 Alan Brewis 90
15 Gerald Parfett 116 1-0 Peter Baker 94
16 Evan Beachley 122 1-0 def
Totals 8.5-7.5