U140s win again to go top of table at Christmas

Herts U140 completed another excellent win by 9.5 - 6.5 against Essex on Saturday.

Before the first hour was complete, Gerard Reilly recorded his first win for Herts U140, and shortly after, a default win was confirmed which put us two up. Although Essex briefly reduced the arrears, we enjoyed a purple patch with wins for Alan Brewis, John Peate and Mir Wali in the space of 15 minutes which increased our lead to four, and steady draws elsewhere took us to the brink at 7.5 - 4.5. We were now left with four tight matches on the top boards, but crucially we strengthened our position to hold a two pawn advantage on one of those, and Derick Price patiently manoeuvred his knight to good effect to complete the winning point.

The U140 league table looks very nice, with Herts the only team with 2 wins. http://sccu-chess.com/index.php/en/component/clm/?view=runde&saison=2&li...