19th October 2021
1. Sam Gaffney (B) (1780) 1 – 0 David Robertson (1443)
2. Mike Usher (1713) 1 – 0 Trevor Wright (1338)
3. Paul Cartwright (E1300) 1/2 – 1/2 Henry May (1293)
4. Geoffrey Lilley (1053) 1/2 – 1/2 John Barty (1285)
The B Team continued their good start to the season last night with a 3-1 win over Felixstowe B at Benhall. Sam and Mike duly got the better of their lower rated opponents on the top two boards to provide the two wins.On Board 3 Paul Cartwright was returning to competitive chess after a long hiatus. Paul may have been a little rusty, as he obtained an advantage in his game but couldn’t make it count, eventually agreeing to a draw. Geoffrey, playing on Board 4, managed to win a Rook, but he too couldn’t reel in the win, and also settled for a draw. So, a comfortable win, but it could have been even better!