|Manningtree|| ||11/2 – 21/2 ||Saxmundham|
|1||Simon Webber||1709 ||0 – 1||Mike Usher||1784|
|2||John McAllister||1673||0 – 1||Matthew Lawes-Wickwar ||1650 |
|3||David Welsh||1506||1 – 0||Hugo Brown||1333|
|4||Adrian Sanderson ||1497 ||1/2 – 1/2||Lee Osmon||1364 |
The U1800 Cup team had a long, dark, wet trip to Manningtree last night but came away with a 2.5 – 1.5 win. Mathew and Mike won, Lee drew and Hugo lost.
Matthew’s game was tight until his opponent made a slip and he crashed through with a nice mating attack. Mike’s game was essentially over in 15 moves when he trapped his opponent’s Queen, though his opponent played on for a while before throwing in the towel.
Lee and Hugo both got into opposite-coloured Bishop endings, which are notoriously drawn – and so it proved for Lee. Hugo’s game, however, was more unbalanced and his opponent had an advanced passed Pawn which tied Hugo’s King down and eventually he lost on time in a lost position.