After a few narrow defeats the B team were due a win and we managed it in style against Marple B last night.
The in form Steve was never unduly troubled in his game and chalked up another nice win. Jim too played a good game for a solid win to put us two up. Bill looked to be winning his game but then there was some fireworks and he had to settle for a draw.
The crunch game was on board one. Myles was well ahead on time (unusual for an East Cheshire player!) and had 30 minutes left compared with just 2 for his opponent. This was a tight game but Myles played the endgame well and clinched the vital win that saw us over the line on the night.
I'd had a good game, was completely in control and 2 pawns up. I then completely lost concentration to let Terry back in the game. To make it worse I went on to miss an easy tactic to win in a time scramble but instead allowed Terry in for a neat finish.
Tudor ended up with a knight and 2 pawns against 4 pawns and with play on both sides of the board this could have been tricky. But, after a few hairy moments, Tudor's horse proved agile enough to win the battle and put the icing on the cake for the team result.
So, all in all it was a good performance and the win catapults us off the bottom of the table. Onwards and upwards....... Well done lads!
0 - 1 Chris Baker (140) v Myles
0 - 1 Alan Hall (139) v Tudor
1 - 0 Terry cowling (135) v Paul
0 - 1 Jeff Barlow (121) v Jim
1/2 Toby Brown (112) v Bill
0 - 1 Tony Doust (102) v Steve Mc
1.5 - 4.5