After the near heroics and high passion of the A team's match the night before, this one was a much tamer affair. Macc brought a strong team with a 100% record and expected to win - and unfortunately they did. As usual we put up a good contest and punched above our weight but annoyingly chalked up yet another 2 - 4 loss.
Tudor 0 -1 Robert Shaw (204)
Tudor kept in this one against his strong opponent till late in the evening but eventually succumbed to a runaway advanced pawn.
Paul 1 - 0 Dave Risley (172)
Well..... I've lost so many "won" games it was nice to win a lost one for a change! I was a pawn down in a R & P ending but then my opponent over complicated things and, not seeming to understand the digital clocks, he proceeded to lose on time.
Alan 0 - 1 Tony Soames (167)
This was a real battle with Alan very much in with a chance until very late on. He eventually lost the exchange but then unleashed a very menacing attack but unfortunately Tony managed to find the saving defence.
Bill 0 - 1 Geoff Laurence (161)
Bill had a great lead in development and was looking comfortable at one stage but Geoff eventually got going and managed to scrape home.
Myles 1 - 0 Denzil Lobo (151)
Myles's Modern led to a strangely quiet game but he handled it well and went on to pick up another fine win.
Arnold 0 - 1 Chris Sizeland (155)
Many thanks to Arnold for stepping in at the last minute to avoid defaulting a board. He stuck at it well and kept his tough opponent waiting till after half past nine to claim his win.
So, we have 3 matches left, two of which are real 6 pointers (or should that be four pointers). We still have a good chance of staying up and we're definitely due a win.