Solihull B 2.5 - 1.5 Leamington A

8 April 2015

With the title secure, the only question was whether we would finish unbeaten. Unfortunately, Solihull provided the answer ...

  • Tome, Daniel (173) 0.5 - 0.5 Price, Andrew (157)
  • Carpenter, Raymond (164) 1 - 0 Darling, Tom (154)
  • Gil, Roger Nunez (157) 0.5 - 0.5 Collins, Andy (150)
  • Summerfield, Julian H (148) 0.5 - 0.5 Madden, Jason D (127)
  • Jason, playing his first A team game for a while, continued his excellent season with an easy draw with black, gaining some initiative before his higher-rated opponent agreed to the split point only ten moves in.

    I was less successful, and found myself defending in a fairly unexciting position. A bad decision to trade rooks left me in a bad minor piece ending, and his bishop ultimately trapped my knight.

    Andy Collins added a draw. His opponent conceded the exchange but gained space on the kingside where both players had castled. Nlack held things together until Andy had to take a draw due to lack of time.

    The other Andy was playing in an even game; he might have agreed a draw sooner than he did, but played on until only kings and pawns remained to try and save the match.

    So, the first loss of the season, but we won't lose too much sleep over it under the circumstances!