Cavendish 2 v Ilford 1
London League – 18 Oct 2018
A good performance from the team but a disappointing result as Ilford missed out on getting the first London League match point of the season, losing 5.5 – 4.5.
Cavendish had strength right down to the bottom board with an average grade of 174 compared Ilford’s 163. There were early results with Neville and Tom winning and Les and David losing. The bottom three boards, who were most out-graded, all played solidly and held for draws with Anthony having the best chances for something more. Those results left the match all square with three games to go. Chris was slowly out-manoeuvred by Kanwal in a tricky game (no doubt Chris, as the ECF Director of Women’s Chess, was delighted to be playing female opposition…) but Ilford had hopes for both Julian and Gary’s games. Gary had an edge in his game and as player’s often do, spent time looking for a way to break through but unfortunately at the cost of putting himself under time pressure and losing coming up to the time control. So despite Julian converting his advantage with a win Ilford lost the match.
|Cavendish 2||GRADE||SCORE||Ilford 1||GRADE|
|1||Kanwal K. Bhatia||187||1 – 0||Chris Fegan||187|
|2||David Friedgood (b)||186||0 – 1||Julian Hudson||176|
|3||Michael Crichton||173||0 – 1||Tom Barton||166|
|4||Anthony C.P. Milnes||177||0 – 1||Neville Twitchell||174|
|5||Barry N. Green||168||1 – 0||David Millward||164|
|6||Philip J. Gregory||175||1 – 0||Gary Thurston||163|
|7||Michael St J. Brown||165||1 – 0||Les Crane||156|
|8||Stewart Reuben||174||½ – ½||Anthony Kent||151|
|9||Chris C. Sherwood||164||½ – ½||Aidan Corish||156|
|10||Howard J. Waterman||168||½ – ½||Jef Page||139|
|Total||5½ – 4½|