Tight match in London League season opener

East Ham 1 v Ilford 1 – 9 October 2019
Tom Barton

Ilford lost this opening match of the 2019-20 season 4.5 – 5.5.

With the average grade of the teams being 152.9 (East Ham) to 151.3 (Ilford) a tight match could be expected and was duly delivered. The top three boards halved out fairly early so the attention was on the lower boards. There was some back and forth on those but in the end draws happened on all boards except bottom which proved to be the match decider.

This match also marked the use of a new incremental time control for the London League of 75 mins plus 15 seconds per move. This seemed fine for the first match.

East Ham 1 GRADE SCORE Ilford 1 GRADE
Nigel
Fleming           (w)
177 ½ – ½ Russell White 188
Peter
Jaszkiwskyj      (b)
167 ½ – ½ Chris Fegan 187
Colin
Ramage
158 ½ – ½ Julian Hudson 168
Matthew
Baker
158 ½ – ½ Tom Barton 162
Jack
Sheard
153 ½ – ½ Venkatesh
Subramanian
e150
Peter
Rose
151 ½ – ½ Aidan Corish 146
Martin
Baker
150 ½ – ½ Jason W Klimach 145
Roland
Glotzer
148 ½ – ½ Malcolm Gesthuysen 139
Edison
Figueroa
143 ½ – ½ Jef Page 128
Leon
Cotter
124 1 – 0 Taha Undre e130

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