East Ham 1 v Ilford 1 – 9 October 2019
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|
|177||½ – ½||Russell White||188|
|167||½ – ½||Chris Fegan||187|
|158||½ – ½||Julian Hudson||168|
|158||½ – ½||Tom Barton||162|
|153||½ – ½||Venkatesh |
|151||½ – ½||Aidan Corish||146|
|150||½ – ½||Jason W Klimach||145|
|148||½ – ½||Malcolm Gesthuysen||139|
|143||½ – ½||Jef Page||128|
|124||1 – 0||Taha Undre||e130|