Bedford A hammer Leighton Buzzard A so Bedford B are CHAMPIONS!!!


Home Team: Leighton Buzzard A Away Team: Bedford A
Board Name Grade Score Score Name Grade
1 Evgeny Tukpetov 210 0 1 Mindaugas Beinoras 231
2 Andy Tinker 177 0 1 Paul F Habershon 177
3 Stephen Law 181 0.5 0.5 Andrew J Chapman 175
4 John R Sharp 174 0 1 James Gardner 173
5 Peter Hunt 170 0 1 Qais Karimi 140
0.5 4.5
Played: 24/04/18

An unexpectedly big win by Bedford A denied last year’s champions the chance to overtake Bedford B and retain their crown. Congratulations to Bedford B on their championship – we were delighted to help.

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points Wins Draws Losses Pen Pts
Bedford B 10 5 3 2 13 19 17 14 0
Leighton Buzzard A 10 5 3 2 13 18 15 17 0
Bedford A 9 3 4 2 10 16 17 12 0
Milton Keynes B 9 3 2 4 8 16 12 17 0
Milton Keynes A 8 2 2 4 6 15 9 16 0
Luton 8 1 2 5 4 9 14 17 0

Travelling without Steve Ledger (too recently returned from Las Vegas) and Mike Botteley (Naples) we were just hoping not to flop as so often this season. The top two games are appended: Mindaugas was allowed a big centre and was always in control. I like the way his king found a safe haven at the end. I wasn’t expecting to play Andy Tinker and got into a tricky Benoni variation which I hadn’t mugged up on since a previous occasion against him. I used up lots of time grovelling but Andy can’t have found the most accurate moves. After a time I stopped hoping he would offer a draw as my position gradually improved.

Board 3 seemed to swing one way and the other, but eventually came down to a drawn rook ending. James on Board 4 won or was given the exchange early on and never relinquished that advantage. Super-sub Qais did the business again, turning down a draw, establishing a huge knight on e5 and finally delivering mate.

League Secretary Adrian Elwin and County Secretary Brian Valentine came along to watch the fun. County Captain Kevin Williamson arrived too late to see the carnage.

Paul Habershon 24/04/2018


11 Replies to “Bedford A hammer Leighton Buzzard A so Bedford B are CHAMPIONS!!!”

  1. Thank you Steve and thank you Ravi

    I may struggle to send the game but I wil def show yiu my game on Thursday if yiu will be there his queen rock everything was alive that he got forced check mate he was under pressure and attack all night

    I was very pleased of my performances

  2. Many congratulations to Bedford B on an outstanding season – a real Leicester City moment. And an excellent result from the A team on the night.

  3. The fireworks are a little painful on the eye, or maybe that’s just me ?! 🙂

    Congratulations to Alex and the Bedford B team on a well deserved victory in what was a very competitive Division 1 this season.

  4. My game should have been here !!! was Game of my season I believe peter Hunt never struggled with no one as he did with me tonight . Tried my best to make the B team champions as Alex was deserve it always he did his best for his team luckily all the chances he has given me I win for him 😉

    Congratulations to All Bedford members

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