The A team were comfortable winners in the derby match.
Steve Ledger won efficiently, an exchange sacrifice obliterating Pike’s position. This gives Mr Ledger 8/8 in the league which is outstanding by any standard. Ravi never looked in trouble against Joe who suffered on the clock after a late arrival. Alex and Paul fought out a hard draw. Nick’s welcome return to league chess was spoilt by finding Neil in good form – the only winner for the B team. Chris capped his first game for the A team this season with a rather amusing smothered mate (with a Bishop!).
This result leaves the A team out in front of division 1. Leighton Buzzard and MK with matches in hand have dropped fewer points but still have to play each other twice.
|Home Team: Bedford B||Away Team: Bedford A|
|1||Steve Pike||170||0||1||Steven C Ledger||188|
|2||Giuseppe Valerio||156||0||1||Ravi Arulnandhy||183|
|3||Alex Taylor||158||0.5||0.5||Paul F Habershon||191|
|4||Neil Hickman||150||1||0||Nick P Collacott||167|
|5||John J Harbour||141||0||1||Chris Hill||134|
|Date Played: 20/02/2014||1.5||3.5|
(random notes by SCP)