The D rose to the challenge posed by the C team captain by winning a hard fought match against Milton Keynes C. Richard reports:-
- Callum won a pawn in the middle game, swapped down to a rook knight and pawns endgame with Callum having a passed ‘a’ pawn which he was pushing.
- I obtained my usual very average position out of the opening, fought back to equalise and then blundered.
- Ben was on the wrong end of a Ruy Lopez exchange which his opponent played well, good knight v bad bishop. Ben had to shed several pawns to free his pieces and succumbed.
- Mike always had a slight edge and exchanged down to a 2 rooks and 2 bishops v 2 rooks and 2 knights. He steadily improved his position and won 2 pawns whilst retaining his advantage.
- Gerry had black against a London system and his opponent built a promising king side attack see game. Black defended well and his opponent seemed to run out of ideas when Gerry counter-attacked and in the complications was victorious.
A good result capping a fine season.
|Home Team: Bedford D||Away Team: Milton Keynes C|
|1||Michael T Botteley||165||1||0||Peter Rawcliffe||147|
|2||Richard T Bodily||140e||0||1||Colin Solloway||129|
|4||Callum T Shields||123||1||0||Dave Wells||115|
|5||Ben Pike||80e||0||1||Bryan Leggett||88|
|Date Played: 03/04/2014||3||2|