Witney 3 vs. City 4
A rare report from Witney
3 as we reach the halfway point of the
To date the team has made
steady progress with some good and bad,
particularly my performances.
Last night we faced the
team languishing at the bottom of the table
and a need to win match to ensure we get a
good solid mid-table finish. All started
well with some even play but the bottom two
boards soon started to forge ahead.
Bob worked a good
position going the exchange up but lost some
momentum in the end game and a draw was
Soon after Mark slowly
worked himself into a stronger position
eventually overturning his opponent.
I had a reasonable
position with the kings castled opposite
sides and worked a piece up after opening
his kings side. My opponent threw the towel
in when he allowed his king to become
skewerd by my Bishop with his Rook. My first
win since March last year!!
Elizavita soon followed
after winning a piece near her opponents
king leaving him with little room for
Joseph had a game to
forget as his position slowly crumbled
allowing his opponent to mate him on the
side of the board.
Jake was last to finish
in a tight ending which both players had
opportunities. Jake was just starting to
edge the ending when his opponents flag
A good win with our top
four boards all out graded leaving Witney 3
top of league.
Roger N (125)
1-0 Marham, Zaid (137)
0-1 Brindley, Malcolm (133)
1-0 King, Tim J (130)
Sheremetyeva, Elizaveta (114) 1-0 Creasey,
Kilbride-Newman, Bob (112)
½-½ Rowlinson, John (108)
1-0 Rodriguez-Bachiller, Agustin (87)
Match played on 20 Jan.