Richmond v Streatham 1 10-10-18

Gavin’s London League team opened their campaign with an outstanding result against Streatham. We were a long way from full strength and outgraded on most boards, but that proved no barrier for our team.

Results:

  1. Gavin Wall (222) 0-1 Jeremy Leake (213)
  2. Mike Healey (205) 1-0 John Carlin (208)
  3. Ashley Stewart (204) 1-0 Robin Haldane (191)
  4. Caspar Bates (194) ½-½ Graham Keane (193)
  5. Mike Smart (171) 1-0 John Hodgson (185)
  6. John Burke (177) 1-0 John Bennett (183)
  7. Chris Baker (169) 0-1 Liam Hylands (185)
  8. Chris White (167) 1-0 Angus French (185)
  9. Richard Thursby (156) ½-½ Jagdip Patel (171)
  10. Maks Gajowniczek (-) 0-1 Andrew Ponting (169)

Final score: Richmond 6-4 Streatham 1

Unlike Monday, this time our middle order was impressive, with Mike S, John and Chris W all overturning grading deficits.

If any of the winners would like to send me their games I’d be happy to publish them.

We have a quick return to action next Wednesday when we take on newly promoted Mushrooms (yes, really: I’ll tell the story another time).