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