Cavendish had strengthened their team for our Eastman Cup encounter, with a team that, if they fielded it in the league, would rival Wood Green. Only Jonathan Rogers was missing from their eleven highest graded players. Their bottom board was graded 197, and they fielded a strong and experienced (but not very active these days) grandmaster on Board 5.
They reversed the result of last week’s league match, but our players performed with great credit to restrict our opponents to such a narrow victory.
Well done to Chris, the only winner on the night, and to all those who drew with their redoubtable opponents.
|1||Ravi Haria 247||½:½||Richard Bates 225|
|2||Jonathan Parker 240||½:½||Gavin Wall 223|
|3||Mark Ferguson 234||1:0||Mike Healey 212|
|4||John Cox 226||½:½||Bob Eames 206|
|5||William Watson 219||1:0||Caspar Bates 200|
|6||Sam Franklin 220||½:½||Andreas Wetscherek 181|
|7||Matthew Piper 215||½:½||Julien Shepley 174|
|8||Rafe Martyn 242||½:½||John Burke 181|
|9||Terry Chapman 205||½:½||Martin Benjamin 176|
|10||Jeff Goldberg 197||0:1||Chris White 177|