Richmond B’s last match of the season required a trip down the M4 to Maidenhead, where we faced some strong and experienced opposition.
The result was an outstanding performance, our best of the season, and a stunning 5-2 victory. Bertie and Ian both drew against much higher graded opponents, while Sampson and Russell (good to see him playing again) also shared the points. Our lower order were remorseless, making a clean sweep of boards 5-7.
The team included four former RJCC members from several decades ago, on boards 1, 3, 4 and 7. Great days, and great that they remember them so fondly and are still involved with Richmond chess.
|Maidenhead A||Richmond B|
|1||John Wager 188||½:½||Bertie Barlow 162|
|2||Majid Mashayekh 172||½:½||Ian McLeod 159|
|3||Charles Bullock 160||½:½||Sampson Low 160|
|4||Nigel Dennis 153||½:½||Russell Manning –|
|5||Paul Janota 145||0:1||Maks Gajowniczek –|
|6||William Castaneda 128||0:1||Adrian Waldock 138|
|7||Paul Fisher 122||0:1||Eamon Rashid-Farokhi 143|
Adrian’s team finish with a score of 4½/12 in a tough division, helped by Harrow and Maidenhead failing to fulfil their matches against us. This should be enough for us to remain in Division 2 next season.