Athenaeum 1 v Richmond 16-10-19

Our London League team’s first match of the season was an opportunity for revenge as Athenaeum rather unexpectedly beat us earlier in the year.

This time both teams were not quite at full strength and, after a close match, we were able to record a narrow victory – the first win of the season by a Richmond team.

Athenaeum 1 Richmond
1 Dimitar Mogilarov 210 0:1 Gavin Wall 224
2 Colin Menzies 199 0:1 Mike Healey 217
3 Emmanuel Voyiakis 198 ½:½ Martin Benjamin 181
4 Olivia Smith 191 ½:½ Chris White 180
5 Tony Wells 173 ½:½ John Burke 175
6 Carl Hetherington 170 1:0 John Bass 176
7 John Walton 168 ½:½ Mike Smart 170
8 Jonathan Kay 166 0:1 Andrew Waters 159
9 Brian Mak 137 ½:½ Richard Thursby 151
10 Adrian Davies 122 1:0 Maks Gajowniczek 139
4½:5½

Congratulations to Gavin, Mike and Andrew on their wins, to Martin and Chris for drawing with higher rated opponents, and thanks to all who played.

Meanwhile, in the other Division 1 match last night, Hammersmith fielded a team with an average grade of 203 against Streatham, headed by Peter Roberson and Tom Rendle. This is what we’re up against this season!