A slightly weakened Richmond B team faced a visit to Surbiton B, the strongest team in Division 2. They had declined promotion to Division 1 this season.
On the lower boards at least, things, not unexpectedly, didn’t go well.
|Surbiton B||Richmond B|
|1||Jasper Tambini 192||0:1||Bertie Barlow 167|
|2||David Scott 191||½:½||Sampson Low 155|
|3||Tony Stewart 179||1:0||Raghu Kamath 157|
|4||Nick Faulks 169||1:0||Adrian Waldock 146|
|5||Steve Kearney 164||1:0||Masoud Molazadeh 126|
|6||Heiko Cassens 159||1:0||Lewis Low 94|
|7||Liam Bayly 152||1:0||Huw Williams 97|
What great results for Bertie and Sampson, though! Well done!
Surbiton B had previously beaten Staines A 6½:½ and Wimbledon B 6:1 so at least we did better than their previous opponents.
Surbiton’s Steve Kearney tweeted:
“It was a very friendly and sporting match and the final match score belies how close the games were. My opponent played very well and I was pleased to squeeze a win at the end. Hope my opponent and his team Richmond have a very good season.”