Our first TVB match of 2020 was at home to Wimbledon C looked winnable as we outgraded our opponents on the higher boards, but, alas, it wasn’t to be.
Our opponents played well and we suffered a narrow defeat. The Wimbledon top boards played well, while they exploited their slightly higher grades on the lower boards.
|Richmond B||Wimbledon C|
|1||Andrew Hebron 179||½:½||Adrian Rutkowski 154|
|2||Ian McLeod 160||1:0||Gordon Rennie 138|
|3||Raghu Kamath 156||0:1||Sean Ingle 140|
|4||Sampson Low 148||1:0||Alex Boitier 134|
|5||Masoud Molazadeh 120||0:1||Pawel Slonczuk 128|
|6||Lewis Low 106||0:1||James Whiteley 114|
|7||Huw Williams 96||½:½||Alex Brett 104|
Congratulations to Wimbledon C on a fine performance against the odds, and well done to Ian and Sampson for winning their games.
From now on I’m using the January 2020 grades when reporting our match results so they will differ from what you see on the league websites.