Our first Eastman Cup match of the season saw us facing Athenaeum. Strengthened by the inclusion of Richard Bates, whose usual club, Hackney, doesn’t play in the cup, we outgraded our opponents on the top boards and scored what looked like a fairly comfortable victory.
|1||Daniel Lindner 202||0:1||Richard Bates 232|
|2||Agoston Mihalik 206||0:1||Iain Gourlay 227|
|3||Colin Menzies 196||0:1||Callum Kilpatrick 224|
|4||Emmanuel Voyiakis 197||1:0||Gavin Wall 217|
|5||Simon Spivack 195||0:1||Mike Healey 213|
|6||Olivia Smith 196||½:½||Caspar Bates 192|
|7||Kevin Millward 184||½:½||Martin Benjamin 185|
|8||John Walton 152||½:½||Jonathan Somekh 173|
|9||Jonathan Kay 162||0:1||John Burke 159|
|10||Anders Lundback 161||1:0||Mike Smart 164|
Well played, everyone – and well captained, Gavin! We look forward to hearing who we’re playing next (possibly the semi-finals?).
RJCC Alumni count: 6 (boards 1,3,4,5,6,8) plus pre-RJCC Richmond Juniors on boards 7 and 9.