Unfortunately our D team had to concede their match away to Maidenhead B last Monday. I understand two of their regular players are unwell at the moment and wish them a speedy recovery.
I only have one result to report this week, then, and this time there’s good news, with an important win for Richmond C against promotion rivals Ealing C, avenging a heavy defeat earlier in the season.
- Victor Bluett (1711) ½:½ Martin Loat (1627)
- Andreas Maroulis (1493) 0:1 Alastair Johnstone (1613)
- Josh Wolrich (-) 1:0 Trevor Bates (1548)
- Peter Kasprowicz (-) 1:0 Subas Subbaraj (1515)
- Mike Robinson-Chui (1434) 1:0 David Websdale (1464)
- Ron Bilkhu (1340) 0:1 Gabriele Palmer (1406)
Josh, making his Thames Valley League debut, was last in and first out. Peter, making his Richmond debut, and Mike also scored excellent wins. Ron looked likely to join them, but sadly blundered and found himself in a lost pawn ending. Andreas was outplayed by a dangerous and experienced opponent, so we needed a draw from Victor to win the match. In a time scramble he was down to a lone king, but, luckily for him and for us, his opponent’s flag fell as he was just about to deliver checkmate, so the game was drawn.
Congratulations to Peter and Josh on what I’m sure will be the first of many wins for Richmond in the Thames Valley League, and also to Mike on winning his game and captaining the team successfully. They have another vital match away to Harrow next week.