Round 2 on 7th February saw our eight Wessex teams going into battle across all five divisions.
We played 30 boards – unfortunately our H team found themselves up against 2 defaults so George and Larissa did not get a chance to play.
For the 30 games played, we scored 13 wins, 7 draws and 10 losses.
This translated in match terms into 4 match wins, 1 draw and 3 losses.
Our A team had a great evening, winning comfortably against a strong Guildford 1 team, including Gavin winning with black against an IM. You can see that game, lightly annotated by Peter Anderson, at the end of this report.
Our B team edged a tight match, including a typical tactical bloodbath game involving Dominic!
Our C looked to have a tough match with reasonably matched grades yet rose to the challenge and won comfortably.
Our D team had a tight match which eventually ended up as a 2-2 draw.
Our E team lost narrowly to a strong Jurassic Coast team.
Our F team faced a lower graded team who played way beyond their grade to take the match.
Our G team were out-graded on the top 3 boards and went down 4-0.
Our H team started 2-0 due to 2 x defaults and proceed to win 4-0 – indeed we were already 3-0 up before 20:00 – possibly a record early victory time?
Our A & B teams continue to flourish in Division 1 and are both top of their respective groups !
We still have 6 players @ 100% – Jamie Doyle, Gavin Lock, Tim McCullagh, Rolandas Lukosius, David Pye and Mike Krawczuk
Keith Gregory, 10th February 2023