Southbourne C 3 Poole C 1, B&DCL Div 3; Southbourne beat the new champions & finish 3rd
18 May. This was the final match in Div 3 this season. Board 4 brought together 2 in-form players, John Harris (Southbourne) & Richard Smith (Poole) and resulted in a win for John. Elsewhere, Brian Curran and Dave Bryant won for Southbourne and Simon Patterson, board 2, gained a full point for Poole. Both captains reported that Paul Sandy deputised for Len Laker on board 2, with Tarik’s agreement, when Len did not turn up; hence the unusual board order. The strong Southbourne team were the higher graded team 532-485. Poole C won the division by 1 point and Southbourne came 3rd, though equal on league points with Highcliffe B, they had the better games points.
Tarik commented “Glad it didn’t go to the final game!!!
Brian Curran said “Well done to Tarik for allowing Paul Sandy to step in after Len Laker didn’t turn up. Congratulations to Poole C for finishing top despite losing their first two matches. Best Wishes, Brian”
Very well done to all teams in this division for making it such an interesting and exciting season! Now all the players have a deserved break!
A final word to especially thank John Harris & Tarik, for the speedy and efficient way they updated their results onto LMS, always within a short time of matches finishing. They were both role models in trying to create “immediacy” – that is results are available quickly to try and both create and maintain interest