Annual Juniors vs. Seniors Match - 17th June 2013

This was the 4th Juniors vs. Seniors match and the Juniors were able to extend their lead to 3 – 1.

The juniors were boosted by veteran Don Banks to make it 15 boards a side. Don and Dave Bradley both had a grandchild playing in the match!

After a 12.5 to 3.5 thumping last year the juniors came back strongly, particularly on the top boards, to achieve a score line which flattered a little. With about half an hour to go, the match was even but the 45 minutes for all moves time control began to take its toll on the adults and several level positions swung towards the juniors in the last half hour of play.

Dave Bradley was particularly unlucky - in a complex position with just a couple of minutes left on his clock, Hannah and Cassie employed the J2O gambit (“can we have another drink?”) when it was his move causing Dave to lose valuable seconds as he fished out some cash!

It was great to see Dave Pople and Kazeem back at the club too.

Board

Juniors

Result

Seniors

1

Matthew Payne

1

0

Keith Homeyard

2

Morgan Blake

1

0

Rakesh Nair

3

William Graham

1

0

Colin Parker

4

Don Banks

1

0

Dave Wallis

5

Arthur Graham

1

0

Kevin Walsh

6

Joseph Allin

1

0

Keith Guinness

7

Cassie Graham (c)

1

0

Chris Boyes

8

Sam Lennard

1

0

Dave Bennett

9

George Neale

0

1

Robin Trinkwon

10

Alex Miller

1

0

Dave Bradley

11

Alec Hedger

1

0

Mark Cox

12

Phil Rudd

0

1

Dave Chilvers (c)

13

Michael Banks

0

1

Ken Haworth

14

Hannah Bradley

0

1

Dave Pople

15

Thomas Thorogood

0

1

Kazeem Ahrar

Total

10

5

Don’t forget the Bernard Bruno handicap quick play on the 24th to end the season and then the 2013/14 season will begin in traditional style:

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