On Saturday in the Chiltern League Under 160 competition, Buckinghamshire hosted the match against Hampshire at the Prestwood Village Hall. The hall was warm, quiet and spacious; good playing conditions. A quick glance at the pairings list before the start suggested that Buckinghamshire should win the match as they out-graded their Hampshire opponents on almost every board.
By the end of the match it turned out to be a match of two halves, the top 9 boards and the bottom 9 boards. In the top 9 Hampshire were leading by 7.5-1.5 points (+6, =3, -0). In the bottom 9 boards
Buckinghamshire had the better score of 7.5-1.5 (+7, =1, -1), so the match was drawn.
Well done to the Hampshire team for drawing the match against the odds!
The Under 160 match between Hampshire and Buckinghamshire will take place at Basingstoke Chess Club, Sherborne Road, Basingstoke RG21 5TG, on Saturday, January 20th starting at 2 pm. Hampshire has Black on the odd-numbered boards. […]
Hampshire scored 4.5 points in the latest instalment of the Chiltern Open jamboree, played at Farley Hill, Berkshire on 27th January 2018, with wins for Fraser McLeod and Kevin Steele, 5 draws and 3 losses. […]
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