Despite the ‘B’ team having promising positions on at least 4 boards, a series of last-minute slip-ups ensured that the ‘A’ Team won 6-0 in tonight’s Glasgow League Div. 2 fixture.
Chris on board 1 and Steven on board 6 achieved won positions against their higher-graded opponents, and Jim Mearns on board 3 and your humble Webmaster on board 4 held even positions for much of their respective games, but eventually bad luck and/or bad nerves conspired to cause a wipe-out at the end of the night.
Full results are as follows:
|Board||Glasgow Montrose ‘B’||0||6||Glasgow Montrose ‘A’|
|1||Chris Perkin (1526)||W||0||1||B||Ed Ferry (1954)|
|2||Jim Murray (1467)||B||0||1||W||Sam Collins (1789)|
|3||Jim Mearns (1390)||W||0||1||B||Norman Lindsay (1751)|
|4||Sean Groundwater (1388)||B||0||1||W||Kenny McCaffrey (1768)|
|5||Andrew Dick (1142)||W||0||1||B||Robin Templeton (1750)|
|6||Steven Forgrieve (U/G)||B||0||1||W||David Reid (1681)|
This TWIT bloke is correct, the final score flatters the A Team and did not reflect the way the games went. At one point if Sean had offered me a draw on board 4 I would have bit his hand off, and we all felt somewhat mixed emotions seeing Chris crumble from a totally winning position to a loss on board 1 – better luck next time Glasgow Montrose B!