Wantage 1 v Banbury 1 (8 December 2015)

Wantage 1
Score
Banbury 1
1
 Piggott, Roly (151)
1 - 0
 Rowan, Paul (165)
2
 Hemmings, Peter (149)
0 - 1
 Manley, Nathan J (159)
3
 Ashford, Martin E (144)
0.5 - 0.5
 Staples, Neil (158)
4
 Bekris, Nicolas (140)
0 - 1
 Rowan, Daniel (157)
5
 Spalding, George H (115)
0.5 - 0.5
 Jackson, Gary C (156)
6
 Brown, Gordon D (133)
0 - 1
 Evans, Chris (156)
Result
2 - 4
This was another match where we were probably not expecting too much, particularly as Banbury are now topping the table.
 
Our star last night was Roly, who in a complicated game won against a grading deficit of 14 and with Black to boot.
 
A draw for Martin whose game swung slightly too and fro. Your writer too shared the point after no less than 54 moves and the game coming down to a rook and a single pawn each.
 
I did not notice anything of Nicolas's game despite sitting next to him! But I did spot that Gordon reached a double minor piece ending, but a pawn adrift. I heard that Peter missed a chance to win, but then lost material
 
Report by George Spalding