MCS Blackbirds 1 v Wantage 1 (16 March 2016)

MCS Blackbirds 1
Score
Wantage 1
1
 D'Souza-Eva, John (184)
1 - 0
 Piggot, Roly (150)
2
 Moyse, Nigel (171)
1 - 0
 Ashford, Martin E (148)
3
 Cole, James (170)
1 - 0
 Bekris, Nicolas (144)
4
 Harskin, Robin (160)
1 - 0
 Richards, Simon A (123)
5
 Cole, Graham (157)
0.5 - 0.5
 Brown, Gordon D (119)
6
 Ward, Eric (140)
1 - 0
 Spalding, George H (112)
Result
5.5 - 0.5
A big loss, which was not unexpected. Well done to Gordon who saved the whitewash with his draw.

No doubt others can give their stories which I can mention next week.  

In my case I was faced with an opening with which I was not familiar  (1 Nf3 and 2 c4)  I was always on the back foot from then on.  Eventually I  lost a pawn due to a queenside pawn advance.  However, I carried on in the queen and bishop ending  as the bishops were of opposite colours
But it was not to be.  
 
Report by George Spalding