Wantage 1 v Didcot 4 (10 January 2017)

Wantage 1
Score
Didcot 4
1
 Piggott, Roly (144)
0.5 - 0.5
 Brampton, Alan (-)
2
 Langham, Rod (-)
0 - 1
 Vincent, Jim (-)
3
 Litwiniec, Miroslawa (-)
1 - 0
 Bizzell, Paul (87)
4
 Morris, Stephen (131)
0 - 1
 McLeod, Mark (101)
5
 Hemmings, Peter (130)
0.5 - 0.5
 Partridge, Ben (83)
6
 Richards, Simon (120)
1 - 0
 Kiely, Julia (35)
Result
3 - 3
A defeat for Wantage who, with the handicap system in the Frank Wood Shield, needed to win by 4.5 - 1.5 to go through.

Also, a disaster for Wantage's Stephen Morris who, early in the game and eager to attack, moved his queen - only to have it pinned against his king by his opponent's bishop: resignation was immediate.