Wantage 2 v Cowley 5 (31 January 2017)

Wantage 2
Score
Cowley 5
1
 Brown, Gordon D (119)
1 - 0
 Sengenberger, Sara (110)
2
 Richards, Simon A (120)
1 - 0
 Baker, Jonathan AE (111)
3
 Leake, John (80)
1 - 0
 Dalziel, Martin (106)
4
 Mahon, Paul (76)
1 - 0
 Haverbeke, Charles (-)
5
 Kachkanov, Slava (42)
1 - 0
 Asif, Hakeem (17)
6
 Stubberfield, Derek (8)
1 - 0
 Fedorov, Boris (-)
Result
6 - 0
As you can see, every single one of our players won.  I do not recall any other 6-0 win for this team in the past..  

Early  wins for both Simon and Paul  ensured we were off to a good start.  Slava and Derek then both converted highly advantageous positions so that was a winning lead  of 4- 0.  Gordon's adversary never castled and with other problems eventually had to resign. 

The real drama was on board 3 where John was a piece down but plodded  on with this opponent also in severe time pressure.  In the ending ,played superbly  by John, his three pawns were too much for White's lone knight.  Well done to the team, which was an honour to captain as Matt was away..

Report by George Spalding