Bicester 2 v Wantage 2 (7 February 2017)

Banbury 2
Score
Wantage 2
1
 Poderico, Francesco (129)
0.5 - 0.5
 Morris, Stephen (130)
2
 Hawaert, Jaques (80)
1 - 0
 Spalding, George (121)
3
 Bourliakas, Stephi (70)
0 - 1
 Mills, Matt (104)
4
 Cassar, Etienne (-)
0 - 1
 Thompson, Steven (84)
5
 Cassar, Nikolai (58)
0 - 1
 Cordon, Ray (76)
6
 Bourliakas, Sally (28)
0 - 1
 Kachkanov, Slava (45)
Result
1.5 - 4.5
Only the writer failed to contribute, subsiding to a third loss in a row.  But Matt, Steve, Ray and Slava all won while Stephen had to be content with a draw by perpetual check which his opponent, a kinght and three pawns to a rook up but with a minute left on his clock, was able to force.  Steve had to play a good ending to get his win, but all the others had faintly comfortable roads to success.  Well done to the team for their third league win and we thank Matt and Steve for taking on the long drive to Bicester.

Report by George Spalding