Wantage 1 v Banbury 1 (9 January 2018)

Wantage 1
Score
Banbury 1
1
 Robbings, Andrew (177)
0 - 1
 Jackson, James (215)
2
 Litwiniec, Miroslawa (154)
0.5 - 0.5
 Jackson, Gary (172)
3
 Piggott, Roly (153)
0.5 - 0.5
 Gundry, Arran (164)
4
 Hemmings, Peter (140)
0 - 1
 Staples, Neil (161)
5
 Ashford, Martin (139)
0 - 1
 Waddell, Mal (159)
6
 Spalding, George (119)
1 - 0
 default
Result
2 - 4
The visitors arrived one light, so a free point to Wantage, an occasionaloccupational hazard for anyone on Board 6 .  But this did not help us in the long run as Banbury clocked up three wins on Boards 1, 4 and 5.

All games were however well contested, and of long duration.  One of the Banbury team told me he thought they had been a bit fortunate in their margin of victory.

 
It was left to Roly and Mirka to get something out of their games  which they did with their draws .  With a bit more time Mirka might well have been able to win.


Report by George Spalding