Witney 4 v Wantage 2 (22 January 2018)

Witney 4
Score
Wantage 2
1
 Shira, Parnes (89)
1 - 0
 Spalding, George (119)
2
 Murray, John (78)
1 - 0
 Mahon, Paul (74)
3
 Griffiths, Tom (-)
0.5 - 0.5
 Cordon, Ray (78)
4
 Holt, neil (-)
0 - 1
 Litwiniec, Wojciech (-)
5
 Bartle, John (61)
1 - 0
 Cartmell, Stephen (-)
6
 Manning, Charlie (-)
1 - 0
 Stubberfield, Derek (13)
Result
4.5 - 1.5
The win by Wojciech  was highest point of this otherwise unsuccessful trip to Witney on Monday.

Ray came in with a draw, he said he should have won but allowed his adversary to escape with a draw by repetition.

Paul probably had a win, with two rooks and a promising passed pawn versus a queen but sadly he lost on time.

Your writer  had a poor game.  Though winning a pawn early,  I then lost any measure of control  and ended up dropping the exchange and then the game.

Stephen also admitted to having a bad game.

Report by George Spalding