|31 Oct||Wigston 5||v||Oadby 1|
|2 - 2|
|1||B||129||Chalashkanov, Nikola||½ - ½||Pettitt, David||131|
|2||W||114||Goldsmith, Rory||½ - ½||Thornton, Mike||116|
|3||B||110||McKiernan, John||0 - 1||Candlin, Don||112|
|4||W||107||Cooper, Barrie||1 - 0||Gutteridge, John||61|
A disappointing draw at home to Oadby.
I was entertaining new boy Marcus and giving him a much needed practice game in match conditions.
Barrie was first to finish, before I'd finished my friendly. He approached me and gave me the thumbs up. I looked briefly at his board and the final position and it looked like a very nice win indeed, I think it was a crushing mate......?
John was next to finish, unfortunately on the wrong end of a poorly played middlegame which we had a brief look at after the game. John made a couple of mistakes and wasn't able to recover after a fairly decent opening.
Rory was next to finish, agreeing a draw where both players had attacking chances swiftly followed by a draw for Nik. Both looked very even closed boards and draws looked sensible.