|18 Mar||Syston 5||v||Wigston 6|
|4 - 0|
|1||B||96||Martin, Maurice||1 - 0||Winterton, Paul||111|
|2||W||86||Mundy, Rob||1 - 0||Hammond, Grant||109|
|3||B||88||Agger, Reg||1 - 0||Poulacheris, Darren||102|
|4||W||58||Morelli, Nando||1 - 0||Livsey, Laurence||80|
In fairness, they were a little lucky to get a 4-0 but it was our own fault?
Grant was first to fall. He fell for a rook and queen fork with a knight when trying to protect a pawn and then tried to attack by 'saccing' a knight that actually got him nowhere! Unlucky and well done for playing on for a bit Grant. (It turns out your opponent missed a forced mate too!)
Next to fall was Laurence on his debut for the club. I'd kept a close eye and Laurence was doing fine and beating his opponent going into the endgame, but blundered his queen by capture with a knight for no compensation and therefore resigned. A tough way to learn Laurence! Plenty of positives to take from it though.
Paul was next to fall. I didn't see much of your game Paul but I heard the commotion after the pawn fork against knight and bishop. I thought you had some play for it, but your opponent defended well and turned it into an attack, at which point I guess you resigned.
Last to finish was Darren. This summed the night up for me. Darren was busted but played on a queen for a couple of pawns down (remember team I always encourage you to play on and this is why!) His opponent made the most horrendous blunder allowing Darren to queen a pawn. He then ran out of time deciding what to do with his advantage! Yes that's right, his flag fell! I was screaming at him in my head to make any legal move but he seemed to allow his flag to fall. I had also reminded him that he didn't need to write his moves down but he still continued to do so.
|20 Mar||Latimer 2||v||Wigston 5|
|1½ - 2½|
|1||B||118||Slater, Brian L||0 - 1||Chalashkanov, Nikola||129|
|2||W||114||Hill, Granville||1 - 0||Eastlake, Charles||120|
|3||B||113||Gurney, Roy||0 - 1||Goldsmith, Rory||114|
|4||W||111||Davis, Richard T||½ - ½||Cooper, Barrie||107|
|26 Mar||Red Admiral 2||v||Wigston 6|
|1 - 3|
|1||B||105||Carter, Andy||0 - 1||Goldsmith, Rory||114|
|2||W||100||Barabas, Peter||0 - 1||McKiernan, John||110|
|3||B||91||Slater, Mick||½ - ½||Vaughan, Ben||104|
|4||W||94||Parsons, Stan||½ - ½||Poulacheris, Darren||102|
|27 Mar||Oadby 1||v||Wigston 5|
|2½ - 1½|
|1||B||131||Pettitt, David||0 - 1||Chalashkanov, Nikola||129|
|2||W||116||Thornton, Mike||1 - 0||Eastlake, Charles||120|
|3||B||112||Candlin, Don||1 - 0||Cooper, Barrie||107|
|4||W||90||Glenton, Ivor||½ - ½||Hulford, Frank||109|