|01 Apr||Braunstone 3||v||Wigston 5|
|3 - 1|
|1||B||139||Wells, Jeremy||1 - 0||Chalashkanov, Nikola||129|
|2||W||128||Reid, Conor||1 - 0||Eastlake, Charles||120|
|3||B||127||Hamby, Stephen||1 - 0||Hammond, Grant||109|
|4||W||122||Robinson, Anthony||0 - 1||McKiernan, John||110|
An expected, if not disappointing result. Braunstone 3 are a very strong side this year.
A good result for John on board four though, well played John.
|03 Apr||Wigston 6||v||Braunstone 6|
|1 - 3|
|1||B||107||Cooper, Barrie||0 - 1||Reid, Patrick||100|
|2||W||102||Poulacheris, Darren||½ - ½||Read, Barry||100|
|3||B||104||Vaughan, Ben||½ - ½||Martin, Paul||88|
|4||W||69||Dean, Simon||0 - 1||Yang, Shangqing||59|
Another disappointing result. We did the right thing though because if we'd have won, there's a chance we'd have got promoted!
Unfortunately, I didn't see any other games aside from Darren's bore draw at the end of the night.
Simon was first to fall with a disappointing loss to a talented junior player.
I then offered a draw after my opponent was short on time and was clearly going for three fold repetition after blowing my Kingside open.
Barrie lost out in a King and pawn ending after his own King was tied up with advanced pawns, leaving his opponent's King to mop up Queenside.