West Notts 1 vs Ash 1

posted Oct 20, 2015, 6:06 AM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Nov 2, 2015, 9:04 AM by Steve Bak ]
19/10/15 West Notts 1 v Ashfield 1

Ashfield swept to victory, scoring maximum points with the White pieces. Andrew, a revitalised player this season, scored another win. Neil, pleased not to be facing Aditya Munshi or John Collins, was at his bullying best against Rob Willoughby. Derek drew on Board 2. John filled the Board 4 hot seat again and lost out to Jonah Willow.* Victory was sealed in a high-quality top board game which could have gone either way, and in Steve's mind did.With seconds to make the time control, he played a move which dropped a Rook. It took some finding but remarkably a win was still there and he followed through this "accidental brilliancy".This team win makes up for the point dropped in the first game of the season, and ensures that West Notts. remain at the foot of the table, a point below Ashfield 2.   Result 1.5- 3.5   * The Board 4 hot seat is a new Div. 1 phenomenon this season. After Mike Barnes and Jonah, John's next likely opponent is Nigel Birtwhistle.