|Posted on November 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM|
The first matchcard for the new website is below:
Board 1: Catherine Hiley 138 1-0 Peter Crozet (117)
Board 2: Steven P Heath (122) 1-0 David Blower (Ungraded)
Board 3: Anthony R Meakin (116) 1-0 Mark Binfield (Ungraded)
Board 4: Rob Matthews (Ungraded) ½ - ½ Daniel Binfield (Ungraded)
It was always going to be a difficult match against Rugeley, and so it proved. They have won every match in the Cannock Chess League Division 3 so far this season, and so it continued as Brewood faced a very strong opposition.
On board 1 Catherine Hiley 1-0 Peter Crozet. Peter with white opened up with the English opening. Peter said in the car on the way back home: "that it was an even opening, a complex middle game, and in the end I was outplayed."
On board 2 was Steven Heath 1-0 David Blower. A rematch of last seasons Cannock Chess League match, saw the Scotch Opening played. David found himself unable to castle, with a very strong attack from Steven. Eventually 2 passed kingside pawns left David with no way of defending both of the pawns, as all his pieces were needed on the queenside!
Board 3 was Anthony Meakin 1-0 Mark Binfield. The French Defence was played in this game, and Mark said that: "I made the same mistake twice, twice allowing the queen to get pinned, lost the knight the first time, and then moved the queen back to the pinned position." Tony took advantage of this to take the win.
Board 4 was Rob Matthews ½ - ½ Daniel Binfield. Daniel got a draw due to a stalemate from his opponent. But that doesn't tell the whole story. With black Daniel opened up with Sicilan Defence, and got a piece up early on. He couldn't hold on to the position, and eventually his opponent queened his pawn, before the stalemate.
Congratulations to Rugeley, and if you want to see their version of the same match report it is available here: http://www.rugeleychessclub.co.uk/News
Man of the Match: Daniel Binfield - Daniel was competing in his first ever away match. I have looked at the Rugeley match report, and they are full of praise for the youngster. He gets the man of the match not just because he got the best result out of all of us, but also because he caused his opponent most trouble, looking most likely to win.