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Brewood B team stay up on board count

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 11:25 PM

The website can confirm after the Walsall Kipping B team lost away to the Wolverhampton B team on Thursday 14th March that the Brewood B team have stayed up.  Both the Brewood B team and the Walsall Kipping B team had 7 points each, but the Brewood B team had the better board count 22 compared to Walsall Kippings either 18½ or 19. 


Congratulations must go to anyone that has played their part in the B team this season.  Out of the 10 games, two were won by the scoreline of 3-2 and 3 were drawn 2½-2½.  If any of the boards that were won in these 5 matches had have been drawn, or if any of the boards that were drawn, had have been lost, it would have meant that the results in these games would have been different. 

In these 5 games there was 18 boards in total that were won or drawn by Brewood players.  Its quite amazing to think that if any of those 18 boards had a worst result than what actually happened we would have gone down.  Thats not to say that we stayed up by some sort of fluke though, with everyone of those boards somehow going our way. 

Nor is it to say the wins and draws kept us up though just by themselves.  Out of the 5 defeats, 3 of them were by the narrowiest of margins 2-3 including the first defeat of the season to our own A team, and in the end all of this counted towards us staying up.  For the record the other two defeats were 1½-3½ and 1-4.  This meant in every game, Brewood got at least 1 board point. 

Next season from division 4 Mercia B have come straight back up, which means a rematch with them after they were relgated last season and in the end Walsall Kipping C have gone up, which probably means that in the end Walsall Kipping B won't go down anyway.  Its worth noting though that had Walsall Kipping B had stayed up there was a possibility of Walsall Kipping B and C teams both being in division 3, with Brewood B going down. 

From the other end in division 2, it looks possible that a rematch with Stourbridge B is on the cards.  But after a points deduction it looks as though Kidderminster may be coming to Brewood.  All that is to come though. 

In the end the fact the team stayed up was probably deserved, simply for managing to win the Halesowen game away in the last match of the season despite being heavily outgraded.  One thing is for sure though, regardless of how it came about, the stalemate from David Buckley in the Rushall match turned out to be very important. 

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