TCL Division 2: South Hams v Teignmouth 5 Mar 2015
|1||Levy, Steve||B||140||134450L||½-½||Ingham, Bill||W||176||173310C||Submit|
|2||Fowler, James||W||105||277497F||0-1||Tidy, Norman||B||137||120413A||Submit|
|3||Belli, John||B||100||300901E||0-1||Ariss, John||W||117||152122G||Submit|
|4||Ashby, Ken||W||83||181837F||0-1||Cockerton, Mark||B||88||227246F||View|
Author: Cliff Peach
Date: 12 Mar 2015
South Hams fielded a relatively inexperienced team in order to spread around the opportunity to play Torbay League matches. This included John Belli, playing his first match for South Hams.
Outgraded by a massive margin - 518 points to 388, it is not surprising that South Hams went down to a heavy defeat. But it was good experience - and all four games were in fact pretty close.
The evening ended with nine people clustered round Board 1 - watching while "Steve the Magician" managed to turn round a deficit - he had a bishop, a rook and 5 pawns against two rooks and 5 pawns - into an advantage - a rook and a pawn against a rook. However with both players' clocks running down to around 2 minutes, Steve was unable to queen his pawn, and a draw was agreed.
An enjoyable evening.