Downend were without Oli and Graham but had managed to whistle up Michael as an excellent board 1 replacement and Tena, a WFM with a previous rating of 1960, for board six. We were 4 A team regulars short of a full team but the B team replacements did an entirely adequate job of winning 4 points out of 4. I wasn’t there but I know James won on time in a winning position and John got the better of the time scramble in a rook and pawn endgame, otherwise you can imagine the excitement yourself.
I had enquired with the Downend B captain whether we could rearrange the fixture. Glad they said no.
|1||Michael Ashworth (2173)||.5||Callum Brewer (2236)||.5|
|2||Indy Southcott-Moyers (2158)||.5||Derek Pugh (2140)||.5|
|3||Reinhold Heinlein (2097)||0||Phil Nendick (1993)||1|
|4||Mark Morris (1997)||0||John Richards (1950)||1|
|5||Dominique Conterno (1836)||0||Mike Levene (1922)||1|
|6||Tena Frank (UNG)||0||James Facey (1700)||1|
|Downend B||1||Horfield A||5|