Just a quick update as my time is short today.
Arrived at the Morley Club in Sheringham to encounter most of the people leaving. The reason I didn't find out but no problem as their team was still in the Club. My game (see below) finished first when Jack Evans resigned after my 27th move. It started predictably with a Modern version Scandinavian and then unfortunately Jack got a slight edge. My current theory (proved in analysing my games) is that at Move 25 +- 2 moves the situation goes into critical mass and either person is vulnerable to making a dubious move. Well, Jack surely did and 25. Qa5 is one of those dubious moves.
Nigel was White up against Darrell Pigott (155) and seemed to have the better position through the early part of the game. I didn't see the ending but Darrell was a pawn ahead and managed to get the point.
Richard Downing was Black playing Ed Hackford. The game looked incredibly cramped both in position and because they were playing with a set that included a 4" King and the pieces were just too big for the size of board. At one stage Ed was playing really slowly (45 minutes to make 4 moves) but at the end of the game both players had just a few minutes left and they agreed a draw.
Phil was pitched against my opponent's Dad, Alex Evans but he couldn't sustain his previous days excellent performance playing for the Crusaders and went a point down.
So, there you have it, the result is not amazing 1.5 - 2.5 and leaves us 7th = out of 9 teams. BUT, don't change channels, the Amazing Bishops will be back in the very near future. Next Bishops match on Tuesday 6th November at the UEA vs Norfolk & Norwich "C".
All the best
PS. Quote from Osho (Indian mystic)
“The greatest fear in the world is the opinion of others, and the moment you are unafraid of the crowd, you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.”
PSS. My game...
[White "Jack Evans, N Norfolk Seals"]
[Black "Gerry Clayton, Bishops"]
1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Nxd5 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Bc4e6 6. O-O Nc6 7. Bb5 Be7 8. Bxc6+ bxc6 9. c4 Bxf3 10. Qxf3 Nb4 11. a3 Nc2 12. Qxc6+ Kf8 13. Ra2 Nxd4 14. Qe4 Nf5 15.b4 Nd6 16. Qf4 Nf5 17. Rd2 Qc8 18. Nc3 Qb7 19. Bb2 h6 20. Nb5 c6 21. Nc7 Rc8 22. Rd7 Kg8 23. Rfd1 Bg5 24. Qe5 Bf6 25. Qa5 Bxb2 26. Na8 Qxa8 27. Rd8+ Kh7