On another busy evening at the Coachmakers, the Templars took on King's Lynn in division 2. The Crusaders were also playing against Yarmouth.
First to finish was Brian on board 3. Brian was playing the experienced Rupert Guinness and it appeared quite a contritional game. I looked over after about an hour and Brian was a rook and 5 pawns v a rook & 4 pawns but I could not see a way through. Eventually a draw was agreed. An excellent draw Brian!
Nathan seems to have had the better game against Allan Chua but a knight fork on his king and queen proved fatal. Ed had a long game v Bruce Carter in which he triumphed.
I played Ron Hughes, a new player to me. Here is my game (apologies for the format). After move 13, I had several open lines which was pleasing. My opponent played his first 9 or so moves in about 2 minutes but then started to spend much more time over his moves. At one point i had 59 mins v 29 mins. At the end of the game, Ron was almost down to his last minute whereas I still had 13+ mins.