|Culcheth A||V||Winwick A|
|1. Iain Johnson||0.5-0.5||Richard Clissold|
|2. Damian McCarthy||0.5-0.5||Simon Myles|
|3. Robert Furness||1-0||Dave Stuttard|
|4. Tom Vout||1-0||Ken Johnson|
|5. Steve Cole||1-0||Leon Cox|
|6. Andy Coe||0.5-0.5||Stephen Carr|
|Final Score||4.5-1.5||Winwick White on odds|
The A team progressed into the Final of this years Peninsula cup after a convincing win against a recently strengthened Winwick side. Despite a couple os last minute withdrawals we managed just about to field a full side.
Iain Johnson on top board was in control for most of his game and seemed well on the way to victory with a strong Queenside attack, however his opponent managed to exploit the opposite coloured bishops with the queens to create enough threats of his own to force a draw.
Damian’s game on board two is at the bottom of the page.
Rob on board three was a late edition to the team but he managed to comfortably convert his attack after giving up a pawn in an English opening as White.
Tom won quickly on board four, and on bottom board Andy Coe managed a solid draw against Warrington League veteran Stephen Carr.
Steve Cole managed a win on board five to secure the match;
In Steve’s game his opponent blundered a piece for two pawns in the opening, and the game ended with the following trap: