The Mighty Bees v Winwick

Apologies for the delay in posting this report which is shorter than normal.

With the Coronavirus challenging the way we work and play it seems a distant memory since the Bees match against Winwick on the 11th March 2020.

Could this possibly be the last match played by any Culcheth team in the Warrington league in the 2019/20 season?, only time will tell.

The match was an exciting affair which ultimately came down to the last 2 games with the score level at 2-2.

Both these games came down to blitz finishes which could have swung either way.

My game looked level, until in time trouble – I blundered, fortunately my opponent missed his opportunity and in a mad time scramble black won a pawn and went on to win, advantage to Bees.

Damian was the last game to finish. The game ended in a frenzy of moves with white securing a perpetual check and the game ended in a draw, giving the Bees the overall win by the narrowest of margins.

The final match score.

The Mighty Bees     Winwick
Damian McCarthy 0.5 0.5 Richard Clissold
Tom Vout 0 1 Dave Stuttard
Keith Maudsley 1 0 Ken Johnson
Steve Cole 1 0 Leon Cox
Nick Burriss 0.5 0.5 Stephen Carr
Mike Rotchell 0.5 0.5 Ben O’Rourke
  3.5 2.5  

Scores from the games (where available)

Board 1

Damian v Richard Clissold – 0.5-0.5

Board 2

Dave Stuttard v Tom 1-0

No match score available

Comment from Tom : I was an exchange up but ran out of time and blundered a rook.

Board 3

Board 3 Keith v Ken Johnson

Board 4

Leon Cox v Steve 0-1

Board 5

Nick v Stephen Carr 0.5-0.5

Board 6

Ben O’Rourke v Mike 0.5-0.5

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