Weekend 4 – Oxford 2&3

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Tim writes:

All, the second half of the split weekend 4 completed yesterday. Our teams recorded these results:

  • Oxford 2 beat CSC Rhinos 4½-1½ and Barnet Knights 1 3½-2½;
  • Oxford 3 lost to Milton Keynes Phoenix 2 1½-4½ and Anglian Avengers 3 2½-3½.

Well done to everyone involved in the second team, particularly on Sunday as we beat our main title/promotion rivals. Oxford 2 are two points ahead at the top of Division 4s with a healthy 4-point “goal-difference” plus, almost assured of promotion. One win in R9-11 should be enough for that, two wins will secure the Div 4s title.

Francesca had a terrific weekend. Her spectacular game on Saturday drew the crowds and she held a tricky pawn-down endgame with some ease on Sunday. Robin and Nick were our other best players, both winning on Saturday to assure the win there and holding rather dodgy endgames on Sunday. The Barnet skip agreed: he grumbled to me post-match “Barnet should have won all three of boards 4, 5 and 6”. As it was, a well-controlled victory by Hans on top board was enough to bring home the bacon with the other five games all drawn.

Oxford 2

Saturday

CSC Rhinos (2) 1873 Oxford 2 2058
w Head, Louise 2018 ½ – ½ Rawlinson, Aidan M 2196
b Foley, John P 1946 1 – 0 Healey, Michael W 2179
w Fowler, David 1898 0 – 1 Truran, Michael C 2183
b Lees, Fraser A 1865 0 – 1 Matta, Francesca 1950
w Homolka, Vincent 1779 0 – 1 De Vogelaere, Robin 1962
b Grey, Nicholas D 1734 0 – 1 Burrows, Nick 1881
1½ – 4½

Sunday

Oxford 2 2071 Barnet Knights 1 2158
w Hansen, Hans-Peter 2263 1 – 0 Villiers, Thomas 2245
b Healey, Michael W 2179 ½ – ½ Willmoth, Robert F c 2282
w Rawlinson, Aidan M 2196 ½ – ½ Brozel, Sacha 2132
b Matta, Francesca 1950 ½ – ½ Ethelontis, Alexandros N 2140
w De Vogelaere, Robin 1962 ½ – ½ Orgler, Philipp 2110
b Burrows, Nick 1881 ½ – ½ Pollack, Oscar 2042
3½ – 2½

Oxford 3

Saturday

MK Phoenix 2 1937 Oxford 3 1819
w Smith, Graham 2004 ½ – ½ Neatherway, A Philip 1860
b Elwin, Adrian G 2001 1 – 0 Foster, Timothy 1872
w Lambourne, Dan M 1985 1 – 0 Rowan, Daniel 1834
b Brown, Alan M 1964 ½ – ½ Cole, Graham 1850
w Matthews, Adrian M S 1863 ½ – ½ Gentry, Alan E 1744
b Whiteside, Robert 1807 1 – 0 Lim, Wei Xinq Sean 1757
4½ – 1½

Sunday

Oxford 3 1810 Anglian Avengers 3 1911
w Terry, Sean 1905 1 – 0 Gregory, Stephen J 2095
b Cole, Graham 1850 0 – 1 Cocks, Elliot 1990
w Neatherway, A Philip 1860 0 – 1 Lunn, Timothy 1937
b Bush, Ian 1855 ½ – ½ Hall, Antony C 1900
w Langham, Rod E 1713 ½ – ½ Sheerin, Alex 1855
b Willis, Graham 1682 ½ – ½ Woodcock, Keith D 1690
2½ – 3½

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