4NCL: 19 - 20 June 2004

Saturday 19 June

    WOOD GREEN 3   v WESSEX 2  
1 w Lakos, Nikoletta (F) 2379 - Pye, David E 2132
2 b Pein, Malcolm 2422 - Rutter, Nicholas 2124
3 w Grant, Jonathan 2251 1 - 0 Pleasants, Allan J 2107
4 b Lee, Graham D 2329 - Clark, Ian C 2112
5 w Maduekwe, Chiedu 2127 1 - 0 Tunks, Dominic 2024
6 b Cutmore, Martin J 2120 - Taylor, Phil * 2075
7 w Hasman, Cengiz 2032 - Ferrington, Nigel M 1912
8 b Cutmore, David A 2102 1 - 0 Khoo, Selina (F) 1608
        5-2    

Allan Pleasants reports:

Wood Green fielded a strong team and we were always on the back foot with the result of 5 - 2 reflecting the difference in ratings between the two teams. Notable performances from Dave, Nick and Ian, each earning excellent draws against stronger opposition. Phil Taylor drew his first 4NCL game and Selina defended excellently against a much stronger opponent taking the game to the end of the 7 hour session and losing eventually on time.

Sunday 20 June

    WESSEX 2   v THE ADS 2  
1 w Pleasants, Allan J 2107 0 - 1 Anderton, David W 2256
2 b Pye, David E 2132 - Graham, David B 2237
3 w Rutter, Nicholas 2124 1 - 0 Broom, Mark 2170
4 b Clark, Ian C 2112 0 - 1 Wallace, Paul 2166
5 w Tunks, Dominic 2024 0 - 1 Mangwengwende, John 2140
6 b Taylor, Phil * 2075 - Beveridge, Nigel 2028
7 w Footner, Andrew F 2008 1 - 0 Spanton, Timothy 2014
8 b Khoo, Selina (F) 1608 1 - 0 McIntosh, Doreen 1304
        4 - 4    

Allan Pleasants again:

The curry was the best yet, and team was in good spirits for the start of this match. Andrew Footner replaced Nigel Ferrington on board 7 and a close match ensued with spoils eventually being shared. Selina and Andrew won their first games in the 4NCL. Nick and Dave completed their very successful weekend with a draw and a win that reflects their outstanding results this season (see performance table).

Summary

This was always going to be a tough season with Wood Green, Hillsmark Kingfisher and Slough being too strong for this league. This left us to defend our league status which we achieved with a couple of rounds to spare. Next year should not be so bad and I think if we can field a strong team throughout the year then we should have a reasonable prospect of getting promoted to Division 2.

Thanks for your support over the season.


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