Deer, Rabbits, Venus, Crescent Moon and a Pint of Bitter

An Away match in Hertford on the first dry night since the hosepipe ban was imposed.  Big help having Adam Raoof (President: Middlesex County Chess Association) as our Guest Board 1 (maybe we should auction off this prestigious position on ebay in future). The Hertford Club in Bull Plain is a delightful establishment with appropriate beverages. The match was a 4-1 away win to Borehamwood which gives us 13 points from 11 games. One more match to go at  Letchworth next week (At The Three Horseshoes public house – more amber nectar)

Some photos  from last night available on   http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamraoof/sets/72157629895937961/  – not recommended if you have just had a heavy meal.

On the journey home traversing the unlit country road, a deer was sighted as well as the other delights in the title (except the beer).

Hertford 3                                                            Borehamwood 1
Board 1 : Hutton, Allan 149           0-1        Raoof, Adam N 180
Board 2 : Zsibrita, Steve 122         0-1        Kent, Anthony R 160
Board 3 : Craddock, Paul 129       0-1         Gesthuysen, Malcolm 149
Board 4 : Marshall, Duncan 120  1-0        Glouzman, Leon 141
Board 5 : Lynch, Mark 115            0-1        O’Sullivan, Terry J 129
Match Score :                                       1 – 4

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Neighbourhood Bully takes the spoils

Having lost 0-5 at Watford in January, a modicum of  local pride was at stake. Watford turned up with their secret weapons, a 5 year-old on board 4, and an 8 year-old on board 5.   As it turned out, we had a good evening, with 3 wins and 2 draws, to finish off the home campaign on a positive note.

2 away matches to come, then the Town Council chess event in June (watch this space).

 

Borehamwood 1                                            Watford 4
Board 1 :   Kent, Anthony R 160                1/2    Kalerwa, Edwin 153
Board 2 :   Gesthuysen, Malcolm 149      1-0     Byrne, Chris J 139
Board 3 :   Sear, Kevin 148                          1/2      Russell, Chris 136
Board 4 :   Glouzman, Leon 141                 1-0      Kavumkal, Jeff 0
Board 5 :   O’Sullivan, Terry J 129            1-0      Han, Yueyang 43
Match Score :                                                   4 – 1