MSCL Division 2 Horsham 3 v. Hastings & St . Leonards 3 18 March 2014
Chris Heath 151 (b) 0-1 Andrew Fleming 174 (w) Mick Harris 141 (w) 1/2-1/2 Steve Blewitt 156 (b) Nick Warren 143 (b) 1/2-1/2 Jim Wheeler 158 (w) John Marshall 140 (w) 1-0 Laurence Butt 153 (b) Richard Moorhouse 144 (b) 0-1 Derek Cosens 130 (w)
Match result 2-3
Steve and Jim played very even games against opposition who may have playing for the resulting draws. Andrew had his opponent in trouble from early on as evidenced by his shaking head and a very effective attack resulted in a game of only 20 moves.
The major excitement and the match result was decided on the bottom two boards: Laurence gained the early advantage but sadly, one weak move handed the game to his opponent.
In the last game to finish, Derek was at a significant material disadvantage (5 points) but his superior position was used to devastating effect to win his game and the overall match.