Phones had the luck of the draw with a second home tie for the quarter-finals of the Richardson Cup, vs. Edinburgh’s Wandering Dragons team. The club achieved a fine win, with comparable gradings on paper, and we are now into the semi-finals.
Once again, a big thanks to John Mcintyre, who sorted out the venue arrangements, arranged a fab buffet lunch for both teams and after attending a busy meeting in the morning, he went on to get the first points on the board, with a comfortable draw on board 7! Draws were also achieved in games by Bob Dickson and Daniel Abrahams (on loan from his more regular club, Montrose, to our good fortune) and Stephen Misanjo. Pavlos had a great game with black, against Alan Tate, in a battling Dutch defence, and was unlucky not to get at least the half point. A fine win by Guy Lyons and also a resurgent Nikos Skettos meant that Luke just had to avoid defeat to a lower-graded opponent, which he managed to do.
Our sincere commiserations to Wandering Dragons, who were gracious opponents and had had to brave the wintry weather to get here – think we were very lucky to get a home fixture on this tie! Best of luck to them for the rest of the season.
Well done team, another great joint effort, next stop: semi-finals against Glasgow Polytechnic, Feb 17th/18th!
|Board||Name||Pnum||Grade||Result (home)||Result (away)||Name||Pnum||Grade|
|1||Pavlos Bozinakis||22164||2194||0||1||Alan Tate||6191||2358|
|2||Daniel Abrahams||24173||2127||1/2||1/2||Mark Orr||5555||2145|
|3||Stephen Misanjo||25803||1867*||1/2||1/2||Elliot Sloan||6012||1953|
|4||Guy Lyons||4746||1858*||1||0||Richard Kynoch||4629||1927|
|5||Bob Dickson||3731||1835*||1/2||1/2||Donald Heron||4339||1813|
|6||Nicolas Skettos||26683||1646||1||0||Ian Brownlee||3323||1763|
|7||John W McIntyre||5102||1752*||1/2||1/2||Jannic Konarski||4621||1729|
|8||Luke Barker||11947||1733*||1||0||Marek Straczynski||6147||1437|