Oxford 2&3 — Weekend 4

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Tim writes:

All, the first half of “split” weekend 4 has been held for Division 3 at Daventry Court, with Oxford 2 & 3 recording these results:

  • Oxford 2 lost 2-4 to e2e4.org.uk 3 and beat Bradford DCA Knights A 4-2;
  • Oxford 3 lost -½-6 to Bradford DCA Knights A and ½-5½ to Manchester Manticores 1.

It has to be said that Oxford 3 found themselves horribly on the wrong end of the draw on both days, running into two of the top Northern first teams who between them had only the one sub-2000 player on view, that player of rating 1982. For heavens’ sake, the Manticores’ second string today were playing FIFTEEN boards higher than MM1! WTF?! A net nul point was to be expected under the circumstances, but hard luck to Kev who declined a draw v BDCA on Saturday and lost. His consolation was that all the 1900+ players at dinner, skip included, would have declined the draw in his position.

Oxford 2 had a terrific day on Sunday, beating the same team that had demolished their third-team counterparts the previous day without loss on any board. By a curious quirk of fate, Oscar found himself playing the top and tail of their team over the weekend: he was rather squashed by another Oskar on Sat, but scored a moral victory on Sun as his opponent forced draw by perpetual.

Kudos to Hendrik who was our only 2/2 performer, although skip reckons he got lucky on both days! We’ll wait for the PGN to find out more. Mentions for Chris (1½/2) and Phil (½/2 in the Ox3 massacres) should also be made, and we should also record that Arvin's Saturday opp was mighty impressed with his play, even though he lost. I reckon Arvin is going to be one to watch, a la Marcus.

Oxford 2

Saturday

Oxford 2 1959 e2e4.org.uk 3 1978
w Rawlinson, Christopher JA 2045 ½ - ½ Mansson, James C 2061
b Brackmann, Hendrik 1997 1 - 0 Truman, Richard G 1972
w Pozimski, Szymon 1934 ½ - ½ Kingston, Ian S 1971
b Terry, Sean 1937 0 - 1 Okhai, Shabir 1939
w Foster, Chantelle L 1907 0 - 1 Taylor, Dale C 1966
b Waugh, RD Bob 1937 0 - 1 Webster, Richard J 1962
2 - 4

Sunday

Bradford DCA Knights A 2095 Oxford 2 1937
w Hackner, Oskar A 2187 0 - 1 Rawlinson, Christopher JA 2045
b Lang, Adam R 2140 0 - 1 Brackmann, Hendrik 1997
w Jennings, Roger 2110 ½ - ½ Pozimski, Szymon 1934
b Drabble, Andrew 2057 ½ - ½ Matta, Francesca 1918
w Bak, Andrew 2051 ½ - ½ Terry, Sean 1937
b Nicholson, Jim WR 2028 ½ - ½ Idle, Oscar 1795
2 - 4

Oxford 3

Saturday

Oxford 3 1700 Bradford DCA Knights A 2095
w Idle, Oscar 1795 0 - 1 Hackner, Oskar A 2187
b Neatherway, A Philip 1872 0 - 1 Lang, Adam R 2140
w Henbest, Kevin B 1662 0 - 1 Jennings, Roger 2110
b Biswas, Karl 1721 0 - 1 Bak, Andrew 2051
w Hu Sanxing 1450 0 - 1 Nicholson, Jim WR 2028
b 0 - 1 Drabble, Andrew 2057
-½ - 6

Sunday

Manchester Manticores 1 2066 Oxford 3 1686
w Reeve,Andy 2140 1 - 0 Cole, Graham L 1825
b Jarmany,John 2087 ½ - ½ Neatherway, A Philip 1872
w Cawley,Paul.F 2080 1 - 0 Henbest, Kevin B 1662
b Lopez,Pablo.G.J 2065 1 - 0 Biswas, Karl 1721
w Jaques,Andrew 2042 1 - 0 Riley, Adrian K 1587
b Toole,Dave 1982 1 - 0 Hu Sanxing 1450
5½ - ½

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