10/06/2013 08:23

Aigburth CC are the new NCCU Club Major Champions after victory in the final against Middlesbrough on Sunday. Bradford Chess Club provided the venue for the 4 board final. Ian was playing black on Board 1 and drew while Rob lost against a determined opponent on Board 2. I played Board 3 in a pretty equal game but my opponent played the wrong Queen move near the time control allowing me cash in and win the game. A 2-2 draw would have seen us lose on board count so Dave P needed a win on Board 4. Fortunately he was the exchange up and, despite a slight wobble, he managed to swap the Knight off for the Rook leaving a winning endgame. Another trophy for the club!