Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Somerset Division 2 East: Frome vs Norton/Radstock

The opening Division 2 match was contested last night (12th October 2010) as Frome played host to an under-strength Norton Radstock team. On paper Frome were clear favourites to win on the top 4 boards.

FromeGradeGradeNorton Radstock
Purry, Chris169147Humphreys, Paul
Jepps, Gerry162123Cooper, Graham
Leonard, Mark152119Cook, Stephen G
Paine, Kevin139106Horne, Peter
Fisher, John11895Parish, Graham
White, Mikeung82Cooper, Catherine

On the night, however, it was a different story. Although Gerry Jepps won quickly, both Paul Humphreys and Peter Horne punched above their weight to turn the tables. Stephen Cook put up stiff resistance but eventually succumbed to lose a king and pawn ending. So the fixture was decided on boards 5 and 6:

Frome 3½ - 2½ Norton/Radstock

1Humphreys, Paul1-0Purry, Chris
2Jepps, Gerry1-0Cooper, Graham
3Cook, Stephen G0-1Leonard, Mark
4Paine, Kevin0-1Horne, Peter
5Parish, Graham½-½Fisher, John
6White, Mike1-0Cooper, Catherine

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