HCA League Division7
30 Apr 2012: St Albans 6 v Letchworth & Hitchin 4
|Bd||St Albans 6||Grade||ECF||Result||Letchworth & Hitchin 4||Grade||ECF||Resumption|
|1||McMahon, Austin||117||115351B||0-1||Butina, Darko||97||281983B|
|2||McConnell, Phil||120||285386D||1-0||Heath, David||97||147150J|
|3||Pines, Chris||116||253269E||½-½||Eva, Harold||98||183207E|
|5||Baker, Peter C||92||233361C||1-d||default|
|Match Score: 3½-1½|
|Number of games incomplete: 0|
St Albans 6 beat Letchworth & Hitchin 4
Letchworth defaulted on Boards 4 and 5
Author: Phil McConnell
Date: 22 May 2012
The Letchworth team captain had telephoned Peter Baker the day before the match to let us know that they would only be fielding a team of 3 - and they mistakenly got the impression that the match would be played over just 3 boards (whereas in fact Letchworth had defaulted on Boards 4 and 5).
It's perhaps fortunate for us that we picked up 2 wins by default, as on the evening Austin McMahon lost while Chris Pines only managed a draw. Phil McConnell's match was adjourned with Phil having a rook and 7 pawns against his opponent's knight and 6 pawns; the resumption took place on 21 May, when Phil won without any scares.