Intro Cup – 18.3.15

The final match of the season saw Sidcup at home to Gravesend.

Phil Broughton (51) played very well to beat a higher rated player in Alan Evans (87). This was followed by a win for Andrew Parkin (50) with a nice rook sacrifice to force mate against another higher rated player Paul Loasby (76).

Sarah Walker-Buckton (98) fought a long nail-biting game against Bernard Lis (89) but was checkmated in a close finish. With the score at 2-1 David Helps (138) was playing a very evenly balanced game against John Fowers (115). With not much time left on the clocks, they were down to pawns and kings. David got himself one move ahead and rounded off a fine 3-1 win for the team.

It has been a good season for the Intro team having achieved 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats from all their matches.

Mark E Lenette

Intro Cup – 19.11.14

Sidcup’s Intro Cup team played their third match of the 2014/15 season on Wednesday 19 November and registered a good 3-1 win against a young team from Eynford.

Mark Lenette checkmated his opponent on board three followed closely by Phil Broughton a few seconds later on board four. Ken Smith fought hard but
unfortunately lost to his opposite number on board one. Sarah Walker-Buckton played a very evenly matched game on board two and managed to turn the game in her favour in the last half-a-dozen moves to force a resignation from her opponent.

This match marked the first win for the team this season, having drawn and lost the two previous ties. It was also Sarah’s first win for the club.

Mark E Lenette