Knockout Semi-Final: Match K

Played at Ilford CC, 21August 2023

1Ghose, Rahul 1861 (W, B)1-01-0Hodgson, John H 2152 (B, W)
2Twitchell, Neville H 1850½-½½-½Spearman, David 2044
3Page, Jeffrey 17570-10-1Cawdery, John 2019
4Jaiswal, Adhar 16520-10-1Mulay, Partha 1976
5Faheem, Muhammad 16280-10-1Freeman, Ashley 1976
Average: 17501½-3½1½-3½Average: 2034

A match remarkable for two features: the scores in both rounds were identical – board-for-board, score-for-score – and Ilford’s only success was on Board 1, where Rahul Ghose, giving 291 rating points, took the scalp of John Hodgson twice: John won’t be visiting a barber any time soon!

Wanstead were expecting a tougher task given Ilford’s list of registered players. So, while the home team scored 3-1 over the top two boards, where Neville supported Rahul with a notable draw-double against David, Wanstead cleaned up 6-0 on the other three boards, to secure the match by 7-3 and reach the Final, where they will defend the Sims Cup against the winners of the other Semi-Final, the heavyweight bout between BASILDON and BARKING A, playing on Thursday, 24 August.

Whoever wins on Thursday, WANSTEAD A will be at Home in the Final.

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