Match E – Round 1

Played 24 June 2019, at Ilford

Board

Ilford

R1

R2

BARKING A

1

Tom Barton 166C r (W, B)

½-½

½-½

David Sands 209C r (B, W)

2

Neville Twitchell 153D r

0-1

0-1

Jeff Golberg 191C r

3

Syd Kalinsky 154D r

0-1

1-0

Peter Jaszkiwskyj 175B r

4

Venkatesh Subramanian 150e

½-½

1-0

John White 165C r

5

Jason Klimach 121E r (2018)

1-0

½-½

John Figgins 145E r

2-3

3-2

BC: 5+7=12 Ilford

5-5*

BARKING A BC: 5+2=7

*BARKING A win on Board Count

BARKING A proceed to QF Match J of the main competition where they await the winners of Match F (WANSTEAD B v Thurrock, 25 June). Ilford go into the Plate competition QF Match Q where they await the losers of Match F.

Tom Barton:

Barking won this thriller by 7–12 on board count after the match score was tied on 5-5.

Despite conceding an average of 28 points per board Ilford gave Barking a real run in this match with the evergreen Syd Kalinsky halving out over the two rounds and Ilford new recruit Venkatesh doing very well against John White. Unfortunately for Ilford, Jeff steadily out-played Neville on board 2 and this was key for Barking to win on board count.

John White:

Round 1
Barking outgraded Ilford overall despite having to field a ‘B’ team player but the home side managed to keep the deficit to only 1 point at half-time and post-match analysis of board 4 revealed that they might have got a win in this game as well.

Round 2
On Board 4, the Barking captain won a piece but then blundered it back and thinking he was a piece down, played an unsound hack but this just led to a quick loss. Board 5 was a draw, justifying Barking A using one of the better Barking B players still eligible to play for Barking A.

With Board 3 also being won by Ilford, Barking were now in danger of being relegated to contesting the plate competition. However Barking managed to win on time on Board 2 in a position that would have been tricky to hold for the Ilford player and Board 1 reached a drawn ending.

This meant that Barking had scraped through but their lower boards need to do better if the defending champions are to progress further.

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