The Division 1 title race has opened up again, as the Lions went down 5-3 to a beefed-up Kings Head 1 team. We had our chances in several games, but all-in-all Kings Head were the better team on the night.
Valuable game points came from a fine win by Jonathan Hawkins who skillfully nursed a microscopic advantage on board 1, plus draws from Mures Cristian, Tomer Eden, Sancho Dos Santos Oliveira and Gary Senior.
Hendon 1 and Kings Head 1 have now both dropped 1.5 match points, so the Lions must win both their remaining matches (Hackney at home and Muswell Hill away) to retain the title.
|Kings Head 1||Kings Head 1||Hendon 1||Hendon 1|
|1||Snuverink, Jochem||-||0 - 1||Hawkins, Jonathan||249|
|2||McMichael, Richard J||207||1 - 0||Moskovic, David M||225|
|3||Okike, David C||195||½ - ½||Mures, Cristian||206|
|4||Kwiatkowski, Feliks J||203||½ - ½||Dos Santos, Sancho||-|
|5||Guthrie, David W||198||1 - 0||Capuzzo, Marcos||201|
|6||Spivack, Simon SY||200||½ - ½||Eden, Tomer||204|
|7||Thomas, Rik H||190||½ - ½||Senior, Gary||190|
|8||Strausser, Henry||191||1 - 0||Raoof, Adam N||191|
|5 - 3|