Lions see off Hackney challenge!

Thursday 22 March, 2018
Hendon 1 Hackney 1
1
Hawkins, Jonathan
256 1 - 0
Bates, Richard A
230
2
Sanders, Isaac B
237 1 - 0
Britton, Richard
208
3
D'Costa, Lorin AR
233 0 - 1
Ledger, Dave J
205
4
Meszaros, Gyula
223 0 - 1
Eames, Robert S
199
5
Richardson, John R
209 1 - 0
Reid, John
195
6
Levy, David
- 0 - 1
Walker, Nicholas P
194
7
Brozel, Sacha
204 ½ - ½
Bhatia, Kanwal K
193
8
Willmoth, Robert F
212 1 - 0
Conway, Paul Bernard
168
4½ - 3½

A strong visiting team from Hackney rose to the occasion against the Lions, and were eventually defeated only in the last 10 seconds match, after much exciting, high quality chess. Many thanks to all the players, and congratulations on another fine win!

This result brings the Lions to 10/10 match points this season, and clinches the Middlesex League title for a record 7th successive season, barring a defaulting disaster of epic proportions in the last 2 matches!

Top of Division 1:

  1. Hendon 1 – 10/10 (66)
  2. Kings Head 1 – 6.5/11 (45.5)
  3. Muswell Hill 1 – 6.5/9 (42)
  4. Hackney 1 – 4.5/8 (34.5)

Remaining Lions matches:
26/04/18: Hackney 1 v Hendon 1 – Thu 7.00pm
30/04/18: Ealing 1 v Hendon 1 – Mon 7.30pm

Board 2: Isaac Sanders had been under a lot of pressure earlier in the game but here has just whipped out Q(f2)xh4, winning on the spot!
Board 2: Isaac Sanders had been under a lot of pressure earlier in the game but here has just whipped out Q(f2)xh4, winning on the spot!
Board 5: John Richardson (Black) broke open the centre with …d5 on the way to a fine win over the dangerous John Reid.
Board 5: John Richardson (Black) broke open the centre with …d5 on the way to a fine win over the dangerous John Reid.
Board 7: Sacha Brozel entered into head-scratching complications with 1…Ne4! 2.Qxe7 Qxf2+ 3.Kh1 Rxf3! 4.Be3! Rf7!, leaving Black with an advantage. The game was later drawn. (View on Lichess)