Jaguars beat Hammersmith in thriller

Thursday 14 December, 2017
Hendon 3 Hammersmith 1
1
Mitra, Roman C
189 ½ - ½
Rendle, Thomas E
229
2
Stembridge, Ed
- 0 - 1
Pedersen, Carsten
206
3
Bennett, Michael K
- 1 - 0
Kouis, Marios
179
4
Jain, Gautam R
172 1 - 0
Kelmendi, Bajrush
177
5
Hudson, Julian
169 0 - 1
Skulte, Christopher
-
6
Rubeck, Jonathan
163 1 - 0
Kennelly, Paul
158
7
Pepe, Salvatore
152 1 - 0
Namvar, Pouya
-
8
Levene, Oren
152 0 - 1
Sturt, Charles A
-
4½ - 3½

The Jaguars edged an exciting match against Division 2 title rivals Hammersmith! The visitors brought a strong team led by their new recruit IM Tom Rendle, but our team did just enough to win the match. Good wins by Gautam against his strong opponent, Jonathan and Salvatore took us to 3-2. I then converted an early piece advantage to take it to 4-2. Game of the night was on board 1, where Roman managed to hold a tough ending against Rendle, despite a disadvantage on the clock! Many thanks to all the players who turned out for this match, to captain Kamlesh Karia for organising, and to Julian Hudson for captaining on the night.

With 6.5/7 match points in an excellent first half of the season, the Jaguars will be looking for at least 3 more points in the New Year to clinch a promotion place.

Top of Division 2:

  1. Hendon 3 – 6.5/7 (39)
  2. Hammersmith 1 – 4.5/7 (35.5)
  3. Albany 1 – 2.5/5 (21)